Available to master’s degree students of the Study Track in Economic and Social History and, within the boundaries set by the teaching programme, to other students of the Master’s Programme in Society and Change.
After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the global and historical foundations of work and livelihood, their diversity and major trends in light of new and classic studies. They will be able to analytically observe the problematic of household subsistence and coping.
The course examines societal change from the perspective of the global history of work, livelihood and coping. It studies the development of paid employment, work and various forms of employment in Finland and abroad from the perspective of global intersectional working-class history, as well as the microhistory of work and livelihood. Themes examined during the course include free and non-free work, livelihood, ethnicity and gender, household coping strategies and the dynamics of cross-generational inequality.
van der Linden, Marcel & Lucassen, Jan: Prolegomena for a Global Labour History. International Institute of Social History. Amsterdam 1999. (Available online, open access)
Other applicable literature, particularly scientific articles in e-journals or books from the IISH Global Social History series (available as an e-book from the library)
On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, while self-assessment is promoted.
a) Course implemented as contact teaching, including literature and assignments
b) Supervised independent written assignments