Hailing a Neoliberal Citizen: Language from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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dc.contributor.author Becherer, Ariel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-08T22:44:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-08T22:44:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-06-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/9432
dc.description.abstract Canada describes itself as “a nation of immigrants” that has embraced a policy of multiculturalism. The majority of individuals granted citizenship in Canada do so under programs labelled “economic”. In this paper a critical discourse analysis is conducted on an interactive tool, and two documents accessible online from the ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These objects are, intended for consumption by potential immigrants. The use of economic language to describe different citizenship paths, Canadian citizens, and the nation is examined. The three objects: offer economically labelled and described categories for immigrants to accepts; present images of workers; frame the economy and work as central to Canadian identity; and place the responsibility of being a good labourer onto the individual. Drawing from Althusser and Foucault, I argue that the items produced by the IRCC attempt to hail a neoliberal subject for a neoliberal nation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Immigration en_US
dc.subject Neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Critical Discourse Analysis en_US
dc.subject Hailing en_US
dc.subject Citizenship en_US
dc.title Hailing a Neoliberal Citizen: Language from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada en_US
dc.type Honours thesis en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US

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