Contested Learning in Welfare Work

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A Study of Mind, Political Economy, and the Labour Process

By by Peter H. Sawchuk

Sub Title : A Study of Mind, Political Economy, and the Labour Process

Written by : by Peter H. Sawchuk

Subject Category : Psychology & Psychiatry

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Drawing on the field of cultural historical psychology and the sociologies of skill and labour process, Contested Learning in Welfare Work offers a detailed account of the learning lives of state welfare workers in Canada as they cope, accommodate, resist and flounder in times of heightened austerity. Documented through in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis, Peter Sawchuk shows how the labour process changes workers, and how workers change the labour process, under the pressures of intensified economic conditions, new technologies, changing relations of space and time, and a high-tech version of Taylorism. Sawchuk traces these experiences over a seven-year period that includes major work reorganisation and the recent economic downturn. His analysis examines the dynamics between notions of de-skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling, as workers negotiate occupational learning and changing identities. Cambridge University Press; June 2013 ISBN 9781107353060 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Contested Learning in Welfare Work Author: Peter H. Sawchuk Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Psychology & Psychiatry > Psychotherapy > Group History Business > Labor Political Science > Social Services & Welfare Social Science > Sociology ISBNs 1107353068 9781107034679 9781107353060 9781107358065

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Psychology & Psychiatry - Psychotherapy - Group History Business - Labor Political Science - Social Services & Welfare Social Science - Sociology

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1107353068 - 9781107034679 - 9781107353060 - 9781107358065

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