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"Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heaven's Door": Immigrants and the Guardians of Privilege in Canada

Document type Article
Author Basok, Tanya
Author Bastable, Marshall
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 63
Date 2009 Spring
ISSN 0700-3862
Pages 207-219


The article reviews several books including "Guarding the Gates: The Canadian Labour Movement and Immigration, 1872-1934," by David Goutor, "Gatekeepers: Reshaping Immigrant Lives in Cold War Canada," by Franca Iacovetta and "Breaking the Iron Wall: Decommodification and Immigrant Women's Labor in Canada," by Habiba Zaman.