Ofer Sharone

Mitsubishi Career Development Professor
Assistant Professor of Work and Employment Research

Biography | Selected Publications

“Social Capital Activation and Job Searching: Embedding the Use of Weak Ties in the American Institutional Context.” Work and Occupations. Forthcoming (2014)

Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences. University of Chicago Press. Winner: 2014 Viviana Zelizer Award: best book, Economic Sociology Section, ASA. Winner: 2014 Max Weber Award: best book, Organizations, Occupation, Work (OOW) Section, ASA. Honorable Mention: 2014 Mary Douglas Prize, Best Book, Culture Section, ASA (2013)

“Why Unemployed Americans Blame Themselves While Israelis Blame the System.”  Social Forces.  91(4): 1429-1450.  Selected for publication in the “Best Paper Proceedings” of the 2011 Academy of Management.  (2013)

Beyond the Digital Divide: Social Networking Technologies, Careers, and New Inequalities. Manuscript in progress. (2013)

 “Job Searching and Preparation.”  Sociology of Work Encyclopedia.  Edited by Vicki Smith and Geoffrey Golson. Sage Publications.  Thousand Oaks, California.  (2013)

“The Gendering Action of Class Action: The Effects of a Sex Discrimination Lawsuit on Worker-Management Relations at Wal-Mart.” (2011)

Blame Games: Responses to Unemployment in Israel and the United States. Book manuscript under preparation. (2010)

“Chemistry or Specs: Comparing Job Search Games and Subjective Responses to Unemployment.” Paper accepted for presentation at International Sociological Association 2010 conference.

“Chemistry or Specs: Comparing Job Search Games and Subjective Responses to Unemployment.” Paper accepted for presentation at International Sociological Association 2010 conference.

Chemistry or Specs: Job Search Games and Subjective Responses to Unemployment (2010)

Job Searching, Unemployment and Self-Blame (2010)

“Self-Subjectification: The Hazardous Emotional Labor of American Job Searching.” Paper accepted for publication at the International Labor Process 2010 conference.

“Self-Subjectification: The Hazardous Emotional Labor of American Job Searching.” Paper accepted for publication at the International Labor Process 2010 conference.

“Unemployed Workers of America Unite?” Paper invited for presentation at 2010 Eastern Sociological Association conference.

“Unemployed Workers of America Unite?” Paper invited for presentation at 2010 Eastern Sociological Association conference.

“Why Americans Blame Themselves and Israelis Blame the System: Comparing Subjective Responses to Unemployment.” Paper submitted for presentation 2010 American Sociological Association conference.

Book Review: “The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences.” Sociological Inquiry. 77(3): 514-517. 2007.

“Constructing Unemployed Job Seekers as Professional Workers: The Depoliticizing Work-Game of Job Searching.” Qualitative Sociology. 30(4): 403-416. (2007)

“Berkeley’s Betrayal: Wages and Working Conditions at Cal,” co-authored with Gretchen Purser and Amy Schalet. Berkeley: University Labor Research Project. 2004. Excerpted in Introduction to Sociology, edited by Anthony Giddens, Mitchell Duneier, and Richard Appelbaum. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. (2005)

“Engineering Overwork: Bell-Curve Management at a High-Tech Firm,” in Fighting for Time: Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life, edited by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein and Arne L. Kalleberg. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. (2004)

"The Power of Unofficial Expectations: Shareholder Value Management Strategies and Long Work Hours in California." Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series. (2004)

“Why Work Long Hours?” Co-authored with Neil Fligstein. Initial draft entitled “The Power of Unofficial Expectations: Shareholder Value Management Strategies and Long Work Hours in California” in Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series. (2004)

“Work in the Postindustrial Economy of California,” co-authored with Neil Fligstein, in The State of California Labor. Berkeley: University of California Press. (2002)

“Work in the Postindustrial Economy of California,” co-authored with Neil Fligstein, in The State of California Labor. Berkeley: University of California Press. (2002)

“Freud and the Rule of Law.” The Journal of Psychiatry & Law. 22: 329-78. (1994)

 

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