ANTH 335

Race and Ethnicity in Canada

An anthropological perspective on ethnicity in Canada. Groups will be studied in the context of the wider literature of race relations, minority groups, and ethnicity.
No prerequisite.

Websites related to course materials:

Canadian Identity and Society
Government of Canada website indicating the official position on defining Canada’s identity, including symbols and multiculturalism.

Immigration and Ethnicity in Canada Series
Booklets written and produced by the Canadian Historical Association, begun in 1982.  The Department of Canadian Heritage (Government of Canada) commissioned brief histories of Canada’s ethnic groups (funding for 40).

VIU LibGuide for Anthropology
Here’s your one-stop resource–from citations to reference materials to organisations and associations that are specific to anthropology.

VIU LibGuide for ANTH 335
This guide provides examples of databases, book/ebooks, and web resources on various aspects of the pioneering and settlement history and their issues, particularly regarding Black Canadians, Chinese Canadians, Indo Canadians, and Japanese Canadians.

Also view the LibGuides for Indigenous / Xwulmuxw Studies: An Overview of Guides to Research, and Indigenous / Xwulmuxw Studies: Residential Schools.

The tragedy in the lives of most of us is that we go through life walking down a high-walled land with people of our own kind, the same economic situation, the same national background and education and religious outlook. And beyond those walls, all humanity lies, unknown and unseen, and untouched by our restricted and impoverished lives.
–Florence Luscomb, architect and suffragist (1887-1985)

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