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Lecture 1 Work industry & Canadian society • What has changed the subject of work in the last 10 years? o Globalization o Rise of employment insecurity – precarious employment o Mobile world o Double crisis: global warming & global financial crisis (


Department
Social Science
Course Code
SOSC 1510
Professor
Carla Lipsig- Mumme

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AP SOSC 1510 - lecture Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Work industry & Canadian society
What has changed the subject of work in the last 10 years?
o Globalization
o Rise of employment insecurity precarious employment
o Mobile world
o Double crisis: global warming & global financial crisis (From 2008)
o But: green jobs (emerging) & greening existing jobs
Precarious employment any job can be precarious at anytime, any place
Green jobs: the politicians come out with
o Eg. Jobs that emerge out of the economy like policy analysis, new jobs
Greening jobs: are jobs that already exist & how it should be greened
o Eg. Teachers, accountants, social workers making current jobs more environmentally friendly
Key Words:
Employment: the situation of serving & employing in exchange of wages of employer
Work: an activity that provides a socially valued product or service paid/unpaid work
Collective: identified by the status of one’s occupation
Individual: one’s skills, how one works, self employment, devalues the collective, each of us will make it on our own & we
believe we are on our own can be seen as a vulnerability
Regulation: describes the work you do & regulated, enforced by an outside agency
o Eg. Inspectors, health & safety that has some power outside which sets rules, work bounded by legal rules gov’t &
labour laws
Alienating work: have no control over work
o Eg. Assembly line
Liberating work: employment from work, job is meaningful
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