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Working in America

Continuity, Conflict, and Change in a New Economic Era, 4th Edition

By Amy S Wharton


326 pages

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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

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General