LBST 200/202: Introduction to Labour Studies (Rev. A3/A3) Report a Broken Link

Labour Studies 200/202 explores the meaning of labour, ranging from people to labour movements.

The following items are all supplementary online items with relevance, or perhaps a direct connection, to the course content. You are not required to pursue any of these materials; they are provided here to encourage your interest in the topic of Labour Studies. You may access this Digital Reading Room from the Athabasca University Library website or from the course website for Labour Studies 200/202.

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Supplementary Readings

Unit 1

Section 1.1: What is Labour Studies About?
Section 1.2: How to Approach Labour Studies?
No online materials identified for Section 1.2.
Section 1.3: Labour Studies: Encounters Among Scientific Knowledge, Workers’ Experience, and Labour Movements
No online materials identified for Section 1.3.
Section 1.4: Art and Culture: Alternative Ways of Approaching Labour and Labour Studies
Among the contemporary labour/folk singers are:

Unit 2

Trade Unions in Canada: History, Structures, and Perspectives
Section 2.1: What Do Unions Do?
News for labour activists from
Section 2.2: A Short History of the Canadian Labour Movement
This website also contains links to a number of Labour Studies journals.

Unit 3

Global Corporations, Local Struggles, and Racism: Longshore Experiences
Section 3.1: Longshore Under Attack (Chapters 1 to 3)
No online materials identified for Section 3.1.
Section 3.2: Taking Positions (Chapters 4 to 8)
Section 3.3: Longshore’s Counter-Offensive (Chapters 9 to 14)
No online materials identified for Section 3.3.

Unit 4

International Experiences: Labour Struggles in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe
Section 4.1: Latin Americas
Section 4.2: Africa
Section 4.3: China
Section 4.4: Europe