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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18073

Title: "A Clinic for the World": Race, Biomedical Citizenship, and Gendered National Subject Formation in Canada
Authors: Ejiogu, Nwadiogo
Advisor: Nestel, Sheryl
Alexander, M. Jacqui
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: medicine
biopower
citizenship
race
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2009
Abstract: On October 21st , 2005 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that immigration officials “can no longer assess potential immigrants to be ‘medically inadmissible’ to Canada solely on the basis of a person’s disability” and their likelihood to make “excessive demands on Canadian social services” (Chadha 2005, 1). In this thesis I will explore this ruling using a methodological approach that engages practices of: self-reflexivity; tracing historical and political genealogies; and case study analysis. What I am interested in thinking about is how this moment gestures to the necessity of conceptualizing the nation, nationalism, and citizenship as highly medicalized terrains. Through an engagement with transnational and black feminist theorizing, anticolonial studies, and disability studies, I will suggest that “medical inadmissibility” is one of many regulatory mechanisms that work to fashion the Canadian nation-state as white, healthy, fit, and productive.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18073
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