Rethinking Who We Are

Critical Reflections on Human Diversity in Canada

Table of contents

  • : 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’s News Media: The Crisis of Diverse Quality (Peter Steven)
  • : Contributors
  • : Index


Rethinking Who We Are takes a non-conventional approach to understanding human difference in Canada. 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 explore the diversities that are often treated in a non-traditional manner on the bases of gender, class, sexuality, disability, and Indigeneity. Ways in which difference is treated in Canada’s legal system, literature, and the media are also explored.