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Sociology of Work (359) Fall 2008 Study Guide for Exam I The first exam will consist of two essay questions. The questions will cover the following concepts. You should know all of these concepts and be prepared to discuss and synthesize them in your answers. You are expected to incorporate specific examples of the concepts from the readings, lectures, and films. You will be graded on both the content and the writing quality of your answers. BRING A BLUE BOOK TO THE EXAMINATION From lecture and Wharton readings capitalism and democracy Three theories of work: Marxist theory, theories of rationalization, theories of carework bourgeoisie and proletariat alienation exploitation profit—its source and relationship to capitalism Weber’s analysis of bureaucracy links between bureaucracy and democracy Taylorism and scientific management “soldiering” Capitalism and carework The corporation and work transformation Restructuring and downsizing Computerization and question of skill transformation
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Unformatted text preview: Workplace participation programs (EIPs) From film “The Corporation” Definition of a corporation Why is a corporation defined as a psychopathic individual? Externalizing machine From lecture, Collins, and NOW video segments Globalization—reasons for its rapid development in the 1990s Washington Consensus/neoliberalism/free-market fundamentalism Structural adjustment, IMF, World Bank outsourcing and subcontracting NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Branding strategy compare and contrast business models at Tultex and Liz Claiborne in the 1990s hyper-Taylorism and statistical process control gender and globalization “greenfields” strategy relationship between multi-national corporations and local governments globalization and democracy “high road” vs “low road” approaches to manufacturing Make sure to have all of the definitions and examples. Make sure there is no gaps in the notes....
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