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Framing social justice: the ties that bind a multinational occupational community

Bailey, Nicholas ORCID: and Winchester, Nik 2018. Framing social justice: the ties that bind a multinational occupational community. British Journal of Sociology 52 (4) , pp. 796-812. 10.1177/0038038516670111

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The notion of a frame is central to the conceptualisation of social justice and the grounding of social justice-claims. Influential theories of social justice are typically grounded in national or cosmopolitan framings. Those entitled to raise claims of injustice are identified as citizens of states or the globe, respectively. The re-visioning of understandings of space and belonging, incumbent in the processes of globalisation, problematises static geographical framings. We offer an alternative lens and argue for the inclusion of sociological data in accounts of social justice to identify the relevant framing of the community of entitlement. Drawing on secondary analysis of a qualitative dataset, we explore the case of multinational seafarers caught at the intersection of competing appeals to nationality and commonality as an exemplar of transnational workers. And, argue that there are compelling grounds to treat this group of multinational seafarers as a community of entitlement.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: community, equity, globalisation, maritime, multinational seafarers, social justice
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0007-1315
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 12 August 2016
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 21:21

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