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Strangers at the Gate - The 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada (Paperback) Loot Price: R584
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Strangers at the Gate - The 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada (Paperback): Morton Beiser

Strangers at the Gate - The 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada (Paperback)

Morton Beiser

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Twenty-seven million people in the world are refugees. In this book, Morton Beiser puts readers in touch, emotionally and intellectually, with the reality of refugees in Canada. In the process, he dispels key misconceptions about immigrants in this country and reframes central debates on refugee policy.

The book describes Beiser's ten-year study of 1,300 Boat People admitted to Canada between 1979 and 1981. It chronicles the former refugees' struggles to learn English, and to establish themselves economically in their new environment and shows that, contrary to popular opinion, they use fewer health and social services than indigenous Canadians.

Beiser finds that, although most refugees in most resettlement situations succeed remarkably well, no country, Canada included, offers newcomers the welcome they need and deserve. This remarkable study, with its profoundly human dimension, should be read by all policy-makers in the fields of immigration and social and health services.

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Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: March 1999
First published: 1999
Authors: Morton Beiser
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-8020-8117-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Human biology & related topics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Human biology & related topics > Biological anthropology
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Human biology & related topics > Biological anthropology > General
LSN: 0-8020-8117-7
Barcode: 9780802081179

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