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Colonialism and Racism in Canada: Historical Traces and Contemporary Issues, 1st Edition

By Maria A. Wallis, Lina Sunseri, Grace-Edward Galabuzi
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Soft Cover
384 pages
ISBN-10: 0176500669
ISBN-13: 9780176500665
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 1st

Colonialism and Racism in Canada situates current, important readings within a practical pedagogical apparatus and structure. Each chapter follows the same pedagogical structure: a brief Introduction, a list of Learning Objectives, A Scholarly Article/Reading, Critical Questions, Key Concepts, Terms, a brief Bibliography, and suggested Websites for further investigation. This is the first book in the market to situate the study of Race and Racism within a context of Colonialism: a system of social, legal, and cultural structures that can impact and, in some cases, impede the progress of racial minorities in this country.


  • *NEW* 5 sections, 18 chapters
  • *NEW* Each section opener includes: an introduction, critical thinking questions, further resources, films, and a list of key concepts/terms
  • *NEW* Some of the chapters include bulleted lists, end notes, foot notes, boxes, tables, and a conclusion
  • This text is a text/reader that situates current, important readings within a practical pedagogical apparatus and structure.
  • The author team are leading-edge researches in this field; they have created a practical reader for the upper-year course on Race in Canada.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part One: Historical Analysis
  • Chapter 1: Eva Mackey - Settling Differences: Managing and Representing People and Land in the Canadian National Project
  • Chapter 2: Bonita Lawrence - Rewriting Histories of the Land
  • Chapter 3: Sylvia Hamilton - Our Mothers Grand and Great: Black Women of Nova Scotia
  • Part Two: The Canadian State
  • Chapter 4: Himani Bannerji - On the Dark Side of the Nation: Politics of Multiculturalism and the State of "Canada"
  • Chapter 5: Patricia A. Monture-Angus - Theoretical Foundations and the Challenge of Aboriginal Rights
  • Chapter 6: Frances Henry et. al.- State Responses to Racism in Canada
  • Chapter 7: Sujit Choudhry - Protecting Equality in the Face of Terror: Ethnic and Racial Profiling and s. 15 of the Charter 17
  • Part Three: Everyday and Cultural Racism
  • Chapter 8: Gamal Abdel-Shehid - Running Clean: Ben Johnson and the Unmaking of Canada
  • Chapter 9: Janice Acoose - Literature, Image, and Societal Values
  • Chapter 10: Glenn Deer - The New Yellow Peril: The Rhetorical Construction of Asian Canadian Identity and Cultural Anxiety in Richmond
  • Chapter 11: Angela Aujla - Others in their Own Land: Second Generation South Asian Canadian Women, Racism, and the Persistence of Colonial Discourse
  • Part Four: Contemporary Issues
  • Chapter 12: Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Tim Nieguth - Reconsidering the Constitution, Minorities and Politics in Canada
  • Chapter 13: Grace-Edward Galabuzi - Social Exclusion
  • Chapter 14: Nandita Sharma - On Being Not Canadian: The Social Organization of "Migrant Workers" in Canada
  • Chapter 15:: Sedef Arat-Koc - Whose Transnationalism? Canada, "Clash of Civilizations" Discourse, and Arab and Muslim Canadians
  • Part Five: Responses and Resistances
  • Chapter 16: Agnes Calliste - Nurses and Porters: Racism, Sexism and Resistance in Segmented Labour Markets
  • Chapter 17: Lina Sunseri - Indigenous Voice Matters: Claiming our Space through Decolonising Research
  • Chapter 18: Taiaiake Alfred - Rebellion of the Truth
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B

Author Information

Maria A. Wallis

Maria Wallis is a professor of sociology and social sciences at York Univerisity. Her areas of research include: Race, Gender, Pedagogy; and Race & Immigration Policy Issues. She is a past Vice President of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada; and past Executive Director of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations in Toronto.

Lina Sunseri

Lina Sunseri has been an Assistant Professor at Brescia University College, University of Western Ontario since 2003. Her research interests include Race and Gender, and Indigenous Issues. She is a Member of the U.W.O. First Nations Caucus.

Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Grace-Edward Galabuzi is a Professor at Ryerson University, Department of Politics and Public Administration. His areas of research include Race and Poverty, Social Exclusion, Global Economic Restructuring, and Local Economic Development. He has recently been appointed to serve on the Board of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation.