Home and Native Land

Unsettling Multiculturalism in Canada

Table of contents

Introduction: Labours, lands, bodies May Chazan, Lisa Helps, Anna Stanley, and Sonali Thakkar

Part I: Unsettling Multiculturalism

Chapter 1: Disgraceful: Intellectual dishonesty, white anxieties, and multicultural critique thirty-six years later
Rinaldo Walcott

Chapter 2: Subjects of empire: Indigenous peoples and the “Politics of Recognition” in Canada
Glen S. Coulthard

Chapter 3: For a multicultural, multi-faith, multiracial Canada: A manifesto
George Elliott Clarke

Chapter 4: Hegemonies, continuities, and discontinuities of multiculturalism and the Anglo-Franco conformity order
Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Part 2: Labours

Chapter 5: Canadian multiculturalism and its nationalisms
Nandita Sharma

Chapter 6: Multiculturalism already unbound
Margaret Walton-Roberts

Part 3: Lands

Chapter 7: Recognition politics and reconciliation fantasies: Liberal multiculturalism and the “Indian land question”
Brian Egan

Chapter 8: Reconciliation with Indigenous ghosts: On the politics of postcolonial ghost stories
Emilie Cameron

Part 4: Bodies

Chapter 9: Resurfacing landscapes of trauma: Multiculturalism, cemeteries, and the migrant body, 1875 onwards
Laurie K. Bertram

Chapter 10: Mere “song and dance”: Complicating the multicultural imperative in the arts
Natasha Bakht

Chapter 10: The colour of poverty
Uzma Shakir


Home and Native Land takes its vastly important topic and places it under a new, penetrating light ? shifting focus from the present grounds of debate onto a more critical terrain.

The book?s articles, by some of the foremost critical thinkers and activists on issues of difference, diversity, and Canadian policy, challenge sedimented thinking on the subject of multiculturalism. Not merely ?another book? on race relations, national identity, or the post 9-11 security environment, this collection forges new and innovative connections by examining how multiculturalism relates to issues of migration, security, labour, environment/nature, and land. These novel pairings illustrate the continued power, limitations, and, at times, destructiveness of multiculturalism, both as policy and as discourse.