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SOCIOLOGY

SOCY-596
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

SOCY-596
001
SOCIOLOGY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Women and Work

While women have always worked, they have not always been considered "workers." This course examines the gendered patterns of women's work from a historical and global perspective. Beginning with the ways in which capitalism and technology transformed the domestic labor of housewives, it traces their journey from hearth to factory, and from shop floor to office cubicle. Case studies include women's work in specific industries (service, blue collar, professional); occupations (managerial, clerical, nursing, child care, etc); and sites of labor in the global economy, while also attending to various challenges that women as workers pose to the sociology of work.