Ken Jalowica

BA (University of Toronto), MA (University of Toronto), PhD (ABD) University of Toronto
Surrey Office: Surrey Main, 3850B
Surrey Campus: 604.599.3075

Courses taught

  • SOCI 3210 – Technology and Society
  • SOCI 3300 – Sociology of Work and Occupations
  • SOCI 2235 – Development of Sociological Thought
  • SOCI 2225 – Canadian Society
  • SOCI 2230 – Racialization and Ethnicity in Canada
  • SOCI 1125 – Introduction to Society

Areas of Interest

Primary area of interest is the social and environmental implications of technology:  impact of computer-mediated-communication on interpersonal relations and personal identity; virtual reality, the transformation of human knowledge (from knowledge embedded in sense-based experience to knowledge separated from experience) and the consequences of this for human life, society, and the biosphere; impact of robotics, nanotechnology etc. on human labour ( unemployment, underemployment, precarious work, alienation, etc.) ; preventive conceptual models  for better understanding and regulating the influence of modern technology; ‘technique’ and the rationalization of human life.

Scholarly Work

  • Introduction to Technology and Society Studies: A Canadian Perspective (undergraduate textbook, in progress).
  • Healthy Work: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press,2004),collaborator, with N. Khan et al.,
  • Preventive Approaches to the Study of Technology-Society-Biosphere Interactions (Unpublished manuscript prepared for the Centre for Technology and Social Development, University of Toronto).