Racism in Canada

Paperback | March 8, 2011

byVic Satzewich

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There are widely divergent views about racism in Canada. Some believe that racism is a fundamental feature of Canadian society and national identity. This dystopian view of Canada as a fundamentally and irrevocably racist society carries considerable currency in some academic and activistcircles. Others argue that racism is oversold as a social problem: while pockets of racism do exist, Canada remains a fundamentally fair place for people of diverse backgrounds to prosper and flourish. Vic Satzewich's short and accessible book explores how racism operates in Canadian society, past and present. Racism is a complex aspect of Canadian society; while it may not be an inherent and invariant feature of our country, it is also more prevalent than many people may realize. The book examines a variety of issues including racism and the immigration system, racial profiling, racism and First Nations and Islamophobia. It concludes with a discussion of some of the dilemmas and challenges associated with anti-racism theory and practice.For more information on Issues in Canada books a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/issues_in_canada"Click here/a

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There are widely divergent views about racism in Canada. Some believe that racism is a fundamental feature of Canadian society and national identity. This dystopian view of Canada as a fundamentally and irrevocably racist society carries considerable currency in some academic and activistcircles. Others argue that racism is oversold as...

Vic Satzewich is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Glasgow, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1988. He has published over 50 articles and chapters in books dealing with various aspects of immigration, ethnicity, Aboriginal-non-Aboriginal relations, and racism. His books includ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195430662

ISBN - 13:9780195430660

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Introduction1. Defining and Measuring Racism2. Explaining Racism3. Immigration Policy4. Racism and Aboriginal Peoples5. Policing6. Islamophobia: A New Racism?7. Solutions for ChangeFurther ReadingReferencesIndex