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“The discussion of jobs, human capital, and credentials is practical and engaging!”
“The book's strengths are the depth of historical analysis punctuated by statistics and relevant references, its nice, easy-to-read flow, and its subtle sense of humor. Volti's book covers all the important aspects of work.”
“I really appreciate the fact that Volti's text is well-written and very accessible to undergraduate students.”
"In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti, succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age."
Enjoyed text with test bank and PowerPoint presentations.
This is a good introduction to the study of sociology of work and occupations. The text is good for both lecturer and students.
Particularly like the section for discussion at the end of each chapter to promote debate and reflection. Like the historical coverage and excellent text.
Good overall review of many debates in the sociology of work
An accessible yet rigorous text which provides a useful introduction to debates.
I have put this book as part of my recommendations for doctoral candidates coming to the work based learning programme as important background reading.
Good coverage an a useful addition to our reading list
A very clear introduction to the sociology of work and occupations. I recommend this book as supplemental material
1st. Writing is clear and concise. Comprehensible for students of varying literacy skills.
2nd. Faculty resources helpful for faculty preparing or teaching course subject for the first time (PowerPoint’s, text banks, and web links).
3rd. The content is applicable to occupation shifts, and has practical examples to illuminate sociological concepts with examples.
4th. Price, of course. Affordability at an institution drawing students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.