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Framing Social Justice: The Ties That Bind a Multinational Occupational Community

Bailey, Nicholas and Winchester, Nik (2018). Framing Social Justice: The Ties That Bind a Multinational Occupational Community. Sociology, 52(4) pp. 796–812.

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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: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISSN: 1469-8684
Extra Information: 17 pp.
Keywords: community; equity; globalisation; maritime; multinational seafarers; social justice
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 47907
Depositing User: Nik Winchester
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 10:53
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2019 12:09
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