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Challenging Racism in the Arts

Case Studies of Controversy and Conflict

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.

Author Information


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.'

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;