Mining Town Crisis: Globalization, Labour and Resistance in Sudbury

  • Publish Date: 2009-04-01
  • Binding: Paperback

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Exploring key aspects of the economic, health, and social conditions of the largest hard-rock-mining center in North Americaand in the worldthis account investigates the hinterland mining town of Sudbury in Northern Ontario, Canada. Deconstructing the myth that the enormous mineral wealth of the Sudbury Basin has brought prosperity to the towns cultural and educational welfare institutions, this overview analyzes the impact that globalization and corporate power have had on the working people, how and why resistance has emerged, and why alternative directions are needed. Uncovering the truth behind a well-maintained and attractive physical infrastructure, this examination offers important lessons for other mining and resource communities.

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