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Read online Selling Illusions: The Cult Of Multiculturalism In Canada.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Selling Illusions: The Cult Of Multiculturalism In Canada Since he immigrated to Canada almost three decades ago Neil Bissoondath has consistently refused the role of the ethnic and sought to avoid the burden of hyphenation a burden that would label him as an East Indian Trinidadian Canadian living in Quebec Bissoondath argues that the policy of multiculturalism with its emphasis on the former or ancestral homeland and its insistence that There is more important than Here discourages the full loyalty of Canada s citizens Through the Multiculturalism Act Canada has sought to order its population into a cultural mosaic of diversity and tolerance Seeking to preserve the heritage of Canada s many peoples the policy nevertheless creates unease on many levels transforming people into political tools and turning historical distinctions into stereotyped commodities It encourages exoticism highlighting the differences that divide Canadians rather than the similarities that unite them .

i Selling Illusions i is Neil Bissoondath s personal exploration of a politically motivated public policy with profound private ramifications a policy flawed from its inception but nonetheless implemented with unmatched zeal by Neil Bissoondath

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Selling Illusions: The Cult Of Multiculturalism In Canada
Title:Selling Illusions: The Cult Of Multiculturalism In Canada
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Number of Pages:252
Category:non-fiction, canada
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Since he immigrated to Canada almost three decades ago Neil Bissoondath has consistently refused the role of the ethnic and sought to avoid the burden of hyphenation a burden that would label him as an East Indian Trinidadian Canadian living in Quebec Bissoondath argues that the policy of multiculturalism with its emphasis on the former or ancestral homeland and its insistence that There is more important than Here discourages the full loyalty of Canada s citizens Through the Multiculturalism Act Canada has sought to order its population into a cultural mosaic of diversity and tolerance Seeking to preserve the heritage of Canada s many peoples the policy nevertheless creates unease on many levels transforming people into political tools and turning historical distinctions into stereotyped commodities It encourages exoticism highlighting the differences that divide Canadians rather than the similarities that unite them br br i Selling Illusions i is Neil Bissoondath s personal exploration of a politically motivated public policy with profound private ramifications a policy flawed from its inception but nonetheless implemented with unmatched zeal, This dazzling collection of short stories originally published in marks the brilliant debut of Neil Bissoondath a major voice in Canadian fiction Focusing on contemporary themes of cultural dislocation revolution and the shifting politics of the Third World the stories resonate with Bissoondath s compassion for people threatened by circumstances beyond their control, The beginning of Neil Bissoondath s em Doing the Heart Good em marks the end of a seventy year old man s independent life Alistair Mackenzie widower father grandfather retired professor lover of Dickens and good sherry is forced to move in with his daughter and her family bringing with him only a few medals pyjamas that still bear the smell of smoke and memory that territory alien and untrustworthy unfailingly inhabited by a familiar stranger br br Seeking to come to terms with a life he has never anticipated fearful of disappearing after his death he examines significant episodes from his shattered past revisiting a lifetime of love and quarrels friendship and betrayal war and peace As he performs that strange and wonderful dance of moving forward while also looking back the past begins to lend coherence to the confused present and to reveal the thread that connects him to his new future with his daughter his son in law and his grandson A sedentary man quietly living out the final years of life Alistair Mackenzie must learn how to adapt to his place in time and how not to let the rest of his life pass him by his family become strangers his achievements be forgotten br br A novel of memory of what it means how it informs how it can salvage tomorrow from the debris of yesterday written at the very height of a great artist s power, A novel about the quest of one man to comprehend how a national tragedy so cruelly and illogically turned into personal tragedy while capturing at the same time the laughter and colour of island life as the action moves from Toronto to the Caribbean By the same author Digging Up the Mountains