Race and Racism in 21st-Century Canada: Continuity, Complexity, and Change

Edited by Sean P. Hier and B. Singh Bolaria

© 2007

Recent demographic projections based on Statistics Canada data indicate that persons designated as belonging to a visible minority group will comprise 20 per cent of the Canadian population by 2017. In Canada's major cities, the proportion of persons classified as visible minority is expected to exceed 50 per cent. What is race, and how should racism be studied sociologically? What differences exist in patterns of structural incorporation within and among ethno-racial groups in Canada? What factors influence upward social mobility? Are Canadian institutions capable of meeting the needs of the country's increasingly diverse ethno-racial population? These are some of the questions that this volume addresses.

This collection of original articles identifies future research directions for racism in Canada based on important changes taking place in the country. It also offers the basis for a more complete understanding of racism and social change in Canada.

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"This is the book that many of us in the field of race scholarship have been waiting for." - Minelle Mahtani, University of Toronto, Scarborough

Race and Racism in 21st-Century Canada: Continuity, Complexity, and Change

Edited by Sean P. Hier and B. Singh Bolaria

© 2007

Recent demographic projections based on Statistics Canada data indicate that persons designated as belonging to a visible minority group will comprise 20 per cent of the Canadian population by 2017. In Canada's major cities, the proportion of persons classified as visible minority is expected to exceed 50 per cent. What is race, and how should racism be studied sociologically? What differences exist in patterns of structural incorporation within and among ethno-racial groups in Canada? What factors influence upward social mobility? Are Canadian institutions capable of meeting the needs of the country's increasingly diverse ethno-racial population? These are some of the questions that this volume addresses.

This collection of original articles identifies future research directions for racism in Canada based on important changes taking place in the country. It also offers the basis for a more complete understanding of racism and social change in Canada.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 354 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    This is the book that many of us in the field of race scholarship have been waiting for.... an unprecedented collection that profoundly deepens our understanding of the complexity of race in our multicultural nation today.... This book adds new depth to the study of racism in Canada and will, no doubt, inform the creation of more sophisticated anti-racist and social justice policy initiatives.


    Minelle Mahtani, University of Toronto, Scarborough

    Race & Racism in 21st-Century Canada provides a space for a number of scholars, who draw upon very diverse theoretical models and research strategies, to explore the constructs of race, racialization, and racism through a variety of lenses. Collectively, the clash of frameworks and methodologies demonstrate that no one approach to the subject matter is adequate to expose how these contested notions function in a democratic liberal society. It is important to continue this dialogue.


    Carol Tator, York University
  • Author Information

    Sean P. Hier is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria. He is the author of Contemporary Sociological Thought: Themes and Theories (Canadian Scholars Press).



    B. Singh Bolaria is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. He has published widely in the areas of social inequality, labour migrations, and health and health care.

  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Note from the Editors

    Part I: Theories, Concepts, Politics, and Identification

    Introduction

    1. Studying Race and Racism in 21st-Century Canada, Sean P. Hier

    2. Prospects for a Post-Race Sociology, Robert Carter

    3. Speaking Race: Silence, Salience, and the Politics of Anti-Racist Scholarship, George J. Sefa Dei

    4. Whiteness Studies: Race, Diversity, and the New Essentialism, Vic Satzewich

    Part II: Racism and Structural Patterns of Incorporation in Canada

    Introduction

    5. Revisiting Equity and Labour: Immigration, Gender, Minority Status, and Income Differentials in Canada, Derek Hum and Wayne Simpson

    6. Recent Mainland Chinese Immigrants and Covert Racism in Canada,  Li Zong

    7. Incorporation of Aboriginal Labour, Terry Wotherspoon

    8. Canada's Guest Workers: Racialized, Gendered, and Flexible, Ricardo Trumper and Lloyd L. Wong

    Part III: Articulations of Race and Gender 

    Introduction

    9. Exploring Articulations of "Race" and Gender: Going Beyond Singular Categories, Enakshi Dua 

    10. Racing and Erasing: Law and Gender in White Settler Societies, Patricia A. Monture

    11. Notes Towards Establishing a Property Interest in Aboriginal Culture, Cheryl Suzack

    12. Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada, Guida Man

    Part IV: Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism, and Public Policy 

    Introduction

    13. Public Policy and Racism: Myths, Realities, and Challenges, Dhiru Patel

    14. Canada's Multicultural Policy: A Critical Realist Narrative, Rennie Warburton

    15. Troubles With "Anti-Racist Multiculturalism": The Challenges of Anti-Racist and Feminist Activism, Sarita Srivastava

    16. Expansion of the Canadian Polis: Replicating International Legal Norms of Indigenous Self-Determination in the Canadian Context,  Jennifer E. Dalton

    Notes on Contributors

    Index

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