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070295 SE Seminar - Free and Unfree Labor Relations in Global Perspective, 17th Century to the Present (2020S)

8.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

An/Abmeldung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

There will be extra sessions to attend on the 11.3.2020 (13:15-14:45; SR 14 am Oskar Morgenstern Platz); 20.04.2020 (15.00-18.15; Seminarraum 3; Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1; 1.Stock) and 22.05.2020 (09.45-13.00; Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1; 1.Stock). There will be no class on the 7.5.2020.

Donnerstag 05.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 11.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 19.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 26.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 02.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 20.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 23.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 30.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 14.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 22.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 28.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

What is the difference between free and unfree labor? Which continuities and ruptures can be discerned in labor relations from antiquity to the “medieval” and modern periods? Which role did and do servitude, coerced labor and chattel slavery play in comparison to self-employment and wage labor in the emergence and dynamics of capitalism? For Marx and orthodox Marxists it was especially those labor relations based on wage labor that enabled the reproduction of industrial capitalism. On the other hand, heterodox Marxists and some adherents of Global Labor History caution that unfree labor relations have not decreased. To the contrary, they point out that forms of unfree labor have increased throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of these topics and other similar themes will be examined in the course of this seminar. The main focus is on the period between the 18th and 20th centuries even though earlier and later periods will also be touched upon. Finally, we will discuss what we might learn from these debates with regard to labor relations in the 21st century.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Oral presentations of 15-20 minutes per person (teamwork is possible).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students are required to regularly attend the seminar (only two missed classes are permissible). Furthermore, attendees are expected to continuously participate throughout the semester with weekly reading and writing assignments. Oral presentations of 15-20 minutes per person (teamwork is possible) – based on topics other than the required reading assignments – are an integral part of the students’ task. Marks are based on a) active participation in class (25%) b); oral presentations (25%); and a written paper of ca. 15 pages (50%).

Prüfungsstoff

Marks are based on a) active participation in class (25%) b); oral presentations (25%); and a written paper of ca. 15 pages (50%).

Literatur

Introductory Reading: Hugo Soly, Catharina Lis, Worthy Efforts: Attitudes to Work and Workers in Pre-Industrial Europe, Leiden 2012; Marcel van der Linden, Workers of the World: Essays Toward a Global Labor History, Leiden 2008; Tom Brass, Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies: Reviews and Essays, 1982-2016, Leiden 2017

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Epoche: Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte
Aspekte: Globalgeschichte

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20