The Professionalization of Work

Edited by: Merle A. Jacobs, Stephen E. Bosanac

This book contributes to the overall question of the professionalization of work through detailed theoretical analysis and qualitative research techniques. Readers will explore how race, gender, and class intersect with one's profession, and how inequality is situated in the work space. The text will aid in the construction of a reflexive and comprehensive learning environment that is both accessible and pertinent in the contemporary context without negating the importance of historical and foundational theoretical underpinnings. University and college professors alike will find this book a valuable teaching tool because of its multifaceted approach to the material through practical and current considerations of the contemporary workplace. Furthermore, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers interested in the fields of work and labor studies, industrial psychology, social psychology, gender studies, race studies, and cultural studies, will find this book to be a valuable resource.


393 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781897160121