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A family matter : citizenship, conjugal relationships, and Canadian immigration policy / Megan Gaucher.

Gaucher, Megan, (author.).


"What is family? Citing national security and societal welfare, the Harper government adopted a strict definition of family to limit access to citizenship for certain immigrants. Megan Gaucher analyzes the government's assessment of sexual-minority refugee claimants' relationship history, common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, and marriage fraud, concluding that this narrative of citizenship reinforces racialized, gendered, and sexualized assumptions about the "Canadian family." As many Western governments ponder more restrictive immigration policies, A Family Matter offers a timely examination of the Canadian approach and proposes a course for re-evaluating how family is defined and implementing fairer assessments of immigrants and refugees."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780774836432
  • ISBN: 9780774836425
  • ISBN: 0774836423
  • Physical Description: viii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; UBC Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-223) and index.
Subject: Immigrants > Family relationships > Canada.
Immigrants > Government policy > Canada.
Citizenship > Canada.
Canada > Emigration and immigration > Government policy.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Legislative Library.


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