Crisis of Labour: Macro- and Micro-Level of Social Analysis

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 3:45 PM
Room: 512
Oral Presentation
Tatiana SIDORINA , Philosophy, National Research University, Moscow, Russia
The report focuses on the phenomenon of labor crisis and its macro- and micro-level analysis.

At the macro-level labor crisis is a transition to a postindustrial society; one of its features is a weakening of the need for hard work for industrial production. Labor in its classic sense is a thing of the past. Due to globalization, the processes of labour mobility across countries and the emergence of the international labor market play an important role in the contemporary world. And at this level the study focuses on the problems of the prospects of labor as an activity, changing the nature of work, etc. Therefore a researcher faces new challenges such as: identification of new labour types that replace labour in its classic sense; changes in the organization of the living space of people; career opportunities; a change of priority in the lifestyle and day-to-day activities.

At the micro-level, labour crisis can be described as a particular person and/or a family living in terms of increasing tensions of life and the growth of its pace. With changing strategies in the field of labour and employment on a global scale and due to the prospect of joining the conditions of flexible/part-time/freelance job the real work schedule of large numbers of people is becoming more and more intense.    An Individual still, if not more, values their work, willing to work overtime. Labourholism is becoming a common disease.

In the center of our attention is the dichotomy of liberation from rigid labour and labour dependence, which more people around the world suffer from.