Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2006 canada's economic apartheid cvr
256 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
February 2006
Print ISBN: 9781551302652
Purchase Options
Send To A Friend Print
Favourite


Overview

Canada's Economic Apartheid calls attention to the growing racialization of the gap between rich and poor, which, despite the dire implications for Canadian society, is proceeding with minimal public and policy attention. This book challenges some common myths about the economic performance of Canada's racialized communities. These myths are used to deflect public concern and to mask the growing social crisis. Dr. Galabuzi points to the role of historical patterns of systemic racial discrimination as essential in understanding the persistent over-representation of racialized groups in low paying occupations.

While Canada embraces globalization and romanticizes cultural diversity, there are persistent expressions of xenophobia and racial marginalization that suggest a continuing political and cultural attachment to the concept of a white, settled society.

Canada's racialized groups are set to become one-fifth of the national population in the early 21st century, yet they continue to confront racial discrimination. Despite comparable average educational attainment, the labour market experience of these marginalized groups is one of barriers to access, limited mobility, and discrimination in the workplace. The social crisis to come is documented in Galabuzi's challenging book.


Related Titles


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction: Emerging Realities and Old Problems

Chapter 2: Race and Racialization in Theory

Chapter 3: Social Exclusion in Historical Context

Chapter 4: The Economic Exclusion of Racialized Communities - A Statistical Profile

Chapter 5: Beyond the Numbers: Dimensions of Economic Exclusion

Chapter 6: Challenges to Conventional Explanations of Racial Inequality in Economic Performance - Myths and Facts

Chapter 7: Social Exclusion: Socio-economic and Political Implications of the Racialized Gap

Chapter 8: The Role of the State

Chapter 9: A Program for Action

Chapter 10: Conclusion

Appendix A: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948)

Appendix B: Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities (United Nations, 1992)

Glossary of Terms
Bibliography
Copyright Acknowledgements
Index

Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Grace-Edward Galabuzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.

Canada's Economic Apartheid, Race and Racialization, Race and Racialization, Second Edition

Reviews

"This is a very good book on an important topic. It is well written and extremely accessible. The argument is clear, well presented, and much data to support it are presented.... It is crucial to have a small, short book on this very important topic available not only to students but also to bureaucrats, social agency personnel, teachers, etc., who need to have this information to make informed policy decisions."

"I certainly want Canada's Economic Apartheid as a teaching resource. I can see myself drawing on this text for several courses. This book will, no doubt, generate considerable public attention, and as such it may provoke further debate about the contemporary importance of 'race' in the Canadian labour market."

"This is a very good book on an important topic. It is well written and extremely accessible. The argument is clear, well presented, and much data to support it are presented.... It is crucial to have a small, short book on this very important topic available not only to students but also to bureaucrats, social agency personnel, teachers, etc., who need to have this information to make informed policy decisions."
—  Frances Henry, F.R.S.C., Professor Emerita, York University

Student Resources


General Student Resource - Download