Using readings 59 and 60, describe how the concept of alienation…

Using readings 59 and 60, describe how the concept of alienation…

Using readings 59 and 60, describe how the concept of alienation…

 Using readings 59 and 60, describe how the concept of alienation can apply to modern work and workplaces.

b. Thinking about modern work and workplaces, which theorist (Marx or Weber) do you think makes the most convincing case about alienation and why?

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Today, he lives with two of his brothers in a weathered
gable-front house next to a vacant lot. He is still getting used to
the prosthesis, and hobbles when he walks. “1 never… Show more

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Popowycz acknowledged that some human resources
supervisors had sold fake IDs; when the company found out, it
fired them. He insisted that Case Farms complied wi… Show more

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working under the same ID “The manager, he told me if you can
buy another paper you’re welcome to come back,” Ixcoy said. So
he bought another ID for $1,000 and returned to Ca… Show more

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can violate the labor laws at least once with impunity.” Case
Farms had broken the law, but there was nothing Gonzalez could
do about it. The doctor told her that she needed sur… Show more

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Administration informing it that the Social Security number she
had provided wasn’t valid. Gonzalez, one of the few Mexicans at
the plant, told me that the director sold her a new p… Show more

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to the plant in a dilapidated van whose seating consisted of
wooden planks resting on cinder blocks. Exhaust fumes seeped
in through holes in the floor. The Texas farmworkers… Show more

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Case Farms was founded in 1986, when Tom Shelton, a longtime
poultry executive, bought a family-owned operation called Case
Egg & Poultry, whose plant was in Winesburg, … Show more

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bird, I learned, could go from clucking to nuggets in less than
three hours, and be in your bucket or burrito by lunchtime the
next day. Poultry processing begins in the chicken h… Show more

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the bosses seemed to care about immigration status. Within
days, Osiel and several othersiall underage and
undocumented—were fired. Though Case Farms isn’… Show more

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NHCHAEL GRABELL QQLEXPLOITATION AND ABUSE AT THE
CHICKEN PLANT Agricultural industries have long relied on
immigrants (documented and undocumented) to fill j… Show more

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Over time, automation has generally had a happy ending: As it
has displaced jobs, it has created new ones. But some experts
are beginning to worry that this time could be differ… Show more

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The first job that Sherry Johns on, 56, lost to automation was at
the local newspaper in Marietta, Georgia, where she fed paper
into the printing machines and laid out pages. Later, … Show more

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For me, being an independent contractor meant that the job was
lonely, with no colleagues to share stories with and no boss to
ask about the many confusing aspects of being a fir… Show more

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fellow and policy director at the Metropolitan Policy Program at
Brookings. Regular payroll employment in ground-transportation
companies grew at a much slower rate, Brookings f… Show more

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Milwaukee Amazon Flex driver, is the sole provider for his family
and uses BadgerCare, the Wisconsin health-insurance program
for low-income residents, for his family’s health insu… Show more

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for Flex workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, told me that 70
to 80 percent of the drivers in the group are doing so full-time.
(Akunts drives for Flex in Sunnyvale, California, from… Show more

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misclassifying workers as independent contractors. Amazon Flex
employees sometimes make below the minimum wage in the city
where they live—including in Seattle, where the mini… Show more

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in a sleepy San Francisco suburb, listening to an audiobook as I
dropped packages on doorsteps, smelling the lavender and
sagebrush that grace many front lawns here. My firs… Show more

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Amazon has rolled out Flex in more than 50 cities, including New
York; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Memphis, Tennessee. The
company doesn’t share information about how many… Show more

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ALANA SEMUELS 52:1 DELIVERED PACKAGES FOR AMAZON
AND IT WAS A NIGHTMARE Increasingly, workers are turning to
jobs in the “gig economy” for both sol

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