Friday, October 3 – Saturday, October 4, 2014, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

FREE (but registration is required: email your name, affiliation and contact number to [email protected] by Tuesday, September 23rd. Please also inform us if you are a CAWLS member.)

CAWLS and the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University are proud to co-host Dissent and Resistance in the Workplace, a day-long mini-conference in honour of the work of Dr. Paul Thompson of the University of Strathclyde and this year’s Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at McMaster University.

Paul Thompson is a preeminent theorist of changes in work and organization. His book The Nature of Work (Macmillan 1983, 1989) played a major role in the development of labour process theory. Paul is best known for Organization Misbehaviour (Sage 1999), ‘All Quiet on the Workplace Front: A Critique of Recent Trends in British Industrial Sociology’ (Sociology’s 6th most cited paper), Work Organizations (Palgrave, with David McHugh), and as editor of Research Notes, Debates and Controversies in the journal Work, Employment and Society.

Thompson’s visit at McMaster will include lectures to both undergraduate and graduate student audiences as well as the Jack and Kay Graham Memorial Lecture on October 3, at 5:30pm in the Great Hall of the University Club. All talks are open to the public. For details, see the Conference Poster below.

See the original Call for Papers here

CAWLS Conference Schedule Updated: Please note: due to demand, we’ve had to book bigger rooms! This schedule includes the new room locations.

Conference Poster

Co-Sponsors: McMaster School of Labour Studies, the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies, Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario CURA, the Austerity Research Group, the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, and McMaster’s Health, Aging and Society, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology departments.

For more information: Contact Donna Baines ([email protected]) or Stephanie Ross ([email protected])

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