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Unformatted text preview: THE ECONOMY AND WORK In the preface, Kendall states that this chapter has been expanded to emphasize the impact of globalism on the United States Offshoring and nearshoring-the exportation of work—discuss The Flattening of the Earth — inshoring (allowing migrant workers to come into the US—if you can’t export the job, import the worker)-- Industrial and post-industrial environment for sociology as sociologists look at connections between the economy and the social organization of work—can be both macro and micro—goods and services—capital and labor— Claims economists attempt to explain “how the limited resources and efforts of a society are allocated among competing ends”(420)—always assumes scarcity, and implicitly looks at the economy from a worker’s perspective—sociologists look at all of the connections within the economy (Interesting question of defining employment norms: involves • roles • expectations, • obligations and • responsibilities of both workers and bosses—...
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