Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal

A scholarly journal covering ethnic studies in Canada.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer

From Liberal Multiculturalism to Civic Republicanism: An Historical Perspective on Multiculturalism Policy in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Abstract Most research on multiculturalism policy in Canada has focused on the federal government's multiculturalism policy or Quebec's interculturalism policy. However, the multicultural policies that have been active in English Canadian provinces...
"From Mosaic to Multiversality": Repriming Multicultural Governance in a Postnational Canada
Abstract The modernist politics of multicultural governance no longer resonate with authority in a postmulticultural era. Mosaic models of state multiculturalism are being contested by the changing nature of global transmigration and the proliferation...
How Canada Killed Multiculturalism
Abstract Elke Winter's latest work on pluralism and national identity has an iconoclastic quality that helps put Canadian multiculturalism in a new and more interesting light. But it also raises troubling questions about how this national tradition...
How New Models Open Opportunities to Re-Understanding and Expanding Established Insights: Reaction and Critique of Elke Winter's Us, Them, and Others
Abstract This research note offers critical reaction to Elke Winter's Us, Them and Others in an effort to trigger debate around the issues she identifies and her model (us + [others.sub.1-n] = multicultural we [not equal to] [them.sub.1-n]). Critiques...
Introduction: Multiculturalism Turns 40: Reflections on the Canadian Policy
Almost fifty years ago, the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Canada, also known as the Laurendeau-Dunton Commission, was established under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson to investigate the relationship between the English and...
La Diplomation Au Secondaire Des Jeunes Quebecois De la Communaute Sud-Asiatique
Resume Depuis le milieu des annees 2000, le ministere de l'Education, du Loisir et du Sport du Quebec s'est engage dans une demarche de recherche sur les caracteristiques d'ordre scolaire, ethnoculturel, sociodemographique, linguistique et socio-economique...
Multicultural Education before and after the Federal Multiculturalism Policy: A Case Study of the Board of Education of the City of Toronto
Abstract There exist different models of multicultural education that school boards can adopt such as the enrichment model, the enlightenment model, the empowerment model and the intercultural education model. This paper is a case study examining...
Multiculturalism-An Anniversary Celebration
Abstract The presentation comprises three main elements: 1) A review of the development of multiculturalism policy from the perspective of the author's experience as a senior government official working on those issues in the late 1960s and 70s,...
Multiculturalism and Egalitarianism
Abstract This essay examines the links between Canadian multiculturalism and racism and presents a critical account of its historical transformation over the last forty years. Te this end, the essay discusses the role of multicultural ideology in...
Multiculturalism as Part of the Lived Experience of the "Second Generation"? Forging Identities by Lebanese-Origin Youth in Halifax
Abstract This paper focuses on the process of identity negotiation and formation by Canadian-born youth of Lebanese descent in Halifax, a middle tier city in Atlantic Canada. If multiculturalism, as collective identity and normative framework for...
Multiculturalism, Ethnicity and Minority Rights: The Complexity and Paradox of Ethnic Organizations in Canada
Abstract Ethno-specific organizations are often criticized for threatening national unity, diluting Canadian identity, and promoting ghettoization and separatism. Drawing from two case studies, this article examines the role of Chinese ethnic organizations...
Multiculturalism: Sorting Identities, Rights, and Conflicts
Abstract Multiculturalism studies in Canada evolved into three major visions and debates after World War II. In the early 1970s, the British and French peoples assumed monolingual-monocultural states, and expected that others would assimilate into...
The Implantation of Belgian Immigrants in Western Canada
Abstract Belgians did not emigrate in large numbers impelled by overpopulation, persecution, war or economic depression. Crises in the Flemish linen industry and industrial strife in the Walloon factories and collieries were push factors, nevertheless,...
The Shadow of Terrorism: Competing Identities and Loyalties among Tamil Canadians
Abstract Allegations of terrorism have caused immigrant populations to be questioned with respect to their political identities and their national loyalties. Even among populations that have been raised primarily in their country of settlement,...
"Us, Them, and Others: Response to My Interlocutors"
I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to respond to Catherine Frost's and Howard Ramos' sympathetic and probing comments on Us, Them, and Others: Pluralism and National Identity in Diverse Societies. Both scholars have written extensively...
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