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Sociology of Work : An Encyclopedia, Hardback Book

Sociology of Work : An Encyclopedia Hardback

Edited by Vicki Smith


The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe.

It is an ingrained social contract: we all work to survive.

But it goes beyond physical survival. Psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family death, and enormous issues arise, from financial panic to sinking self-esteem.

Through work, we build our self-identity, our lifestyle, and our aspirations.

How did it come about that work dominates so many parts of our lives and our psyche?

This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects that seek to address that question, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health. Features & Benefits:International and comparative coverage. 335 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 2 volumes in print and electronic formats. Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the sociology of work. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with the Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1192 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology: work & labour
  • ISBN: 9781452205069



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