The NB Media Co-op and RAVEN invite all to hear David Thomas on his book, Bombardier Abroad: Patterns of Dispossession, in a conversation with Alain Deneault on how corporations shape social inequalities.
When: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30pm
Where: Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton
Books will be on sale at the event and can also be bought online from Fernwood.
About Bombardier Abroad: Patterns of Dispossession
“Building on a growing and robust interest in the roles of Canadian corporations operating abroad, David P. Thomas offers a critical analysis of the aerospace giant Bombardier. In Bombardier Abroad, Thomas examines several cases of Bombardier’s work in the high-speed rail sector in South Africa, Israel/Palestine and China/Tibet and argues that these projects are deepening existing social and political tensions. Thomas illustrates the ways in which the corporation is inserting itself into highly contested social and political climates and how the rail projects are a form of infrastructure that entrenches and exacerbates existing conditions of dispossession and inequality. Thomas also examines the various ways in which the Canadian state supports the work of Bombardier in these countries.” – Fernwood
David P. Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Mount Allison University, on unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaw Peoples. His teaching and research interests focus on the role of Canadian actors abroad and on international political economy.
Alain Deneault is a philosopher and professor at the Université de Moncton Shippagan campus. He is the author of several books on international finance, globalization transnational corporations and corporate tax havens, including Noir Canada: Pillage, corruption et criminalité en Afrique, Offshore: Tax Havens and the Rule of Global Crime, Imperial Canada Inc.: Legal Haven of Choice for the World’s Mining Industries, co-written with William Sacher, and Canada: A New Tax Haven, and Mediocracy.