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Contested learning in welfare work : a study of mind, political economy and the labour process

Author: Peter H Sawchuk
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Learning in doing.
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A detailed account of the lives of state welfare workers as they accommodate, resist and flounder in times of austerity.
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Sawchuk, Peter H. (Peter Harold), 1968-
Contested learning in welfare work.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012042705
(OCoLC)812067141
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Sawchuk
ISBN: 9781139540889 1139540882 9781107345942 1107345944
OCLC Number: 847644099
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contested Learning in Welfare Work; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures and Tables; Series Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Purposes of the Book; Outline of the Book; Data Sources and Interpretation; 2 The Skills Impasse and an Activity Approach; Introduction; Part 1: Interrogating Research on Skill, Knowledge, and Work --
Arguing ... ; Braverman's Departure and the Three Basic ... ; Up-Skilling/De-Skilling at the Skills Impasse; Part 2: Understanding the Occupational Learning/Labour Process as Activity. The Departure Marked by CHAT and Its Family Resemblances ... From Mediation to Activity; Key Concepts of the CHAT Tradition; Contradiction and Dialectical Thought in the Learning/Labour Process: ... ; Conclusions and Definitions; 3 Taylorism --
An Enduring Influence; Introduction; Origin and Meaning: Materiality, Tasks, and Learning; Persistence and Contemporary Expressions; Conclusions; 4 Historical Mediations in the Making of Taylorism in Contemporary ... ; Introduction; "Dig Where You Stand": Origins of the Objects of Canadian State Welfare Work1. Phases of the Labour Process and Occupational Change in State Welfare WorkThe Politics and Character of Welfare Work Change in a Canadian Context; Conclusions; 5 Experiencing the De-Skilling Premises of Welfare Work; Introduction; Experiencing Changes in Division of Labour; Experiencing Changes in Autonomy and Control; Experiencing Changes in Workload; Experiencing Changes in Client Relations; Conclusion; 6 De-Skilling --
Learning Welfare Work and the Mediations of Space, Time, and Distance; Introduction; Returning to First Principles of Materiality: Space and CHAT Analysis. Basic Space, Time, and Distance Mediations in Welfare Work ActivityAffording Activity with Software: Computer Mediated Space ... ; Paper as a Source of Customization of Spatial Relations of Learning and Control; Conclusions; 7 Re-Skilling, Consenting, and the Engrossments of Administrative Knowledge; Introduction; On Games, Consent, and Engrossment; Fragile Transitions toward Administrative Knowledge Production in Activity; Realization of Trajectories of Administrative Production; The Curious Case of Workarounds in Administrative Expertise; Conclusions. 8 Up-Skilling, Resisting, and Re-Keying for Craft KnowledgeIntroduction; On the Re-Keying of Activity; Fragile Transitions toward Craft Knowledge Production in Activity; Realization of Trajectories of Craft Knowledge Production; Conclusions; 9 Divisions of Knowledge Production, Group Formation, and Occupational Enculturation; Introduction; Implications of Occupational Entry Processes, Labour Markets, and Careers; Part 1: Worker Beliefs and the Practices of Division across Veterans and Newcomers; Worker Perspectives on the Changes to Initial Qualification: Beliefs-in-Action.
Series Title: Learning in doing.
Responsibility: Peter Sawchuk, University of Toronto.

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