Populations Rendered ‘Surplus’ in Canada

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Community and Urban Sociology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 607

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Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
Interests: Canadian French (culture and linguistics); Acadian studies; sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology

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Dear Colleagues,

SURPLUS, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted: an excess of emotions (anger, fear, passion, desire), for example, or surplus time (leisure or its absence); or populations rendered “surplus”—migrants, the marginalized, the unemployed, and the incarcerated. Canada has long been and debatably inaccurately characterized as more welcoming, having fewer racists, and more inclusive than other Western countries. The lived realities of populations rendered ‘surplus’ in Canada can paint a very stark picture to that which Canadians themselves prefer to claim as a window into understanding their national identity, particularly when partaking in discussions of ‘us’ versus ‘them’.

This Special Issue of Social Sciences seeks to address the challenges faced by Canada’s displaced, marginalized, erased, racialized, and disadvantaged populations. We welcome submissions from all fields and disciplines related to the social sciences, such as migration and immigration studies, political science, sociology, sexuality studies, settler and colonialism studies, education, health care, LGBTQ+ Studies, Black Studies, ethnic studies, etc. A multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engaged approach is welcome.

Prof. Dr. Christina Keppie
Guest Editor

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  • Canada
  • minorities
  • populations
  • displaced
  • surplus
  • marginalized
  • race
  • LGBTQ+
  • immigration

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