Changing Contours Of Work: Jobs And Opportunities In The New Economy

byStephen A. Sweet, Peter Meiksins

Paperback | January 22, 2016

Changing Contours Of Work: Jobs And Opportunities In The New Economy by Stephen A. Sweet
Earn 325 plum® points
Prices and offers may vary in store

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $35

Not available in stores


In the Third Edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, Sweet and Meiksins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy. Through engaging vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspective, revealing the historical transformations of work (the “old economy” and the “new economy”) and identifying the profound effects that these changes have had on lives, jobs, and life chances. The text examines the many complexities of race, class, and gender inequalities in the modern-day workplace, and details the consequences of job insecurity and work schedules mismatched to family needs. Throughout the text, strategic recommendations are offered to improve the new economy.
Stephen Sweet is an assistant professor of sociology at Ithaca College and formerly the associate director of the Cornell Careers Institute: A Sloan Center for the Study of Working Families. He has written a number of articles on the challenges confronting working families, focusing on the issues of concern to dual career couples acros...
Title:Changing Contours Of Work: Jobs And Opportunities In The New EconomyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.7 inPublished:January 22, 2016Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1483358259

ISBN - 13:9781483358253

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: