Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada

Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada

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Edited by Luin Goldring and Patricia Landolt
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2013
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Most examinations of non-citizens in Canada focus on immigrants, people who are citizens-in-waiting, or specific categories of temporary, vulnerable workers.  In contrast, Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship considers a range of people whose pathway to citizenship is uncertain or non-existent. This includes migrant workers, students, refugee claimants, and people with expired permits, all of whom have limited formal rights to employment, housing, education, and health services.

The contributors to this volume present theoretically informed empirical studies of the regulatory, institutional, discursive, and practical terms under which precarious-status non-citizens – those without permanent residence – enter and remain in Canada. They consider the historical and contemporary production of non-citizen precarious status and migrant illegality in Canada, as well as everyday experiences of precarious status among various social groups including youth, denied refugee claimants, and agricultural workers. This timely volume contributes to conceptualizing multiple forms of precarious status non-citizenship as connected through policy and the practices of migrants and the institutional actors they encounter.
 

Luin Goldring is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.

Patricia Landolt is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough.

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Chapter 1: Precarious Legal Status in Canada: Theorizing Non-citizenship and Conditionality - Luin Goldring (York University) and Patricia Landolt (University of Toronto, Scarborough)

Part I. Producing Precarious Status and Illegality in Canada

Chapter 2: The Museum of Illegal Immigration: Historical Perspectives on the Production of Non-Citizens and Challenges to Immigration Controls - Cynthia Wright (University of Toronto)

Chapter 3: The Shifting Landscape of Contemporary Canadian Immigration Policy: The Rise of Temporary Migration and Employer-Driven Immigration - Salimah Valiani (Ontario Nurses’ Association)

Chapter 4: The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Regulations, Practices and Protection Gaps - Delphine Nakache (University of Ottawa)

Part II. Precarious Status and Everyday Lives

Chapter 5: ‘This is my life:’ Youth Negotiating Legality and Belonging in Toronto - Julie E.E. Young (York University)

Chapter 6: Constructing Coping Strategies: Migrants Seeking Stability in Social Networks - Katherine Brasch (University of Toronto)

Chapter 7: The Cost of Invisibility: The Psychosocial Impact of Falling Out of Status - Samia Saad (York University)

Chapter 8: The Social Production of Non-citizenship: Legal Transitions and the Long Term Impacts of Precarious Status on Work - Patricia Landolt (University of Toronto, Scarborough) and Luin Goldring (York University)  

Chapter 9: Pathways to Precarity: Structural Vulnerabilities and Lived Consequences for Migrant Farmworkers in Canada - Janet McLaughlin (Wilfrid Laurier) and Jenna Hennebry (Wilfrid Laurier)

Chapter 10: Precarious Immigration Status and Precarious Housing Pathways: Refugee Claimant Homelessness in Toronto and Vancouver - Priya Kissoon (University of Toronto, Scarborough)

Part III. Institutional Negotiations of Membership and Rights

Chapter 11: Negotiating the Boundaries of Membership: Healthcare Providers, Access to Social Goods and Immigration Status - Paloma Villegas (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto)

Chapter 12: “People’s Priorities Change when their Status Changes:” Negotiating the Conditionality of Social Rights in Service Delivery to Migrant Women - Rupaleem Bhuyan (University of Toronto)

Chapter 13: Getting to "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" at the Toronto District School Board: Mapping the Competing Discourses of Rights and Membership of Institutional Stakeholders - Francisco Villegas (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto)

Chapter 14: No One Is Illegal Movements in Canada and the Negotiation of Counter-national and Anti-colonial Struggles from Within the Nation-state - Craig Fortier (York University)

Chapter 15: From Access to Empowerment: The Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment Experience Working with People Living with HIV-AIDS with Precarious Status - Alan Li (Ontario HIV Treatment Network)

Chapter 16: Institutional Regulation of Research on Families and Legal status: Negotiating Competing Notions of Risk in a Canadian University Context - Julie E.E. Young (York University) and Judith K. Bernhard (Ryerson University)

‘Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship widens one’s understanding of precarious status migrants’ lived realities. It should be required reading for academics, researchers, and students doing work on immigration and migration issues.’

Ethel Tungohan, The Law and Politics Book Review, vol 23:09:2013

‘This book widens one’s understanding of precarious status of migrants’ lived realities. It should be required reading for academics, researchers, and students doing work on immigration and migration issues.’

Ethel Tungohan, Law and Politics Book Review, vol 23:09:2013