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Social Justice, Work and Society

3 unit(s) The goal of this course is an exploration of contemporary struggles for social justice in the context of work and society. Although working people and their organizations have traditionally focused their energies on workplace and legislative struggles for income equalization, unions and other social movements have been pressed to broaden their strategies and struggles to include new voices, structures, issues and tactics. Using present-day examples, this course will expose students to a range of theories and strategies for understanding and critically evaluating the concept of social justice, struggles for social justice, as well as the way that paid and unpaid work are and, at times, are not central to these struggles.

WORK SOC 760

Social Justice, Work and Society

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter, Fall Offered?: No Language?: No

3 unit(s) The goal of this course is an exploration of contemporary struggles for social justice in the context of work and society. Although working people and their organizations have traditionally focused their energies on workplace and legislative struggles for income equalization, unions and other social movements have been pressed to broaden their strategies and struggles to include new voices, structures, issues and tactics. Using present-day examples, this course will expose students to a range of theories and strategies for understanding and critically evaluating the concept of social justice, struggles for social justice, as well as the way that paid and unpaid work are and, at times, are not central to these struggles.