Race and the City: Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization

Race and the City: Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization

by Shanti Fernando

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774813457
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: Racing against Time and Place     1
Systemic Racism in Canada     20
Toronto: Political Participation and Chinese Canadian Community Groups in the Multicultural City     44
Systemic Racism in the United States     74
Los Angeles: Political Mobilization and the Place of Chinese/Asian American Community Groups in the Multicultural City     98
Conclusion: Racing into the Future     127
Interview Questionnaire     141
Notes     143
Bibliography     156
Index     166

What People are Saying About This

Kim Geron

A fascinating contribution to a dialogue on alternative forms of political participation by Chinese community groups in two multicultural North American cities. Race and the City should be read by students and scholars of urban politics, race relations, political science, and ethnic studies, as well as by those community leaders mobilizing for political change.

Myer Siemiatycki

In her exploration of the processes of marginalization and mobilization of the Chinese communities in two multiracial cities, Shanti Fernando charts new ground, critically challenging the way we think about political inclusion.

From the Publisher

"Matters of social justice and of diverse cities are increasingly important, both for scholars of ethnic and urban studies, and for community groups and policy—makers. Without question, the political participation of racialized minorities in multicultural cities is a critical subject, one that Race and the City handles deftly."—Lloyd Wong, co—editor of Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada

"A fascinating contribution to a dialogue on alternative forms of political participation by Chinese community groups in two multicultural North American cities. Race and the City should be read by students and scholars of urban politics, race relations, political science, and ethnic studies, as well as by those community leaders mobilizing for political change."—Kim Geron, author of Latino Political Power

"In her exploration of the processes of marginalization and mobilization of the Chinese communities in two multiracial cities, Shanti Fernando charts new ground, critically challenging the way we think about political inclusion."—Myer Siemiatycki, Director, Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University

Lloyd Wong

Matters of social justice and of diverse cities are increasingly important, both for scholars of ethnic and urban studies, and for community groups and policy—makers. Without question, the political participation of racialized minorities in multicultural cities is a critical subject, one that Race and the City handles deftly.

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