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This course focuses on some of the central issues and debates concerning immigration to Canada, and the experiences of immigrants within Canada. The course examines both historical and contemporary sources that synthesize thematic issues of globalization, transnational migration, and ethno-racial diversity in Canada. Topics may include theories of migration, Canadian immigration policies and forces that shape them, the economic adjustment of immigrants, immigrants and the labour market, ethno-racial diversity and racism, and migrant agricultural workers and domestics in Canada.
Gibney, J. Mathew. 2018. "The Ethics of Refugees," The Ethics of Refugees, e12521, https://doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12521
Ochonu, M. E. (2014). "Chapter 20: Why do Africans Migrate to the West?" Africa in fragments: essays on Nigeria, Africa and global Africanity. New York: Diasporic Africa Press. pp. 195-203.
Owusu, T. Y. (2003). Transnationalism Among African Immigrants in North America: The Case of Ghanainans in Canada. Journal Of International Migration & Integration, 4(3), 395-413.
Simmons, A. (2010). "Chapter 8: Being and Belonging in a Transnational World". Immigration and Canada : global and transnational perspectives. Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, 2010. pp.169-193.
Tiilikainen, Marja. 2017. ‘Whenever mom hands over the phone, then we talk’: Transnational Ties to the Country of Descent among Canadian Somali Youth.” Migration Letters 14 (1): 63-74
Waters, J., & Brooks, R. (2010). Accidental Achievers? International Higher Education, Class Reproduction and Privilege in the Experiences of UK Students Overseas. British Journal Of Sociology Of Education, 31(2), 217-228.
Waters, Johanna. 2006 “Geographies of Cultural Capital: Education, International Migration and Family Strategies between Hong Kong and Canada.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 31:179–92.