SOCC25H3 Study Guide - Canadian Passport

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January 16th, 2011
Research is not innocent, the idea of objectivity is a myth. There is no such thing as
subjectivity. Objectivity is impossible to divorce myself from myself. No matter how much I
try to distant myself from what I am doing r gng to have a bit of myself
The way I try to create understanding of things will have a bit of myself
Producing knowledge and knowledge that is neutral
Steven castle
Most of the ways in which we understand migration is from industrialization. There are
more researchers on migration than any other timein history
The vast moajority of these prjects are using these same outdated theories
It becomes hard to look at variance of disabilities
Context of migration
He says a key prob in the theroirizxing of migration is the tendency to see migration as a
quite distinct process. This is realted to see things just on their own
U need to ask how did pp get from point a to point b
How did this affect pplz ability
We have reached an era when ppl can move from point a to point b, so we should stop
talking about it
Northern nations: with a Canadian passport u can go anywhere in the world. But with a
passport from a southern nation u don’t benefit from the level of trave, u don’t get the
benefit of the doubt
Even if ur a well educated citizen, u always have to prove that ur just visiting and that ur not
going to stay
Migration is a highly classes phenomena
Most ppl have the economic resouces or the political rights to migrate freely
Control and limited by state
Controlling when and how ppl migrate from one pace to the next. This is y castle is saying
why there is a need for people to move from one place to the other ppl
Migratants r not the poorest and the poorest. Poor ppl acnt afford to migrate. Migration is
expensive. The need to maintain migration as a study
Need to conceptualize and operationalize these skills
Mobility is understood across the borders of the highly skilled. Migration is seen as the skills
of the lower people
2 types of people, if ur really educated or ur really rich
Whose understood as being low skill: farmers, plumbers, trades,
But we have to be critical about what these words mean. Is an accountant more important
than a farmer who brings food to your table
Reception: these skilling of particular individuals, the ways under which people are deskilled
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In CA there are particular colleges for certain skills: that says yes this person canpractise., in
order for the person to practise the schools they went to must have a paradigm of Canadian
school. Who receives acreditention. The northern nations tend to receive that accreditation
This is why we have doctors as butchers in Toronto
We began to see how race begans to play a factor: who is required to prove their
knowledge, who is not
According to castle, mobility and migration as constructs;
Keep in mind who they are talking about when they talk about migration
What does it mean to be conceptualize as a problem. As the problem.
Sedentary bias: bias that happens deep within migration theories. We know these threats
ideas about abuse, who would be abusing the syte,. Who is understood as a violent subject,
who will be dependant on the state. Sedentary bias whitihgn mimmigration system, policies.
The idea that migratants can come for a certain time, work in candain fields and then go
In the USA: brasau (Spanish) program. The arms program, always with the notion that there
were always unlimited number of arma availbale. Politicians talk about it as a humatnitarian
process, we r helping ppl etc and they say they can use that money from here and then help
their country. That what u hear from the politicians
But what’s inhere in this program is how it makes use of a replacable of workers, not
everybody can come over, in order to do u have to be a certain age, have a certain amount
of kids. So u have ppl who will want ot go back. There r no health standars, no minimum
wage, no housing facility; ur living with ur employer 24/7. If u have a problem with ur
employer u get deported, u don’t get future contracts. If u get injure u get sent back. That’s
how the problem actually works. Grass root: in Toronto. Film: El Contrato (check it out)
This understating of migration as a problem, if ur on the political right, ur ideas r to frther
restrict immigration policies. Left wing trying to understand their problems and also limitng
Theoretical bias: theroising of migration should take into account the contextual differences
that lead to people’s migration, it is macro, micro, indiivudal, how does one person decide
to migrate. What are the complextitise about migrating
Whether there should be a single theory ofm gyration, can we really understand why
migration happens
Diff therories of y ppl migrate
Research approach is more additice rather than integrative **
Its just tries to add on, we should tend to integrate them into a braoder more coherent
Disconnect between subfields
Methodological nationalism: higily critical of this work, because a lot of this ispolicies.
Something that is going to be short term, something that;ll look good on print. This centers
the anaylsis on the nation, enterily on the nation rather than ont eh migraants themselves,
rather than the factors that effect people’s reasons
Who is centered in the analysis, am I doing research on what are the reasons for ppl
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