Seminar - Antoine Bilodeau (Concordia University) - Feeling Accepted: Another Tool to Understand Immigrant Integration
|Dates:||12 June 2015|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
You are all cordially invited to attend a talk by Antoine Bilodeau (Concordia University) on 12 June 2015 at 1 pm in room 2.07 in the Humanities Bridgeford Street building.
Details are as follows:
Feeling Accepted: Another Tool to Understand Immigrant Integration
Antoine Bilodeau (Concordia University)
Research on immigrant integration often focuses on attachment and identification as measures of integration to the host society. Although very helpful, such a way of conceiving immigrant integration puts a strong emphasis on the role of immigrants in the process of integration. The burden of integration implicitly rests on immigrants’ shoulders. This paper proposes another way to examine immigrant integration. Rather than looking at immigrant identification and attachment with the host society, it proposes to examines whether immigrant feel accepted by the host society. The findings suggest that the feeling of being accepted appears both as an indicator of integration and also a driver of integration, above and beyond the feeling of attachment to the host society. From a conceptual perspective, it also brings attention to the role of the host society in facilitating or impeding immigrant integration. The paper relies on a study of visible minority Quebecers conducted in the context of the 2012 provincial elections.
Role: Associate Professor
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street