Inequality Matters: Diversity and Exclusion in Canada by Augie FlerasInequality Matters: Diversity and Exclusion in Canada by Augie Fleras

Inequality Matters: Diversity and Exclusion in Canada

byAugie Fleras

Paperback | September 6, 2016

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Accessible and conversational, Inequality Matters focuses on real-world facts, figures, and examples of social inequality, introducing students to key topics without overwhelming them with theory. Situating examples of social inequality in Canada within a global context, this practicalintroduction helps students see their place in Canadian society and the world, giving them a well-rounded introduction to the field.
Augie Fleras is an adjunct professor in the Sociology and Legal Studies Department at the University of Waterloo. He holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Waterloo, a MA in anthropology from McMaster University, and a PhD in Maori studies and social anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His teach...
Title:Inequality Matters: Diversity and Exclusion in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart One: Conceptualizing Social Inequality1. The Iniquities of InequalityIntroduction: Surveying the DamageParadoxes of Inequalities in a Bountiful CanadaDebating Social InequalityA Working Framework: Themes and AssumptionsPrioritizing Social Inequality: The Defining Issue of Our Time2. Problematizing Social InequalityIntroduction: Establishing the ParametersA Sociology of Social InequalityReframing Inequality as ExclusionsInequality as Social StratificationDeconstructing Social Inequality3. Explaining Social Inequality SociologicallyIntroduction: What's the Cause/ Who's to Blame/Where's the Source?Blaming the Individual/Victim ModelBlaming the System ModelBlaming the Situation ModelPart Two: Status Inequalities: Class and Poverty4. Class Matters: Causes, Controversies, and CostsIntroduction: Class Inequality as Life or Death on the TitanicContesting the Class ConceptConceptualizing Social ClassesMediatizing Inequalities: Media Representations of Class and Poverty5. The Politics of PovertyIntroduction: Framing PovertyPoverty in Canada: Who, How Much, Compared to, Why?Framing Poverty: Absolute or RelativeThe Art of Absolving PovertyHomelessness: Street-level PovertyReframing Poverty Reduction StrategiesPart Three: Status Inequalities: Identity Groups, Identity Politics6. Gendered Inequalities, Engendered ExclusionsIntroduction: Living in a Man's World? Mixed Messages, Paradoxical TrendsGendered Inequalities: Dimensions of ExclusionMinorities within: Aboriginal, Racialized, Immigrant WomenExplaining Gendered Inequality: Intersectional Dynamics, Intrasectional Variations7. Racialized Inequalities, Immigrant ExclusionsIntroduction: Racialized Inequality: The Inequalities of RacializationRacialized (Colour-Coded) ExclusionsImmigrant Exclusions in an Inclusive Immigration SocietyPathways to Inclusion, Pitfalls of ExclusionExplaining Racialized Exclusions: Ethnicity vs. Critical Race Models8. Aboriginal Peoples: Canada's First InequalityIntroduction: First Nations, Second Class Citizens, Third World ConditionsModels of Aboriginal Inequality: Assimilationism, Accomodationism, AutonomismPrecondition for Peoplehood Renewal and Relations Repair: Difference, Land, GovernanceConstructive Engagement: Toward a Postcolonial Governance ModelA Governance Shift? From Neocolonialism to Postcolonialism ContractPart Four: Institutional Exclusions9. The New Economy, New Workplace InequalitiesIntroduction: The Best of Times, The Worst of TimesThe New Economy, Newer InequalitiesRethinking Work and Working in the New WorkplaceToward an Inclusive Workplace: Inclusion vs. Inclusivity10. Schooling and Postsecondary Education: Enlightened ExclusionsIntroduction: The Great Equalizer or the Great Fortifier?Universities in Crisis: Inequalities, Exclusions, DisruptionsRemodelling the Academic EnterprisePart Five: From Inequality to Equality: The Big Picture11. Global Inequalities, Exclusionary GlobalizationsIntroduction: A World in Social DisarrayGlobal Inequality ProblemsGlobalization as InequalityTowards a Humanistic Globalization?Addressing Global Inequalities: Foreign Aid and (Mis)Development12. Social Equality Matters TooIntroduction: Equality: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an EnigmaConceptualizing Equality: Equal, Equivalence, or Equitable?Canada's Employment Equity Act: Problem or Solution?Rehabilitating the Free Market: Toward a Responsible Capitalism13. Conclusion: Polite Fictions, Inconvenient TruthsGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"This book is comprehensive, theoretically diverse, and full of current, Canadian content-a great and important read." --Tonya Davidson, Ryerson University