Sociology of Work & Labour

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Canada's Labour Market Training System

Athabasca University Press

How does the current labour market training system function and whose interests does it serve? In this introductory textbook, Bob Barnetson wades into the debate between workers and employers, and governments and economists to investigate the ways in which labour power is produced and reproduced in Canadian society. After sifting through the facts and interpretations of social scientists and government policymakers, Barnetson interrogates the training system through analysis of the political and economic forces that constitute modern Canada. This book not only provides students of Canada’s division of labour with a general introduction to the main facets of labour-market training – including skills development, post-secondary and community education, and workplace training – but also encourages students to think critically about the relationship between training systems and the ideologies that support them.

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Red Light Labour

Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

UBC Press

Red Light Labour, the first book to examine sex work policy and advocacy since Canada v. Bedford, showcases the perspectives of sex workers and activists and deepens our understanding of sex work as labour.

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The Deindustrialized World

Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places

UBC Press

The Deindustrialized World opens a window on the experiences of those living at ground zero of deindustrialization and examines confrontations with the ruination of people and places on a global scale.

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Co-operative Canada

Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses

UBC Press

A comprehensive look at how Canadians are responding to the forces of globalization through collectively owned enterprises.

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Sex Work

Rethinking the Job, Respecting the Workers

UBC Press

A lucid and unflinching argument for the reframing of the debate on sex work, ending limiting moralistic approaches, and respecting the unique perspectives of workers.

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