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Ethnicity, politics, and public policy : case studies in Canadian diversity

Summary: Canada has become a nation in which ethnic pluralism must be balanced with national unity. Focusing on information derived from case studies - documents, interviews, and participant observation - the ten essays in this collection introduce the reader to specific problems that arise in an ethnically diverse society. The various essay address a wide range of issues. Original research into visible minority police, Haitian teachers in Quebec schools, and the matching of worker and patient/client ethnicities within health and social services sheds light on the complex situations faced in an increasingly pluralistic society. The intersection (or absence) of ethnic polities and ethnic political representation is also examined. An essay presenting the heterogeneous nature of the Canadian Hip-Hop scene counters reductive stereotypes, while studies of female genital operations and wife abuse in Muslim culture suggest ways of understanding traditions that radically break with the social norms of a liberal-democratic society in order to create and implement policy. This richly textured volume offers a comprehensive illustration of the problems and prospects of pluralism, effectively mirroring the diversity of the issues that arise when theories and goals of cultural sensitivity confront current Canadian realities.

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  • OCLC: ocn431544620
  • ISBN: 6611995420
  • ISBN: 9786611995423
  • ISBN: 9781281995421
  • ISBN: 1281995428
  • ISBN: 9780802041654
  • ISBN: 9780802080271
  • ISBN: 0802080278
  • ISBN: 0802041655
  • ISBN: 1442674679
  • ISBN: 9781442674677
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1999.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Diversity in Canada / Harold Troper, Morton Weinfeld -- Female genital operations : Canadian realities, concerns, and policy recommendations / Alissa Levine -- Break north : rap music and hip-hop culture in Canada / Rebecca J. Haines -- 'You show up, you're blue' : the challenges facing visible minority police officers / Diva Bortolussi -- The challenge of ethnic match : minority origin professionals in health and social services / Morton Weinfeld -- The role of minority educators : Haitian teachers in Quebec schools / Philippe Couton -- Wife abuse and ideological competition in the Muslim community of Toronto / Shaheen Azmi -- Black insiders, the black polity, and the Ontario NDP government, 1990-1995 / Adam Lewinberg -- The Canadian Jewish polity and the limits of political action : the campaigns on behalf of Soviet and Syrian Jews / Harold Troper -- Immigration and the Canadian federal election of 1993 : the press as a political educator / Liane Soberman.
Subject: Ethnicity -- Canada -- Case studies
Ethnic attitudes -- Canada -- Case studies
Multiculturalism -- Canada -- Case studies
Canada -- Ethnic relations -- Case studies

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