Immigration Canada: Evolving Realities and Emerging Challenges in a Postnational World

Immigration Canada: Evolving Realities and Emerging Challenges in a Postnational World

By: Augie Fleras (author)Hardback

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Beyond the romanticized image of newcomers arriving as a "huddled mass" at Halifax's Pier 21, understanding the reality and complexity of immigration today requires an expert guide. In the hands of Augie Fleras, this intricate and ever-changing subject gets the attention it deserves with analysis of all aspects, including admission policies, the refugee processing system, the temporary foreign worker program, and the emergence of transnational identities. Given the unprecedented number of federal policy reforms of the past decade, such a roadmap is essential. By thoroughly capturing the politics, patterns, and paradoxes of contemporary migration, Immigration Canada rethinks the thorny issues and reframes the key debates.

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Augie Fleras is an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo. He has authored twenty-five books, including The Media Gaze: Representations of Diversities in Canada (UBC Press, 2011).


Preface Part 1: Reappraising Migration 1 Twenty-First-Century Migration: Canada in the New Global Reality 2 Global Migration, International Migrants: Patterns, Perspectives, Paradoxes Part 2: Immigration Canada 3 Who Got In? Who Gets In? Continuity and Change in Canada's Immigration Program 4 Recalibrating Canada's Immigration Program: Customizing Immigrants, Commodifying Migrant Labour 5 Canada's Refugee Status Determination Process: Controversies, Challenges, Changes 6 American Exceptionalism: Contesting Immigration, Confounding Immigrants Part 3: Experiencing Immigration, Immigrant Experiences 7 Assessing Immigration: Costs and Benefits, Impacts and Effects, Perceptions and Realities 8 Immigrant Experiences: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful 9 Integrating Immigrants: Inclusive Multiculturalism as Immigrant Governance Part 4: Repositioning Immigrant Governance - Negotiating a New Global Migration Order 10 Rethinking Immigrant Governance: The Challenges of Complex Diversity 11 Customizing Citizenship: Recalibrating Identity and Belonging in a Postnational Canada 12 Rethinking Immigration, Reframing Immigrants: Evolving Realities, Emerging Challenges, Shifting Discourses Notes References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780774826792
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 460
  • ID: 9780774826792
  • weight: 907
  • ISBN10: 0774826797

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