DTS417H1: 9 to 5: A Transnational History of the Working Day

Hours

24S

Work is a central preoccupation in human life and culture, and the working day – measured in daylight, in shifts, or in tasks and ‘gigs’ – is, for most people, the basic unit of work. A ‘day’s work’ is so ubiquitous that it seems natural – but it is not – the offices, worksites, hourly wages and everyday forms of discipline and surveillance that shape working lives have a history. This course explores the transnational and diasporic histories of working life, from plantations to factories to offices to informal work at the margins of global industrial capitalism.

Prerequisite
14.0 credits including DTS200Y1
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)