Industrial sociology This module addresses sociological approaches to the workplace. Its focus is on theories of work and the current themes and debates within the sociology of work with an emphasis on exploring these issues from a southern perspective. Some of the themes that will be covered include the theorisation and conceptualisation of work, work in industrialising societies, workplace restructuring and reorganisation, flexibility in the labour market, changing technologies and the implications for work and employment, and new forms of work (including atypical work, service work, emotional labour, professional work).
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
SOC 110(GS), SOC 120(GS)
1 tutorial per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Period of presentation
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