Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada

Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada With contributions from some of Canada s leading social scientists this collection examines the meaning and significance of transnational practices and identities of immigrant and ethnic communities

  • Title: Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada
  • Author: Vic Satzewich
  • ISBN: 9780774812832
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With contributions from some of Canada s leading social scientists, this collection examines the meaning and significance of transnational practices and identities of immigrant and ethnic communities in Canada Why do members of these groups and communities maintain ties with their homelands What meanings do attachments to real and imagined homelands have, both for indiviWith contributions from some of Canada s leading social scientists, this collection examines the meaning and significance of transnational practices and identities of immigrant and ethnic communities in Canada Why do members of these groups and communities maintain ties with their homelands What meanings do attachments to real and imagined homelands have, both for individual identities and community organizations Is the existence of homeland ties a reflection of Canada s commitment to multiculturalism, or does the maintenance of homeland among immigrants undermine a commitment to Canada and being Canadian What are the geographical, social, and ideological borders that are negotiated and or contested The approaches to transnationalism developed in this book help focus attention on an important, and arguably growing, dimension of Canadian social life The chapters offer comparative and historical context as they focus on transnational identities and practices within American, Arab and Muslim, Caribbean, Chinese, Croatian, Japanese, Jewish, Latin American, South Asian, and southern European immigrant, ethnic and religious communities and groups in Canada.This is the first collection in Canada to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of transnationalism It will appeal to scholars and students interested in issues of immigration, multiculturalism, ethnicity, and settlement.

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