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
Janet Siltanen is professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University.
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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Innovations dans le Canada français hors Québec
Canada in Cities
Immigration, Integration, and Inclusion in Ontario Cities
Electing a Diverse Canada
The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women
Accounting for Culture
Thinking Through Cultural Citizenship
Studies in Political Economy
Developments in Feminism
Back on the Policy Agenda
La Démocratie à l'épreuve de la gouvernance
Femmes de carrière, carrières de femmes
Étude des trajectoires familiales, scolaires et professionnelles des gestionnaires québecoises et on