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Evaluations of Integration: The 2nd Generation Tamil Communi

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Lya Rajah

on 7 April 2016

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Evaluations of Integration: The 2nd Generation Tamil Community in Toronto
Main Research Question
How integrated is the second generation Tamil community in Toronto?
Tamil Diaspora
victim diaspora (refugees)
Issues with statistical data (e.g. Census)
strong entrepreneurship
2nd Generation Tamils
more complex understandings of receiving society
tech savvy
Evidence of this understanding in opinions of 2nd gen Tamil participants in 2008-2009 protests
Conclusion
Gap in information about second generation Tamils
no consensus on definition of integration
onus of integration on migrant
Importance
Increase of migration to Canada from a wider array of countries
Tamil diaspora in Canada largest community of Sri Lankan Tamils outside of Sri Lanka
many businesses, organization, and Tamil media outlets
Integration of Immigrants
Indicators of integration
Actors involved in integration
Integration = Equality?
Integration of 2nd generation Tamils
over 1000 Tamil students in UofT and Ryerson alone
gap in distinguishing integration of different generations in this community
Political Integration
Citizenship
Voter participation
Transnationalism
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