Sociology of Work & Labor

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Sociology of Work & Labor
Spring 2023
Taught By: Rachel Sherman
Section: A

CRN: 13344

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:32am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1106
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023