This book provides an excellent introduction to the sociology of industry. It comprises of three sections, which in turn address: the relation between industry and other sub-systems or institutions in society; the internal structure of industry and the roles people play within that structure; the social actions of individuals and groups within an organisational structure. It is an excellent resource for students of sociology who have an interest in its application to the ‘world of work’.
Table of Contents
Industrial Sociology, M.A. Smith Part 1: Institutions and Models 2. The Economy: Structure and change, S.R. Parker 3. Industry and Education, S.R. Parker 4. Industry and the Family, S.R. Parker 5. Industry and Social Stratification, S.R. Parker 6. Industry, the Community and the Polity, S.R. Parker Part 2: Organisations and Roles 7. Organisations, M.A. Smith 8. Approaches to Workplace Behaviour, R.K. Brown 9. Shop Floor Strategies and Reactions to Change, R.K. Brown 10. Management, J. Child 11. Organised Interest Groups, S.R. Parker Part 3: Aspects of Occupations 12. Occupations, Changes and their Consequences, S.R. Parker 13. Work Involvement and its Alternatives, S.R. Parker 14. The Subjective Experiences of Work, S.R. Parker 15. Questions of Procedure and Identity, J. Child 16. Industrial Sociology and Industrial Society, J. Child