Transnationalism & Migration

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How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets in

UBC Press

A renowned sociologist gains unprecedented access to Canadian immigration offices and reveals how visa officers determine who gets into Canada – and who stays out.

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North to Bondage

Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

UBC Press

The first history of black slavery in the Maritimes, North to Bondage is a startling corrective to the enduring myth of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.

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Leaving Iran

Between Migration and Exile

Athabasca University Press

An intimate portrait of one family’s displacement after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and their search for identity.

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From Slave Girls to Salvation

Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923

UBC Press

A fascinating and critical study of the Chinese Rescue Home, an iconic institution in Victoria, BC, where members of the Women’s Missionary Society taught domestic skills to Chinese and Japanese women believed to be prostitutes, slave girls, or to be at risk of falling into these roles.

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Embracing a Western Identity

Jewish Oregonians, 1849–1950

Oregon State University Press

Embracing a Western Identity places Jewish history in the larger context of western narratives, challenging the traditional view that the “authentic” North American Jewish experience stems from New York.

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Remembering the Samsui Women

Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

UBC Press

A study of the Samsui women who migrated from China to Singapore, where they have been commemorated as nation-builders.

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Territorial Pluralism

Managing Difference in Multinational States

UBC Press

This volume examines the implications of territorial pluralism for the peaceful and democratic management of difference in states characterized by ethnic, national, linguistic, or cultural divisions.

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The Business of Culture

Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65

UBC Press

The first critical analysis of Chinese “cultural entrepreneurs,” businesspeople whose entrepreneurial endeavours in China and Southeast Asia the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed the cultural sphere.

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Immigration Canada

Evolving Realities and Emerging Challenges in a Postnational World

UBC Press

An essential primer for readers interested in tracing the development and dynamics of Canada’s immigration program and understanding the impact of recent federal reforms on Canadian society.

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Mixed Race Amnesia

Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality

UBC Press

Mixed Race Amnesia explores how contemporary “progressive” attitudes toward multiraciality actually serve to obscure complex diasporic family histories while reinforcing colonialism.

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