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Cultural Study of Work - 03 edition

Cultural Study of Work - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780742519183

ISBN10: 074251918X

Cultural Study of Work by Douglas Harper and Helene M. Lawson - ISBN 9780742519183
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
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Cultural Study of Work by Douglas Harper and Helene M. Lawson - ISBN 9780742519183

ISBN13: 9780742519183

ISBN10: 074251918X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
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Summary

This anthology brings more than fifty years of scholarship of the culture and sociology of work into a compelling introductory and analytical text. Sociologists have long sought to understand the universal activity of work from the point of view of the worker. This book shows how common sociological themes such as socialization, social interaction, the social construction of time, and deviance are experienced in work settings as diverse as the factory, the nightclub, the restaurant, and the offices of high-tech professionals.

Featuring vivid ethnographies, the book is organized around the concept of culture: the recognition that people doing things together organize social life in common and identifiable ways. As such, this collection can be used as an innovative core reader or as an ideal supplement to standard texts that approach work from the demographic, structural, or macro perspectives. An online teaching guide is available to all adopters.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Douglas Harper and Helene M. Lawson

Part I. Work as Social Interaction

Chapter 1. Teamwork in the Operating Room

Robert N. Wilson

Chapter 2. Manufacturing Motherhood: The Shadow Work of Nannies and Au Pairs

Cameron L. Macdonald

Part II. Socialization and Identity

Chapter 3. The Fate of Idealism in Medical School

Howard S. Becker and Blanche Geer

Chapter 4. Occupational Aesthetics: How Trade School Students Learn to Cook

Gary Alan Fine

Chapter 5. Incorporation and Mechanical Solidarity in an Underground Coal Mine

Charles Vaught and David L. Smith

Chapter 6. Dancing with Identity: Narrative Resistance Strategies of Male and Female Stripteasers

Carol Rambo Ronai and Rebecca Cross

Chapter 7. Careers

Everett C. Hughes

Chapter 8. Career Concerns and Mobility Motivations of Orchestra Musicians

Robert R. Faulkner

Part III. Experiencing Work

A. Work as Practical Accomplishment

Chapter 9. The Social Construction of Truth: Editing an Encyclopedia

Graham Tomlinson

Chapter 10. Baseball Magic

George Gmelch

Chapter 11: The Police on Skid-Row:A Study of Peace Keeping

Egon Bittner

B. The Social Construction of Emotions in Work

Chapter 12. The Slanted Smile Factory: Emotion Management in Tokyo Disneyland

Aviad E. Raz

Chapter 13. Learning Real Feelings: A Study of High Steel Ironworkers' Reactions to Fear and Danger

Jack Haas

C. Work and Time

Chapter 14. From Night to Day: Timing and the Management of Custodial Work

Jane C. Hood

Chapter 15. The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Part IV. Work Cultures and Social Structure

A. Cultures of Blue-collar Work

Chapter 16. "Banana Time": Job Satisfaction and Informal Interaction

Donald F. Roy

Chapter 17. Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line

William E. Thompson

B. Cultures of the Professions, Semiprofessions, and Service Occupations

Chapter 18. Annoying Owners: Routine Interactions with Problematic Clients in a General Veterinary Practice

Clinton R. Sanders

Chapter 19. Occupational Claims to Professionalism: The Case of Paralegals

Kathryn J. Lively

Chapter 20. Working on Hair

Helene M. Lawson

Chapter 21. Women, Resistance and Care: An Ethnographic Study of Nursing Auxiliary Work

Geraldine Lee-Treweek

Part V: Deviance in Work

Chapter 22. Illicit Prescription Drug Use among Pharmacists: Evidence of a Paradox of Familiarity

Dean A. Dabney and Richard C. Hollinger

Chapter 23. Wheeling and Dealing: An Ethnography of an Upper-Level Drug Dealing and Smuggling Community

Patricia A. Adler

Index