Feb 192014
Schedule and Location: Friday, May 30 10:45am-12:15pm Vallee-499

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Immigration
Session Code: SoImm4-B
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description:
The diasporic and transnational movements of people in an era of globalization and neoliberalism have tremendous impact on im/migrants, their countries of origin and the host societies. In recent years, there has been increasing interests in the social, cultural, economic and political relations of these im/migrants and their sending states/societies. This session invites papers which address various forms of transnational engagement. These forms may include but are not limited to the following: political engagement, peace building, spiritual/religious activities, business/entrepreneur endeavours, matrimonial arrangements, and familial networks. The im/migrants may be involved in different levels of political associations (local, regional, state), may have various citizenship status (dual, single, limited, or no citizenship), and may conduct circular or return migration practices.

Session Organizers:
Guida Man, York University, Sociology, gman@yorku.ca
Rina Cohen, York University, Sociology



1.     Jane Ku  

‘Temporalities of Struggle’: Exploring the Conditions of Immigrant Women’s Activism

2.     Felipe Rubio   

 Shifting Spaces: Chinese-Peruvian Transnational Migration

3.     Rehanna Siew-Sarju  

Discursive Erasure: Indo-Trinidadian Refugees

4. Laura Visan

A Complicated  Relation with Homeland – Romanian Immigrants and Transnationalism

5.     Catherine Lamaison 

Political Resistance and Identity Formation in Contemporary Black Diasporic Music: Looking at the French Context.

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