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Perspectives on Racism and the Human Services Sector: A Case for Change
     

Perspectives on Racism and the Human Services Sector: A Case for Change

by Carl E. James (Editor)
 

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Today's social services agencies are faced with the challenge of responding to the diverse needs and expectations of a growing multicultural population. This volume examines race and racism in Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives and explores the extent to which these factors operate within social services systems related to immigration, settlement,

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Today's social services agencies are faced with the challenge of responding to the diverse needs and expectations of a growing multicultural population. This volume examines race and racism in Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives and explores the extent to which these factors operate within social services systems related to immigration, settlement, the justice system, health, and education. The contributors, including practitioners, educators, and policy makers, argue for specific changes in current approaches to service delivery and provide practical suggestions for services that make it possible for various communities to be served more effectively. The collection also proposes an anti-racism approach to service provision to produce a system that is beneficial to all Canadians, particularly Aboriginals and racial and ethnic minorities.

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The views of the Canadian activists, legal experts, and teachers who contributed to this volume reflect its multi-task intention of examining racism in Canada, its effect on the human services, and of providing a framework for changing the status quo. The chapters and additional commentaries discuss contemporary and historical issues among a number of Canadian minorities; racism as a component in social services, education, and immigration services; and a variety of strategies toward change in these services, including legal remedies and employment equity. Lacks an index. Paper edition (unseen), $25.00. Canadian card order number: C95-932017-2. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802077790
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
02/08/1996
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Carl E. James is a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. He is author of several books, including Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, and co-editor, with A. Shadd, of Talking about Difference: Encounters in Culture, Language, and Identities.

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