Nov 082013
Schedule and Location: Wednesday, May 28 10:45am-12:15pm Vallee-400

Primary Session Category: Communities
Session Code: Comm1
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: The erosion of manufacturing employment across Canada has had profound implications for Canadians and their communities. Those who have managed to retain a foothold in industrial work as well as those who have transitioned into unemployment, retraining or service sector employment typically are now living very different lives in terms of economic insecurities. This session seeks researchers who are examining some aspect of this socio-economic transformation, encompassing but not restricted to the efforts of organized labour as well as community groups and organizations to shore up working-class communities, the profound shifts in family formation and familial roles and the personal/individual ramifications of growing economic precarity in post-industrial neighbourhoods.

Session Organizer: Ann Duffy, Brock University, Sociology,

Chair: Ann Duffy


1.     Alissa Mazar 

From Manufacturing to Mega-Casino: Families in Transition

2.     David Galano   

 The Political Economy of St. Catharinesí Illicit Taxi Trade

3.     Michael Courey  

Post Industrial Neighbourhoods as ëSpaces of Hopeí

4.     June Corman, Ann Duffy, Norene Pupo 

Ramifications of Employment De-franchisement

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