Rethinking Who We Are

Critical Reflections on Human Diversity in Canada

edited by Jessica E. Pulis and Paul U. Angelini  

Rethinking Who We Are takes a non-conventional approach to understanding human difference in Canada.

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  • May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781773631356
  • 384 pages
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  • ISBN: 9781773633930
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Rethinking Who We Are takes a non-conventional approach to understanding human difference in Canada. Contributors to this volume critically re-examine Canadian identity by rethinking who we are and what we are becoming by scrutinizing the “totality” of difference. Included are analyses on the macro differences among Canadians, such as the disparities produced from unequal treatment under Canadian law, human rights legislation and health care. Contributors also explore the diversities that are often treated in a non-traditional manner on the bases of gender, class, sexuality, disAbility and Indigeniety.

Finally, the ways in which difference is treated in Canada’s legal system, literature and the media are explored with an aim to challenge existing orthodoxy and push readers to critically examine their beliefs and ideas, particularly in an age where divisive, racist and xenophobic politics and attitudes are resurfacing.

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Canadian Studies Race & Anti-Racism Sociology


Jessica E. Pulis

Jessica Pulis, professor of criminology, is the contributing editor of Social and Behavioural Sciences: Exploring Human Behaviour and the Social Environment, along with Paul Angelini.

Paul U. Angelini

Paul Angelini is a professor of political science and the contributing editor of Our Society: Human Diversity in Canada.


  • Introduction: Why Study Human Diversity in Canada? (Paul U. Angelini and Jessica E. Pulis)
  • Human Rights and the Law: Diversity and Disadvantage (Jessica E. Pulis)
  • Regionalism: Geography Meets Social-Psychology (Paul U. Angelini)
  • Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Michelle Broderick)
  • Race and Ethnicity: Difference and Diversity (Jessica E. Pulis and Paul U. Angelini)
  • Indigenous Storytelling: Ethics and Resistance (Alex Hollenberg)
  • Social Inequality: Diversity and Social Stratification (Sara J. Cumming)
  • Gender Issues in Canada: Evolution and Revolution (Leslie Butler)
  • Governing Sexualities: Interrogating Settler Sexualities in Canada (Lee Easton and Shane Gannon)
  • Impairment and Disability: The Social Perspective (Kate Hano)
  • Diverse Voices: Critical Perspectives in Canadian Contexts (Tamara Wasylenky-Stern)
  • Literature: Voices of Diversity in Canadian Literature (Jennifer Chambers)
  • Canada‚Äôs News Media: The Crisis of Diverse Quality (Peter Steven)
  • Contributors
  • Index


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