Sociology Anthropology 3030-1 International Migration, Transnationalism, and the Canadian Mosaic (Fall 2019)

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.

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List of Reserve Material: 

Gibney, J. Mathew. 2018. "The Ethics of Refugees," The Ethics of Refugees, e12521,

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 CanadaJournal Of International Migration & Integration4(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 OverseasBritish Journal Of Sociology Of Education31(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.