Contested Learning in Welfare Work: A Study of Mind, Political Economy and the Labour Process (BOK)

Peter H. Sawchuk

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Drawing on the field of cultural historical psychology and the sociologies of skill and labour process, Contested Learning in Welfare Work offers a detailed account of the learning lives of state welfare workers in Canada as they cope, accommodate, resist and flounder in times of heightened austerity. Documented through in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis, Peter Sawchuk shows how the labour process changes workers, and how workers change the labour process, under the pressures of intensified economic conditions, new technologies, changing relations of space and time, and a high-tech version of Taylorism. Sawchuk traces these experiences over a seven-year period that includes major work reorganisation and the recent economic downturn. His analysis examines the dynamics between notions of de-skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling, as workers negotiate occupational learning and changing identities.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Peter H. Sawchuk
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107034679
Antall sider 287 Dimensjoner 17,7cm x 25,3cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 650 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social welfare & social services, Social, group or collective psychology