Date of Award

2009

Publication Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Keywords

Neoliberal globalization, shifting assemblages, communities, Social sciences, Ontario

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

The following is an analysis of shifting economic assemblages in communities and their creative responses to neoliberal globalization. This research suggests that perceived traditional forces of globalization, such as multinational corporations, may be in retreat from shaping community affairs. Instead, neoliberal globalization opens new avenues of global enterprise for smaller players and brings to light imaginative alternatives in community assemblages. The current literature has little to offer for tracing the reassemblage of communities. The case study examines the small community of Leamington in South-Western Ontario, Canada, and its changing relationship with the local H. J. Heinz production facility. It is based on interviews and web-site and newspaper research.

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