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Course module: 424022-B-6
424022-B-6
Sociology of Work
Course info
Course module424022-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Sociology; Sociology;
Is part of
B Sociology
B Sociology (International Sociology)
B Human Resource Studies (HRS: People Management)
PM Sociology 30 ects
Sociology: Social Risks in a Changing World
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. A. Peper
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
BLOK 4
Course mode
Full-time
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 23/03/2020 up to and including 21/08/2020
Aims
Upon completing this course students will be able to:
  • discuss the origin of work, the rise of trade unions, and the genesis of industrial relations
  • understand the transformation of work from the industrial to the post-industrial society
  • understand theories of work by theorists like Marx, Braverman, Sassen, Bell, Weber etc.
  • understand concepts like alienation, deskilling, work pressure, work-life balance, emotial labor
  • Discuss the future of work, globalization and robots
Content
The course sociology of work is meant to give the student a profound insight in the world of work. Starting with different forms of work from the pre-industrial age till our post-industrial/modern world. Several theories on work will be discussed, the industrial relations between workers, employers, trade unions, and the state. Several types of work will be discussed – factory work, service work, knowledge work, managerial work – as well as aspects of work will be discussed: alienation, deskilling, work pressure, burnout, work-life balance. Attention will be given to gender, ethnicity, and class. A discussion on the future of work in a globalized and technological (internet, smartphones, robots) era will conclude the course.
 
Type of instructions
Lectures & work groups

Type of exams
Written exam (80%), assignment (20%)

 
Course available for exchange students
Bachelor level
Contact person
dr. A. Peper
Timetable information
Sociology of Work
Written test opportunities
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Written test opportunities (HIST)
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Open vragen / Essay questionEXAM_01BLOK 4115-06-2020
Open vragen / Essay questionEXAM_01BLOK 4207-07-2020
Required materials
Literature
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ISBN:978-1-84920-413-2
Title:The Sociology of Work. Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work
Author:Stephen Edgell
Publisher:SAGE
Edition:3
Literature
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ISBN:9780316471893
Title:Utopia for Realists: How we can build the ideal world
Author:Rutger Bregman
Publisher:Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group USA
Recommended materials
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Tests
Assignment

Essay question

Final Result

Presentation

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