Indian international students in Toronto: exploring young men resisting their family's expectations

Sondhi, Gunjan (2013) Indian international students in Toronto: exploring young men resisting their family's expectations. South Asian Diaspora, 5 (2). pp. 223-235. ISSN 1943-8192

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Abstract

This paper is located at the heart of the growing body of research on international student migration. Using a gendered perspective, it explores the power relations between the students and their families that shape the processes and experiences of migration. The spotlight is on Indian students who move to Canada, specifically Toronto, for higher education. These students are part of a growing yet highly diversified stream of migrants who make up the Indian diaspora in Canada. Using survey data collected by the author, the paper first presents the social characteristics of Indian international students. The discussion then moves to present the narrative of one male respondent in Canada to illustrate how gendered power relations within the Indian patrifocal family shape the participation of sons and daughters in international student migrant flows

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6001 Emigration and immigration. International migration
Depositing User: Gunjan Sondhi
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2013 06:54
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 14:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43551
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