Race and the City
Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization
Matters of social justice and of diverse cities are increasingly important, both for scholars of ethnic and urban studies, and for community groups and policy-makers. Without question, the political participation of racialized minorities in multicultural cities is a critical subject, one that Race and the City handles deftly.
A fascinating contribution to a dialogue on alternative forms of political participation by Chinese community groups in two multicultural North American cities. Race and the City should be read by students and scholars of urban politics, race relations, political science, and ethnic studies, as well as by those community leaders mobilizing for political change.
In her exploration of the processes of marginalization and mobilization of the Chinese communities in two multiracial cities, Shanti Fernando charts new ground, critically challenging the way we think about political inclusion.
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
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