Labor Studies | Theories of the Labor Movement
L380 | 18570 | Chuck David/Thandabantu Iverson


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Class Number 18570; 3 cr. What is the labor movement?  How and why
did it develop?  What are the goals of the movement?  Who makes up
the “working class”?  What is the role of unions, and who should they
be accountable to?  Who decides which questions are important?  We
will begin with theories of organized labor as a revolutionary force
within capitalism, then move to theories of the labor movement as an
institution of business unionism, as an agent of social reform, as a
psychological reaction to industrialization, as a moral force, and as
an inefficient and unnecessary intervention.  Throughout the course
we will read and discuss ways in which different assumptions
regarding race, gender, and the definition of “work” are embedded
within theories of the labor movement.  Instructors: Chuck Davis,
Director and Professor, DLS, IUPUI and Thandabantu Iverson, DLS, IUN.