Franca Iacovetta Recipes For Democracy

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In "Recipes for Democracy? Gender, Family, and Making Female Citizens in Cold War Canada", Franca Iacovetta argued that the liberal discourse of Canadian immigration was overshadowed by the gender ideologies imposed on new citizens as "nation making". The author drew attention to the plight of immigrant women from third world nations who were stereotyped as "sexually promiscuous single mothers undeserving of citizenship" . This contrasted the liberal immigration views of the time that offered freedom and promised opportunity to all immigrants. In the early Cold War, Canada created policies and social programs to mold immigrants into their new roles as Canadians. Iacovetta mentioned that both women and men were targeted by these campaigns,

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