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Rationalizing Justice
Rationalizing Justice (September 1990)
The Political Economy of Federal District Courts
Wolf Heydebrand - Author
Carroll Seron - Author

"This is exceptionally competent scholarship about a topic of current interest and enduring importance. The evidence is presented in a compelling manner. The topic is very significant for the sociology of law, organizations, and work. I believe that this can be a landmark study in each of these large areas of the field." -- Richard H. Hall, State University of New York, Albany
This book connects the history and organization of the federal di...(Read More)
The Politics of Knowledge
The Politics of Knowledge (June 1989)
Activist Movements in Medicine and Planning
Lily M. Hoffman - Author

In this book the author examines the question of the compatibility of politics, policy-making, and professional work. Based on nineteen case studies of organizations, Hoffman looks at "what happened" as doctors and planners set out to redistribute services to minorities and the poor between 1960 and 1980.
"Dr. Hoffman's important work is one of the few empirical studies which focuses both on the dynamics of social movements and on conflicts ove...(Read More)
Women, Work, and Divorce
Women, Work, and Divorce (March 1989)
Richard R. Peterson - Author

This book considers how women cope with the economic hardship which accompanies divorce, using national longitudinal data on a generation of women in the United States. These women came of age at a time when they were expected to give priority to family roles over work roles. Yet by the time many of them were divorced in the 1970s, with the climate of changing perceptions of gender roles, women were expected to work, and were unprepared for the ec...(Read More)
Origins of Protective Labor Legislation for Women, 1905-1925
Origins of Protective Labor Legislation for Women, 1905-1925 (July 1987)
Susan Lehrer - Author

In this comprehensive, wide-ranging analysis, Susan Lehrer investigates the origins of protective labor legislation for women, exposing the social forces that contributed to its passage and the often contradictory effects it had on those it was designed to protect. A rapidly expanding female work force is prompting both employers and society to rethink attitudes and policies toward working women. Lehrer provides critical insight into current issue...(Read More)
Under Construction
Under Construction (October 1986)
Work and Alienation in the Building Trades
Marc L. Silver - Author

"This is a thorough study of construction work in its own right, but broadens its focus to address larger intellectual issues. It is a refreshing mixture of quantitative and qualitative scholarship with political analysis and commentary." -- Paul Attewell

Under Construction offers a unique examination of organization and work in the construction industry. Synthesizing organizational and labor relations orientations, it develops a compr...(Read More)
Psychosocial Consequences of Natural and Alienated Labor
Psychosocial Consequences of Natural and Alienated Labor (June 1986)
Michael L. Schwalbe - Author

The Psychosocial Consequences of Natural and Alienated Labor offers a new perspective on how the capitalist labor process shapes the character of its participants. Schwalbe argues that with appropriate social-psychological elaboration, Marx’s original analysis of alienated labor can provide a powerful theoretical framework for understanding the psychological consequences of working for capitalism. What is needed, Schwalbe cont...(Read More)
Organization in a Changing Environment
Organization in a Changing Environment (November 1985)
Unionization of Welfare Employees
Russell K. Schutt - Author

This study deals with the interfaces between bureaucratized social service agencies, social workers, and clients. Russell K. Schutt covers significant topics of the history and organization of labor unions. He illuminates important questions concerning the degree to which initially democratic organizations are overcome by economic forces and how organizational and environmental features play a role in allowing this to happen.

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