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dc.contributor.authorGateman, Madison
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-15T11:27:24Z
dc.date.available2020-05-15T11:27:24Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79207
dc.description.abstractBetween July 1979 and May 1980, the Canadian Employment and Immigration Commission undertook an extensive public relations campaign related to the resettlement of South East Asian refugees in Canada. This thesis sheds light on the origins and functions of this campaign, and examines how it emerged as a response to high levels of anti-refugee and anti-Asian racism within Canada. Through a critical reading of the most significant component of the strategy, the Indochinese Refugee Newsletter, this thesis reveals how the campaign repeatedly framed Canadians as naturally and wholeheartedly supportive of the refugee program, and South East Asian refugees as grateful beneficiaries of this generosity and inclusion. It argues that this essentializing narrative obscures the country’s divided response to the South East Asian resettlement program, the complexities of resettlement, and the many occasions when Canada did not respond to the arrival of migrants with open arms.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectPublic Relationsen_US
dc.subjectBoat Peopleen_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.subjectGovernmenten_US
dc.title‘Success’ Stories, Government Public Relations, and the Resettlement of South East Asian Refugees in Canada 1979-1980en_US
dc.date.defence2020-05-11
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Colin Mitchellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Shirley Tillotsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Rachel Brickneren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Ajay Parasramen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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