"Race" and Ethnicity in Canada: A Critical Introduction

Paperback | January 18, 2017

byVic Satzewich, Nikolaos Liodakis

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Now in its fourth edition, this accessible text engages students in a critical examination of the complex and often paradoxical patterns of "race" and ethnic relations in the Canadian context. Beginning with an overview of the major theoretical approaches in the field, this concise volume goeson to explore French/English relations, Indigenous/settler relations, immigration, and multiculturalism in Canada and throughout the world.

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Now in its fourth edition, this accessible text engages students in a critical examination of the complex and often paradoxical patterns of "race" and ethnic relations in the Canadian context. Beginning with an overview of the major theoretical approaches in the field, this concise volume goeson to explore French/English relations, Ind...

Vic Satzewich is a professor of sociology at McMaster University. His research interests include historical and political sociology, Indigenous peoples, "race" and ethnic relations, racism, and immigration. His SSHRC-funded project which involves analysis of how overseas immigration officers understand and apply their discretionary aut...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.49 inPublished:January 18, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199021178

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Note: Each chapter includes:- Learning objectives- Introduction- Bolded key terms- Boxes- Case study- Summary- Questions for critical thought- Debate questions- Annotated additional readings- Annotated related websitesPrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Concepts of Ethnicity and "Race"Ethnicity: Early Sociological ApproachesA Short History of "Race"Racism2. Theories of Ethnicity and "Race"Primordialism and Socio-biologyCulture and AssimilationCulture and Socio-economic SuccessConflict Theory and Political EconomyIntersectional AnalysisCritical Race TheoryPost-colonialism"Whiteness"3. The Dynamics of Nation-Building: French/English Relations, Indigenous/ Settler Relations, and Immigration in Historical PerspectiveFrench/English Relations in Historical PerspectiveIndigenous/Settler Relations in Historical PerspectiveImmigration in Historical PerspectiveEthnicity, "Race," and the Canadian Census4. Immigration and the Canadian MosaicWhy Immigration?Contemporary Immigration Categories: Debates and ControversiesMigrants on the Margins5. Understanding Social Inequality: The Intersections of Ethnicity, Gender, and ClassThe Vertical Mosaic: Porter's LegacyEvidence for Ethnic Convergence?The New Colour-Coded Vertical Mosaic?A Critical Assessment of Ethnic/"Racial" Inequality ResearchBringing Class Back In6. Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Quebec InterculturalismMeanings of Federal MulticulturalismContesting MulticulturalismQuebec's Response: Interculturalism and Reasonable Accommodation7. RacismOrganized RacismRacism, Surveys, and Public OpinionInstitutional RacismNew Racism and Religious Hatred: Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism8. Indigenous and Settler RelationsLabels, Identities, and Group BoundariesComparing Collectivities: Between-Group DifferencesExplaining Indigenous ConditionsStratification and Differences within Indigenous Communities9. Transnationals or Diasporas? Ethnicity and Identity in a Globalized ContextThe Genealogy of Diaspora and TransnationalismDiasporasA Canadian Diaspora?TransnationalismFive Critical CommentsGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"The accessibility and readability are excellent. I believe that students will find this text engaging as well as informative." --Marni Westerman, Douglas College