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Immigration and Canada : global and transnational perspectives

Author: Alan Simmons
Publisher: Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, 2010.
Series: Critical issues in contemporary sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Immigration and Canada provides readers with a vital introduction to the field of international migration studies. This original book presents an integrated critical perspective on Canadian immigration policies, main trends, and social, economic, and cultural impacts. It offers up-to-date information on migration patterns and examines Canada in an evolving, global-transnational system that gives rise to imagined  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Simmons
ISBN: 9781551303628 1551303620
OCLC Number: 445231583
Description: viii, 327 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Theoretical issues --
Immigration and nation-building --
From the end of white Canada to designer immigrants --
Who gets in? --
National and ethnic origins --
Jobs and earnings --
Being and belonging in a transnational world --
Identity politics --
Immigrants, migrant workers, and babies --
Policy options: where are we headed? --
Appendix: Guide to further studiey --
References --
Copyright acknowledgements --
Index.
Series Title: Critical issues in contemporary sociology.
Responsibility: Alan B. Simmons.

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"Immigration and Canada provides readers with a vital introduction to the field of international migration studies. This original book presents an integrated critical perspective on Canadian immigration policies, main trends, and social, economic, and cultural impacts. It offers up-to-date information on migration patterns and examines Canada in an evolving, global-transnational system that gives rise to imagined futures and contrasting real outcomes."--Pub. desc.

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