Conceptualizations and meanings of labour: classical and contemporary perspectives


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Description

The course is aimed to provide a solid theoretical background for PhD students working on or interested in issues related to labour, in the broadest sense of the term. The course brings together a range of theoretical perspectives from political economy, sociology of work and gender studies. The course will be composed of 3 days, and will combine lectures with seminar-style discussions. At the end of each day a Master class of 1.5 hours will be held with the instructors of that day. Up to three PhD students could choose to take part in each Master class, according to its relevance to their PhD projects. These students will be asked to send 2 weeks in advance an essay or a research paper that will be disseminated to the instructors and the other students. The students will briefly recap their submission (5-10 minutes), followed by feedback and discussion (20-25 minutes). Note: this is not a requirement of the course but an option for the students who are in advanced stage of their work and seek substantial feedback.

Preliminary programme

1st meeting: “Before and after Marx: The centrality of work” - 26th January 2016, 09.30 – 16.30, Facultaire vergaderzaal Decaan John Vincke, Faculty Political & Social Sciences, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent

2nd meeting: “Re-organizing labour: Perspectives on recent developments” - 12th of February 2016, 09:30 – 16:30, Facultaire vergaderzaal Decaan John Vincke, Faculty Political & Social Sciences, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent

3rd meeting: “Feminist perspectives on labour” - 8th of March 2016, 09:30 – 16:30, Faculty Political & Social Sciences, Gent, venue to be confirmed

Study material

http://zephyr.ugent.be/main/course_home/course_home.php?cidReq=CONCEPTUALIZATIONSAN

Number of participants

Maximum 17 participants

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

Presence and active participation during all sessions

Registration fee

Free of charge for members of the Ghent University Doctoral Schools