Religion and Ethnicity in Canada

Edited by Paul Bramadat and David Seljak

© 2009

As the leading book in its field, Religion and Ethnicity in Canada has been embraced by scholars, teachers, students, and policy makers as a breakthrough study of Canadian religio-ethnic diversity and its impact on multiculturalism. A team of established scholars looks at the relationships between religious and ethnic identity in Canada's six largest minority religious communities: Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, Muslims and practitioners of Chinese religion. The chapters also highlight the ethnic diversity extant within these traditions in order to offer a more nuanced appreciation of the variety of lived experiences of members of these communities.

Together, the contributors develop consistent themes throughout the volume, among them the changing nature of religious practice and ideas, current demographics, racism, and the role of women. Chapters related to the public policy issues of healthcare, education and multiculturalism show how new ethnic and religious diversity are challenging and changing Canadian institutions and society. Comprehensive and insightful, Religion and Ethnicity in Canada makes a unique contribution to the study of world religions in Canada.

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  • Page Count: 264 pages
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As the leading book in its field, Religion and Ethnicity in Canada has been embraced by scholars, teachers, students, and policy makers as a breakthrough study of Canadian religio-ethnic diversity and its impact on multiculturalism.

Religion and Ethnicity in Canada

Edited by Paul Bramadat and David Seljak

© 2009

As the leading book in its field, Religion and Ethnicity in Canada has been embraced by scholars, teachers, students, and policy makers as a breakthrough study of Canadian religio-ethnic diversity and its impact on multiculturalism. A team of established scholars looks at the relationships between religious and ethnic identity in Canada's six largest minority religious communities: Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, Muslims and practitioners of Chinese religion. The chapters also highlight the ethnic diversity extant within these traditions in order to offer a more nuanced appreciation of the variety of lived experiences of members of these communities.

Together, the contributors develop consistent themes throughout the volume, among them the changing nature of religious practice and ideas, current demographics, racism, and the role of women. Chapters related to the public policy issues of healthcare, education and multiculturalism show how new ethnic and religious diversity are challenging and changing Canadian institutions and society. Comprehensive and insightful, Religion and Ethnicity in Canada makes a unique contribution to the study of world religions in Canada.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.0in x 0.7in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Paul Bramadat is a professor and director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. His previous works include Religious Radicalization in Canada and Beyond and Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada both published by University of Toronto Press.


    David Seljak is an associate professor at St. Jerome's University and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo.

  • Table of contents

    Contents

     

    Preface vii
    About the Editors x
    Contributors x

    Chapter One: Beyond Christian Canada: Religion and Ethnicity
    in a Multicultural Society 1
    Paul Bramadat
    PART ONE:ETHNIC IDENTITY AND RELIGIOUS
    COMMUNITIES
    Chapter Two:Hindus in Canada: Negotiating Identity in a "Different"
    Homeland 30
    Sikata Banerjee and Harold Coward
    Chapter Three:Sikhs in Canada: Identity and Commitment 52
    Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
    Chapter Four:Buddhists in Canada: Impermanence in a Land
    of Change 69
    Mathieu Boisvert
    Chapter Five:The Chinese in Canada: Their Unrecognized Religion 89
    David Chuenyan Lai, Jordan Paper, and Li Chuang Paper
    Chapter Six:Jews in Canada: A Travelling Cantor on the Prairie,
    and Other Pictures of Canadian Jewish Life 111
    Norman Ravvin
    Chapter Seven:Muslims in Canada: From Ethnic Groups to Religious
    Community 133
    Sheila McDonough and Homa Hoodfar
    PART TWO: IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC POLICY
    Chapter Eight:Religion and Public Policy: Immigration,
    Citizenship, and Multiculturalism—Guess Who's
    Coming to Dinner? 154
    John Biles and Humera Ibrahim
    Chapter Nine:Education, Multiculturalism, and Religion 178
    David Seljak
    Chapter Ten:Health Care, Religion, and Ethnic Diversity
    in Canada 201
    Peter H. Stephenson
    Chapter Eleven:Toward a New Story about Religion and Ethnicity
    in Canada 222
    Paul Bramadat and David Seljak
    Appendix:Demographics of Religious Identification
    in Canada 235
    Compiled by Peter Beyer

    Index 241

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