Canada

by Tania Murray Li, University of Toronto, Canada Who owns what? Who does what? Who gets what? What do they do with the surplus? These four questions, concisely posed by agrarian scholar Henry Bernstein, offer a useful starting point for the analysis of rural class formation. The questions work especially well in places where ownership […]

by Éric Pineault, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, and Research Group on Post-Growth Societies, University of Jena, Germany Growth in a capitalist society has multiple meanings and implications, as does the specter of its breakdown or end. It is a material fact, a monetary representation of economic scale and also an idea, a central […]

by Mustafa Koç, Ryerson University, Canada and member of ISA Research Committees on Sociology of Migration (RC31) and Agriculture and Food (RC40) Food security emerged as a discourse during the global financial crisis in the mid-1970s as an international priority to address availability and accessibility of food for all. One of the most familiar definitions […]

by Matthias Kipping, York University, Canada When looking at debates in the business press about the latest trends, say big data, artificial intelligence, or the future of manufacturing, one frequently comes across reports issued by the think tanks of the world’s major consulting firms. Most frequently cited is probably the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), but […]

by Heidi Gottfried, Wayne State University, USA, president of ISA Research Committee on Economy and Society (RC02) and member of ISA Research Committees on Labor Movements (RC44) and Women in Society (RC32), and Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto, Canada and member of RC02 and RC44 The study of care is at the center of […]

by Adelle Blackett, McGill University, Canada In late March 2008, I got an urgent call from the United Nations’ specialized agency on labor, the International Labour Organization (ILO). To the surprise of many, the ILO’s Governing Body had just adopted a resolution requiring it to prepare to negotiate a new international treaty on decent work […]

by Rima Wilkes, University of British Columbia, President of the Canadian Sociological Association, Vice-President for ISA World Congress Program Coordination of ISA Research Committee on Logic and Method (RC33) and member of the Local Organizing Committee of the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Canadian sociologists and members of the Canadian Sociological Association (http://www.csa-scs.ca/) are […]

by Patrizia Albanese, Ryerson University, Canada and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology On July 1, 2017, Canada celebrated its sesquicentennial. For the entire year, Canadians were encouraged to make merry of the fact that they were Canadian and living in what by many measures – GDP, […]

by François Lachapelle and Patrick John Burnett, University of British Columbia, Canada In recent years, global university rankings have praised the international outlook of Canada’s top research universities while top schools in the country have proudly announced their worldwide quest to hire the best qualified candidates. Following recent political instabilities in the US and the […]

by Mitchell McIvor, University of Toronto, Canada In many nations, post-secondary education has become synonymous with labor market prosperity and higher education has been hailed as the great equalizer in class mobility. While higher education is as important as ever to prosperity, however, rising tuition rates have led to an exponential increase in student debt. […]