Sociology of Work

Sociology of work is a subfield of sociology that studies how work influences and is influenced by society. It investigates how work shapes and is shaped by social relations, norms, codes, and structures. It also examines how work affects social issues, such as identity, inequality, well-being, and change.In this category, you will find articles that explain sociological views of work, such as the concepts of alienation, deskilling, and emotional labour, the theories of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Braverman, the methods of researching and analysing work, the sources and types of work (e.g., paid, unpaid, formal, informal), the processes and mechanisms of work organisation and management (e.g., bureaucracy, authority, culture), the consequences and challenges of work for individuals and society (e.g., satisfaction, stress, conflict), and the responses and solutions to work (e.g., resistance, cooperation, innovation). If you are interested in how work affects and is affected by society, this category is for you.

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