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GEOG 357 Lecture 12: L12
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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 357
Professor
Valerie Carolyn Prouse
Semester
Winter

Description
Positionality and Epistemic privilege: Epistemic privilege o Identities can make an epistemic difference Today: o Islamophobia in Canada has not emerged from nowhere o Not simply tied to recent events in US nor to the rise of right in Europe o Multiculturalism and Islamophobia o Nation and belonging created through Immigration policy National policies and ideologies Discourse o Canadas history of Racist migration policy Race classifications legislated in Canada to restrict immigration of nonpreferred races Chinese immigration act of 1885 Continuous passage requirement of 1908 o Komagata Maru Immigration act of 1910 NonPreferred racial exclusions Preferential treatment when in Canada o I.e treatment of black settlers o 1960s and 1970s Racist immigration practices largely untenable Post WWII and Nazi Eugenics Civil Rights movement in US Economic Growth of Canada required labourers Quebecs Quiet Revolution PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau created natural multiculturalism Sunera Thobani: o Multiculturally policy recodified nonpreferred races as immigrats and culturally different communities Anglo and Franco Whiteness as Norm White liberal contract zone and colour blind ideology Indigenous people erased o The communalizing power of state under multiculturalism(P.149) Constiutes communities as discrete and homogenous racial, ethnic and cultural groups Communities exist Within nations territorial borders Edward Said o Orientalism
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