Sexuality and integration: a case of gay Iranian refugees’ collective memories and integration practices in Canada
ABSTRACT During the past two decades, Canada has accepted hundreds of LGBT asylum seekers, including gay Iranian men. Sociologists of sexualities and migration have yet to study this group as immigrants whose sexualities play a central role in their social interactions, immigration, and integration practices. Taking integration as a category of practice and relying on … Continue reading Sexuality and integration: a case of gay Iranian refugees’ collective memories and integration practices in Canada
Welcoming Refugees – Annotated Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography/ Bibliographie annotée Shifting public discourse and successful campaigning/ Faire évoluer le discours public et faire campagne avec succès Prepared for CCR workshop participants of/ Préparé pour les participants à CCR Refugees Welcome Here: Welcoming Communities Bienvenue aux réfugiés: Des collectivités accueillantes Prepared by/ Préparé par William Payne, Dina Taha, and/et Billy Ilunga Kalenga … Continue reading Welcoming Refugees – Annotated Bibliography
Addressing Newcomer Mental Health in Settlement – Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for CCR workshop participants of/ Préparé pour les participants à Addressing Newcomer Mental Health in Settlement La santé mentale des nouveaux arrivants et les services d’accueil 24 November 2016 Prepared by/ Préparé par William Payne and/et Billy Ilunga Kalenga Refugee Research Network (Centre for Refugee Studies/ Centre d’études sur les réfugiés, Université York University) … Continue reading Addressing Newcomer Mental Health in Settlement – Annotated Bibliography
Family Support Services – Annotated Bibliography
CCR Spring Consultation, June 2016 Annotated Bibliography of Links Below Abu-Ras (2007) Cultural beliefs and service utilization by battered Arab immigrant women Ahmad et al (2009) ‘Why doesn’t she seek help for partner abuse’ A study Alaggia et al (2009) Intimate partner violence and immigration laws in Canada Annan (2010) Intimate partner violence in Northern … Continue reading Family Support Services – Annotated Bibliography
Human mobility as a resource in conflict: the case of Syria
Human movement remains the primary unit of analysis in much theorising on forced migration and humanitarian practice in conflict. Whilst movement is often portrayed as an indicator of vulnerability, sometimes even as a problem per se, I suggest thinking of mobility, taking this broader term to signify the ‘freedom to choose where to be’ (de … Continue reading Human mobility as a resource in conflict: the case of Syria
Summary of Interim Federal Health Program, April 1 2016
The new Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) comes into effect today. This is a brief document that explains what services are covered under the new IFHP. This is not an officially authorized summary, and there may be errors. IRCC has said that even existing IFHP certificates will not need to be renewed, as long as … Continue reading Summary of Interim Federal Health Program, April 1 2016
Genocide and its aftermath: The case of Rwanda.
This article describes the experiences of returnees from exile into Kigali, Rwanda and the efforts of the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and the UNHCR to meet the needs of returnees, and to deal with the aftermath of the genocide. Particular attention is paid to the Gacaca courts and the role of social work therein. We … Continue reading Genocide and its aftermath: The case of Rwanda.
Misplaced masculinities: Status loss and the location of gendered subjectivities amongst ‘non-transnational’ Bosnian refugees.
In order to understand gendered patterns of coping that have been noted amongst a variety of migrants, this article analyses localized trajectories of subjectivity that structure early coping strategies with downward social mobility amongst a section of refugees from the Bosnian 19925 war. In particular, it investigates the `misplacement’ as refugee men and as … Continue reading Misplaced masculinities: Status loss and the location of gendered subjectivities amongst ‘non-transnational’ Bosnian refugees.
“A Post-Cold War Geography of Forced Migration in Kenya and Somalia”
Drawing on recent research in the Horn of Africa, emerging patterns of managing forced migration in the post-Cold War landscape are identified and analyzed. While camps continue to house refugees, tbe meaning and value of ‘refugee’ have changed dramatically since the Cold War. Efforts to prevent people from crossing political borders to seek safety are … Continue reading “A Post-Cold War Geography of Forced Migration in Kenya and Somalia”
“Settling Like a State: Acehnese Refugees in Vancouver”
In Canada, the phenomenon of urban refugees is largely an expression of state-managed practices, not spontaneous migration and settlement. This study focuses on the distinctly North American, and specifically Canadian, experiences of pre-meditated, state-planned, government-managed migration and settlement for urban refugees from the Aceh region of Indonesia to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2004. It explores … Continue reading “Settling Like a State: Acehnese Refugees in Vancouver”