Sociology: Chapter 11
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Workers never had the satisfaction of seeing the finished product.
Why did so many people dislike working on assembly lines?
It has shifted the economy toward the production of knowledge and services.
How has the Information Revolution changed the nature of work and the economy?
Advertising, engineering, marketing, product design, and web design are all examples of:
Their jobs can't be moved overseas.
in 2005 teaching assistants at the University of Oregon went on strike. What feature of their job made it easier for them to strike than most American workers?
at least partially socialist.
In Great Britain, the government owns the British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, which is the world's largest television and radio broadcasting service. This tells you that Great Britain is:
They are paid for their labor but do not own the things they produce.
Why did Karl Marx believe that workers in a capitalist economy experience alienation?
She would disapprove because she thinks that low-wage work is demeaning and insufficient to survive on.
What do you think Barbara Ehrenreich would say about efforts to reform welfare that tried to move people off welfare rolls and into minimum-wage jobs?
Businesses get increased productivity and fewer sick days.This is the correct answer.
What are the benefits of telecommuting?
alienation and loneliness
What serious social problem might be made worse if more people were encouraged to telecommute?
act of individual resistance.
Although it may not seem like much, when an office worker brings in a plant to brighten up his cubicle, it is a(n):
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