Challenging globalization: An extension of a theory of marginality utilizing the case of public school teachers in the Dominican Republic

Karie Jo Peralta, George Wilson

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Abstract

This chapter builds on Torres's (2009) theory of "marginality" in understanding how socioeconomic inequality generated by a neoliberal form of globalization can be challenged and ultimately, more equitable outcomes can ensue. Specifically, based on extensive field work in which we utilize teachers' struggle in the Dominican Republic for better ivelihoods, we add three tenets to Torres' theory: (1) Pursuing social ransformation requires the incorporation of the poor; (2) The marginalized are responsible for integrating others who are socially excluded in transformative social justice learning practices; and, (3) The marginalized have the ability to initiate the creation of a world free of social inequalities, that, when viewed through the lens of a "trans-formative social justice learning" rationale moves forward an agenda that provides a more equitable outcome from globalization processes. We conclude by discussing how this critical agenda can be further developed in subsequent research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLabor Markets: Policies, Challenges and the Role of Globalization
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages63-84
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781629486635, 9781629486628
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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    Peralta, K. J., & Wilson, G. (2014). Challenging globalization: An extension of a theory of marginality utilizing the case of public school teachers in the Dominican Republic. In Labor Markets: Policies, Challenges and the Role of Globalization (pp. 63-84). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..