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dc.contributor.advisorBlack, David
dc.contributor.advisorMcKendry, Virginia
dc.contributor.advisorPratt, Geraldine
dc.contributor.authorCalzado, Avegaile Mendiola
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-01T03:35:52Z
dc.date.available2015-09-01T03:35:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-31
dc.date.submitted2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/841
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative research explores the discursive construction of the notion of temporary foreign workers, examines in what sense migrant domestic workers can be understood as postcolonial subjects, and analyzes the nature of Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in the context of the ongoing domestic and global debate on labour migration and citizenship. The research focuses on a sub-program of the TFWP that allows eligible migrant workers to eventually apply for permanent resident status, the Caregiver Program. Using texts from major news media in Canada, federal government organizations, academics, and advocacy groups for migrant workers as raw material for analysis, the research examines various perspectives on the TFWP and the temporary status of migrant workers in Canada through the lens of postcolonial theory. Specifically, the research attempts to identify where the discourse intersects and explores in what ways key stakeholders discuss, support, or condemn the temporary status of migrant workers.en_US
dc.subjectCaregiver Programen_US
dc.subjectdiscourseen_US
dc.subjectFilipino womenen_US
dc.subjectmigrant domestic workersen_US
dc.subjectpostcolonial subjectsen_US
dc.subjectTemporary Foreign Worker Programen_US
dc.titleThe domestic worker as postcolonial subject : a policy and discourse analysis of the Canadian Government's "Caregiver Program"en_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Professional Communicationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Communication and Cultureen_US


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