Sallaz (10-28)

Sallaz (10-28) - Noel Mejia SOCI 131 Sallaz Key concepts...

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Noel Mejia SOCI 131 October 28, 2009 Sallaz Key concepts: Hegemonic regime- “situating the labor process within the structure of the firm as a whole and within the historical changes in the industry under study…labor control—in which workers are disciplined through a drive system (direct supervision, harsh punishments)" (Sallaz, 397) Despotic regime- characterized by various concessions such as significant investment in employees (high wages and benefits) and shop-floor autonomy for workers to operate outside of official procedure" (sallaz, 397) Discussion questions: Despite the high levels of surveillance present in the casino, workers still managed to maintain some autonomy. How was this possible? Explain your answer in terms of the difference between corporate policy and actual pit boss practices. "Through observations of and informal conversations with pit bosses, I found that they are evaluated according to their pit’s nightly “win” (sallaz, 408)
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Sallaz (10-28) - Noel Mejia SOCI 131 Sallaz Key concepts...

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