Sociology of work

06-342  Sociology of work

first cycle academic study programme (Bachelor degree) Management

Course Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Klemen Širok


Course purpose

  • The course deals with work and its central role in individual and social life. The focus of this course is work: how it developed into its present forms; how it is organised; how individuals experience it; and the social relationships and institutional frameworks so essential for it to occur. The future of work will also be explored.

Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Work from a historical perspective (from work as an economic activity to work as employment)
  • Division of labour and work through the perspectives of society and of individual
  • Work, profession, professionalisation and social inequality
  • Impact of globalisation on the concept of work
  • New forms of employment, unemployment, nonpaid work, precarious work, work out of employment
  • Demographic changes and employment trends
  • The future of work

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