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Race and the City

Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Race and the City

Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization

In Race and the City, Shanti Fernando presents an elegant analysis of the mechanisms of political mobilization under systemic racism that draws on case studies, interviews, and a detailed understanding of the racialized legal and sociocultural histories of both the United States and Canada. She argues that while increasing diversity may be a challenge for systemic inclusiveness, it is one that must be met if Canada is to uphold its vision of a truly democratic society.

192 pages


Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments 

1 Introduction: Racing against Time and Place

2 Systemic Racism in Canada

3 Toronto: Political Participation and Chinese Canadian Community Groups in the Multicultural City

4 Systemic Racism in the United States

5 Los Angeles: Political Mobilization and the Place of Chinese/Asian American Community Groups in the Multicultural City

6 Conclusion: Racing into the Future 

Appendix: Interview

Questionnaire

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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