Weve left the 50s and entered the 70s.
Big dynamics of the 70s are captured in Men and Women in Corporations, increasing gender integration in corporations. The corporate American, the
Kanter: internal dynamics of the gender integratio
1. Exam on Tuesday will be returned next week.
2. Today: Men and Women of the Corporation.
Background of Kanters book
Chinoy: large corporations wiping out small businesses, themselves are changing too:
increasing white-collar job
Next Tuesday, in-class writing exam.
Dont bring blue books.
Study questions and review session this Thursday.
1950s, make it to the American Dream as a blue-collar worker.
Race/sex (de)segregation in the United States.
In Michigan, while mal
Human Behavior in Organizations
Study Questions #1
1. What is the American Dream?
AVOID THIS QUESTION AT ALL COST
2. Describe sources of and trends in race and gender segregation, isolation, and
Last time: sociological methodology. Advantages and disadvantages.
Today: statistical/quantitative/deductive approach.
A gloomy part of the 20th century. Significant barriers toward upward mobility.
Return to Chinoy briefly, but a little more bac
Next week: take attendance
Last time: the third dimension measuring desegregation: segregation, isolation,
representation in desirable jobs
In the wolrd of manual labor, some of the most desirable jobs are craft occupations:
sskilled, quite highly pai
Two points to be clarified.
Background/context about Chinoys book: 1955
Height/peak/pinnacle of U.S. [manu]factory industry
The U.S. grew as a world economic power with its booming manufacture industry.
One third of U.S. labor force are factory workers.
Lecture notes for Thursday, Aug 29
Chapter 2 context.
The factory is a bureaucracy (pyramidal formal organization, top-down power distribution).
People populate the bureaucracy to make it work, but the b doesnt attend to peoples needs.
A TRANSITION FROM CHINOYS TO S, T-D
Informal organization of work, group relations
not as workers, but as people with complex social identities
1954: Brown v. Board of Education: a truning point of U.S. race relations.
1957: Central High School in Arkansa
Chapter 8 notes
Chapter on Unionization
o Why dont they look forward in some revolutionary way?
In a reformist way but not a revolutionary way.
The most powerful labor union in the United States.
Legal banking, right to strike
One interpretation for