The Resource The new African diaspora in Vancouver : migration, exclusion, and belonging, Gillian Creese, (electronic resource)

The new African diaspora in Vancouver : migration, exclusion, and belonging, Gillian Creese, (electronic resource)

Label
The new African diaspora in Vancouver : migration, exclusion, and belonging
Title
The new African diaspora in Vancouver
Title remainder
migration, exclusion, and belonging
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Creese
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The New African Diaspora in Vancouver documents the experiences of immigrants from countries in sub-Saharan Africa on Canada's west coast. Despite their individual national origins, many adopt new identities as 'African' and are actively engaged in creating a new, place-based 'African community.' In this study, Gillian Creese analyzes interviews with sixty-one women and men from twenty-one African countries to document the gendered and racialized processes of community-building that occur in the contexts of marginalization and exclusion as they exist in Vancouver
  • Creese reveals that the routine discounting of previous education by potential employers, the demeaning of African accents and bodies by society at large, cultural pressures to reshape gender relations and parenting practices, and the absence of extended families often contribute to downward mobility for immigrants. The New African Diaspora in Vancouver maps out how African immigrants negotiate these multiple dimensions of local exclusion while at the same time creating new spaces of belonging and emerging collective identity."--Pub. desc
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CELBN
Dewey number
305.896/071133
Index
index present
LC call number
F1089.5.V22
LC item number
C74 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The new African diaspora in Vancouver : migration, exclusion, and belonging, Gillian Creese, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-263) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Migration, Diaspora Spaces, and 'Canadianness' -- 1 A New African Diaspora -- 2 Erasing Linguistic Capital -- 3 Downward Mobility, Class Dislocation, and Labour Market Barriers -- 4 Reproducing Difference at Work -- 5 Gender, Families, and Transitions -- 6 Identity and Spaces of Belonging -- 7 Practices of Belonging: Building the African Community in Vancouver
Control code
ocn785803015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442695184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt2jws8m
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34195300
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)785803015
  • jstor1442695188

Library Locations

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