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Labour Studies 1C03.pdf

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York University
Social Science
SOSC 2210

IntroductionSeptember0911926 AMSongs about workExamples Dolly Parton Bruce SpringsteenWhy study work1Portrayals of Work Negative views in societyCourse Description2Work3Economy4Capitalism5One cannot quite overcome ones amazement that the fate of the vast majority of men and women who have ever lived and died has To examine the social organization of work and industry in Canadabeen and still is today one of fruitless unremitting labour Terry Course is contemporaryEagletonWhy study workDetermines the distribution of wealth in societySense of meaning wellbeing purposeWork is an important part of our identity studies of small towns where people lose their jobsdepressionCourse DescriptionApproach to teaching and learning ACTIVE LEARNINGStudents are responsible for their own learningLook for key pointsKnowing what is happening in the course and tutorialFinding out about missed materialTaking notesDoing the readingsCompleting assignmentsEvaluationTutorial Participation25Assignment 1Week of October 10th15Assignment 220Final Exam40Bonus Points Talks5TutorialsTo develop skills in critical reading and thinkingTo practice articulating ideas orally and respectfullyBeing September 19thPreparationRead and take notesWrite down your thoughts and or responseCome up with 13 question or insightsBring written notes to tutorialLectureTutorialCourse GuidelinesEmailOnly for short administrative questionsAll Assignments hard copyhand in tutorialLate AssignmentsPenalized 10day for 2 daysNot accepted after 2 daysMissed workexamReport to Faculty of Social Science Missed ClassTurn of cells phonesComputer useMust not use it in tutorialsPowerPointRegrade of assignmentsAcademic ethicsPlagiarism references direct quotationChicago style ParaphrasingCourse TopicsIntroductionDevelopment of capitalismTheories of workThe changing economyContemporary employment trends young workersWork and inequalityGender and workImmigrant and radicalized workersUnion industrial relations and strikesLabour control and services sector workplacesThe meaning and experience of work Labour 1C03 Page 1Labour 1C03 Page 2 Networks of ExploitationSeptember1211104 PMImmigrant social networks are exploitive1The main argumentsDecentralized employment relationshostile immigrationlabour legislationworking class community2 Literature assumes that benefits will simply fall to the families or the ethnic communitiesImmigration literature focuses on strong tiesWeak ties however are more usefulProvide more informationdiversity Recent study that shows people with connections to wider range of occupations more likely to be upward mobileStudies should however focus on more horizontal movesClosed immigrant social networksExclusionary closureUsurpationary closurePiling up at the bottom rather than moving up to the topAddress the state of the economySkilledprofessionals during shortagesMigrant workers during recessionsAssumes that as immigrant networks grow so does immigrant social capitalBenefits become greater as network becomes larger3 Methods use appropriate to answer the questions asked30 months of field work between 1997 and 200042 workers 33 women and 9 men31 separate networksInterviews with 5 direct supervisorsPurposive sampling techniqueGain trustJanitor snowball techniqueFairly diverseInterviewsGetting a jobWorking conditions on the jobWere conducted in parks homes or in unionsField interactionsTranslated from SpanishEl Salvador Guatemala Mexico4 How well did the interview data conform to the conclusion and sub argumentsRecruitmentControl and avoidance of employer responsibilityDrawing upon networks withinthe building owners larger restructuring strategyReplace union workersTrain without payBoth ties were called upon when it suited the building ownerExploitation regardless of tieLabour RelationsExerting controlCleaning the building at a low price Labour 1C03 Page 3
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