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  • Paperback
  • 242 pages
  • Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada
  • Neil Bissoondath
  • French
  • 16 June 2018
  • 9782890527034

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  1. says:

    And few silences are as loaded in this country as the one encasing the cult that has grown up around our policy of multiculturalism Neil Bissooondath, Selling Illusions The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada Well, this was a very controversial book, one I m sure not everyone will like but it speaks a lot of truth, in my opinion I came across the author while researching a paper on pluralism in Canada during my undergrad Canada has a policy on multiculturalism, the Canadian Multiculturalism Act of 1971, see but according to the author, the policy, despite being one of Canada s selling points , does next to nothing for real social cohesion in the country.Bissoondath is definitely an ideal person to write this book a Trinidadian born Canadian of Indian heritage living in Quebec The autobiographical element of the book resonated with me The introduction to Canada s race relations is important because it s something that s not talked about see Chinese head tax, the Komagata Maru Incident, Native Canadian history, etc Despite this, I actually do not see the modern day racism that Bissoondath talks about so vehemently.I did like that Bissoondath challenged my thinking in several ways His vie...


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    Bissoondath perceptively notes some of the absurdities of extreme multiculturalism, the complexity of culture, identity and ethnicity, and the paradoxes for creativity, again when taken to the extreme One of the better quotes on the complexity of ethnicity and its relation to individuals My point is simple, but it is one usually ignored by multiculturalism and its purveyors for to recognize the complexity of ethnicity, to acknowledge the wild variance within ethnic groups, would be to render itself and its aims absurd The individuals who form a group the ethnics who create a community, are frequently people of vastly varying composition Shared ethnicity does not entail unanimity of vision If the individual is not to be betrayed, a larger humanity must prevail over the narrowness of ethnicity.To preserve, enhance and promote the multicultural heritage of Canada, multiculturalism must work against forces insistent than any government policy If a larger humanity does not at first prevail, time and circumstance will inevitably ensure that it does Bissoondath may overstate the effects of time and circumstance in today s age of cheap travel, free communications, and increased targeted segmentation But even within the frame of multiculturalism, he does not acknowledge that Canadian multiculturalism always had a strong integrative intent dating from Book IV of the Bi and Bi Commission , in contrast to Europe, where immigration policies guest workers , lack of immi...


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    As a minority as a white Anglo Saxon Protestant straight conservative male or, WASPSCM in Canada, I have been ruminating quite a bit about multiculturalism Based on key parts of my identity, I often feel as if SJWs perceive me to be endowed with privilege and thus I must continually give up this non existent privilege in order to become amenable to a progressive and tolerant society I was looking forward to reading Neil Bissoondath s Selling Illusions The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada but after finishing it I find I have a very mixed reaction to it I would give it between a 2 2.5 5.On the one hand, Bissoondath, drawing on personal experience in some cases, bitingly cuts through the absurd excesses of political correctness, mollycoddling and affirmative action He deplores those who seek to silence people because they are not the right skin colour for instance, First Nations activists claim non First Nations authors cannot write compelling stories about First Nations because that is not part of their heritage or, likewise, white women cannot write about black women He notes that in a pluralistic, multicultural society where interracial relationships are quite common, it is oddly antiquated to insist that, as in the highly publicized case of Elijah Van de Perre, a child is black because their father is, even when the other half of their genetic make up come from a white mother Is Elijah black than white Bissoondath eviscerates the paltry visage of...


  4. says:

    I don t agree with everything he has to say, but he makes his case clearly and with tons of examples This books definitely makes me think The one thing that really rang hollow to me is the idea that all writers are completely capable of writing characters of every demographic Some are, and many do the research to do it really well But I ve read lots of books by male authors where women are fucktoys, damsels in distress, and occasionally elevat...


  5. says:

    This book, or rather extensive essay, is one of the key works I have used for my thesis on the portrayal of immigrants in Canadian short story fiction It is never too obvious or pretentious, it only serves as an observation of the way Canada stands towards immigration and how that ...

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