Jean Michel Montsion
Jean Michel's research focuses the implications of community-based politics in the development of gateway strategies between Asian and Western societies. From global cities like Singapore and Vancouver to Canadian Northern communities, he investigates the success of internationalizing specific locations and sectors as gateways based on an everyday life and ethnographic approach. His recent research interests include the roles of aboriginal peoples in shaping Canada-Asia connections.
2012. When Talent Meets Mobility: Un/Desirability in Singapore’s New Citizenship Project. Citizenship Studies 16(3): 469-82.
2012. A Critique of Everyday International Relations: The Case of Cultural Pluralism in Singapore and Vancouver. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30(5): 930-46.
2014. Chinese Ethnicities in Neoliberal Singapore? State Designs and Dialect(ical) Struggles of Community Associations. Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(9): 1486-504.
2015. Disrupting Canadian Sovereignty? The ‘First Nations & China’ Strategy Revisited. Geoforum 58: 114-21.
W Vrasti, JM Montsion. 2014. No Good Deed Goes Unrewarded: The Value/Virtue of Transnational Volunteerism in Global Capital. Global Society 28(3): 336-55.
Keywords: Gateway cities; ethnicity; international education; Indigeneity; Singapore, Vancouver