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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 Huesca, Eduardo Leon 2015-08-21T14:22:43Z 2015-08-21T14:22:43Z 2015-08 2015-05-28 2015-08-21
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
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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 Sociology en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US
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