Dr. Jane Helleiner - Research

Faculty of Social Sciences - Department of Sociology

Dr. Jane Helleiner - Research

 Selected Publications  

Helleiner, Jane (forthcoming) Recruiting the “Culturally Compatible” Migrant: Irish Working Holiday Migration and White Settler Canadianness. Ethnicities.

2013  Helleiner, Jane Unauthorized Crossings, Danger and Death at the Canada/US Border. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Vol. 39:9, 1507-1524, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2013.815431  

Helleiner, Jane 2012  Whiteness and Narratives of a Racialized Canada/US Border at Niagara. Canadian Journal of Sociology. Vol. 37 No. 2 pp. 109-135 http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/CJS/article/view/10016/14106

Helleiner, Jane 2010 Canadian Border Resident Experience of the "Smartening" Border at Niagara. Journal of Borderlands Studies. Vol. 25 No. 3 & 4 pp. 87-103 

2009 ‘As Much American as a Canadian Can Be’: Cross-Border Experience and Regional Identity Among Young Borderlanders in Canadian Niagara. Anthropologica. Vol. 51. No. 1. pp. 225-238

2009 Young Borderlanders, Tourism Work and Anti-Americanism in Canadian Niagara.  Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. Vol. 16. No. 4. pp. 438-62

2007 'Over the River': Border Childhoods and Border Crossings At Niagara. Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research. Vol. 14. No. 4. pp. 431-447

2003 The Politics of Traveller Child Begging and Children's Work in Ireland. Critique of Anthropology Vol. 23. No. 1. pp.17-33

Helleiner, Jane, Pamela Downe, Virginia Caputo 2001 Anthropology, Feminism and Childhood Studies. Anthropologica.Vol. 43. No. 2. pp.135-7

Helleiner, Jane 2001 "The Right Kind of Children": Childhood, Gender and "Race" in Canadian Post-War Political Discourse. Anthropologica. Vol. 43. No. 2. pp. 143-52

2001 Constructing Racialized Childhoods in Canadian Political Discourse. In Helen Schwartzman (ed.), Children and Anthropology: Perspectives for the 21st Century. Westport,CT.: Bergin & Garvey. pp. 187-204

2000 Irish Travellers: Racism and the Politics of Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [ Choice Magazine"Outstanding Academic Title" of 2001]

1999 Toward a Feminist Anthropology of Childhood. Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal. Vol. 24. No. 1 pp. 27-38

1999 Images of Racialized Childhoods in Canadian Interwar Political Discourse. Journal of Social Sciences. Vol 3. No. 1-2. pp. 41-9. [special volume on Public Images of Children]

1998 "Menace to the Social Order": Anti-Traveller Discourse in the Irish Parliamentary Debates 1939-59. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. Vol. 24. No.1. pp. 75-91

1998 Contested Childhood: The Discourse and Politics of Minority Childhood in Ireland. Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research. Vol. 5 No. 3. pp. 303-324

1998 "For the Protection of the Children": The Politics of Minority Childhood in Ireland. Anthropological Quarterly. Vol. 71. No 2. pp. 51-62

1997 "Women of the Itinerant Class": Gender and Anti-Traveller Racism in Ireland. Women's Studies International Forum. Vol. 20. No. 2. pp. 275-287

Helleiner, Jane and Bohdan Szuchewycz 1997 Discourses of Exclusion: The Irish Press and the Travelling People. In Stephen Riggins (ed.), The Language and Politics of Exclusion: Others in Discourse. Thousand Oaks: Sage. pp. 109-130

Helleiner, Jane 1995 Inferiorized Difference and the Limits of Pluralism in Ireland: The 1989 Anti-Hatred Act. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. Vol. 21. No. 2. pp. 63-83

1995 Gypsies, Celts and Tinkers: Colonial Antecedents of Anti-Traveller Racism in Ireland. Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol. 18. No. 3. pp. 532-554

1993 Traveller Settlement in Galway City: Politics, Class, and Culture. Chris Curtin, Hastings Donnan and Tom Wilson (eds.), Irish Urban Cultures. Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies. pp. 181-201

1991 La Sedentarizzazione dei Travellers Irlandesi: Retorica e Realtà [The Settlement of Irish Travellers: Rhetoric and Reality]. La Ricerca Folklorica. No. 22. pp. 67-74. (Special Issue on European Gypsies and Travellers).

1990 "The Tinker's Wedding" Revisited: Irish Traveller Marriage. In Matt Salo, (ed.) 100 Years of Gypsy Studies. Publication No. 5. Cheverly, Maryland: The Gypsy Lore Society. pp. 77-85


Ethnic and Migration Studies