Reconstructions of Canadian Identity: Towards Diversity and Inclusion (Paperback)

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Re-envisioning multiculturalism in Canada

In 1971, Canada became the first nation in the world to officially declare its bilingual and multicultural policies. Reconstructions of Canadian Identity examines what has changed over the past fifty years, highlighting the lived experiences of marginalized Canadians and offering insights into the critical work that lies ahead.

Editors Vander Tavares and Maria Jo o Maciel Jorge bring together a wide range of disciplines and perspectives to investigate inclusion and exclusion within the processes, discourses, and practices that forge and frame Canadian identity. Chapters analyze ways current multicultural policies continue to benefit the dominant groups and (further) harm minoritized ones.

Exposing the pitfalls of established notions of Canadian identity, this volume moves traditionally othered identities--immigrant, racialized, hybridized, Indigenous, and women--to the forefront. In doing so, it reveals how these identities negotiate and claim legitimacy, arguing for a reconceptualization from the margins that truly fosters diversity and inclusion. Illustrating both the shortcomings of and possibilities for a more inclusive multiculturalism in Canada, Reconstructions of Canadian Identity invites readers to reflect on what it means to be Canadian in the twenty-first century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781772840698
ISBN-10: 1772840696
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Publication Date: April 19th, 2024
Pages: 386
Language: English