Downsizing a business strategy reducing the number of

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DOWNSIZING: a business strategy reducing the number of employees. An easy way to downsizeis just to ire the workers. Downsizing is permanent, in contrast with laying of which istemporary. Example: None of the Maytag workers were hired again, instead workers got otherjobs from other companies.OUTSOURCING: a business strategy where companies move producion and manufacturingwhere labour is cheaper. Example: a company moving at diferent states with no minimumwage.DEINDUSTRIALIZATION: It is a process where a region relies to manufacturing jobs, and whenindustries moved to a diferent place, the region experiences social and economic changes. It isthe opposite of industrializaion. An example is the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Industries letthe state, and the government decided to get their water from the river to save money.However, the water was exposed to lead causing lead poisoning.February 03, 2016PRECARIAT: It is a social class formed by people sufering from precarity, which is a condiion ofexistence without predictability or security.FAVELA:urban slamps; These are houses that don’t have permanent features and nogovernment services. Residents don’t have government ids and the residenial area is famousfor police oversight.February 10, 2016EVERYDAY RESISTANCE:It is a form of resistance by powerless groups; It is not a deiance,revoluion, instead its an ongoing setle (long quote by James Scot). An example of everydayworkplace resistance discussed in the aricle is when Primo and Caesar described their femalebosses using aggressive language. Another example is pety thet, saying they worked overimewhen though they didn’t, and racism against their whiter counterparts. FIRE:inance, insurance, real estate. (Menion Manhatan and how he is using the term)GENTRIFICATION: the process of slowly raising rents so people won’t be able to aford it. It is aprocess where neighbourhoods push out residents that are poor. (Burguois reading)find more resources at oneclass.comfind more resources at oneclass.com
SHOP-FLOOR CULTURE: describe factories (manual labour), the way people relate to the bossesin the factory (opposiional solidarity), and the relaionship between and among workers andtheir bosses (spaial separaion).OPPOSITIONAL SOLIDARITY: describes how in shop-loor culture, workers idenify each otherand sick together against supervisor or the management. It is the feeling of togethernessbecause workers somehow have the shared idenity. For example, they all hate their bosses.

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