Mining Town Crisis
Globalization, Labour and Resistance in Sudbury

Leadbeater, David ed
Publisher:  Fernwoood Publishing
Year Published:  2008  
Pages:  144pp   ISBN:  9781552662755
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8098

Abstract:  Exploring key aspects of economic health and social conditions in one of the worlds largest hardrock mining centres-Sudbury, David Leadbetter explores the impact of globalization and corporate power on the town and its citizens. He debunks the myth that given the enormous mineral wealth it has given people prosperity, educational, health and social-welfare systems and a well maintained and attractive physical infrastructure. He analyzes the impact on working people and why resistance has emerged. While Sudbury is the focus the book offers important lessons for other mining and resource towns.

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