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Post-Industrial Lives
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Post-Industrial Lives
Roles and Relationships in the 21st Century


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Cultural Studies (General)

July 1992 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The move from an industrial to a post-industrial society has been documented by many, as has the impact of this new order on the macro-level institutions of society - government, the workplace and the economy. But what does post-industrial life mean to the individual and for relationships between people? Hage and Powers examine that question, linking global changes in the work patterns, information flow and knowledge to the practice of everyday life.

Their answer is that the complexification of society requires a different kind of person. Creativity, flexibility and emotional astuteness will become the watchwords of the future, personality traits that will enable people to successfully adapt to the ever-changing swirl of workplace, familial, personal and leisure roles. Based on the tenets of social theory, the authors present both a vision of the future and a plan for personal and interpersonal action.

 
Introduction
 
The New Society
 
From Rational to Complex Work
 
Creative Minds and Complex Selves
 
Emotion
 
Role Redefinition
The Pivotal Micro Process

 
 
Analytical Tools for Understanding Role Structure
 
The Metamorphosis of Roles into Interpersonal Relationships
 
Epilogue
Sociology for the Post-Industrial Era

 

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