The African Diaspora in Canada: Negotiating Identity and Belonging

Edited by Wisdom J. Tettey and Wisdom J. Tettey and Korbla P. Puplampu and Korbla P. Puplampu and Ali A. Abdi and Henry M. Codjoe and George S. Dei and Samuel A. Laryea and John E. Hayfron and Adenike O. Yesufu and Martha K. Kumsa and Philomina Okeke-Ihej

© 2006

What does it mean to be African-Canadian?

The African Diaspora in Canada addresses the conceptual difficulties and political contestations surrounding the term "African-Canadian." In the midst of this fraught terrain, it focuses on first-generation, black continental Africans who have immigrated in the past four decades. In highlighting their experiences, this book addresses the empirical, conceptual, and methodological gaps that homogenize all black people and their experiences.

Rooted in specific experiences, this book examines the social constructions of African-Canadians, their experiences within the political and education systems, and with the labour market. It explores the forms of cooperation and tension that characterize African-Canadian communities, and how multiple transnational spaces are negotiated and occupied. The book also explores the circumstances of children, as they try to define their identities vis-à-vis their parents and the larger Canadian society.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.3in x 9.0in
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The African Diaspora in Canada: Negotiating Identity and Belonging

Edited by Wisdom J. Tettey and Wisdom J. Tettey and Korbla P. Puplampu and Korbla P. Puplampu and Ali A. Abdi and Henry M. Codjoe and George S. Dei and Samuel A. Laryea and John E. Hayfron and Adenike O. Yesufu and Martha K. Kumsa and Philomina Okeke-Ihej

© 2006

What does it mean to be African-Canadian?

The African Diaspora in Canada addresses the conceptual difficulties and political contestations surrounding the term "African-Canadian." In the midst of this fraught terrain, it focuses on first-generation, black continental Africans who have immigrated in the past four decades. In highlighting their experiences, this book addresses the empirical, conceptual, and methodological gaps that homogenize all black people and their experiences.

Rooted in specific experiences, this book examines the social constructions of African-Canadians, their experiences within the political and education systems, and with the labour market. It explores the forms of cooperation and tension that characterize African-Canadian communities, and how multiple transnational spaces are negotiated and occupied. The book also explores the circumstances of children, as they try to define their identities vis-à-vis their parents and the larger Canadian society.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.3in x 9.0in
Wisdom J. Tettey is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. His research interests include: the state and public policy in Africa; information technology and transnationalism; the brain drain; mass media and democratic transitions; race, ethnicity, and citizenship; and diaspora politics.|
Korbla P. Puplampu is Chair of the Department of Sociology at Grant MacEwan University. His areas of interest include: the global restructuring of agriculture and higher education; sociological theories and undergraduate education; theoretical and policy analyses of state and non-state institutions in social change; and identity politics in multicultural societies.