Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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300 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
January 2012
Print ISBN: 9781551304052


Immigration and Settlement: Challenges, Experiences, and Opportunities draws on a selection of papers that were presented at the international Migration and the Global City conference at Toronto Metropolitan University in October of 2010. Through the use of international and Canadian perspectives, this book examines the contemporary challenges, experiences, and opportunities of immigration and settlement in global, Canadian, and Torontonian contexts.

In seventeen comprehensive chapters, this text approaches immigration and settlement from various thematic angles, including: rights, state, and citizenship; immigrants as labour; communities and identities; housing and residential contexts; and emerging opportunities. Immigration and Settlement will be of interest to academics, researchers and students, policy-makers, NGOs and settlement practitioners, and activists and community organizers.

Table of Contents


Part One: Rights, State, Citizenship
Chapter 1: Human Rights and the Paradox of the City
Chapter 2: Jus Domicile: A Pathway to Citizenship for Temporary Foreign Workers?
Chapter 3: Race in Democratic Spaces: The Politics of Racial Embodiment in the City of Toronto

Part Two: Migrants as Labour
Chapter 4: The Global City as Political Opportunity Structure for Immigrant Workers’ Struggle: The Case of Domestic Worker Organizing in New York City
Chapter 5: Protecting Temporary Labour Migrants: An Emerging Role for Global Cities?
Chapter 6: Articulating the Self to the Engineering Market: Chinese Immigrants’ Experiences from a Critical Transformative Learning Perspective
Chapter 7: Making a “Global” City: Racialization, Precariousness, and Regulation in the Toronto Taxi Industry

Part Three: Identities and Communities
Chapter 8: Investigating Dimensions of Cross-National Marriages: A Case of Russian-Speaking Wives in Japan
Chapter 9: Recent Immigrants, Earlier Immigrants, and the Canadian-Born: Association with Collective Identities
Chapter 10: Religious and Secular Identities in a Plural Canada
Chapter 11: Moving Around the World: Russian Jews from Israel in Toronto

Part Four: Housing and Residential Context
Chapter 12: Social Housing as a Tool for Ethnic Integration in Europe: A Critical View of the Italian Experience
Chapter 13: Hidden Homelessness in the Greater Toronto Area’s Newcomer Communities: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions
Chapter 14: Everyday Lives in Vertical Neighbourhoods: Exploring Bangladeshi Residential Spaces in Toronto

Part Five: Emerging Opportunities
Chapter 15: Creating and Channelling Refugee Political Activities: The Role of Refugee Organization Building Programs
Chapter 16: International Students as Immigrants
Chapter 17: The Settlement of Young Newcomer Children: Perspectives for Policy and Program Development


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