Occupational sociology is a special sociology that investigates questions about the social constitutional conditions and development determinants of occupations. In doing so, she ties in with sociological role theories , but also with theories of social stratification . This special sociology has historically emerged from questions and problems of socio-political, economic-historical, social-statistical and work-related orientation. The job is decisive for the social situation of people and their interdependence. In the analyzes, the fact that the family and small group-oriented work organization and division has been replaced in the direction of professional organization forms the starting point. Occupations are classified by considering variables such as income, professional authority, and external and self-assessment of professional activity. The topic of leisure is also included in studies, as u. a. The standards applicable there are also shaped by professional contexts.
- Thomas Luckmann , Walter Michael Sprondel (Ed.): Professional sociology. Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Cologne 1972, ISBN 3-462-00902-8 .
- Thomas Kurtz: Occupational Sociology. Transcript-Verlag, Bielefeld 2002, ISBN 3-933127-50-5 .