Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities

Paperback | March 6, 2003

byLeo Driedger

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Like its predecessor (Multi-Ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities, 1996), Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities is a comprehensive survey of race and ethnic relations in Canada . Combining insights from many disciplines besides sociology--including anthropology,psychology, economics, politics, and history--it begins with an introductory review of theoretical concepts before moving on to examine empirical demographic data, ethnic identity and solidarity, socioeconomic stratification, and finally, racism and human rights. Throughout, the focus is on issuesin the Canadian experience, past and present--from the expulsion of the Acadians and the execution of Louis Riel to Quebec nationalism, the wartime internment of Japanese-Canadians, First Nations land claims, and the discrimination faced by visible minorities.

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Like its predecessor (Multi-Ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities, 1996), Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities is a comprehensive survey of race and ethnic relations in Canada . Combining insights from many disciplines besides sociology--including anthropology,psychology, economics, politics, and history--it begin...

Leo Driedger is a Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 6, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of FiguresList of TablesPrefacePart I. Finding a Theoretical FocusChapter 1. Ethnic Pluralism and IndustrializationMax Weber and Ethnic IdentityIndustrial Change: A Major Classical ConcernEthnicity and the Chicago SchoolSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsChapter 2. Theories of Ethnic Change and PersistenceSorting Theories of Ethnic ChangeFinding a Conceptual ModelIdeal Ethnic TypesPostmodern Calls for DiversitySummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsPart II. Providing an Empirical ContextChapter 3. A Demographic HistoryImmigration and DemographyThe Canadian PopulationDemographic Ethnic TypesSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsChapter 4. Multicultural RegionalismRegionalism: A Sense of PlaceCanadian Ethnic RegionsSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsPart III. Dimensions of Identity and SolidarityChapter 5. Language and the Quebecois 'Nation'The Quebecois SettingLanguage: A Francophone Symbol SystemStudies in Quebecois Solidarity and ChangeFederalist Versus Separatist DialecticsSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsChapter 6. Ethnic Identity and IdentificationTheories of Ethnic IdentityEthnic Identification FactorsEthnocultural Identity DimensionsSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsChapter 7. Construction of a Sacred RealityIn Searh of Sacred SocializationConstruction of Sacred CanopiesSacred Enclavic CommunitiesSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsPart IV. Stratification: Power, Status, InequalitiesChapter 8. Class and Socioeconomic StatusTheories of StratificationEmpirical Studies of Power and StatusSocioeconomic Status and MobilitySummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsChapter 9. Apartheid: Segregation of MinoritiesPerspectives on SegregationEthnic Residential ConcentrationsApartheid: Studies in SegregationSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsChapter 10. Race and Historic RacismClassification of HumansRacism in Historical PerspectiveImmigration and RaceHistoric RacismSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsPart V. In Search of Human Rights and FreedomsChapter 11. Racism: Prejudice and DiscriminationDemocratic RacismAttitudes Toward PluralismIndicators of RacismDifferential and Unfair TreatmentSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsChapter 12. The Quest for Human RightsIndividual Rights and FreedomsEthnicity and Collective RightsSummaryCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsAppendicesReferencesIndex