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Mapping the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Restriction of the SAWP Worker

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dc.contributor.advisor Kowalchuk, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Huesca, Eduardo Leon
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-21T14:22:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-21T14:22:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-08
dc.date.created 2015-05-28
dc.date.issued 2015-08-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9088
dc.description.abstract I examine and contextualize the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). I problematize what I suggest is the heightened regulation and subjugation of workers under this labour scheme. I suggest that by more thoroughly understanding the mass exodus of ‘national’, white citizen workers from the Canadian agricultural industry we are better able to problematize this program as a policy that has allowed for the evasion of a critical look into Canadian agriculture. By tracing the legacy of farm worker recruitment schemes and programs that preceded the SAWP, we can also identify this program as part of a legacy of strategically normalizing problematized industry conditions through the exploitation of difference and socio-economic marginalization among groups of people. I discuss how the SAWP worker has been discursively organized and institutionalized as a highly regulated person, and contribute to understanding the various forms of regulation, disciplining and control mobilized on these individuals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Migrant Labour en_US
dc.subject Labour Program en_US
dc.subject Migrant Farm Workers in Canada en_US
dc.subject Regulation and Control en_US
dc.title Mapping the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the Restriction of the SAWP Worker en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Sociology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US


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