Labour Control in the Tobacco Agro-Spaces: Migrant Agricultural Workers in South-Western Ontario

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Labour Control in the Tobacco Agro-Spaces: Migrant Agricultural Workers in South-Western Ontario

  1. 1. Robert M. BridiLabour Control in theTobacco Agro-Spaces:Migrant Agricultural Workers in South-Western OntarioAntipode2013
  2. 2. Theincreasingflow ofmigrantworkersIntroduction
  3. 3. ArgumentThe labour control regime is conditioned exogenouslyby multi-scalar factors, and generated endogenouslyat the point of production
  4. 4. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographers
  5. 5. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographers•The Marxian conceptualization of the capital-labour relation
  6. 6. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographers•The Marxian conceptualization of the capital-labour relation• Labour process theory
  7. 7. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographers•The Marxian conceptualization of the capital-labour relation• Labour process theory• Labour geography
  8. 8. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographersThe Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, andthe tobacco industry in South-Western Ontario
  9. 9. SectionsTobacco growing areas in South-Western Ontario (source: Ramsey et al.2003; reproduced with permission from The Great Lakes Geographer/Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario)
  10. 10. SectionsCanadian legal sales of cigarettes, 2000-2010 (source:StatisticsCanada 2011)
  11. 11. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographersThe Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, andthe tobacco industry in South-Western OntarioOutline of the methodology and the empiricalscope
  12. 12. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographersThe Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, andthe tobacco industry in South-Western OntarioOutline of the methodology and the empiricalscope• Intensive research design
  13. 13. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographersThe Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, andthe tobacco industry in South-Western OntarioOutline of the methodology and the empiricalscope• Intensive research design• Semi-structured interactive interviews
  14. 14. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographersThe Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, andthe tobacco industry in South-Western OntarioOutline of the methodology and the empiricalscopeEmpirical examination of the multiple modes oflabour control
  15. 15. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographersThe Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, andthe tobacco industry in South-Western OntarioOutline of the methodology and the empiricalscopeEmpirical examination of the multiple modes oflabour control•The sphere of circulation
  16. 16. SectionsThe articulation of the capital-labour relation bylabour process theorists and labour geographersThe Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, andthe tobacco industry in South-Western OntarioOutline of the methodology and the empiricalscopeEmpirical examination of the multiple modes oflabour control•The sphere of circulation•The sphere of production
  17. 17. AcademicContributionto theUnderstandingof theCapital-LabourRelationAcademicContributionLabour ProcessTheoryLabourGeography
  18. 18. ThankYouCommentsQuestionsPolitical Implications
  19. 19. Questions and Commentsrmbridi@gmail.com

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