Peter Meiksins is Professor of Sociology at Cleveland State University. He is the coauthor, with Chris Smith, of Engineering Labor: Technical Workers in Comparative Perspective. Peter Whalley is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Loyola University, Chicago, and the author of The Social Production of Technical Work: The Case of British Engineers. Stephen R. Barley is the coeditor, with Julian Orr, of Between Craft and Science: Technical Work in the United States, also from Cornell.
Putting Work in Its Place
A Quiet Revolution
Most books on the subject of work focus on the increased amount of time Americans spend on the job. Peter Meiksins and Peter Whalley address the counter-trend, examining the difficult path traversed by people who choose to work less than the...