CfP: Science at Work. How Academics and Other Specialists Contributed to the Normalization of Work (late 19th and first half of the 20th century) (Event: Vienna 09/2013); DL: 07.01.2013

Project „The Production of Work“, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

Venue: Vienna
Time: September 9th to 11th, 2013
Deadline: January 7th, 2013, CfP als PDF

The workshop will investigate how science and/or scholarship (in the broadest sense) from late 19th to the first half of the 20th century contributed to the historical production of work.

Work has fundamentally changed since the late 19th century. Emerging welfare states not only started to intervene more systematically in labour relations but also to bring forward new social facts. Overall, work was increasingly normalized as regular – at best skillful – gainful employment. It took place in national (instead of just occupational) labour markets and was complemented by new kinds of legitimate non-work (unemployment, illness, childhood, leisure time etc). This new work allowed for a new system of entitlements, thus … read more (PDF)

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