Choose one of the following essay topics and complete a well referenced essay: To what extent did industrialisation lead to the polarization of the experiences of work for men and women?

Choose one of the following essay topics and complete a well referenced essay: To what extent did industrialisation lead to the polarization of the experiences of work for men and women?

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Choose one of the following essay topics and complete a well referenced essay:

 

  1. To what extent did industrialisation lead to the polarization of the experiences of work for men and women?

 

  1. How important is class in the explanation of industrial conflict?

 

  1. Which aspect of identity – class, race or gender – is the most important for explaining the opportunities and constraints facing individuals at work?

 

  1. Has the era of Fordism passed, or has it simply moved to other countries?

 

  1. Which theory or theories developed by the classical writers (Marx, Durkheim, Weber) on the sociology of work is/are still useful for understanding the organization of work in contemporary society?

Word limit:  2500 words

 

APA Referencing style from this Book

 

Grint, K. and Nixon, D. (2015) ‘Class, Industrial Conflict and the Labour Process’, The Sociology of

Work  3rd edition, Cambridge & Malden, MA: Polity Press; pp. 128-160 (Textbook), Cambridge & Malden, MA: Polity Press; pp. 128-160 (Textbook)

 

Grint, K. and Nixon, D. (2005) ‘Working Technology’, The Sociology of Work  4th edition, Cambridge & Malden, MA: Polity Press; pp. 244 – 271 (Textbook)

 

Grint, K. and Nixon, D. , Woolgar, S. (1997) ‘Theories of Technology’, The Machine at Work: Technology, Work and Organization  Cambridge, MA: Polity Press; pp. 6-38

 

Braverman, H. (1974) ‘Scientific Management’ Labor & Monopoly Capital  NY: Monthly Review Press; pp. 85-123

 

Smith, C., Thompson, P. (1998) ‘Re-Evaluating the Labour Process Debate’ in Economic and Industrial Democracy  19(4): 551-577

 

Bradley, E., Erickson, M., Stephenson, C., Williams, S. (2000) ‘The Myth of Technology and Science as the Solutions to Workplace Problems’ Myths at Work  Oxford: Blackwell Publishers; pp. 92-110

 

Dawson, P., Drinkwater, R., Gunson, N., Atkins, M. (2000) ‘Computer Mediated Communication and the Virtual Workplace: The social and political processes of change’ Labour & Industry  10(3): 17-36

 

Dabscheck, B., Niland, J. (1981) ‘Theories of the Labour Movement’ Industrial Relations in Australia  Sydeny: Allen & Unwin; pp. 83-102

 

Noon, M., Blyton, P. (2007) The realities of work: experiencing work and employment in contemporary society  3rd edition, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave; pp. 237-274

 

Sebbens, T.D., (2000) ‘Globalisation and International Trade Unions: The working men have no country’ New

Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations  25(3): 233-257

 

Bullock, S (1994) ‘Industrial Employment: Freedom or New Form of Exploitation?’ Women & Work  London: Zed Press; pp. 70-86

 

Probert, B. (1997) ‘Gender and Choice: the structure of opportunity’ in P. James, WF Veit, S Wright (eds) Work of the Future: Global Perspectives  Sydney: Allen & Unwin; pp. 181-197

 

Anderson, B., (1997) ‘Servants and Slaves: Europe’s Domestic Slaves’ Race & Class  39(1): 37-49

 

Taylor, J. (1993) ‘Industry Segregation among Employed Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders’ ANZJS  29(1):3-20

 

Erikson, K. (1990) ‘On Work and Alienation’, in K. Erikson, SP Vallas (eds), The Nature of work: Sociological perspectives  New Haven: Yale Uni Press; pp. 19-35 (Moodle)

 

Hochschild, AR (1983) ‘Between the Toe and the Heel: Jobs and Emotion Labor’ The Managed Heart: Commercialization of the Human Feeling  Berkeley: Uni of California Press; pp. 137-161

 

Munro, L. (1992) ‘Hopping into Hamburger Heaven’ Youth Studies in Australia  11(3): 26-33

 

Strangleman T., and Warren, T. (2008) ‘Unemployment and Work’, Work and Society: Sociological  Approaches, Themes and Methods, New York: Routledge; pp 250 – 273

 

Frayne, D. (2015) ‘From Escapsim to Automony’,  The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work, London: Zed Books, pp. 190 – 210

 

 

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