Part I: FOUNDATIONS. 1. The Evolution of Work. 2. Studying the World of Work. Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK. 3. Meaningful Work. 4. Class, Race, and Gender. 5. Work and Family. 6. Collective Responses to Work. 7. Technology and Organization. 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory. 9. The High-Technology Revolution. 10. Services. Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS. 11. Professions and Professionals. 12. Managers. 13. Administrative Support and Sales. 14. Marginal Jobs. Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 15. The World of the Large Corporation. 16. Globalization. 17. The Future of Work.
Randy Hodson received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is currently Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University. His research interests include worker-management conflict, managerial behavior, coworker relations, and technological change. His international interests include ethnic relations in the states of the former Yugoslavia and the socialism to market transition. He is editor of the JAI Press annual series on RESEARCH IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF WORK and is currently working on a National Science Foundation sponsored project to content code book-length organizational ethnographies. He has received a Distinguished University Teaching Award from Ohio State University, as well as numerous awards for his research and scholarship. He is currently the editor of AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW. For more information, see his website at: http://www.soc.sbs.ohio-state.edu/rdh/. Teresa A. Sullivan received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is currently President of the University of Virginia, where she is also George M. Kaufman Presidential Professor of Sociology. She teaches the sociology of work. Her research interests are the demography of the labor force and economic marginality. She has received three awards for undergraduate teaching, and she has received numerous honors and awards for her research.