A Space for Race engages in a critical examination of some of the major discourses related to original/settler/immigrant and, particularly, racialized belonging. In the course of this examination, the book explores the various themes of racism, multiculturalism, and post-colonialism and the
ongoing tensions, challenges, and inconsistencies around race relations embedded within policy and practice in Canada. It traces the history of race relations and ensuing tensions from encounter to modern day and offers a broad, yet nuanced historical sketch of Indigenous and racialized ethnic
groups that make up the Canadian landscape. The text also offers rich case examples to draw the reader's attention to the lived experiences of the "Other." As a whole, it engages with history in a particular way that challenges the historical records that has informed our imaginings.
Kathy Hogarth, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Renison University College, University of Waterloo. As a cultural theorist, she has been actively engaged through research, practice, and teaching in the critical examination of race relations and related discourse. Wendy Fletcher, PhD, is Professor of Religious Studies and Social Work at Renison University College, University of Waterloo. As a historian she has explored the intersection of religion and culture in the West with particular reference to Christianity and movements for social change. Most recently, she has worked in the area of the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the history of race in Canada.