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Sociology of Working Life (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ray Jureidini

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The social bases of working life. An historical overview of the meaning of work will include cultural, religious, economic and psychological attitudes and explanations of the importance of work. Particular emphasis will be placed on labour process theory and recent changes in the organisation of work, including part-time, casual and 'invisible' employment. Globalisation and the international division of labour.

Assessment: Research report (2500 words): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: First year sequence in Sociology or permission

Prohibitions: SCY3560

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