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Poljička cesta 35, Split, Croatia

Sociology of Work

Code: 131164
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Renata Relja
doc. dr. sc. Tea Gutović
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
- Learning about basic theoretical approaches of sociology of work.
- Understanding the relation between general sociology and sociology of work.
- Becoming competent to recognize and discuss basic processes and phenomena at contemporary labor market.
- Awaking the knowledge about gender segregation at division of labor in contemporary society.
1. Introductory lesson (getting to know the students, literature, work methods, deadlines, exams (2 +2)
The definition of the sociology of work subject (work-sociological perspective) (2+2)
2. Basic theoretical approaches of sociology of work (2+2)
3. The concept and meaning of work: contemporary perspective of work (2+2)
4. Work process analysis (2+2)
5. Socio-psychological aspects in the context of sociology of work (2+2)
6. Defining term: group and network (2+2)
7. Defining the term organization (2+2)
8. Basic aspects of organizational environment and culture (2+2)
9. Work and employment (2+2)
10. Socio-psychological aspects of unemployment; youth and unemployment (2+2)
11. Poverty and labor market policies (2+2)
12. Work moral and business ethics (2+2)
13. Work and gender; gender-segregated division of work (2+2)
14. New technologies and work process (2+2)
Evolution of information technology (2+2)
15. Networked society and work transformation (2+2)
Learning outcomes:
  1. Understanding the relations between general sociology and sociology of work.
  2. Interpreting the transformation of work in the networked society.
  3. Explaining the development of sociology of work.
  4. Understanding the role of production, scientifically-technical and cultural-humanistic work aspects
  5. Recognizing the concepts of process, content and character of work.
  6. Interpreting problems/ causes/ consequences of unemployment
  7. Realizing the existence of work segregation in the society.
  8. Describing the impact of contemporary technology (computers) on the position of people in work process.
  9. Distinguishing intrinsic and extrinsic work values.
  10. Noticing socio-psychological aspects of unemployment.
  1. Industrijska sociologija, , Čaldarović Jaeger, Lj, Zagreb: Tehničko veleučilište Zagreb. (odabrana poglavlja), 2002.
  2. The Sociology of Work : Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work (odabrana poglavlja 1,2,3,4,5,6), , Edgell, S, London: SAGE Publications, 2006.
  3. The Sociology of Work (odabrana poglavlja 8,9,10), , Grint, K, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005.
  4. Bitni elementi organizacijskog ponašanja (poglavlja 3,4,7,8,10,11,15), , Robbins, S., P., Zagreb: Mate d.o.o., 1995.
Optional literature:
  1. Working Conditions and Time Use. Acta Sociologica. Vol 48(4), , Blekseaune, M, , 2005.
  2. Labour market in the city of Split participant's assessment of importance of education for employability. Italian Sociological Review 3 (1), , Bešker, M., Relja, R, , 2013.
  3. Internet galaksija. Razmišljanja o Internetu, poslovanju i društvu, , Castells, M., Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, .
  4. The Embedded Character of Workplace Relations. Work and Occupations. Vol 30, No 2., , Frenkel, S. J, , 2003.
  5. Uneployment Benefits, Uneployment Duration and Subsequent Job Quality. Acta Sociologica. 48(1), , Pollmann-Schult, M., Büchel, F, , 2005.
  6. The dimension of trust in a virtual working environment. Managament. 13(2), , Relja, R., Bandalović, G, , 2008.
  7. Socio-etnografska istraživanja rada i organizacije. Zbornik radova Filozofskog fakulteta u Splitu. 1(1), , Relja, R., Matić, A, , 2008.
  8. Organizational culture and use of information communication technology. U: Milat, J. (ur.) Digital tehcnologies and new forms of learning., , Relja, R., Stanić, S, Split, Faculty of Philosophy University of Split, 2011.
  9. Položaj žena na tržištu rada grada Splita. Sociologija i prostor, 3(185), , Relja, R., Galić, B., Despotović, M, , 2009.
4. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Single Major Undergraduate Study Programme in Sociology
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