Lecture 11 - WORKANDECONOMICLIFE TheSociologyofWork

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    1 WORK AND ECONOMIC LIFE The Sociology of Work • What makes jobs satisfying or dissatisfying; what  distinguishes good jobs from bad jobs? • The concept we use to discuss this issue is “job  satisfaction” • we can make a contrast between work which leads to  alienation , and work which leads to  self- actualization  
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    2 Alienation  (as used by Karl Marx) 1.  The worker is alienated from the product of work   2.  The worker is alienated from the process of work 3.  The worker is alienated from himself as a "species  being" 4.  The worker is alienated from other human beings
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    3 Self-Actualization • Self-actualization occurs when work  contributes to the fulfillment of broader human  needs • “A self-actualizing job provides for material  needs, but if one’s material needs were met in  some other way, one would want to continue  the work anyway, for its won rewards”
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Lecture 11 - WORKANDECONOMICLIFE TheSociologyofWork

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