Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress (BOK)

Jennifer Henderson, Pauline Wakeham

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Truth and reconciliation commissions and official governmental apologies continue to surface worldwide as mechanisms for coming to terms with human rights violations and social atrocities. As the first scholarly collection to explore the intersections and differences between a range of redress cases that have emerged in Canada in recent decades, Reconciling Canada provides readers with the contexts for understanding the phenomenon of reconciliation as it has played out in this multicultural settler state.In this volume, leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences relate contemporary political and social efforts to redress wrongs to the fraught history of government relations with Aboriginal and diasporic populations. The contributors offer ground-breaking perspectives on Canada's 'culture of redress,' broaching questions of law and constitutional change, political coalitions, commemoration, testimony, and literatures of injury and its aftermath. Also assembled together for the first time is a collection of primary documents -- including government reports, parliamentary debates, and redress movement statements -- prefaced with contextual information. Reconciling Canada provides a vital and immensely relevant illumination of the dynamics of reconciliation, apology, and redress in contemporary Canada.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Jennifer Henderson, Pauline Wakeham
Forlag
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442643116
Antall sider 496 Dimensjoner 17,9cm x 25,4cm x 3,5cm
Vekt 1020 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies