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- Curriculum Vitae, Tom Langford (updated June 2016)
(A) Interesting STUDENT PROJECTS
1. SOCI 461 (Worker Movements and Labour Unions)
- LABOUR UNIONS AND WORKER MOVEMENTS: A FILM GUIDE (1998) (especially for Calgarians)
- LABOUR UNION ATTITUDE SURVEY (1998)
- WORKER POWER IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY (1999) A Service Worker's Guide to Successfully Organizing a Union in Your Workplace
(B) Soci 461 Field Trip to Learn about the
Strike at the Elkview Open Pit Coal Mine, March 2011
STORY AND PICTURES ON FIELD TRIP (2011)
(C) Some of Tom Langford's Own
1. Tom Langford. "AN ALTERNATE VISION OF COMMUNITY: Crowsnest Miners and Their Local
Unions during the 1940s and 1950s."
[This paper appeared in the book "A World Apart: The Crowsnest Communities of Alberta and British Columbia," edited by Wayne Norton and Tom Langford (Kamloops, Plateau Press, 2002).]
2. Tom Langford and Chris Frazer, "THE COLD WAR AND WORKING CLASS POLITICS
IN THE COAL MINING COMMUNITIES OF THE CROWSNEST PASS, 1945-1958."
3. Zia Rahman and Tom Langford, "The Limitations of Global Social Movement Unionism as an
Emancipatory Labour Strategy in Majority World Countries."
[This is a version of a paper that appeared in Volume 6, No. 1 (Spring 2010) of Socialist Studies.]
4. Tom Langford. "Five Decades of Class Analysis in the Canadian Review of Sociology."
[This is an almost-final version of the paper published in the Canadian Review of Sociology's 50th anniversary issue, Vol. 50, No. 3, August 2013.]
5. Tom Langford. "Working Class Power and the Collapse of the Domestic Steam Coal Market: Lessons from the Crowsnest Pass in the 1950s and 1960s."
[This is a version of a paper prepared for a yet-to-be published book based upon the presentations at a conference "Resources, Empire and Labour: A Workshop on Globalization and Alternatives" held at Laurentian University in 2010.]
(D) Worth Remembering
ENOCH WILLIAMS, coal miner and mayor of Blairmore, Alberta, 1936-51, interviewed by David Millar in 1969 at the age of 85