Racism and Paid Work

By Tania Das Gupta

© 1996

This book explicitly addresses racism in the paid workplace, showing how racism, and by corollary sexism, are systemic to society. Based on extensive research on workers in both the Health Care sector and in the Garment Manufacturing sector, the author succeeds in capturing the daily lived realities in the workplace.

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  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.3in x 8.9in
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This book explicitly addresses racism in the paid workplace, showing how racism, and by corollary sexism, are systemic to society.

Racism and Paid Work

By Tania Das Gupta

© 1996

This book explicitly addresses racism in the paid workplace, showing how racism, and by corollary sexism, are systemic to society. Based on extensive research on workers in both the Health Care sector and in the Garment Manufacturing sector, the author succeeds in capturing the daily lived realities in the workplace.

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.3in x 8.9in
  • Author Information

    Tania Das Gupta teaches Sociology at Atkinson College, York University, Ontario.

  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Chapter 1: Theoretical Framework: Class, Racism and Gender

    1. Introducing this Book
    2. Marxist Approaches to the Labour Process
    3. Anti-Racist, Feminist Critiques
    4. Labour Market Segmentation Theories
    5. Critiques to Segmentation Theories
    6. Race and Gender Relations and Managerial Approaches
    7. Racism and Sexism as Ideologies and Economic Relations
    8. Attitudinal, Behavioural and Everyday Forms of Racism
    9. Racism Preserves Cheap Labour and Powerlessness
    10. Anti-Black Racism
    11. Anti-Chinese Racism

    Chapter 2: Manifestations of Racism from Management

    1. Targeting
    2. Scapegoating
    3. Excessive Monitoring
    4. Marginalization
    5. Seeing Solidarity As A Threat
    6. Infantilization
    7. Blaming the Victim
    8. Bias in Work Allocation
    9. Underemployment and the Denial of Promotions
    10. Lack of Accommodation
    11. Segregation of Workers
    12. Co-optation and Selective Alliances
    13. Tokenism

    Chapter 3: Racism in the Garment Industry

    1. Introduction and Research Methods
    2. The Big Picture: Political Economy of the Industry
    3. Role of the Canadian State
    4. Racialized and Gendered Working Class
    5. Racism and Sexism on the Shopfloor

    Chapter 4: Racism in Nursing

    1. Introduction and Research Methods
    2. The Big Picture: Political Economy of Healthcare
    3. Racism in the Wards
    4. Contextualizing Everyday Racism in Hospitals

    Chapter 5: Resisting Racism in the Workplace

    1. Unions
    2. Human Rights Commissions
    3. Community Actions
    4. Community Organizations
    5. Employment Equity
    6. Community Unionism
    7. Anti-Racism Education

    Bibliography

    Index