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Teaching is not a Gift: Gift Rhetoric at the BCTF Bargaining Table

In light of the ongoing BC teachers’ strike, I thought it a relevant time to post this talk, which I originally gave at Brown University in 2011 (during another strike). In it I introduce the concept of gift economies, via Marcel Mauss and Pierre Bourdieu, and illustrate how the Liberal government mobilizes this┬árhetoric in order […]