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A Critical Ethnography of Education in the Edmonton Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

  • Author / Creator
    Chubb, Aaron
  • This study asks how members of the Edmonton Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) are learning to challenge capitalist hegemony. A critical ethnographic method is used to explore the question. A history of education in the IWW and related movements provides a foreground to findings and analysis in this contemporary study. A rich practise of workers’ education is found in the Edmonton and wider IWW which—aided by actions of solidarity— influences working-class struggles beyond membership. A combination of organic and traditional intellectuals engage in a revolutionary praxis of anarcho-syndicalism and related theories reinterpreted through struggles that challenge capitalist hegemony pre-figuratively in the workplace and on the picket lines of Edmonton.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ZC70
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Policy Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Chovanec, Donna (Department of Educational Policy Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Taylor, Allison (Department of Educational Policy Studies)
    • Chovanec, Donna (Department of Educational Policy Studies)
    • Spencer, Bruce (Centre for Work and Community Studies, Athabasca University)