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    The South African Higher Education / Rhodes University labour market

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    Rhodes University Sociology lecture - Industrial and Economic Sociology II: The sociology of labour market

    Программа выборочного магистерского курса “Социология труда и профессии”

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    Program of a selective course “Sociology of Labor and Profession” for MA students at the National Ivan Franko University, Lviv Topic 1. Methodological Foundations of Sociology of Labor. Topic 2. Sociological Analysis of Labor Activity. Topic 3. Industrial Groups and Organizations. Topic 4. Labor Behavior and Adaptation of Industrial Workers. Topic 5. Labor Conflict as an Object of Sociological Analysis. Topic 6. Sociology of Employment Market. Topic 7. Social and Labor Mobility in the Labor Sphere. Topic 8. Sociology of Profession. Topic 9. Sociology of Professional Training. Topic 10. Labor Career in Sociological Measurement

    Revisiting the Utility of Industrial Sociology in National Development: The Case of Nigeria

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    Sociology as an academic discipline has been entrenched in many Nigerian universities, however, not much is known about how the discipline has contributed or has been contributing to the national development. Although some scholars have discussed some contributions of sociology in the emerging economy like Nigeria, such discussions are often generic and non sub-specialism specific, and thus need to be revisited from time to time in the light of emerging contemporary issues. Against this background, the paper highlighted some socio-economic and political challenges of the Nigerian State. With particular reference to industrial issues, the paper discussed critically how the industrial sociology will benefit the  organisational managers and policy makers for the overall national  development in five key areas of managing industrial relations, corporate governance and leadership, human resource management, privatisation and deregulation, and globalization and use of non-standard workers. The paper concludes that with the emerging industrial and development issues and challenges in Nigeria, the utility of industrial sociology in national development is immeasurable.Key words: industrial sociology, corporate governance, policy makers, privatisation, national developmen

    International Information

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    Sociology as a science and its place in the humanities and social science. The main functions of sociology. Background of sociology. The place and role of social research in the knowledge of social phenomena. Methods of collecting primary data. The social structure of society. Sociology of work and industrial relations. Sociology of family life and leisure. Sociology of education and culture. Sociology of personality

    Sociology

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    Summary of the course : sociology as a science and its place in the humanities and social science. The main functions of sociology. Background of sociology. The place and role of social research in the knowledge of social phenomena. Methods of collecting primary data. The social structure of society. Sociology of work and industrial relations. Sociology of family life and leisure. Sociology of education and culture. Sociology of personality

    Deindustrialisation and the Historical Sociological Imagination: Making Sense of Work and Industrial Change

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    Following recent calls for a more self-aware and historically-sensitive sociology this article reflects on the concept of deindustrialisation and industrial change in this spirit. Using E.P. Thompson’s classic The Making of The English Working Class and his examination of industrialising culture with its stress on experience, the article asks how these insights might be of value in understanding contemporary processes of deindustrialisation and work. Drawing on a range of sociological, cultural and literary studies writers it conceptualises the differences and similarities between two historic moments of industrial change and loss. In particular it draws on the literary concept of the ‘half-life of deindustrialisation’ to explore these periods. The paper has important implications for how we think about contemporary and historical industrial decline

    Sociological Futures and the Sociology of Work

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    This essay is a response to the call for a discussion about future trends in sociology by focusing broadly on the sub-discipline of work and employment. In doing so the piece directly engages with earlier interventions made by John Scott (2005) and Gayle Letherby (2005) in Sociological Research Online. It examines the current state of the sociology of work by charting its foundation and subsequent development. It suggests that there is currently a problem in the area caused in part by intellectual trends and fragmentation. It argues that those sociologists working in the field need to engage collectively in a reflective process to refocus the subject combining elements from its \'golden age\' as well as from more contemporary sources.Sociology of Work and Employment; Industrial Sociology; Sociological Futures; Labour Process

    [Review of] Edward A. Tiryakian and Ronald Rogowski, eds. New Nationalisms of the Developed West: Toward Explanation

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    Tiryakian and Rogowski have edited a strong and useful collection of nine theoretical and seven comparative articles on nationalism in advanced industrial societies in the West. What is new in the presentations in this work is the systematic comparison of a number of nationalist movements that have been treated hitherto as separate cases. The writers are focusing on nationalism in advanced capitalist economies rather than in developing nations or socialist industrial states, so examples are drawn from Quebec and Western Europe. A great strength of the collection lies in the richness of the analysis produced by contributors drawn from a range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, anthropology and international relations

    Global Production Networks and Industrial Upgrading in China: The Case in Electronics Contract Manufacturing.

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    The paper analyzes the networks of U.S. and Taiwan based electronics contract manufacturers in South China, today the world´s most important location for low-cost mass production in the electronics industry. Based on extensive empirical research, the paper traces the production sites, the organization of manufacturing, and the workforce policies of contract manufacturers in the region, and discusses perspectives and limits of industrial upgrading, especially with regard to the role of labor. In theoretical terms, the author attempts to integrate an analysis of "global flagship networks" with concepts of industrial sociology.
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