D.W. Livingstone

D.W. Livingstone is Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work and professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

  • Manufacturing Meltdown

    Reshaping Steel Work

    By D.W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith and Warren Smith     February 2011

    In the 1980s, following decades of booming business, the global steel industry went into a precipitous decline, which necessitated significant restructuring. Management demanded workers’ increased participation in evermore temporary and insecure labour. Engaging the workers at the flagship Stelco plant in Hamilton, the authors document new management strategies and the responses of unionized workforces to them. These investigations provide valuable insights into the dramatic changes occurring within the Canadian steel industry.

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  • Recasting Steel Labour

    The Stelco Story

    By June Corman, D.W. Livingstone, Meg Luxton and Wally Secombe     January 1993

    This is a local study of steelworkers employed at, or aid off from, Stelco’s Hilton Works in Hamilton, Ontario. This local study has been situated in the context of the global restructuring of capitalism. The authors content that more than ever before the dynamics of the whole world economy limit and shape the actions of its past - a process referred to as “globalizing the local.”

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