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The Abolition of Work and Other Myths
Schleuning, Neala
Article
1995
Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Book
1997
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
Connexions Library: Work Focus Page
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on work.
Down To Earth People: Beyond Class Reductionism and Postmodernism
Secombe, Wallace; Livingstone, David W.
Book
1999
Working class women and men offer their analysis of the world today and its multi-dimensional inequalities.
Forced to Love the Grind: Passion is the new workplace requirement - and one that should be resisted
Tokumitsu, Miya
Article
2015
In this world, legendary figures are the ones who remain in the office for one hundred hours straight, working through their children's musical recitals and 104-degree fevers. The idea is that workers...
The Hidden Injuries of Class
Sennett, Richard; Cobb, Jonathon
Book
1966
Sennett and Cobb look at human relations between people of different classes and analyze everyday life and ordinary situations to identify class signals that make people feel inadequate.
In Praise of Idleness
Russell, Bertrand
Book
1932
More leisure, not work, will benefit civilization. Modern organization and technology makes a four hour work day possible for leisure to be distributed to everyone.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Judging workers for control and profit
Lin, Htun
Article
2013
The computer with its air of objectivity has come to dominate human beings. The usurping of human judgment pervades all of society, from healthcare and education to manufacturing and the judicial sphe...
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Mason, Paul
Book
2010
Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
The Mass Psychology of Fascism
Reich, Wilhelm
Book
1933
Wilhelm Reich's class study, written during the years of the German crisis. Reich repudiates the concept that fascism is the ideology or action of a single individual or nationality, or any ethnic or ...
Monographs on the Portuguese
Article
1975
A collection of analytical essays on the Portugese immigrant community in Toronto.
The Newsletter #2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
The Newsletter #3
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
2001
Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them, inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any...
On Unions and the Class Struggle
Article
1969
Written during the wave of workers' struggles known as the Italian hot autumn of 1969, when the autonomous struggles of the working class reached an unprecedented level, laying bare the character and ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016: Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working people -- and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about th...
Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story: New Internationalist June 2005 - #379
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human co...
Part-time Paradox: Connecting Gender, Work and Family
Duffy, Ann; Pupo, Norene
Book
1992
Tthe authors discuss whether the over-representation of women in part-time labour is exploitive or liberating. They present interviews and original research to describe the ways in which alternative w...
Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the twenty-first century
Spannos, Chris (ed.)
Book
2008
Real Utopia identifies and obliterates the barriers to an egalitarian, bottom-up society, while convincingly outlining how to build it.
Report from Dubai: Against The Current vol. 131
Francis, Vicky
Article
2007
Dubai — This gulf emirate is shaping up into a key tourist destination. For golf, luxury hotels and high-end shopping, it is firmly established as a key player in the Middle East region. Dubai’s geogr...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Traces of Magma: An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
Book
1983
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
Working Hours
Viale, Guido
Article
In this article written around 1972, Guido Viale, a member of the Italian socialist group Lotta Continua, discusses the struggle for less work and shorter hours.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Labor Notes
Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979. Through our magazine, website, books, conf...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Workers Solidarity Alliance
Workers Solidarity Alliance is an anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian organization of activists who believe that working people can build a new society and a better world based on the principles of so...
Centre for Research on Work & Society
University-union-community research centre doing activist research on work and labour.

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International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...