Work and Industry

Structures, Markets, and Processes

  • Arne L. Kalleberg
  • Ivar Berg

Part of the Springer Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xviii
  2. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 1-6
  3. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 7-30
  4. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 31-62
  5. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 63-125
  6. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 127-133
  7. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 135-156
  8. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 157-178
  9. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 179-205
  10. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 207-221
  11. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg
    Pages 223-230
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 231-249

About this book

Introduction

Work occupies a pivotal role in the daily activities and over the course of a lifetime of members of modern societies. In anticipation, work influ­ ences education and training; it has much to do with shaping current earned income and status in the community; and in retrospect, it influ­ ences retirement income and activities. It is a powerful force affecting personal associations. In our society work is deeply encased in moral and religious values: As Poor Richard says, A Life of Leisure and a Life of Laziness are two Things. Do you imagine that Sloth will afford you more Comfort than Labour? No, for as Poor Richard says: ... Industry gives Comfort, and Plenty and Respect. Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. But few words have as many different meanings and nuances as "work": to forge or to shape, to stir or to knead, to solve, to exploit, to practice trickery for some end, to excite or to provoke, to persuade or to influence, to toil, and the like. A need for precision in meaning is requisite with respect to work, not only in common discourse, but, even more so, in scholarly communication.

Keywords

communication community education income Moral research science and technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Arne L. Kalleberg
    • 1
  • Ivar Berg
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3520-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-3522-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3520-5
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