chapter  1
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The j sojciology j ojfj j occupations j owes j its j existence j to j the j fjajcjtj j that work in any society is both a socially desired activity and is ubiquitous. Both of these factors make occupations and more specifically the work that is performed by occupations of Central concern to the sociologist. The sociologist views work in terms of the social relationships that are created by it. Since work is a socially desired activity in industrialized societies, it is understandable that it should be viewed as fundamental to understanding social behaviour.