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Theoretical Foundations of Labour Studies

This course examines the political, economic and sociological approaches to understanding work and labour in capitalist societies. Key concepts explored include private property, competition, the labour market, the labour process, the state and its role, the production of social inequality (including social class, gender, 'race', and ability), and the nature of various forms of oppositional consciousness and social movements.

LABRST 2C03

Theoretical Foundations of Labour Studies

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This course examines the political, economic and sociological approaches to understanding work and labour in capitalist societies. Key concepts explored include private property, competition, the labour market, the labour process, the state and its role, the production of social inequality (including social class, gender, 'race', and ability), and the nature of various forms of oppositional consciousness and social movements.


David Goutor

Assistant Professor

Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Labour Studies program or permission of the Director. Antirequisite(s): LABR ST 1B03