The Politics of Race in Canada: Readings in Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Realities, and…

Paperback | January 9, 2009

byMaria Wallis, Augie Fleras

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This engaging new anthology brings together important selections that have informed debates and generated controversies about race and ethnicity from the nineteenth century onwards. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the collection demonstrates and analyzes a transition from Canada's earlyfocus on 'ethnicity' to the current proliferation of sophisticated analyses of 'race' as a concept. Resistances to traditional thinking about race and ethnicity by academics and activist communities are also discussed. The text demonstrates that despite claims of race-neutrality as a preferredideal, Canada is actually a racialized society - race remains a key variable in influencing people's identities, experiences, and outcomes.

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This engaging new anthology brings together important selections that have informed debates and generated controversies about race and ethnicity from the nineteenth century onwards. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the collection demonstrates and analyzes a transition from Canada's earlyfocus on 'ethnicity' to the current prolifera...

Maria Wallis, holds a PhD from York University and has taught at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Calgary, Wilfrid Laurier University, and McMaster University. She is currently teaching at York University. Augie Fleras has a PhD in Social Anthropology from Victoria University in Wellin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.9 × 6.9 × 0.7 inPublished:January 9, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction: 'Conceptualizing the politics of race: Taking race Seriously'Part I: Racing Canada: Historical Perspectives1. James Walker: 'Race' and the Law2. Robin W. Winks: Negro School Segregation in Ontario and Nova Scotia3. James S. Woodsworth: Strangers within Our Gates, or Coming Canadians4. John Murray Gibbon: Canadian Mosaic: The Making of a Northern Nation5. Constance Backhouse: Race Definition Run Amuck: 'Slaying the Dragon of Eskimo Status' in Re Eskimos, 19396. Monica Boyd, Gustave Goldmann, and Pamela White: Race in the Canadian Census7. Augie Fleras: 'Playing the Aboriginal Card': Race or Rights?8. Cecil Foster: Where Race Does Not Matter: The New Spirit of ModernityPart II: Systemic Racism: Theorizing Racism as Structural Exclusion9. Roxana Ng: Immigrant Women, Community Work, and Class Relations10. Daiva K. Stasiulis: Theorizing Connections: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class11. Frances Henry, Carol Tator, Winston Mattis, and Tim Rees: The Ideology of Racism12. Sherene Razack: Geopolitics, Culture Clash, and Gender after September 11Part III: Racialization: From Theorizing Race to Racializing Practices13. Cyril Levitt and William Shaffir: The Swastika as Dramatic Symbol: A Case Study of Ethnic Violence in Canada14. Peter S. Li: Thorny Questions and Conceptual Biases15. David M. Tanovich: What Is It?16. Minelle Mahtani: Tricking the Border Guards: Performing Race17. Augie Fleras: An Optical Delusion: 'Racializing Eye Colour'18. Carl E. James: Race and the Social/Cultural Worlds of Student Athletes19. The Colour of Poverty Campaign: Understanding the Racialization of Poverty in Ontario: An Introduction in 200720. Canadian Constitution Foundation: Japanese-Canadian Fishermen's Association: Seeking to Intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. KappPart IV: Anti-racism and Theorizing Resistance21. Carol A. Aylward: Canadian Critical Race Litigation: Wedding Theory and Practice22. Bonita Lawrence and Enakshi Dua: Decolonizing Anti-racism23. George J. Sefa Dei: Speaking Race: Silence, Salience, and the Politics of Anti-racist Scholarship24. Afua Cooper: Acts of Resistance: Black Men and Women Engage Slavery in Upper Canada, 1793-1803Conclusion: Theorizing Race in Canada: Future PossibilitiesAppendix A: Universal Declaration of Human RightsAppendix B: UNESCO and Its Programme: The Race QuestionAppendix C: The Canadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsReferencesIndex