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SOSC 1000 - Lecture 7 Continued - Nov. 16, 2011

SOSC 1000 - Lecture 7 Continued - Nov. 16, 2011 - Lecture 7...

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Lecture 7 Work and Class 1. What is Work? 2. Alienation and Class 3. Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment (Main street to Bay Street) 4. Top Ten Lists: Pay, Danger and Crime 5. Labour and Law 6. Perspectives on Labour and Management (if time) 7. Westray NAIRU – Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment There is no greater modern illusion or fraud than the use of the word work which can be seen from a pleasant view where they suppress they are a favoured class…say they enjoy they work and then there are others who feel it as a demeaning aspect. . the word work covers many radical experiences and the one word doesn’t do justice to those experiences . What is work? . work is an activity central to the lives of human beings and one that differentiates us from other forms of life . Rinehart “Only humans…..as we develop the means to copse with….as well as new ideas, traditions and institution” . work has a profound effect on us – mentally, physically, psychologically . it shapes our personalities, etc. . what we do outside of work is impacted by what do for work . no consensus…work is a contested concept as is alienation and class . only two kinds of work: first type involves altering the position of matter (moving things around) . the second type of work involves telling others to do stuff . having made this distinction, Russell says the first type tends to be unpleasant, poorly paid and dangerous . the second type of work tends to be pleasant, well paid, and usually quite safe . Russell wrote in phrase of idleness…he denounces hard work . he argues that it is leisure not work, that advances civilization . but there can be no leisure without the necessities of life; that is, work is important . but he says that the work should be spread out . adam smith . he says that work is an activity requiring the worker to give up his tranquility, his freedom, and his happiness
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Nelles Anderson, and economist . work is the continuous employment in the production of goods and services for pay (remuneration) . work then is something you do for pay . work = employment . all else he says is labour . work is what you do for money, everything else is labour Rinehart . work is any activity that entails the provision of goods and services for others . his definition encompasses the huge amount of unpaid work done around the work predominantly by women . it recognizes the huge amounts of unpaid work . according to stats can, unpaid work would be valued at 319billon dollars…it accounts to the equivalent of 41% of Canada’s gdp . 2/3’s of that work is done by women . rinehart’s definition also encompasses volunteer work, prison labour, people on welfare, unpaid work that is done around paid work (prep time e.g. for lecture) . today your occupation goes a long way to determine the quality of your life . the availability of work and the different awards attached to it, establishes life chances …e.g. it says your ability to enjoy leisure, healthy way, a manner comparable to the community, and education . all of these things are related to your work . work goes beyond this thought…there is a vast literature that shows the tragic
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