Classe sociale et contexte d'asile : les parcours d'exil réfugié.e.s réinstallé.e.s au Canada


  • Myriam Ouellet Université Laval et Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Danièle Bélanger Université Laval



Syrian Refugees, social class, forced migration, Canada, Bourdieu


This article mobilizes a approach for analyzing the influence of social class on the exile pathways of 20 Syrian government assisted refugee (GARS) families who arrived in Canada between 2015 and 2016. Our results demonstrate the existence of heterogeneity in class positioning within the Syrian GARS category, specifically with respect to the ability to mobilize and convert various types of capital (economic, social and cultural) to access migration out of Syria while staying in the different asylum contexts of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.


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Author Biographies

Myriam Ouellet, Université Laval et Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Myriam est doctorante en cotutelle au département de géographie de l’Université Laval et à de géographie de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Elle peut être jointe à

Danièle Bélanger, Université Laval

Danièle est professeure titulaire au département de géographie de l’Université Laval et titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada sur les dynamiques migratoires mondiales. Elle peut être jointe à 


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How to Cite

Ouellet, M., & Bélanger, D. (2022). Classe sociale et contexte d’asile : les parcours d’exil réfugié.e.s réinstallé.e.s au Canada. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 38(2), 1–19.

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