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Applying Concepts

*Employment Relations*        *Diversity and Social Justice*

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The concepts below are just some of the concepts from your class that you can use to make sense of your experience at your internship.  Please feel free to add concepts from other classes.

*Employment Relations*

Concepts from 338:

Division of Labor *
Social Relations of Production*
Male as Workplace Norm *
Gender Ideology *
Gender Identity
Work/family Conflict *
Employee Rights *
Discrimination *
(Dis)satisfaction *
Alienation *
Labor unions
New technology*
Bureaucracy*
Marginal labor *
Workplace health/ safety *
Deskilling *
Resistance/sabotage *
Downsizing *
Sexual harassment
Global competition *
Human resource Manag.*
Scientific management *
Participatory management *
Relationship between technology and social behavior *
Autonomy/Centralization/Role Specialization/Standardization

Concepts from 431

Machine Metaphor
    Bureaucratic structures
    Classic Management Theory
    Scientific Management

Organizations as Organisms
    Open Systems
         Homeostasis
         Entropy/Negative Entropy
         Requisite Variety
         Equifinality
     Contingency Theory
     Variety of Species

Organizations as Culture
System of knowledge
     Ideas that we believe explain reality, like objectivity or neutrality
Ideology– 
    Beliefs and Values, like Religion
Laws and Rules --
     Norms
Day-to-day rituals
   Language
   Space
   Stories

Organizations as Brains
      Information Procressing System
      Cybernetics: Learning to learn
             Double Loop vs Single Loop
      Holographic BrainA systems approach
              Building the Whole into the Parts
              Corporate DNA
              Networked Intelligence
              Holographic Structure

Organizations as Psychic Prison
      Repressed Sexuality
      Patriarchal/Racist Family
      Death and Immortality
      Organization and Anxiety
      Organizational Dolls and Teddy Bears
      Shadow and Archetype

Organizations as Politics

Organizations as Government
    Autocracy
    Bureaucracy
    Technocracy
    Codetermination
    Representative Democracy   
    Direct Democracy

Organizations as Political Activity
    Interests
        Tasks
        Career
       Extra-Mural
   Conflict
   Power  (Look at all the types in book)

ALSO:
Change making Team building
Diversity based
Technology based Participatory action research
Evaluation research
Alternative organizational arrangements
Cultural approaches
Employee participation techniques
Pluralist-partnership-joint approaches
Problem solving
A political-conflict management approach
Needs assessment

*Diversity and Social Justice*

Sociology 325: Community Action

Community organizing
Self-Interest – “inter esse” – self among others
“Ethic of Care” vs. “Ethic of Rights”
Types of: direct service, self-help, education, advocacy, direct action
Organizer vs. Leader
Constituencies and diversity (intersectional dimensions of privilege/oppression)

Problems, issues, and campaigns
“Cutting” of issues
Strategy and tactics

Opposition/Counter-Movements:
Corporate capitalism,
Globalization
Conservative political infrastructure

Administrative Systems:
Accountability and Accounting
For profit vs. Non-profit status; tax-exempt statuses – 501 c3, 501 c4, 527
“Off the books” organizing

Funding/fundraising:
Public,
Foundation,
Grassroots,
Electronic

Leadership:
Leadership identification
Leadership development

Media:
Advertisement;
Press releases,
Media “hits,” and self-production

Problem/issue research; workshops; political education

Sociology 411: Social Movements

Resource Mobilization Theory
New Social Movement Theory,
Political Process Theory,
Political Opportunity,
Rational Choice
Rational Action
Tangible and Intangible Resources,
Hierarchical Social Movement Organizations (SMOs),
Network-based Movements,
Frame Alignment Processes
Frame bridging, Frame amplification, Rrame resonance,
Collective identity,
Linked Fate,
Diagnostic Frames, Prognostic Frames, Evaluation Frames
Frame Transformation,
Frame Extension,
Grievances

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