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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Gatekeepers

Reshaping Immigrant Lives in Cold War Canada

by (author) Franca Iacovetta

Publisher
Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Oct 2006
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), Civics & Citizenship, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897071113
    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926662688
    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
    List Price
    $23.95

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An in-depth study of European immigrants to Canada during the Cold War, Gatekeepers explores the interactions among these immigrants and the “gatekeepers”–mostly middle-class individuals and institutions whose definitions of citizenship significantly shaped the immigrant experience. Iacovetta’s deft discussion examines how dominant bourgeois gender and Cold War ideologies of the day shaped attitudes towards new Canadians. She shows how the newcomers themselves were significant actors who influenced Canadian culture and society, even as their own behaviour was being modified.

Generously illustrated, Gatekeepers explores a side of Cold War history that has been left largely untapped. It offers a long overdue Canadian perspective on one of the defining eras of the last century.

About the author

 

Franca Iacovetta is a professor of history at the University of Toronto. A feminist, labour, gender, and migration historian, she is the author of several books on Canadian social history.

 

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