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Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities

Lessons from Critical Praxis-Oriented Research

edited by Fran Klodawsky, Janet Siltanen & Caroline Andrew

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Category
Social Classes
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773551015
    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
    List Price
    $37.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773551008
    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
    List Price
    $120.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773552623
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $37.95

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Housing insecurity, intensified employment anxiety, access to adequate services, and fear of personal and structural violence are some of the issues troubling today’s cities and municipalities. Often, these conditions most affect residents whose place in the social hierarchy makes them particularly susceptible to exclusion.

Seeking to redress these trends and guide research to facilitate meaningful local action, Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities promotes more inclusive urban environments by highlighting and comparing theoretical and practice-based insights. Building on feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonialist arguments to offer action-oriented solutions to inequalities and exclusions, the contributors to this volume tackle themes such as LGBTQ inclusion, health disparities, diversity initiatives, and urban planning dilemmas. Through a lens of critical praxis the book explores the challenges of collaborations, the negotiations required to reconceptualize research relations, and the ways in which values and practices inform one another.

In light of the growing complexity, interrelations, and interactions of our world, Toward Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities is a timely work that speaks to a diverse audience of activists, policy makers, community organizations, and researchers of various disciplines.

About the authors

Fran Klodawsky is professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University.Janet Siltanen is professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Political

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Janet Siltanen is professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University.

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Caroline Andrew is professor at the School of Political Studies and director of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa. She co-edited Accounting for Culture: Thinking Through Cultural Citizenship (University of Ottawa Press, 2005).

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