Sociology of Work & Labor

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Sociology of Work & Labor

Fall 2020

Taught By: Rachel Sherman

Section: A

CRN: 9377

Credits: 3

This course will address the politics and organization of work during the 20th century and into the 21st. Topics include: historical transformations in work, including industrialization, globalization, and the rise of service, finance, and information technology; labor market issues including migration and discrimination; forms of managerial control and worker consent or resistance; and the role of labor unions and the state in shaping employment and shop-floor relations. We will look closely at manufacturing, service, and finance workplaces, primarily in the U.S., but with a comparative emphasis on Europe. We will also cover a number of important theoretical perspectives on work. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:51pm 1/20/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020