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A family matter : citizenship, conjugal relationships, and Canadian immigration policy

Author: Megan Gaucher
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is family? Citing national security and societal welfare, the Harper government adopted a strict definition of family to limit access to citizenship for certain immigrants. Megan Gaucher analyzes the government's assessment of sexual-minority refugee claimants' relationship history, common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, and marriage fraud, concluding that this narrative of citizenship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:Gaucher, Megan.
Family matter.:
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2018
(CaOONL)20189009888
Print version:
Gaucher, Megan.
Family matter.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017278065
(OCoLC)1035215788
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Gaucher
ISBN: 9780774836449 077483644X
OCLC Number: 1035316527
Awards: Short-listed for Donald Smiley Book Prize, Canadian Political Science Association 2019 (Canada)
Commended for 2020 Lipset Book Award, American Political Science Association 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Invisibility of Family in the Canadian Conversation; 2 Inside/Outside Families: The Politics of Relationship Recognition in Canadian Law and Policy; 3 The Role of Relationships in Canadian Refugee Determination Process for Sexual Minorities; 4 An Education in Conjugality: Experiences of Common-Law Couples with Spousal Sponsorship; 5 Canada's Anti-Marriage Fraud Campaign and the Production of "Legitimate" Conjugal Citizens; 6 Rethinking Conjugality; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Megan Gaucher.
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A Family Matter investigates the implications for immigrants and refugees of the Canadian government's definition of what constitutes "family."  Read more...

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