Work Practices

Notes of resistance in the Scottish Whisky Industry - craftsmanship

In late February 2016, I was travelling on a daily basis to a cooperage site in Scotland, to conduct several interviews with coopers for the purpose o...

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Between the structured and the unstructured – different experiences of master thesis supervision in Sweden and Poland

In this blog entry, originally a research essay, I aim to study my individual experiences of master supervision in two countries – Sweden and Poland in the light of the research on internationalisation of higher education classroom by Crose (2011), on intercultural competence by Gopal (2011) and theory of cultural dimensions of Hofstede (1997).

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On nurses, strikes, and public sociology

On 24th May 2016 nurses who work at the Child Health Centre, the major paediatric centre for serious illnesses in Poland, started a strike action.

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How good is a good job?

What is a measure of a good job is not a common understanding – the EU follows quality of work through at least 3 different indexes[1], employer and employee organizations each have their own[2], ILO follows Decent Work Indicators and OECD has only recently launched its Job Quality Framework.

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#WorkingIllegally - how to talk on work issues in documentary

At the end of April, I visited Glasgow and had occasion to see an interesting documentary with Olena and Radek. I think the subject of it goes well with the discussion that we have now in the blog section - on how to talk about social phenomenons using filming methods.

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