Multiculturalism and the history of Canadian diversity /

Is Canada a country of equal and peacefully coexisting identities, working towards what Charles Taylor has called a 'post-industrial Sittlichkeit'? In this analysis of the history of Canadian diversity, Richard Day argues that no degree or style of state intervention can ever bring an end...

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Author / Creator:Day, Richard J. F., author.
Imprint:Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 2000.
Description:1 online resource (xvi, 263 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Multiculturalism -- Canada -- History.
Multiculturalisme -- Canada -- Histoire.
HISTORY -- Canada -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
Ethnic relations.
Multiculturalism.
Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
Geschichte
Multiculturele samenlevingen.
Overheidsbeleid.
Multiculturalisme -- Canada -- Histoire.
Pluralisme (sciences sociales) -- Canada -- Histoire.
Multikulturelle Gesellschaft.
Geschichte.
Canada -- Ethnic relations.
Canada -- Relations interethniques.
Canada.
Kanada
Canada -- Relations interethniques -- Histoire.
Kanada.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Livres numériques.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11184182
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ISBN:9781442677449
1442677449
1282025848
9781282025844
0802042317
0802080758
9780802042316
9780802080752
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Is Canada a country of equal and peacefully coexisting identities, working towards what Charles Taylor has called a 'post-industrial Sittlichkeit'? In this analysis of the history of Canadian diversity, Richard Day argues that no degree or style of state intervention can ever bring an end to tensions related to ethnocultural relations of power. Using Foucault's method of genealogical analysis and a theory of the state form derived from the works of Deleuze and Guattari, Day creates a framework for his exploration of the construction of human difference and its management over the years. He argues that Canada's multicultural policies are propelled by a fantasy of unity based on the nation-state model. Our legislation, policies, and practices do not move us towards equality and reciprocity, he reveals, because they are rooted in a European drive to manage and control diversity. Day challenges the notion that Canadian multiculturalism represents either progress beyond a history of assimilation and genocide or a betrayal of that very history that supports the dominance of Anglo-Canadians. Only when English Canada is able to abandon its fantasy of unity, Day concludes, can the radical potential of multiculturalism politics be realized.
Other form:Print version: Day, Richard J.F. Multiculturalism and the history of Canadian diversity. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2000 9780802042316