Quality Work Life

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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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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The sharing economy: hypercapitalism or sustainable alternative?

The sharing economy: exaggerated optimism? In June Juliet Schor, American professor of sociology at the University of Boston, was a guest at the Univ...

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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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Notes of resistance in the Scottish Whisky Industry – 1st Post, Swallows in whisky distilleries

These series of posts can be read as an exercise of what actually encompasses resistance, or simply an act of ‘distraction’ from your working lives.

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Book review: The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

The Spirit Level is a book written by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in 2009. The book’s main argument is that inequality within a society has ser...

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