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Social Science Discrimination & Race Relations

Perspectives on Racism and the Human Services Sector

A Case for Change

edited by Carl E. James

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Feb 1996
Category
Discrimination & Race Relations, Social Services & Welfare
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802077790
    Publish Date
    Feb 1996
    List Price
    $45.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442678385
    Publish Date
    Feb 1996
    List Price
    $84.00

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Description

Today's social services agencies are faced with the challenge of responding to the diverse needs and expectations of a growing multicultural population. This volume examines race and racism in Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives and explores the extent to which these factors operate within social services systems related to immigration, settlement, the justice system, health, and education. The contributors, including practitioners, educators, and policy makers, argue for specific changes in current approaches to service delivery and provide practical suggestions for services that make it possible for various communities to be served more effectively. The collection also proposes an anti-racism approach to service provision to produce a system that is beneficial to all Canadians, particularly Aboriginals and racial and ethnic minorities.

About the author

Carl E. James is a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. He is author of several books, including Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, and co-editor, with A. Shadd, of Talking about Difference: Encounters in Culture, Language, and Identities.

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