Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada

Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada

by Evelyn Kallen


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Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada by Evelyn Kallen

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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ISBN-13: 9780195438338
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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