Courtesy of Between The Lines
During the Cold War, Canada welcomed thousands of refugees and immigrants from Europe. Gatekeepers is a multi-layered study of reception and subsequent citizenship as they sought to rebuild their lives.
Drawing on broad definitions of citizenship, and situated in the political culture of Canada’s Cold War, Franca Iacovetta explores the interactions of newcomer men, women and children with a variety of gatekeepers - those mostly middle-class groups within Canadian society, such as liberal journalists, citizenship bureaucrats, food and family experts, social workers, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, women’s groups, mental health experts, and anti Communist activists -- who shaped immigrant and refugee experiences in complex ways. This book considers the consequences that these encounters had for both groups and illustrates that the newcomers also influenced and, at times, subverted, the gatekeepers, changing Canadian culture and society. This is new political history -- not of political elites, but of the everyday politics of lived experiences.
About the Author
Franca Iacovetta is Professor of History at the University of Toronto. A feminist, labor, gender, and migration historian, she is the author of several books on Canadian social history.
- 3 copies available No Longer Available
- Paperback: 1 pages
- Publisher: Between the Lines (October 15, 2006)
- ISBN-10: 1897071116
- ISBN-13: 978-1897071113
Shipping within Canada & US sponsored by Between The Lines