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Detalles del documento

 

Imprima y guarde

Tesis

Harvesting power and subjugation: Canada's seasonal agricultural workers program in historical context

Fecha

2012

Autores

Clare Glassco

Resumen

This thesis explores the Canadian state's rationale for the creation and perpetuation of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker's Program (SAWP). Informed by and building on the writing of Canadian political economists, this thesis provides a composite history of the program from its creation in 1966 to its current-day incarnation. While many scholars have looked to neo-liberalism to analyze the program, SAWP existed long before the term entered the political lexicon and instead fits into a much longer history of racialized immigration and labour policies in Canada. Therefore, though we need to understand the changes wrought by neo-liberalism, we must also acknowledge the historical continuities inherent in SAWP: no matter who was in office, and what political ideology they subscribed to, migrant labour schemes have consistently been relied onto support the state's project of aiding the accumulation of wealth and filling the labour vacuum left behind by Canadians who gained safer, more secure, and more lucrative employment elsewhere.

Number of pages

132

Universidad

Trent University

Departamento Académico

Faculty of Arts and Science

Nivel

History M.A. Graduate Program

Lugar de publicación

Peterborough, Ontario

Notas

Paper copy in MWR

Conexiones

Los sectores económicos

General relevance - all sectors

Tipos de contenido

Policy analysis, Current Policy, y Past policies

Idiomas

Inglés