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Current Debates on Citizenship and Belonging: Multiculturalism, Gender and Sexuality

Schmitt, Irina LU and Winter, Elke (2009) In Canada in Grainau/ Le Canada à Grainau. Canadian Studies/Études canadiennes: The State of the Art p.129-153
Abstract
Debates around gender and sexuality currently inform important negotiations of citizenship and belonging in Canada. In this chapter, we broadly outline main areas of research in the social sciences for Canadianists from German-speaking countries. We focus on two separate but interrelated themes that have recently gained a particular salience in Canadian society and politics: 1) Gender and the ostensible ‘clash’ between minority religions and multiculturalism, and 2) sexuality and group rights, including recent examples from the fields of immigration and education. These debates highlight how closely related issues of multiculturalism, gender, and sexuality are, as well as how important they are for the continuous re-evaluation of notions... (More)
Debates around gender and sexuality currently inform important negotiations of citizenship and belonging in Canada. In this chapter, we broadly outline main areas of research in the social sciences for Canadianists from German-speaking countries. We focus on two separate but interrelated themes that have recently gained a particular salience in Canadian society and politics: 1) Gender and the ostensible ‘clash’ between minority religions and multiculturalism, and 2) sexuality and group rights, including recent examples from the fields of immigration and education. These debates highlight how closely related issues of multiculturalism, gender, and sexuality are, as well as how important they are for the continuous re-evaluation of notions of citizenship and belonging from a feminist point of view. (Less)
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feminism, Canada, multiculturalism, religion, gender, education, sexuality
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Canada in Grainau/ Le Canada à Grainau. Canadian Studies/Études canadiennes: The State of the Art
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Ertler, Klaus-Dieter and Lutz, Hartmut
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129 - 153
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Peter Lang Publishing Group
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978-3-631-58942-7
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English
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  abstract     = {Debates around gender and sexuality currently inform important negotiations of citizenship and belonging in Canada. In this chapter, we broadly outline main areas of research in the social sciences for Canadianists from German-speaking countries. We focus on two separate but interrelated themes that have recently gained a particular salience in Canadian society and politics: 1) Gender and the ostensible ‘clash’ between minority religions and multiculturalism, and 2) sexuality and group rights, including recent examples from the fields of immigration and education. These debates highlight how closely related issues of multiculturalism, gender, and sexuality are, as well as how important they are for the continuous re-evaluation of notions of citizenship and belonging from a feminist point of view.},
  author       = {Schmitt, Irina and Winter, Elke},
  editor       = {Ertler, Klaus-Dieter and Lutz, Hartmut},
  isbn         = {978-3-631-58942-7},
  keyword      = {feminism,Canada,multiculturalism,religion,gender,education,sexuality},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {129--153},
  publisher    = {Peter Lang Publishing Group},
  series       = {Canada in Grainau/ Le Canada à Grainau. Canadian Studies/Études canadiennes: The State of the Art},
  title        = {Current Debates on Citizenship and Belonging: Multiculturalism, Gender and Sexuality},
  year         = {2009},
}