Winson, Anthony 1952-

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Winson, Anthony 1952-


Born October 15, 1952, in Quebec, Canada; son of Robert William and Dorothy Eileen Winson; children: Devin William. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A. (hons.), 1975; University of Toronto, M.A., 1976, Ph.D., 1982.


Home—Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Office—Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada.


Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, research director for Gorsebrook Research Institute, 1982-85; University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, assistant professor, 1985-86; University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, professor of sociology, 1986—.


Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Association of Food Studies, Rural Sociological Association (United States).


John Porter Book Prize, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 2003, for Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives.


Coffee and Democracy in Modern Costa Rica, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1989.

The Intimate Commodity, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1993.

Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.


Anthony Winson told CA: "I am primarily motivated to write by a desire to put what creative energies I have to some positive purpose in changing this world for the better. As it turns out I have found that writing is the way I can most effectively express my creativity. My work has been influenced by an upbringing in remote rural communities and environments, both in Canada and southern Africa, and by experience as an adult living, working, and traveling in Latin America. This experience has motivated me to write on themes related to rural peoples, environments, agrarian social structures, and the process of social change in the countryside in both Latin America and Canada."

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