Shifting categories. How the global crisis unsettles the way we think about work (working title)
Work is constantly categorized and classified. Work-related categories are more than theoretical constructs: they are embodied in laws, social norms and practices, and formal and informal institutions, thereby shaping the realities of employers and workers. The ongoing process of the transformation of work over the three last decades has put into question many established categories, such as “lifelong jobs” and “full-employment”, while creating new ones such as “self-employed” and “telework”. The Corona pandemic, with its large-scale effects, has emphasized and given special visibility to these processes of the (re)categorization of work.
The upcoming volume brings together essays written by sociologists, philosophers, historians, anthropologists, management scholars, and legal scholars from several countries reflecting on the various ways work is categorized and how these categorizations have been shifting in the last few decades and during the recent crisis.
Wiko Briefs - Working Futures in Corona Times
The Corona crisis has challenged our societies, and within them the field of work, in various ways. In a series of essays, members of the Working Futures network and Fellows of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin share their analysis of the effects of the pandemic on our social life, the future of work, and the related public and academic debates.