Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada

Overview

Kallen's classic study 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 in Canada. Minority rights issues central to the concerns of Canada's three major ethnic constituencies are examined: Aboriginal peoples, Franco-Quebecois, and racial and ethnic immigrant groups. Other central issues—gender, religious symbolism, and the mosaic versus ...

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Overview

Kallen's classic study 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 in Canada. Minority rights issues central to the concerns of Canada's three major ethnic constituencies are examined: Aboriginal peoples, Franco-Quebecois, and racial and ethnic immigrant groups. Other central issues—gender, religious symbolism, and the mosaic versus the melting pot—are also considered.

In ten chapters the author leads the reader through the pressures that flow from Canada's international human rights obligations, new patterns of immigration and ethnic structure, and the politicization of ethnicity. Racism, ethnicity, ethnic identity, social stratification, human rights violations, and the social construction of ethnic and other minorities are examined, as are the vertical ethnic mosaic and the Canadian system of ethnic stratification. Ethnic integration including models, policies, and realities are well articulated, as are minority protest movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195438338
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn Kallen is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the Faculty of Arts in York University. She has been prolific throughout her 30-year career, primarily focussing on ethnicity, racism, ethnic identity, human rights, and public policy. In recognition of her scholarly contributions to the area of minority rights, in 1989 Dr. Kallen was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Conceptualizing the Human Rights Approach: Guidelines from International Instruments 1
Ch. 1 Human Unity and Cultural Diversity: The Janus-Faced Underpinnings of Human Rights and Racism 13
Ch. 2 The Anatomy of Racism: Key Concepts 41
Ch. 3 The Anatomy of Ethnicity 59
Ch. 4 Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity 79
Ch. 5 Social Stratification: Human Rights Violations and the Social Construction of Ethnic and Other Minorities 103
Ch. 6 The Vertical Ethnic Mosaic: The Canadian System of Ethnic Stratification 121
Ch. 7 Ethnic Integration: Models, Policies, and Realities 152
Ch. 8 Minority Protest Movements: The Politicization of Ethnicity 188
Ch. 9 The Legal Framework for Protection of Minority Rights in Canada: Human Rights Statutes 228
Ch. 10 The Legal Framework for Protection of Minority Rights in Canada: the Canadian Constitution and its Charter of Rights and Freedoms 251
Appendix A Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN 1948) 286
Appendix B (Constitution Act, 1982, Part I) Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 292
Appendix C (Constitution Act, 1982, Part II) Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada 299
Appendix D: Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities (UN 1992) 300
References 303
Index 323
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