Sociology and Anthropology - Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays

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The diversity of Croat-Dalmatian ethnic identity in northern Puget Sound

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Date created: 
1994
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Thesis
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Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) - / Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (Ph.D.)

Dangerous truth : interethnic competition in a northeastern Ontario goldmining community

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Date created: 
1984
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (Ph.D.)

The failing strategy of international trade unionism

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Date created: 
2006
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This thesis outlines the current activities of the largest transnational trade union organization, and offers an explanation as to why it is not succeeding in its efforts to curtail the power of global capital. The paper employs Gramsci's notion of a historic bloc and van der Pijl's understanding of fractions of capital to examine the dilemma faced by Global Unions in seeking to extend to the global level the industrial relations regimes secured in the postwar period throughout the advanced capitalist countries. It is argued that the historical conditions that allowed for a strong role in postwar capitalist hegemony have disappeared, and the current structure of global capitalist hegemony offers no similar opportunities for trade unions. By comparing the conditions that facilitated the creation of postwar industrial relations regimes to the current situation, the thesis hopes to illustrate the historical limitations of trade unionism as an effective form of resistance.

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Thesis
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Department: 
Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Simon Fraser University
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Thesis (M.A.)

Socialism in North America : the case of British Columbia and Washington State, 1900-1960

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Date created: 
1983
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Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (Ph.D.)

Sociology of industrial conflice in Ghana, 1957-1972

Date created: 
1983
Document type: 
Thesis
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Department: 
Theses (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology) / Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)