The Great Recession brought rising inequality and changing family economies. New technologies continued to move jobs overseas, including those held by middle-class information workers. The first new edition to capture these historic changes, this book is the leading text in the sociology of work and related research fields. Wharton s readings retain the classics but offer a new spectrum of articles accessible to undergraduate students that focus on the changes that will most affect their lives.New to the fourth edition"
Praise for previous editions:
“Working in America has been the backbone of my work courses since its publication. The articles and excerpts in this reader help my students understand work as a site where the inequalities of gender, race, class, and sexual orientation are recreated and perpetuated.”
—Kevin D. Henson, Loyola University Chicago
“[T]he book offers a variety of materials that allow me the flexibility to offer a broad scope and challenging class.”
—William T. Clute, University of Nebraska at Omaha