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Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope, the representation of a particular time and space in an artistic work, is used to explore connections between Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery, 1908) and Elijah of Buxton (2007). Written a century apart, these novels both feature an eleven-year-old protagonist...
Language and culture are deeply intertwined concepts, and to engage in one is to engage in the other. Multilingual collections are one way to engage both concepts, particularly in integrated multilingual collections that fully serve the diverse communities. This is in accordance with library...
Contributions and challenges of cross-national comparative research in migration, ethnicity and health: insights from a preliminary study of maternal health in Germany, Canada and the UKDownload
Background: Public health researchers are increasingly encouraged to establish international collaborations and to undertake cross-national comparative studies. To-date relatively few such studies have addressed migration, ethnicity and health, but their number is growing. While it is clear that...
Critical Ethnomusicology Pedagogy with Migrant Youth in Edmonton, Canada: Promoting Cultural Empowerment and Intercultural Learning through MusicDownload
Given the globally accelerating patterns of voluntary and forced migration, Canadian schools are currently serving the most culturally, religiously, and linguistically diverse student cohort in the country’s history. Many Canadian schools have responded by instituting culturally responsive...
Culture and the healthy immigrant effect: a multiethnic study of Canadian immigrants' self-perceived healthDownload
I present a qualitative study investigating the self-perceived health of recently arrived Canadian immigrants. The study develops health promotion’s understanding of culture as a social determinant of health, and conceptually locates it within a broader context of psychosocial factors. The study...
This paper proposes a review of definitions, regulations and international recommendations regarding, on one hand, to heritage, identity and cultural diversity and its protection, and, on the other hand, to public libraries. The comparative analysis of these texts reinforce the importance of the...
Why do immigrants seemingly have an easier time entering the labour market in Canada, a selective liberal welfare state, than they do in Sweden, a social democratic welfare state? Welfare state theory, as formulated in the now classic work by Gosta Esping-Andersen would give reason to expect the...
Canadian theatre has always been an exercise in inter-cultural negotiation, yet in the past few decades, the official multicultural legislation has provided opportunities for more artists belonging to ethnic minorities to consciously diversify our country’s theatre practice. Montreal based...
SSHRC IG awarded 2017: There is a paucity of research on the factors that shape the pathways from being a Temporary Foreign Worker [TFW] to other status in Canada and how TFWs' agency can be further leveraged to address their precarious migration status in Canada. Drawing on data from Alberta,...