Framed by their contention that 'cultural production is one way in which society gives voice to racism,' the authors examine how six controversial Canadian cultural events have given rise to a new 'radical' or 'critical' multiculturalism.
Frances Henry is a Professor Emerita, York University.
Winston Mattis is a lawyer specializing in employment law.
Carol Tator is Course Director in the Department of Anthropology at York University.
Linda Hutcheon, author of Irony's Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony:
'Challenging Racism in the Arts is a welcome and timely exploration of a theme too often neglected in studies of race and representation - even in a multicultural and multiracial society: the role public cultural events play in inclusion and exclusion. Its wide range of astutely chosen, controversial occasions allows a complex and nuanced sense of how culture can and must be seen as a site of political struggle.'