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Race and Ethnicity

Finding Identities and Equalities, Second Edition

Leo Driedger

Like its predecessor (Multi-Ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities, 1996), Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities is a comprehensive survey of race and ethnic relations in Canada . Combining insights from many disciplines besides sociology--including anthropology, psychology, economics, politics, and history--it begins with an introductory review of theoretical concepts before moving on to examine empirical demographic data, ethnic identity and solidarity, socioeconomic stratification, and finally, racism and human rights. Throughout, the focus is on issues in the Canadian experience, past and present--from the expulsion of the Acadians and the execution of Louis Riel to Quebec nationalism, the wartime internment of Japanese-Canadians, First Nations land claims, and the discrimination faced by visible minorities.

Readership : Core text for second and third year courses on race and ethnicity in sociology departments. Courses are typically called race and ethnic relations; nationalism and race; sociology of ethnic relations; ethnicity and minority groups; ethnicity and the Canadian state; identity and cultural diversity; ethnicity, power, and identity, and sociology of race and racism.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Part I. Finding a Theoretical Focus
Chapter 1. Ethnic Pluralism and Industrialization
Max Weber and Ethnic Identity
Industrial Change: A Major Classical Concern
Ethnicity and the Chicago School
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Chapter 2. Theories of Ethnic Change and Persistence
Sorting Theories of Ethnic Change
Finding a Conceptual Model
Ideal Ethnic Types
Postmodern Calls for Diversity
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Part II. Providing an Empirical Context
Chapter 3. A Demographic History
Immigration and Demography
The Canadian Population
Demographic Ethnic Types
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Chapter 4. Multicultural Regionalism
Regionalism: A Sense of Place
Canadian Ethnic Regions
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Part III. Dimensions of Identity and Solidarity
Chapter 5. Language and the Quebecois 'Nation'
The Quebecois Setting
Language: A Francophone Symbol System
Studies in Quebecois Solidarity and Change
Federalist Versus Separatist Dialectics
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Chapter 6. Ethnic Identity and Identification
Theories of Ethnic Identity
Ethnic Identification Factors
Ethnocultural Identity Dimensions
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Chapter 7. Construction of a Sacred Reality
In Searh of Sacred Socialization
Construction of Sacred Canopies
Sacred Enclavic Communities
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Part IV. Stratification: Power, Status, Inequalities
Chapter 8. Class and Socioeconomic Status
Theories of Stratification
Empirical Studies of Power and Status
Socioeconomic Status and Mobility
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Chapter 9. Apartheid: Segregation of Minorities
Perspectives on Segregation
Ethnic Residential Concentrations
Apartheid: Studies in Segregation
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Chapter 10. Race and Historic Racism
Classification of Humans
Racism in Historical Perspective
Immigration and Race
Historic Racism
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Part V. In Search of Human Rights and Freedoms
Chapter 11. Racism: Prejudice and Discrimination
Democratic Racism
Attitudes Toward Pluralism
Indicators of Racism
Differential and Unfair Treatment
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Chapter 12. The Quest for Human Rights
Individual Rights and Freedoms
Ethnicity and Collective Rights
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings

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Leo Driedger is a Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba.

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Special Features

  • Examines key issues surrounding ethnicity and human rights in Canada.
  • Reveals the ways in which human rights violations, by way of discrimination on the bases of race and ethnicity, create and sustain the marginalized status of diverse racial and ethnic groups.
  • Examines the three major ethnic constituencies: Aboriginal peoples; Franco-Quebecois; and racial and ethnic immigrant groups.
New to this Edition
  • Chapter pedagogy now includes critical thinking questions and annotated suggested readings.
  • Improved art program. The figures and tables have been updated with post-1996 material and key 2001 data. Examples: number of immigrant arrivals (figures 3.2 and 3.3.) and population of select countries and selected ethnic-orign population in Canada (Tables 3.3. and 3.4). A new table profiles visible minorities in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
  • Three new appendices have been added--Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN, 1948), Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; and the Declaration of the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious, and Linguistic Minorities (UN, 1992).
  • Nearly two dozen new boxed inserts highlight key topics, case studies, profiles, and current debates.
  • More than 100 new references have been added, since the previous edition.
  • Recent immigration data has been added.
  • More information on post-modernism, global context, conflict, and pluralism.
  • Critical topics such as the Aboriginal situation, refugees, anti-Semitism, assimilation, and separatism, have been added throughout.
  • Cites more literature by important thinkers such as Jurgen Habermas, Will Kymlicka, Peter Li, Rick Pointing, vic Satzewich, and Frances Henry.