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These resource slides are designed for teaching faculty who teach about organizational “alternatives” to dominant corporate and bureaucratic forms of organization. The slides include links to recommended books, films, organizational case studies, sample syllabi and other resources appropriate for a wide variety of college-level classes.

Individual slides are tailored to specific classes, including Methods, Theory, Sociology of Organizations and Business classes, Work and Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Social Movements, and courses on Nonprofits and Voluntary Associations.

The authors invite educators to cut and paste these slides, or adapt them, for their own course presentations.

The slides were initially developed for a teaching workshop at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.