BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly, has published a review of Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada (2016, PM Press), co-edited by Aziz Choudry and Adrian A. Smith.
Housed at the University of British Columbia from its inception, BC Studies is a respected peer reviewed journal, an important publishing venue of original research from a diverse group of scholars, and a training ground for students. Reviews of new books with relevance to British Columbia are also fundamental to BC Studies.
The book was reviewed by Sarah Marsden, Assistant Professor with Thompson Rivers University's Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on migration and the laws governing work and social welfare.
"This collection is significant in its contribution to labour migration studies. It includes multiple empirical pieces in which critiques of law and policy draw directly on interviews with migrant workers," writes Marsden in part. "Its greatest strength, however, lies in the grounding of its analysis in the insights of organizers and activist-scholars directly involved with the material struggles of migrant workers." Please click here to read the entire review online.
Aziz Choudry is Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University and a visiting professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg, where he is affiliated to the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation. He is author or co-author of several books including Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements (University of Toronto Press, 2015), and co-editor of Learning from the Ground Up: Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Just Work? Migrant Workers’ Struggles Today (Pluto Press, 2015), Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada (2016, PM Press), and Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History's Schools (Routledge, 2017). Choudry serves on the boards of the Immigrant Workers Centre, Montreal and the Global Justice Ecology Project.