Studiegenootschap Canada

Vlaamse Vereniging voor Canada-Studies v.z.w.
Flemish Association for Canadian Studies



Publicaties van activiteiten.

  Cyberidentities. Canadian and European Presence in Cyberspace (L. d'Haenens, ed.)

Verslagboek van het congres van het Studiegenootschap Canada in Antwerpen 1997 is uitgegeven bij Ottawa University Press. Het boek kan worden besteld via de website van Ottawa University Press.

  Images of Canadianness  (L. d'Haenens, ed.)

Images of Canadianness offers backgrounds and explanations for a series of relevant - if relatively new - features of Canada, from a political, cultural and economic angle. Each of its four sections contains articles written by Canadian and European experts. These offer an original perspective on issues that are far from obvious: voting patterns in English-speaking Canada and Québec; the vitality of French-language communities outside Québec; the Belgian and Dutch immigration waves to Canada and the resulting Dutch-language immigrant press; major transitions taking place in Nunavut; the media as a tool for self government for Canada's First Peoples; attempts by Canadian Indians to negotiate their position in society; the Canada - US relationship; Canada's trade relations with the EU; and Canada's cultural policy in the light of the information highway. Ottawa University Press

  Cultural Identity, Language Rights and Federalism. Perspectives from Canada and Belgium (D. Vanheule & B. Claessens, eds.)

Verslagboek van het seminarie van het Studiegenootschap Canada in Gent op 26 februari 1999, met bijdragen van D. Haljan (Self-Determination, Federalism, and Minority Protection), D. Réaume (Language Rights in the Canadian Federal Context:The Territorial and Personality Principles Reconsidered), J. Clement (Cultural Identity, Language Rights and Federalism in Belgium), J.F. Gaudreault-DesBiens (Of Oysters and Ostriches: Some Pre-juridical Obstacles To Constitutional Reconciliation In Canada) en G. Anderson (A Government Perspective: Prospects for Canadian Unity on the Eve of a New Millenium). Shaker Publishing

  Whither Multiculturalism? A Politics of Dissensus (B. Saunders & D. Haljan, eds.)

Verslagboek van de Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in The Netherlands and Flanders in 1999 te Leuven: "The attempt to make democratic processes more inclusive has led to the problematic notion of 'multiculturalism'. It is based on a new principle that 'all voices should be heard' and 'equal respect' has become the irreducible core of the liberal state. However mere dialogue is not enough. First, it tends to privilege those who are already privileged. To change this needs active, exploratory listening that is allowed to challenge everyone's picture of the world. Second, since the tensions and ambiguities are here to stay, practical ways to cope and negotiate have to be found, although its not at all clear what is involved. The contributors to this volume explore both dimensions and in particular point to what it means when the language game of dialogicality meets its limit. However, as they point out, the limits are not absolute, but can be the entry to more complex language-games. The authors in this volume, from Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and Britain bring a vast repertoire of resources and interpretative frames to bear on the task of opening up what might be understood by the political-ethical-aesthetic notion of 'multiculturalism'. In these contributions one can hear a plea for an enhanced conception of democratic dialogue, for the need to embrace different ontological aesthetic-moral assumptions, and for an ethics and politics which are more generous and receptive." Leuven University Press

  'New' Citzens, New Policies? Developments in Diversity Management in Canada and Flanders (L. d'Haenens, M. Hooghe, D. Vanheule & H. Gezduci, eds.)

Verslagboek van het gelijkname colloquium in 2006 in Brugge.

Given the present context of globalization, societies are becoming less and less homogeneous and therefore more and more complex and diverse. As a result different systems of values come into contact and, in spite of not always matching on all points, need to be made to connect if we are to achieve an ‚inclusive' society. In addition, however, it also needs to be emphasized that the increasing degree of diversity affects the identity of the different societies in Europe, as today they find it less obvious to cite the concept of the homogeneous nation-state than they did in the past.
This book looks into specific hot issues now plaguing our complex pluralist societies will shed light on the policies pursued by the authorities in Canada and Flanders. These two separate geographic regions, with different points of departure and with distinct social and political climates, are adopting diversity policies which by and large, and allowing for similarities as well as dissimilarities, have the same expectations of ‚newcomers': coping abilities, personal responsibility and active citizenship. What do governments offer in return and what are their motives? To what extent have governments been successful as inclusive society builders? How will they outline a connective policy to meet the challenge posed by a number of intractable problems? Academia Press Gent



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