Health, occupation and community : social-ecological restructuring and Prince Rupert fish processing workers

Knott, Christine. (2009) Health, occupation and community : social-ecological restructuring and Prince Rupert fish processing workers. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis is an exploratory study based on 16 in-depth interviews with fish processing workers and key informants, as well as statistical information from Statistics Canada and Work Safe BC, that examines how restructuring of the British Columbia fishery has affected fish processing workers in Prince Rupert. Using a feminist social-ecological framework, it traces the history of the fishery including the fish processing industry from its conception until 2008. The historical overview since 1980 focuses on the political, industrial, environmental, and social restructuring of the industry and the ramifications of this interactive restructuring for the occupational, personal, and community health of fish processing workers in Prince Rupert. Special attention is paid to the ways that gender, race, class, and ethnicity interact and overlap, resulting in harsh ramifications for most workers but particularly those who are female, aboriginal, and fighting to stay above the poverty line.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 9172
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 172-181).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Gender Studies
Date: 2009
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--British Columbia--Prince Rupert
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Fish trade--British Columbia--Prince Rupert--Employees; Fisheries--British Columbia--Prince Rupert--History; Fishery processing industries--British Columbia--Prince Rupert--History

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