Ethnic Studies

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Asian American Activism Stirring: Against The Current vol. 91
Kurashige, Scott
Article
2001
For a brief but wonderful moment in 2000, the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Presidential campaign drew widespread public attention to its central theme of restoring democracy by challenging corporate powe...
Before the White Race Was Invented: Review of The Invention of the White Race
Scott, Jonathan
Article
1998
With white racial oppression in place, the ruling class could promote poor and propertyless European-Americans into the "middle class," the same way the British promoted "mulattos" in the Caribbean, b...
Beyond Black and White: Transforming African-American Politics
Marable, Manning
Book
1995
Marable argues for a new "transformationalist" approach in which there is an emergence of a new black cultural identity which also includes all the poor and exploited in united struggle against oppres...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
Book
1969
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
Class Notes: Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene
Reed, Adolph L.
Book
2001
Reed argues against the solipsistic approaches of cultural or identity politics, and in favour of class-based political interpretation and action. Class Notes moves on to tackle race relations, ethnic...
Combatting Caste: New Internationalist July 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look at the caste system in South Asia and Africa. Discussion of the Dalit system in India.
Combatting Racism in the Workplace: A Course for Workers
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
Book
1983
With the ultimate aim of combatting racism within the labour movement, the Cross Cultural Communication Centre, under the auspices of the Humber Collage for Labour Studies, ran a ten-week, 30 hour pil...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Consider the Nation and other sacred cows of the Left
Hayford, Alison
Article
1993
Groups of people who share whatever it is that makes a nation don't always live in neat spatial clusters, with a given territory containing all those people who are alike and none who are different. C...
Cross Cultural Social Work In Canada: An Annotated Bibliography
Article
1980
"The Multicultural Workers Network was established in June, 1978 with the overall objective of improving the delivery of social services to our multicultural community".
Devolutionary Notes
Zwerin, Michael
Book
...
Dividing the Races to Benefit the Rich: Prison Populism?
Washington, Linn Jr.
Article
2010
Race baiting broadcast agitators like Beck and Rush Limbaugh have their audiences believing the factually flawed foolishness that the reason they are falling behind economically is because the federal...
Ethnocultural Directory of Canada 1990: Repertoire Ethnoculturel du Canada
Bathalon, Real, Lemieux, Nathalie
Book
1989
A listing of 240 Canadian organizations (157 from Quebec) with descriptions, in English and French, of their objectives, services, activities and publications.
How 'diversity' breeds division
Mirza, Munira
Article
2004
Diversity training is supposed to help 'promote good relations' between different ethnic groups and capitalise on workforce diversity. However, there is warranted scepticism about whether such trainin...
The Invention of the White Race: Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control
Allen, Theodore W
Book
1994
One of the great contributions of Allen's study is a complete debunking of the myth that race and skin colour are the same thing.
The Invention of the White Race: Volume Two: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
Allen, Theodore W.
Book
1997
Argues that the propertyless classes in continental Anglo-American and United States society have been recruited into the "intermediate buffer control stratum" (the so-called "middle class") through a...
Martin Kramer, Harvard and the Eugenics of Zion
Klein, Jeff
Article
2010
At Herzliya the cream of the Zionist security elite gather to raise the alarm about Arab births and hear scholarly analyses of family size and fertility rates among Jews and Arabs as 'existential' thr...
Race, Class, Gender: Bonds and Barriers
Vorst, Jesse et al. (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Takes a historical and theoretical approach to the themes of race, class and gender. Issues touched on include the role of the state in organizing gender and ethnic group formation; racism in the wome...
The Social Organization of Family Violence: An Ethnography of Immigrant Experience in Vancouver
Article
1978
This study examines the social organization of wife battering among immigrant families in Vancouver. The focus is immigrant women's experience of being battered, and how this experience is located wit...
The State of Asian America: Activism and Resistance in the 1990s
Aguilar-San Juan, Karin
Book
1994
Aguilar-San Juan offers a complex understanding of race and racial identity, and a critique of the narrow identity politics -- defined as "ethnic consciousness". She writes, "Identity politics -- whil...
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
Towards the Abolition of Whiteness
Roediger, David
Book
1994
Roediger's genda is to show how race consciousness among whites needs to be fought so that the working class can be brought to an emancipatory agenda.
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Article
2008
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
Roediger, David
Book
1991
A book that has reoriented how historians look at the American working class.
The Writings of David Roediger
Horowitz, Roger
Article
1997
Roediger criticizes Marxists for too often reducing racial discrimination to conflicts over resources, such as jobs or housing, that are manipulated by a society's upper classes in order to divert att...

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RIKKA
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
This magazine deals with historical, cultural and human rights issues within the Janpanese-Canadian community.
RIKKA - Blacks in Canada Vol VI, #1
Periodical profile published 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979