This book propels the understanding of Industrial Sociology in a systematic manner. It emphasizes in the understanding of basic concepts, characteristics and theories of industrial relations and analyzing and reviewing industrial disputes and welfare measures. The book could be profitably used by engineering and social science students, teachers, social workers, administrators and researchers for brief understanding about Industrial relations practices and policies. The book is organized in eleven chapters which attempt to enable the students to acquire a theoretical as well as a practical oriented knowledge. It briefly elaborates on the scope and significance of Industrial Sociology as an applied discipline and industrial changes in the present Indian scenario. In short, it discusses the concepts of social stratification system and deviance in an industrial society. The book briefly describes the trade union functions, perspectives and industrial safety measures in combating occupational hazards and accidents. It illustrates the labour management relations discourses and sociological perspectives on race ethnicity and gender in an industrial society.
The book attempts to explain the problem of child labour and women labour and provides a bird eye view of the laws in the workplace. In concise manner the book discusses the concepts of industrial sociology through instances from the industrial studies. Overall the book provides an understanding about the relationship between sociology, work and industry.