Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2009/2010
Canadian Excellence

SY610
Temporary Labour Migration and Globalization
0.5 Credit

Focusing on flows of temporary international labour migration, this course will examine the power relations in these temporary spaces and the impacts of these flows on communities of origin and destination. Through reference to particular forms of temporary international movements this course will provide an in-depth look at the power relations within these movements which are mediated by race, gender and class. Attention will be paid to the impact of globalization on these movements, and the effects of these movements in terms of development and social change.