Talk:Industrial sociology

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what is industrial sociology. various answer of writer of writer.

Proposal to change page name to Sociology of Work[edit]

This is all Wikipedia has on this gigantic topic? Didn't anybody here take a sociology 101 class in college? Trickrick1985 (talk) 22:38, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

The term "industrial sociology" is not synonymous with "sociology of work", for in that case the activity of work is solely identified with work carried out in industrial societies or settings. Is it the case that "service work" should not be considered work? Today the sociology of work embraces, for instance, both work carried out in the service sector as well as unpaid household work. Furthermore, work sociologists may be interested in the meaning the concept of work had during the European Middle Ages as well as actual work practices in the old Persian Empire before and after Islamicization, to mention but two examples.

As a "main entry" I strongly urge a change to "sociology of work", which, taking nothing away from the huge historical significance of industrial work, sets the record straight in respect of what studies on "work" are all about. --LAC (talk) 14:15, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more. The sociological study of work emerged during the era of industrialisation in Europe, and for as long as bureaucracy was the central fascination of the study of work, industrial sociology and sociology of work were roughly synonymous. For the last few decades, however, sociological studies of work have been more concerned with post-bureaucracy (e.g. Hochschild's The Managead Heart), pre-bureaucracy (e.g. as in the historical studies mentioned above), and the organisation of work in societies that are transitioning directly from agrarian to the post-industrial information age (e.g. studies of the use of mobile banking services among farmers in Kenya). So, I'm seconding LAC's opinion and if no one else objects I'll change the article to Sociology of Work when I get around to it. I also updated the heading for this section to reflect the name change proposal.Isaac.holeman (talk) 16:57, 2 June 2013 (UTC)