The Resource "Race," rights and the law in the Supreme Court of Canada : historical case studies, James W. St. G. Walker

"Race," rights and the law in the Supreme Court of Canada : historical case studies, James W. St. G. Walker

Label
"Race," rights and the law in the Supreme Court of Canada : historical case studies
Title
"Race," rights and the law in the Supreme Court of Canada
Title remainder
historical case studies
Statement of responsibility
James W. St. G. Walker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Race," Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada illustrates the rich possibilities of using case law to illuminate Canadian social history and the value of understanding the context of the times in interpreting court decisions
  • Racial tolerance and a dedication to principles of justice have become part of the Canadian identity, and are often used to distinguish our historical character from that of other countries. "Race," Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada challenges this image. Four cases in which the legal issue was "race," drawn from the period between 1914 and 1955, are intimately examined to explore the role of the Supreme Court of Canada and the law in the racialization of Canadian society. Walker demonstrates that Supreme Court Justices were expressing the prevailing "common sense" about "race" in their legal decisions. He shows that injustice on the grounds of "race" has been chronic in Canadian history, and that the law itself was once instrumental in creating these circumstances. The book concludes with a controversial discussion of current directions in Canadian law and their potential impact on Canada's future as a multicultural society
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
342.71/0873
Index
index present
LC call number
KE4395
LC item number
.W34 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
Label
"Race," rights and the law in the Supreme Court of Canada : historical case studies, James W. St. G. Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Orientation -- Ch. 2. Quong Wing v. The King -- Ch. 3. Christie v. York Corporation -- Ch. 4. Noble and Wolf v. Alley -- Ch. 5. Narine-Singh v. Attorney General of Canada -- Ch. 6. Implications
Control code
ocm45844400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 448 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780889203068
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780889203068
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27963925
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45844400
  • ebsco0585337292
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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