Economic Sociology of Work Vol: 18

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16 Apr 2009
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
432 pages - 152 x 229 x 38mm
Research in the Sociology of Work


The objective of this volume is to apply the economic sociology perspective to issues of work broadly defined. Economic sociology is a vibrant area of research investigating how social structures, power allocations and cultural understandings shape the production, consumption, distribution and exchange of goods and services. The volume consists of three parts. Contributors of this title include prominent senior scholars and promising junior researchers from some of the most eminent academic institutions like Princeton University, Duke University, Brown University, the University of California-Berkeley, and Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris, France.
List of Contributors. Acknowledgments. Toward an economic sociology of work. Intimacy in economic organizations. Economic inequality among entrepreneurs. Routine inefficiency: operational satisficing and real-world markets. Good times, bad times: the effects of organizational dynamics on the careers of male and female managers. Economic globalization and increasing earnings inequality in affluent democracies. Hostess work: negotiating the morals of money and sex. Yard games: the social, symbolic, and economic logic of exchange in a scrap metal yard in Chicago. “The money is just immaterial”: relationality on the retail shop floor. The “independent” investigator: how academic scientists construct their professional identity in university–industry agricultural biotechnology research collaborations. Culture at work in post-Soviet Russia. An economic sociology of informal work: the case of India. How to make care work visible? The case of dependence policies in France. Prison labor and the paradox of paid nonmarket work. About the Authors. Index. Research in the sociology of work. Economic sociology of work. Copyright page.

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