Salimah Valiani

Salimah Valiani
University of Pretoria | UP · Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship

PhD Sociology

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Introduction
Research Interests: economic development in world historical perspective; international labour migration; unequal exchange; feminist economics; political economy of healthcare; mining and development

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Publications (28)
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In Africa, the care economy has long been unrecognised. At least since the last pandemic — HIV-AIDS — caring work has been severely undervalued in the continent, and the redistribution of caring work, from females in the home and communities, next to nonexistent. The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed attention to the care economy globally. The Africa C...
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This is a analytical news piece about the little known development of a COVID vaccine in Africa and the political economic challenges faced. A historical analysis is provided to explain the challenges, with the notion of decommodified healthcare offered as a political solution to build toward change.
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This study offers a feminist perspective on the meaning of a living wage for workers in the wine and fruit industries. The first of its kind, the study draws on knowledge of 34 female farmworkers and 4 frontline staff of Women on Farms Project, showing the weaknesses of remuneration-centered living wage calculations like that of the Global Living W...
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This article presents theoretical and methodological insights of world-systems analysis via the works of Samir Amin and his major interlocuteurs. It is argued that Samir Amin was central to sparking the study of world historical analysis, and offered unique contributions to the discussions that emerged. It is demonstrated that this is due to Samir...
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Discussions around access to potential vaccines for COVID-19 are widespread, particularly in the global South. Much less discussed is the lack of access to already existing medical technology crucial to stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus and assisting its most severely affected victims. The latter is the outcome of the monopoly control of...
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The pandemic has shown the need for medical care and interventions that have nothing to do with profit. But not even SA’s proposed National Health Insurance would fit the bill.
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Intervening in debates around universal health care in South Africa, this article draws on class-based analytical tools from social medicine, political economy, and historical sociology. It is argued there are 3 keys to achieving sustainable universal health care in South Africa: addressing the socioeconomic roots of ill health; establishing a full...
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Though not adequately acknowledged, it is well known that nurses are the backbone and oxygen of public health care in South Africa. This article focuses on the pattern of public health care spending and its impacts on nursing labour supply and nursing work from 1995. It argues that given the nature and quantity of demand for public health care, the...
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Following the SARS pandemic in the early 2000s, Canada's SARS Commission of Inquiry found that the SARS experience revealed “deep contradictions in hospital worker safety. These problems include a profound lack of awareness within the health system of worker safety, best practices and principles. Using case studies and the latest available statisti...
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Temporary labor migration is the phenomenon of workers migrating on the basis of temporary work authorizations, which attach the legal status of workers to particular employers and/or particular positions of employment. Temporary labor migration schemes take on various forms: from bilateral and regional agreements for the exchange of labor between...
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Rethinking Unequal Exchange traces the structural forces that have created the conditions for the increasing use, production, and circulation of temporary migrant nurses worldwide. Salimah Valiani explores the political economy of health care of three globally important countries in the importing and exporting of temporary migrant nurses: the Phili...
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Canadian trade and investment in Latin America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, an element of British world hegemony and its particular form of free-trade imperialism, laid the groundwork for Canada’s first independent foreign policy toward Latin America. The Canadian state’s articulation of its interest in Latin America in the...
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Using David Harvey's notion of “accumulation by dispossession,” this article brings systematic understanding to the connections between two widely observed contemporary phenomena: growing inequality on a world scale, and the rapidly increasing shortages of nursing and other health labor in the global South. Through an exploration of the dynamics of...
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During the United Nations Decade for Women, from 1975 to 1985, the United Nations (UN) led an unprecedented international effort to collect available evidence of the position of women in countries around the world. These words of Buchi Emecheta are part of the findings of the UN effort published in a book entitled, Women: A World Report. Though thi...
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This article is adapted from a presentation made at a meeting of policy experts of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Trade Union Advisory Council. The presentation provided the "trade union expert perspective" at the seminar held in Paris, October 17, 2007, entitled "Fair Labour Migration - from vision to reality." T...
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This is the 2006 position paper adopted by the Canadian Labour Congress on the question of increasing employer use of temporary migrant workers in Canada. Linking demands around migrant workers' rights, workplace training, and employment of First Nations, youth, and other underemployed groups, the position was embraced by unions throughout Canada.
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In Canada in 2006, the Conservative government's policy to replace the building of a public child care system with parental allowances was an entry point to a host of controversial Conservative positions touching all working people in Canada: from the roles of women and men in society, to the role of public services in strengthening communities, to...
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Using David Harvey’s notion of ‘accumulation by dispossession’, this essay brings systematic understanding to the connections between two widely observed contemporary phenomena: growing inequality on a world scale, and the rapidly increasing shortages of nursing and other health labour in Africa and the rest of the global South. Through an explorat...
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This report elaborates the shift in immigration policy which began unfolding in Canadafrom the 2006 expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, culminating in June2008, with the amendment of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. It shows howthis shift has been modeled on some of the weakest elements of the Live-in CaregiverProgram (LCP...

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