Unequal Relations

Unequal Relations : An Introduction to Race, Ethnic, and Aboriginal Dynamics in Canada

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Designed for courses in Race and Ethnic Relations. This introductory text comes at a time when the boundaries of "being Canadian" are being pushed to the limit by deep diversities. The book begins with the assumption that race, ethnic, and Aboriginal interactions are relations in inequality. It continues by emphasizing how these largely inequitable group relationships are constructed, sustained, challenged, and modified by way of official policy and institutional practices. It concludes by focusing on the politics of race, ethnic, and Aboriginal relations as they contribute to or detract from the challenge of Canadian society-building.show more

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  • Paperback | 433 pages
  • 172 x 232 x 28mm | 759.99g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130205605
  • 9780130205605

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with Chapter Highlights, Key Terms, and Discussion Questions). I. RETHINKING RACE, ETHNIC, AND OBORIGINAL RELATIONS. 1. Unequal Relations: Patterns, Policies, and Perspectives. Inter-ethnic Dynamics: Outcomes and Policies. Sociological Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Aboriginality. 2. The Politics of Race. Introduction: Race Matters. The Human Race: Unity in Diversity. The Roots of Race: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Doctrines of Racial Supremacy. 3. The Faces of Racism. Introduction: The Reality of Racism. Defining Racism: Pasting Jello to the Wall. Constituents of Racism. Types of Racism. Toward an Anti-Racist Canada. 4. Ethnicity: Conflicts and Challenges. Introduction: Global Implosion/Ethnic Explosion. What is Ethnicity? Why Ethnicity? Expressions of Ethnicity. De-Politicizing Ethnicity. 5. Social Inequality: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender. Introduction: Rethinking the Mosaic. Ethnic Stratification in Canada. Explaining Ethnic Inequality. Contesting Ethnic Inequality. II. DIVERSITY IN CANADA: PEOPLES, NATIONS, AND MINORITIES. 6. Aboriginal Peoples. Introduction: The First Peoples. Contemporary Status. Aboriginal Policy: From Colonization to Conditional Autonomy. Toward Renewal and Reform. Putting Principles into Practice. From Cutting Deals to Constructive Engagement. Re-making Canada: Muddling Through. 7. The Canada Question: English-French Relations. Introduction: Scorpions in a Bottle. The Language of Ethnicity/The Politicization of Language. Official Bilingualism. Clashing Visions: Province or People. Sovereignty Without Secession. A Regrettable Necessity. 8. Immigration and Multicultural Minorities. Introduction: The Paradox of Immigration. Ethnic Diversity in Canada. Canadian Immigration: Policies, Practices, and Trends. Immigration Program: Who Gets In? Cost and Benefits: the Pros, the Cons, and the In-Betweens. Immigration Settlement: Challenges and Prospects. III. MULTICULTURALISM AND SOCIETY BUILDING. 9. Multiculturalism in Canada. Introduction: Multiculturalism Discourse. Defining Multiculturalism. Meanings of Multiculturalism. Attitudes Toward Multiculturalism. Multiculturalism: Is There Another Canadian Way? 10. Putting Multiculturalism to Work. Introduction: Engaging With Diversity. An Inclusive Institution. Minorities and the Media. Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education. Policing and Minorities. 11. Re-constitutionalizing Canada. Introduction: New Game, New Rules, New Stakes. Deconstructing Canada: Key Themes, Evolving Issues, and Emergent Trends. Being Canadian: Citizenship and Belonging. This Adventure Called Canada. Reference Listshow more

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