Research in the Sociology of Work

Research in the Sociology of Work is sponsored by the ASA Section on Organizations, Occupations and Work.

Research in the Sociology of Work (RSW) is a twice yearly publication that examines current issues related to the sociology of work. The series provides a comprehensive collection of research focused on the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of work and labour. Issues vary from ‘thematic' volumes addressing particular issues of concern, to ‘regular’ issues devoted to a wide array of topics in the field. These topics cover a broad range of fields including, but not limited to, sociology, business, science, economics, politics, history, and anthropology.

Coverage includes, but is not restricted to: globalization; work and family; deviance in the workplace; marginal employment; employment restructuring; union revitalisation; worker training; diversity; entrepreneurship.

Celebrating 30 volumes of RSW

Vol 30 published in June 2017 and we're marking this milestone by making the best research from the series freely available for a limited time. Below are links to the full text of five of our most read chapters, plus a chapter from the latest volume, specially selected by editor Steve Vallas.

Author podcast: Ofer Sharone on the way sites such as LinkedIn have reshaped the labour market: listen now >

Open Access until 17 August: LinkedIn or LinkedOut? How Social Networking Sites are Reshaping the Labor Market - Ofer Sharone (2017) - In the series first author podcast Ofer Sharone discusses some of the key findings from this piece of research: listen now >

Open Access until 17 August: Discussing Work-Life Fit: Factors that Predict Managerial Promotion of Flexible Work Arrangements - Stephen Sweet, Jacquelyn Boone James, and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes (2015)
Open Access until 17 August: In search of the self at work: Young adults’ experiences of a dual identity organization - Michel Anteby and Amy Wrzesniewski (2014)
Open Access until 17 August: Job satisfaction: Impact of gender, race, worker qualifications, and work context - Dina Banerjee and Carolyn C. Perrucci (2010)
Open Access until 17 August: Workforce Diversity: Why, When and How? - Corinne Post and Nancy DiTomaso (2004)
Open Access until 17 August: Do High Performance Work Systems Pay Off? - Eileen Appelbaum, Thomas Bailey, Peter Berg, and Arne L. Kalleberg (2001)

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To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Steve Vallas
Northeastern University, USA

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