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The Sikhs in Canada : migration, race, class, and gender /
Gurcharn S. Basran, B. Singh Bolaria.
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New Delhi ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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xiv, 222 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195648862
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New Delhi ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2003.
isbn
0195648862
catalogue key
5054803
 
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"The slimness of the volume Sikhs in Canada belies the wealth of information Basran and Bolaria have compiled to support their thesis that Marxian theory explains how international migration is affected by capitalist laor demands, and how foreign workers then become exploited and oppressed minorities in the host countries."-- Contemporary Sociology
"The slimness of the volumeSikhs in Canadabelies the wealth of information Basran and Bolaria have compiled to support their thesis that Marxian theory explains how international migration is affected by capitalist laor demands, and how foreign workers then become exploited and oppressed minorities in the host countries."--Contemporary Sociology
"The slimness of the volume Sikhs in Canada belies the wealth of information Basran and Bolaria have compiled to support their thesis that Marxian theory explains how international migration is affected by capitalist laor demands, and how foreign workers then become exploited and oppressedminorities in the host countries." -- Contemporary Sociology
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This book studies the migration and settlement of Sikhs from India to Canada, and looks at the socio-economic and cultural lives of that diaspora. It deals with gender, community, family, identity, religious beliefs, and language.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Increasing Diversity in the Canadian Mosaicp. 1
Sikhs and Sikhism: The Khalsa Panthp. 14
State, Religion, Language and Politicsp. 30
Migration, Labour and Racismp. 77
From India to Canada: Immigration Policy and Migration Patternsp. 95
Colonialism and Indian Labour: Work and Life in the Coloniesp. 116
Post-War Immigrants: Opportunities and Constraintsp. 150
State Policies, Family Formation and Inequalityp. 192
The Sikhs: From India to Canadap. 213
Conclusionsp. 221
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