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Mark P Thomas

Department of Sociology

Associate Professor
 
Office: N809 Ross Building
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 30205
Emailmpthomas@yorku.ca
 
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   Area of Specialization

Political Economy; Economic Sociology



Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, York University
M.A., Sociology, University of Guelph
B.A.‐Honours, Political Science and Sociology, Carleton University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests

The regulation of labour standards at local,  national,  and transnational scales., Labour rights and migrant workers., Labour responses to austerity politics.

All Publications

Books

Brock, Deborah, Rebecca Raby, and Mark Thomas (eds.) (2012). Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson.

Pupo, Norene, and Mark Thomas (eds.) (2010) Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Thomas, Mark (2009) Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Book Chapters

Brock, Deborah, Rebecca Raby, and Mark Thomas (2012) “Unpacking the Centre.” In D. Brock, R. Raby, and M. Thomas (eds.) Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson, 2-10.

Thomas, Mark (2012) “Class, State and Power: Unpacking Social Relations in Contemporary Capitalism.” In D. Brock, R. Raby, and M. Thomas (eds.) Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson, 110-132.

Thomas, Mark (2012) “Thinking Global: ‘The West and the Rest’.” In D. Brock, R. Raby, and M. Thomas (eds.) Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson, 247-51.

Thomas, Mark (2011) “Global Unions, Local Labour, and the Regulation of International Labour Standards: Mapping ITF Labour Rights Strategies”. In M. Fichter, M. Serrano, and E. Xhafa (eds.) Trade Union and the Global Crisis: Labour’s Visions, Strategies and Responses. Geneva: International Labour Organization.

Thomas, Mark (2011) “Regulating Labour Standards in the Global Economy: Emerging Forms of Global Governance”. In G. Teeple and S. McBride (eds.), Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 95-117.

Thomas, Mark (2010) “Neoliberalism, Racialization, and the Regulation of Employment Standards”. In S. Braedley and M. Luxton (eds.) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 68-89.

Pupo, Norene, and Mark Thomas (2010) “Work in the New Economy: Critical Reflections”. In N. Pupo and M. Thomas (eds.) Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ix-xxii.

Thomas, Mark (2010) “Labour Migration and Temporary Work: Canada’s Foreign Worker Programs in the ‘New Economy’." In N. Pupo and M. Thomas (eds.), Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 149-72.

Thomas, Mark (2008) “Labor Rights and Social Justice for Migrant Workers”. In R. Perrucci, K. Ferraro, J. Miller, and G.W. Muschert (eds.) Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2008. Knoxville, TN: Society for the Study of Social Problems, 8-15.

Thomas, Mark (2008) “Working Time and Labour Control in the Toyota Production System.” In R. O’Brien (ed.) Solidarity First: Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 86-105.

Journal Articles

Fanelli, Carlo and Mark Thomas (2011) “Austerity, Competitiveness and Neoliberalism Redux: Ontario Responds to the Great Recession”. Socialist Studies 7(1/2), 141-70.

Mary Gellatly, John Grundy, Kiran Mirchandani, Adam Perry, Mark Thomas and Leah Vosko (2011) “’Modernizing’ Employment Standards? Administrative Efficiency, Market Regulation, and the Production of the Illegitimate Claimant in Ontario, Canada”. Economic and Labour Relations Review 22(2).

Thomas, Mark (2011) “Global Industrial Relations? Framework Agreements and the Regulation of International Labor Standards”. Labor Studies Journal 36(2), 269-87.

Thomas, Mark, and Tufts, Steve (eds.) (2007) New Voices in Labour Studies in Canada. Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society. Vol. 11, Fall 2007.

Thomas, Mark (2007) “Toyotaism Meets the 60 Hour Work Week: Coercion, ‘Consent’ and the Regulation of Working Time.” Studies in Political Economy 80, 105-28.

Thomas, Mark, and Steve Tufts (2007) “Introducing New Voices in Labour Studies in Canada.” Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society 11, 1-5.

Thomas, Mark (2006) “Union Strategies to Re-Regulate Work Time”. Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society 9, 1-15.

Thomas, Mark (2004) “Setting the Minimum: Ontario’s Employment Standards in the Postwar Years, 1944-1968.” Labour/Le Travail: Journal of Canadian Labour Studies 54, 49-82.

Forthcoming

Aziz Choudry and Mark Thomas (forthcoming 2012). “Migrant and Immigrant Worker Organizing in Canada”. In L. Savage & S. Ross (eds.) The Politics of Labour in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood.

Mark Thomas (forthcoming 2012) “Employment Standards ‘Modernization’ in Canada”. In P. Findlay, C. Warhurst, C. Tilly and F. Carre (eds.) Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Trends, Determinants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI4620 6.0  Issues in Sociology of Labour SEMR Course Website 


Area of Specialization

Political Economy; Economic Sociology


Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, York University
M.A., Sociology, University of Guelph
B.A.‐Honours, Political Science and Sociology, Carleton University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests:

The regulation of labour standards at local,  national,  and transnational scales., Labour rights and migrant workers., Labour responses to austerity politics.

All Publications

Books

Brock, Deborah, Rebecca Raby, and Mark Thomas (eds.) (2012). Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson.

Pupo, Norene, and Mark Thomas (eds.) (2010) Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Thomas, Mark (2009) Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Book Chapters

Brock, Deborah, Rebecca Raby, and Mark Thomas (2012) “Unpacking the Centre.” In D. Brock, R. Raby, and M. Thomas (eds.) Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson, 2-10.

Thomas, Mark (2012) “Class, State and Power: Unpacking Social Relations in Contemporary Capitalism.” In D. Brock, R. Raby, and M. Thomas (eds.) Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson, 110-132.

Thomas, Mark (2012) “Thinking Global: ‘The West and the Rest’.” In D. Brock, R. Raby, and M. Thomas (eds.) Power and Everyday Practices. Toronto: Nelson, 247-51.

Thomas, Mark (2011) “Global Unions, Local Labour, and the Regulation of International Labour Standards: Mapping ITF Labour Rights Strategies”. In M. Fichter, M. Serrano, and E. Xhafa (eds.) Trade Union and the Global Crisis: Labour’s Visions, Strategies and Responses. Geneva: International Labour Organization.

Thomas, Mark (2011) “Regulating Labour Standards in the Global Economy: Emerging Forms of Global Governance”. In G. Teeple and S. McBride (eds.), Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 95-117.

Thomas, Mark (2010) “Neoliberalism, Racialization, and the Regulation of Employment Standards”. In S. Braedley and M. Luxton (eds.) Neoliberalism and Everyday Life. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 68-89.

Pupo, Norene, and Mark Thomas (2010) “Work in the New Economy: Critical Reflections”. In N. Pupo and M. Thomas (eds.) Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ix-xxii.

Thomas, Mark (2010) “Labour Migration and Temporary Work: Canada’s Foreign Worker Programs in the ‘New Economy’." In N. Pupo and M. Thomas (eds.), Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 149-72.

Thomas, Mark (2008) “Labor Rights and Social Justice for Migrant Workers”. In R. Perrucci, K. Ferraro, J. Miller, and G.W. Muschert (eds.) Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2008. Knoxville, TN: Society for the Study of Social Problems, 8-15.

Thomas, Mark (2008) “Working Time and Labour Control in the Toyota Production System.” In R. O’Brien (ed.) Solidarity First: Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 86-105.

Journal Articles

Fanelli, Carlo and Mark Thomas (2011) “Austerity, Competitiveness and Neoliberalism Redux: Ontario Responds to the Great Recession”. Socialist Studies 7(1/2), 141-70.

Mary Gellatly, John Grundy, Kiran Mirchandani, Adam Perry, Mark Thomas and Leah Vosko (2011) “’Modernizing’ Employment Standards? Administrative Efficiency, Market Regulation, and the Production of the Illegitimate Claimant in Ontario, Canada”. Economic and Labour Relations Review 22(2).

Thomas, Mark (2011) “Global Industrial Relations? Framework Agreements and the Regulation of International Labor Standards”. Labor Studies Journal 36(2), 269-87.

Thomas, Mark, and Tufts, Steve (eds.) (2007) New Voices in Labour Studies in Canada. Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society. Vol. 11, Fall 2007.

Thomas, Mark (2007) “Toyotaism Meets the 60 Hour Work Week: Coercion, ‘Consent’ and the Regulation of Working Time.” Studies in Political Economy 80, 105-28.

Thomas, Mark, and Steve Tufts (2007) “Introducing New Voices in Labour Studies in Canada.” Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society 11, 1-5.

Thomas, Mark (2006) “Union Strategies to Re-Regulate Work Time”. Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society 9, 1-15.

Thomas, Mark (2004) “Setting the Minimum: Ontario’s Employment Standards in the Postwar Years, 1944-1968.” Labour/Le Travail: Journal of Canadian Labour Studies 54, 49-82.

Forthcoming

Aziz Choudry and Mark Thomas (forthcoming 2012). “Migrant and Immigrant Worker Organizing in Canada”. In L. Savage & S. Ross (eds.) The Politics of Labour in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood.

Mark Thomas (forthcoming 2012) “Employment Standards ‘Modernization’ in Canada”. In P. Findlay, C. Warhurst, C. Tilly and F. Carre (eds.) Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Trends, Determinants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan.


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI4620 6.0  Issues in Sociology of Labour SEMR Course Website