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Lecture 6

SOC101Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Double Consciousness

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Living with precarious legal status in Canada
- They need to have some sort of well-being. If it is positive it can effectively
become part of a society. But if you don’t know how your status will be
affected, you won’t have well-being.
- Condition of permanent temporariness
o You don’t know what your position is in the society
o Many people are turned away from this services because they don’t
want to negotiate their status and are afraid
- She was afraid of being rejected by community because she didn’t have legal
status or precarious status.
- Impact on children
o They are not provided with benefits
o Feels different from other children. Not provided with basic security.
o Always in fear and embarrassment
o Always worried that they will do something wrong and might be
- Double consciousness
o Although you are Canadian how does it affect you
o They might think they are always minority although they might not
believe in it
Prof’s comment
- What boundary is and how citizenship is framed
- Who fits in it and who is outside. The MATERIAL consequences and who ahs
access to housing, schools, dreams is the focus of this week’s reading
- The idea of threat who is the threat to society and how the threat is
perceived in society. The discussion of what is at risk.
- Create work opportunity for these people but you don’t hear about other
things. The idea of who is a threat to nation.
- Migrants are unavailable because they are leaching off the system and
housing. Migrants don’t pay taxes… all these things’ discourses have been set
up where we can readily deconstruct things. Migrants do pay taxes. Rent you
pay is the subsidy to your landlord for your boss for property tax.
- Privilege invisibilizes itself. The burden of proof falls on those that are trying
to prove innocence.
How Filipino workers and domestic workers
- Gender roles in who is responsible for childbearing and who is not
- Mothers must be caring, and they are the only ones that can be caring, and
fathers can have a transitory role at least in the labour of love
- Idea of feminism women were finally part of the labour force. But some
women have always worked. How a lot of these things were not actually anti-
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