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The Jews in Canada (Kobo)

edited by Robert J. Brym, William Shaffir & Morton Weinfeld

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
May 2013
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Ethnic groups in Canada may be successful, persecuted, cohesive, or endangered; only Canada's Jews appear to embody all of these characteristics simultaneously. Canadian Jewry is enduringly fascinating, worth knowing about because the community is an archetype of multiculturalism as it confronts the difficulties and advantages of ethnicity in the modern world. By examining the achievements of the community, and the challenge of its attempt to survive the exigencies of modern life, The Jews in Canada clarifies not only the evolution of Canada's Jewish community but also the evolution of ethnicity in Canadian society. The Wynford edition includes a comprehensive new introduction by the editors updating key findings for the twenty-first century.

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Dr. William Shaffir is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University. His areas of expertise are socialization and conversion, ethnic relations, religious communities, and field research methods.

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Morton Weinfeld is professor of sociology and holds the chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies at McGill University.

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