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Classes in Modern Society
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- Chow, Olivia
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Chow is a former Canadian politician who served as federal New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina from 2006–2014, and Toronto city councillor from 1991 to 2005. Chow is the widow of former NDP and Opposition Leader Jack Layton; they were married from 1988 until his death from cancer in 2011. She was a candidate in the 2014 Toronto mayoral election, where she placed third behind winner John Tory and runner-up Doug Ford.
Chow won the Trinity—Spadina riding for the New Democratic Party on January 23, 2006, becoming a member of the House of Commons of Canada. In 2011, she was re-elected in her riding for her third straight win. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. In May 2012, Chow was named one of the top 25 Canadian immigrants in Canada by Canadian Immigrant magazine. Chow's personal memoir, titled My Journey, was published January 21, 2014. Chow resigned her seat in parliament on March 12, 2014, to run in the 2014 Toronto mayoral election. Following her mayoral election loss, Chow became a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University from 2015 to 2018.
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Tom Bottomore earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Sociology at the London School of Economics, where he launched his academic career, holding the position of Lecturer of Sociology from 1954 to 1964. The chancellor of Simon Fraser University(SFU) recruited Bottomore as the first chair of the Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology (PSA) Department in 1964. Bottomore was internationally renowned amongst his colleagues as one of Britain’s best sociologists, and had edited an acclaimed translation of Karl Marx’s early writings, as well as the sociology textbook that was the standard introductory text at the University of British Columbia. Bottomore also published Marxist masterpieces such as Elites and Society (1964) and Classes in Modern Society (1965).
While at SFU, Bottomore was responsible for assembling a PSA Department that was methodologically and theoretically diverse and concerned with the developing world. In 1967, Bottomore took up a permanent position at the University of Sussex, where he stayed for the remainder of his career until his retirement in 1985. Bottomore died in 1992 at age 72.
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