Crises in Canadian Work: A Critical Sociological Perspective by Norene PupoCrises in Canadian Work: A Critical Sociological Perspective by Norene Pupo

Crises in Canadian Work: A Critical Sociological Perspective

byNorene Pupo, Ann Duffy, Daniel Glenday

Paperback | September 26, 2016

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Series: a href=""Themes in Canadian Sociology/aCrises in Canadian Work is a concise overview of current and emerging issues in the sociology of work, examining the Canadian economy and labour markets in relation to the pressures and processes of globalization. Introducing students to the biggest debates and topics in the field, this engagingtext is a well-rounded introduction to the sociology of work in this country.
Norene Pupo is a professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. Ann Duffy is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Brock University. Daniel Glenday is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Brock University.
Title:Crises in Canadian Work: A Critical Sociological PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:September 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

NB: Each chapter includes:- Learning objectives- Introduction- Conclusion- Questions for critical thought- Suggested further resources- Suggested websites- Notes1. The Contemporary Canadian Labour Market in the Global ContextCrises in Canadian Work: Problems and PerspectiveLabour Markets, Jobs, and UnemploymentThe New Economy and the Transformation of WorkGlobalization and the New Economy: Connecting Local and Global SpheresGlobalization, Neoliberalism, and Shifting Landscapes2. From Craftwork to Modern Production: Efficiency and Control at WorkFrom Craftwork to the Factory: Simple Supervision to Systematic ManagementThe Labour Process and the Locus of ControlDeskilling, Management, and the Labour ProcessEngineering Efficiency: Scientific Management, Fordism, and the Transformation of Production- Taylor and Scientific Management- Compartmentalization, Fragmentation, and RobotizationFlexibility and Lean Production: Extending Rationalized ProcessesLean Production and Efficiency Engineering3. Technological Transformations, Conflict, and ControlFordism and the Assembly LineRedefining Capitalism and the Global Economy: Technology and the Development of a Transnational Labour ForceGlobal Commodity ChainsWorking Across Space, Time, and PlaceWork in a Wired WorldTechnology and Work TimeCall Centres - The McJob of the Knowledge-based EconomyThe Underside of Technology: The Case of Miners and Assemblers in the Technology Industry4. Workers' Experience: The Emotional Gamut of WorkThe Service Sector in Canada: Historical Backdrop- Married Women in the Canadian EconomyThe Service Sector of the Canadian EconomyEmotional Labour and Its Consequences- What is Emotional Labour?- Are Service Workers Alienated in the New Economy?- Service Workers' Strategies of Coping/Resistance- For Whom Does Emotional Labour Pay Well?- The Global Reach of Call Centres and Emotional Labour- Are All Call Centres Alike?Individuals' Experiences of Service Work- Individual Identities at WorManaging Emotional Labour at Work- Which is Worse: Surface or Deep Acting?Service Workers and (Dis)respect5. The State and Regulation of Work: Policies, Problems, and ProtectionsNeoliberal Agendas and the Re-shaping of the StateThe Role of the State and the Structure of PowerNeo-Liberalism, Austerity, and Employment InsecuritiesDual and Segmented Labour MarketsLabour Market Policies: Protections, Problems, and Pitfalls- Employment Standards- Employment InsuranceManaging the Labour Market- Temporary Foreign Workers' ProgramShifting Securities and Opportunities in the Public Sector Labour Market: The State as Employer6. Labour Markets and Work TimeLocating Working Time in History- The Explosion of Nonstandard Work and Segmentation and Marginalization in the Labour MarketDiversities of Nonstandard WorkInvoluntary Nonstandard Work TimesToo Much Work TimeProspects for Work Time Improvements7. Work-Family and Work-Life ConflictMothers' Historic Move into Paid WorkThe Struggle for Gender Equality at Work and at HomeWork-Family and Work-Life Conflict: What Is It?Diversities in Work-Family ConflictsWork-Family Conflict: Efforts to Manage Family PressuresWork-Family Conflict: Efforts to Manage Workplace Pressures8. Unemployment or Opportunities for Youth?8. Unemployment or Opportunities for Youth?Youth and the Labour Market- Employed and Unemployed YouthEducation, Training, and the Labour MarketCredentialism: The Push for Over-educating and Over-training?Personal Crisis or Social Issue? Emerging Adulthood, Social Generation, or Social Class?- Theorizing Youth Struggles for Full EmploymentYoung Entrepreneurs9. The Movement of Work and WorkersGlobalization and the Transnational CorporationGlobal Commodity Chains and the Global Interconnection of Work and WorkersThe Coffee Commodity Chain- Introduction- The "Starbucks Factor"- The Coffee Commodity ChainOffshoring: The Movement of Work and Impacts on CommunityChild Labour: From Apple to Chocolate- What Is Child Labour?- Brand Name Companies Exposed- Work in Export Processing Zones (EPZs)Immigrant Workers, Migrant Workers, and the Quest for Social Justice"Second Generation" Temporary WorkersThe Cycle of Exploitation of "Second Generation" Temporary Migrant Workers in Canada10. Seniors at WorkThe Aging of the Labour ForceIs the Workplace a Chilly Climate for Older Workers?Retirement Decisions: Constraints or Free Choices?Issues and Dilemmas of Retirement11. Unions, Industrial Relations, and Forms of ResistanceUnions Today: The New and Old EconomyKeeping Balance: The Role of Unions- Unions: Compensation, Benefits, and Other RewardsWhat Do Unions Do?- Protection and Security- Security and SatisfactionThe Fight For and the Case Against UnionsThe Union Advantage: Preserving the Middle ClassUnions and EqualityUnions and the New EconomyUnions, Power Relations, and Social Change12. The Future of WorkWastelands, Job Loss, and Declining Hope- The Retail ShiftSpiralling DownwardTaking the High RoadCrises in Canadian Work: Looking AheadWorking Toward Political SolutionsActivism: Workers Have Their SayGlossaryReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Crises in Canadian Work makes a fine balance between theory and evidence . . . [It] magisterially situates the root of the 'crises' - problems and challenges - that confront Canadians in the world of work." --Charles Adeyanju, University of Prince Edward Island