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Dominion of race : rethinking Canada's international history  Cover Image Book Book

Dominion of race : rethinking Canada's international history / edited by Laura Madokoro, Francine McKenzie, and David Meren.


"How has race shaped Canada's international encounters and its role in the world? How have the actions of politicians, diplomats, citizens, and non-governmental organizations reflected and reinforced racial power structures in Canada? In this book, leading scholars in Canadian international relations grapple with these complex questions, destabilizing conventional understandings of Canada in the world. Dominion of Race exposes how race thinking--normalizing racial differences and perpetuating them through words and actions that legitimize a discriminatory system of beliefs--has informed priorities and policies, positioned Canada in the international community, and contributed to a global order rooted in racial beliefs. Four themes develop throughout the volume: the relationship between empire, identity, and liberal internationalism; the tensions between individual, structure, theory, and practice; the mutual constitution of domestic and international spheres; and the notion of marginalized terrain and space. While the contributors reconsider familiar topics, including the Paris Peace Conference and Canada's involvement with the United Nations, they also enlarge the scope of Canada's international history by subject, geography, and methodology. By demonstrating that race is a fundamental component of Canada and its international history, this important book calls for reengagement with the histories of those marginalized in, or excluded from, the historical record."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780774834445
  • ISBN: 9780774834438
  • ISBN: 0774834439
  • ISBN: 0774834447
  • Physical Description: x, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; UBC Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-308) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
AIntroduction: Writing race into Canada's international history / Laura Madokoro and Francine McKenzie -- A provocation: Anti-Asian exclusion and the making and unmaking of white supremacy in Canada / Henry Yu -- The limits of "brotherly love": rethinking Canada-Caribbean relations in the early twentieth century / Paula Hastings -- Asian Canadians and the First World War: Challenging white supremacy / John Price -- Race, empire, and world order: Robert Borden and racial equality at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 / Francine McKenzie -- Language, race, and power: French Canada's relationship with Haiti in the 1930s and 1940s / Sean Mills -- Race, gender, and international "relations": African Americans and aboriginal people on the margins in Canada's north, 1942-48 / P. Whitney Lackenbauer -- Race, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations: from imperialism to internationalism in Canada, 1940-60 / Dan Gorman -- "Belated signing": race-thinking and Canada's approach to the 1951 convention relating to the status of refugees / Laura Madokoro -- Romanticism and race: Escott Reid, the Department of External Affairs, and the sundering of Canada-India relations, 1952-57 / Ryan Touhey -- "Awakening Africa": Race and Canadian views of decolonizing Africa / Kevin A. Spooner -- Crisis of the nation: race and culture in the Canada-Quebec-France triangle of the 1960s / David Meren -- "Red Indians" in Geneva, "Papuan Headhunters" in New York: Race, mental maps, and two global appeals in the 1920s and 1960s / David Webster -- Conclusion: race and the future of Canadian international history / David Meren.
Subject: Race > Political aspects > Canada > History > 20th century.
Race > Social aspects > Canada > History > 20th century.
Canada > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Canada > Foreign relations > 20th century.

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