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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores how our experience of work has changed since the beginning of western industrialisation. We consider both paid and unpaid work in the context of broad social, cultural, economic and technological changes, and the way in which these changes have shaped the personal meanings we attach to work. Topics include the growth of the professions, work-life balance, emotional and domestic labour, narratives of work and identity, and the impacts of globalisation on work.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year sociology subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects SOC3WES

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