Work, Industry, and Canadian Society, 8th Edition
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Work, Industry, and Canadian Society provides a sociological introduction to the history, nature, organization, and management of work in Canada. The eighth edition expands and adds new coverage on the biggest work challenges faced now and in the future, such as Canada’s aging and increasingly diverse workforce, the work experiences of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, the rise of the app-based “gig” economy, and how technology will continue to impact future jobs and work organization. The new edition continues to incorporate recent empirical findings, review new and ongoing theoretical and policy debates, and provide a more international perspective. As the world of work continues to change rapidly, all trends and statistics have been updated. These authors are well regarded for their teaching and research, and their years of experience are evident in this comprehensive volume on the past, present, and future of work in Canada.
- *NEW* Expanded/added new coverage of some of the biggest work challenges we face now and in the future, including Canada's increasingly diverse and aging workforce demographics, work experiences of and opportunities for Canada's Indigenous peoples, and actions being taken to eliminate sexual harassment from workplaces in the wake of the #MeToo movement, for example.
- *NEW* Virtually all tables and figures have been updated with the most current data available, with over 400 new references incorporated.
- *NEW* Other important topics—such as expanded focus on workforce diversity initiatives to include members of the LGBTQ+ community, the push of globalization and counter pressures from populist politicians to dismantle the global economic system, and the rise of the app-based "gig" economy and how technology continues to change the workforce—have been included and discussed.
- The opening vignettes in each chapter provide a personalized aspect to each topic.
- Concluding each chapter, in addition to Discussion Questions, is a list of songs and other forms of audio as well as a list of movies related to the chapter content.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Historical Perspectives on Work
- Chapter 2: Contemporary Debates and Issues
- Chapter 3: Canadian Employment Trends
- Chapter 4: Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Jobs
- Chapter 5: Labour Markets: Opportunities and Inequality
- Chapter 6: Gender and Paid Employment
- Chapter 7: Household, Family, and Caring Work
- Chapter 8: Organizing and Managing Work
- Chapter 9: In Search of New Managerial Paradigms
- Chapter 10: Conflict and Control in the Workplace
- Chapter 11: Unions and Industrial Relations
- Chapter 12: Alternative Approaches to Organizing Work
- Chapter 13: Work Values and Work Orientations
- Chapter 14: Job Satisfaction, Alienation, and Work-Related Stress