Contemporary Inequalities and Social Justice in Canada
Contemporary Inequalities and Social Justice in Canada examines the changing contours of inequality and social justice in contemporary Canada. Approaching questions of social justice from the perspectives of race, youth, precarious workers, Indigenous peoples, and the LGBTQ community, the contributors emphasize different ways of thinking about and addressing contemporary social inequalities and insecurities.
- Division: Higher Education
- World Rights
- Page Count: 224 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
"Readers committed to deepening social justice in all of its forms have been waiting for a book like this. Timely, bold, and intellectually refreshing, Brodie’s new collection compels us to engage with brave new worlds of social justice, which borrow from conventional social movement organizing, but also to confront intersecting forms of oppression rooted in racism, colonialism, and ableism that continue to characterize our collective present."
Michael Orsini, University of Ottawa
"Contemporary Inequalities and Social Justice in Canada offers a fresh and important reframing of long-studied issues in social justice. This volume brings together some of the most astute scholar-activists in Canada for an honest conversation about social justice."
Abigail B. Bakan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
"The contributors trace the contours and political fissures of neoliberalism in Canada. In doing so they trouble the dynamics of differential inclusion, exclusion, and eviction in various arenas, and offer insights on existing and changing forms of collective action. This important volume prompts us to engage in a much-needed conversation about the nature and trajectory of a renewed social justice project in the twenty-first century."
Christina Gabriel, Carleton University
Author InformationJanine Brodie is Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance at the University of Alberta.
Table of contents
Part 1: Contemporary Perspectives on Social Justice
1. Janine Brodie, Inequalities and Social Justice in Crisis Times
2. David Robichaud, Social Justice and the Extinction of Homo Crusoeconomicus
3. Malinda Smith, Diversity in Theory and Practice: Dividends, Downsides, and Dead-Ends
Part 2: Living Precariously: Social Justice for Whom?
4. Judy Fudge, Justice for Whom? Migrant Workers in Canada
5. Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Post-Racialism and the "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion" Project
6. Hayden King, Treaty Making and Breaking in Settler Colonial Canada
Part 3: Activism and Alternative Futures
7. Meenal Shrivastava, Perils of Petroculture in a Neoliberal Resource Economy
8. Alexa Degagné, On Anger and Its Uses for Activism
9. Judy Rebick, Social Movements on the Path to Economic and Social Equality
Subjects and Courses