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Working in a Global Era, Second Edition
Edited by Vivian Shalla
Now in its second edition, this reader presents a critical examination of the changing structure of work in Canada and abroad. Its focus is on the role of Canadian labour in the globalized world. Contributors include David Livingstone, Pat Armstrong, Meg Luxton, Dave Broad, and other prominent Canadian scholars. Each of the seven themed sections begins with a contextual introduction by Vivian Shalla and concludes with critical thinking questions and suggestions for further reading.
New to this edition:
- All new content: 14 up-to-date chapters reflecting the current state of research on work in Canada
- New section on informal care work
- More workplace-based chapters that provide a view "from the shop floor"
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Section I: Contextualizing the Transformation of Work: Globalization and Neoliberalism
Chapter 1: Capitalism Rebooted? The New Economy Might Not Be All That New
Dave Broad and Wayne Antony
Chapter 2: The Neoliberal Rollback in Historical Perspective
Section II: The Reorganization of Work in the Manufacturing and Service Sectors
Chapter 3: Auto Workers' Learning in Lean Production
David W. Livingstone and Olivia Wilson
Chapter 4: Dialling for Service: Transforming the Public Sector Workplace in Canada
Norene J. Pupo and Andrea Noack
Section III: The Increasing Precariousness of Work and the Flexibilization of Working Time
Chapter 5: Precarious Work, Privatization, and the Health-Care Industry: The Case of Ancillary Workers
Pat Armstrong and Kate Laxer
Chapter 6: Shifting Temporalities: Economic Restructuring and the Politics of Working Time
Section IV: Racialization, Labour Migration, and Transformed Labour Markets
Chapter 7: Racializing Work/Reproducing White Privilege
Chapter 8: Labour Migration and Temporary Work: Canada's Foreign-Worker Programs in the "New Economy"
Section V: Experiencing and Responding to Workplace and Labour Market Restructuring
Chapter 9: Flows, Eddies, Swamps, and Whirlpools: Inequality and the Experience of Work Change
Janet Siltanen, Alette Willis, and Willow Scobie
Chapter 10: "Doing Something Meaningful": Gender and Public Service during Municipal Government Restructuring
Diana Worts, Bonnie Fox, and Peggy McDonough
Section VI: Informal Care Work and the Balancing of Paid Work and Family Responsibilities
Chapter 11: Mr. Dithers Comes to Dinner: Telework and the Merging of Women's Work and Home Domains in Canada
Laura C. Johnson, Jean Audrey, and Susan M. Shaw
Chapter 12: Friends, Neighbours, and Community: A Case Study of the Role of Informal Caregiving in Social Reproduction
Section VII: Union Renewal and Alternative Organizing Strategies
Chapter 13: Cross-Constituency Organizing: A Vehicle for Union Renewal
Chapter 14: Renewal from Different Directions: The Case of UNITE-HERE Local 75
"This book will make an important contribution, filling a gap in the scholarly publications on work in this country. This is an exciting collection of readings that will convey some of the most pressing issues that now confront us as students, workers, and citizens."— Pamela Sugiman, McMaster University
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