Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal

A scholarly journal covering ethnic studies in Canada.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, Summer

Accommodating History
Some would argue that history is not a science. I am not persuaded, for what history shares with the scientific enterprise is the quest for knowledge. But history is not a science like other sciences. It is necessarily concerned with time, of knowing...
Ethnic Jewishness in Canada and Our 2001 Census Data
ABSTRACT/RESUME Few groups in Canada are enumerated on the census as both a religious denomination and an ethnic-origin category, but Jews are. Given the widespread consensus on the unreliability of ethnic-origin census data, demographers studying...
Immigration and Transnational Political Ties: Croatians and Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada
ABSTRACT/RESUME Immigration has spawned the creation of diasporas, ethnonational communities outside their country of origin who maintain symbolic and material links to the homeland. In an effort to better understand the nature of transnational...
Multiculturalism in Canada: A Slovak Perspective (1)
The Canadian federal government's multiculturalism policies have been controversial since their implementation. (2) I propose to show their impact on one of Canada's smaller ethnic groups, the Slovaks, principally in the Province of Ontario, where...
"One's Bad and the Other One's Worse": Differences in Economic Integration between Asylum Seekers and Refugees Selected Abroad
ABSTRACT/RESUME The socio-economic settlement of refugees generates considerable interest in Canada and Quebec because, while the basis for this type of immigration is primarily humanitarian, the success of refugees' economic integration remains...
School Spaces and the Construction of Ethnic Relations: Conceptual and Policy Debates
ABSTRACT/RESUME This article discusses, on the one hand, the nature of ethnicity, a concept that is often taken for granted in education, but which is the subject of many debates in social psychology, anthropology and the sociology of ethnic relations,...
The Interplay between Ethnicity, Religion, and Gender among Second-Generation Christian and Muslim Arabs in Montreal
ABSTRACT/RESUME This study explores how religion operates as an "ethnic-like" identity marker, or group binder, among both Christian and Muslim college students of Arab origin in Montreal. Special attention is also paid to the relation between traditional...
The Place of Immigrants: The Politics of Difference in Territorial and Social Space
ABSTRACT/RESUME Canada's immigration discourse tends to treat immigrants as the object of inquiry. The discourse itself is taken for granted and is seldom scrutinized. This paper discusses the framework by which the immigration discourse is shaped...
The Toronto Mayor and Mombassa Natives
ABSTRACT/RESUME Speech act theory and impression management are used as the analytical bases for declaring that utterances of a public official in Canada are racist. The exploration is applied to language emanating from the highly visible Toronto...