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Protecting multiculturalism : Muslims, security, and integration in Canada / John S. McCoy.

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Location: Fennell STACKS F1035.A1 .M42 2018
Barcode: 30731101223349
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780773552784
  • ISBN: 0773552782
  • ISBN: 9780773552791
  • ISBN: 0773552790
  • Physical Description: xii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Race and racism -- Xenoracism and orientalism -- Canadian Muslims and xenoracism -- The crisis of multiculturalism : the Canadian exception? -- Integration and assimilation -- Security -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"In a post-9/11 sea of social and political discord, one state stands apart. As an increasingly powerful anti-Islamic social movement rises in the West, Canada alone remains a viable multicultural state. Employing survey and statistical data as well as a series of interviews conducted with religious leaders and policy officials, Protecting Multiculturalism explores public safety and security concerns, while pointing out the successes, pitfalls, and sometimes countervailing effects of government measures on Muslims in Canada. Engaging with debates surrounding the cultural accommodation of diverse communities, John McCoy focuses on two inter-related themes at the heart of the crisis of multiculturalism: social integration and national security. Even in Canada, McCoy argues, Muslims can face acute xenophobia and racism, problematic national security practices, inimical politicians, and other troubling warning signs. Yet, despite these challenges, these diverse communities continue to display remarkable resilience. An open-minded and substantive reflection on the day-to-day realities for Muslim communities, Protecting Multiculturalism seeks a way forward for the Canadian multicultural experiment--a future that is marked by dignity and diversity in an increasingly fraught era."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Multiculturalism > Canada.
Muslims > Cultural assimilation > Canada.
Racism > Canada.
Social integration > Canada.
National security > Canada.
Canada > Race relations.