November 17, 2014
Gendered Organizations - Acker
are inherently gendered.
advantage and disadvantage, exploitation and
control, action and emotion, and meanin
Labour Market and Employment Trends
Labour Market: where employers and employees come together and workers get distributed in
various types of jobs and industries
-one single labour market where everyone has equal access to it (Human capital theory),
LIFE ON THE JOB
January 26, 2015
Seeks to give voice to the pioneering tradeswomen who
work in non-traditional work.
Methods: Narratives written by the women themselves
about their working experiences. A few nar
What is Theory?
-Theory attempts to explain an observable phenomenon
-Social Theory a theory to find out how the idea works in a society of people
Key concepts in Social Theory
Social theories dont exist in is
MARCH 9, 2015
Standard vs. Nonstandard Work:
What is meant by the term standard employment
What is a nonstandard job?
Standard vs. Nonstandard Jobs:
How do nonstandard jobs differ from standard
November 3, 2014
What is Alienation?
Aliena5on explains how work under capitalism is structure to
render workers powerless
Explains workers sense of estrangement under
What are Organizations?
-hard to define
-a type of collectively (deliberately) created to achieve some objective or
-deliberately sepeates the Org from other collective groups (families arent
-have rules, policies and procedu
UNPAID DOMESTIC AND
March 23, 2015
is domestic labour?
is the relationship between paid work and
unpaid work in capitalist economies? How is
unpaid work connected to paid work?
MEG LUXTON - MORE THAN A
December 1, 2014
The Stalled Revolution
Work has changed over time.
The composition of the paid labour force has
changed over time.
Womens roles have changed over time.
Workplaces remain inflexible to the face of fami
Blue Collar Work
-involves manual or physical labour
-work in primary industry (fishing, mining), crafts and trade
-called blue collar b/c the blue collar can sustain the nature of the dirty jobs these people
instead of a white collar
-highest paying b
A History of Work
Hunting and Gathering
-Work was not separated from life
-dependent on the circumstances of the moment, very leisurely pace
-Bands groups of 15-25 people, when they completed the resources of land they moved on to
Discrimination and Harassment
-systematic forms of discrimination, such as the devaluing of the kind of legal work
lawyers do, is at the root of why there is a gap between the numbers of women
What is Discrimination?
Service Sector Work
February 23, 2015
What are the major trends affecting the increase in service
work in the economy?
Improved roads and railways
Movement of women into the paid labo
What Is Work?
Economists definition of work
Work: activity that produces a good or service to the market
Work: human effort that adds use value to goods and services
Use Value: what is produced has some value-not just economic-but also pe
Gendered Organizations and Occupational Segregation
-Joan Acker argues traditional gender relations, practices, and assumptions have been
embedded in social institutions
-gender differences are reinforced through social interaction a
February 9, 2015
What is white-collar work?
AdministraAve, Sales and Technical Workers
White Collar Sweat-Shops: The D
Crime and Work
March 16, 2015
Crime and Work:
What is an underground economy?
How extensive does it appear to be in Canada?
Crime and Work:
When is crime like work?
Does criminal work require legal employment?
Is it done to earn a living
-women and youth
-gendered level of restaurants still remain
-low qualifications, high turnover rates, routine and standardized work
-Eyes on the Fries examines youth and service work
-What are the working conditions for youth in service w
Sociology of Work and Industry
Work: Activity that a person receives payment for performing (include working legal labour
market as well as additional forms of work (paid, unpaid, legal, illegal)
What is Theory?
-Theory attempts to explain an observable p
A History of Work
September 22, 2014
Hun3ng and Gathering (300,000 BC)
Agricultural Socie3es (8000 BC)
Feudal Socie3es (800 AD)
Merchant Capitalism (1400)
Industrial Revolu3on Industria
Modern Day Slavery
Its Happening Here
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Human Tracking vs. Human Smuggling
Criminal Code and Immigra>on and Refugee Protec>on
Vic>m & Tr
The Organization of Work: Alternative Workplaces
-Hodson article takes a general look in organization workplaces and if they are upholding dignity
Types of Workers Ownership and Control
Employee Share Ownership Plans
-power begins to shift (from Org. to e
2nd shift-our unpaid work we partake in after working in an organization
-competition in labour force has changed and now the private sector is changing
-however organizations have not changed and are still inflexible and do not chang
The Sociology of Work and Industry
Fall 2014/Winter 2015
Monday 10:30 am 12:30 pm
Location: SSC 2024
Office Hours: Monday 1:00-2:00 pm
Department of Sociology, Office: SSC Rm. 5319
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Younger and Older Workers
The Life Course
Life Course Perspective: we consider peoples experiences across time and across the course
of their lives
-where one is in the life course shapes ones activities, concerns, and outlook
-experiences at one point in
Young and Old Workers
Younger and Older People:
What stereotypes do you hold about younger and older people?
expect to be
-younger workers are more adaptable, quicker, better with technology, and
-older workers have more experience, are paid hig
Skill at Work
October 27, 2014
The Detailed Division of Labour:
Smith Workers skills were enhanced
Marx Deskilling occurred with capitalism
Durkheim Functional/consensus approach
Weber Shift fr