Transnational Horizons: Workers in Canada Enter the Global Sphere


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I am currently completing a manuscript entitled Transnational Horizons: Workers in Canada Enter the Global Sphere (under contract with the University of Toronto Press). This book will be the first full-length study of the efforts of workers and workers’ organizations in Canada to act transnationally.

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The book has three central objectives:

1. To advance research in the emerging field of Global Labour Studies by developing a theoretical framework to understand the way principal actors within the labour movement have seen workers in the Global South as both opportunities and threats to the future and security of Canadian workers. Specifically, the book presents a dialectical framework to understand how ideas of race, gender and citizenship shape transnational resistance strategies, and how racialized and gendered class formation in Canada continues to influence ideas of workers’ justice and responses to imperialism, colonialism and the regulation of migrant workers.

2. To establish the groundwork for future scholarship on labour transnationalism in Canada by providing original empirical research on the conflicting forces at work in the making of transnational strategies.

3. To support the efforts of practitioners to imagine new strategic directions for transnational solidarity. This book does this by both identifying ongoing structural and ideological challenges for building labour transnationalism and lessons from major counterforces to the dominant institutional practices

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