An event hosted by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University will celebrate new publications from York sociologists Pat Armstrong (distinguished research professor), Norene Pupo (professor) and Mark Thomas (associate professor) on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 2:30 to 4pm.
“New Directions in the Sociology of Work” will include a discussion of three recent book publications engaging in themes related to the sociology of work. The books are:
• Wash, Wear, and Care: Clothing and Laundry in Long Term Residential Care (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017) by Pat Armstrong and Suzanne Day
In this book, Armstrong and Day assess the neglected but important labour involved in ensuring that clothes promote respect for both the washers and the wearers, analyze the part that laundry and clothing play in nursing homes, and raise questions about the wider social, political, economic and historical contexts of these facilities.
• Crises in Canadian Work: A Critical Sociological Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2017) by Norene Pupo, Ann Duffy and Daniel Glenday
In this book, Pupo, Duffy and Glenday provide 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.
• Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, 3rd Edition (Canadian Scholars Press, 2017) by Andrew Jackson and Mark Thomas
In this book, Jackson and Thomas draw upon statistics and case studies to identify the economic, social, and political processes that influence contemporary workplace environments and trends, and point to the need for more equitable and democratic strategies to reorganize work.
This event takes place in S802 Ross Building and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The Global Labour Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the York University Departments of Sociology and Social Science, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy.