Economy and Society


Examines the changing relations between work and life outside of paid employment. Particular attention is paid to new forms of expropriation that profit from claiming private ownership of collective effort, ideas and cultural forms. These developments are crucial to understanding and contesting social inequality, globalisation, organisational restructuring and new technologies. Course material is drawn from international literatures and is grounded in an understanding of contemporary New Zealand.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for SOCIOL 208

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Semester 2




SOCIOL 208: 15 points


30 points at Stage I in Employment Relations and Organisational Studies or Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with B+ or higher, or 30 points in International Relations and Business.