Book details

Publication date: March 2023
Features: Maps, tables, figures
Keywords: Inclusive; inclusion; diversity; equity; tolerance; settler-Indigenous relations; religion; religious; faith; education; neighbourliness; neighbor; cultural and religious minorities; newcomer; immigrant; refugee; anti-racism; co-operative
Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy, EDUCATION / Rural, Rural planning and policy, Social groups: religious groups and communities, Sociology / Rural Studies, Inclusive; inclusion; diversity; equity; tolerance; settler-Indigenous relations; religion; religious; faith; education; neighbourliness; neighbor; cultural and religious minorities; newcomer; immigrant; refugee; anti-racism; co-operative
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Clark Banack. Clark Banack is Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus.

Dionne Pohler. Dionne Pohler is Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business.

“The contributors to Building Inclusive Communities in Rural Canada refuse to fall back on simple, misleading stereotypes about rural place—as uniquely friendly and welcoming or as places of entrenched racism and xenophobia—and instead do the difficult work of recognizing the heterogeneity of rural places, people, and practices." —Karen Foster, Dalhousie University


"This collection by scholars and practitioners is an important contribution to countering stereotypes about rural communities. It explores the complexity and diversity of attitudes and the work against intolerance taking place in groups and institutions in rural communities and offers helpful practical tools to foster inclusivity." Belinda Leach, University of Guelph

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Clark Banack and Dionne Pohler

I Rural Demographics and Diversity
1 The Demographic Context of Rural Canada: The Size of the Indigenous and Visible Minority Populations
Ray D. Bollman

2 Making Diversity in Rural Areas Visible: A Changing Perspective for Rural Schools in Québec
Sivane Hirsch and Corina Borri-Anadon

II Understanding Rural Attitudes toward Inclusivity
3 Partisanship, Patriarchy, and Prejudice: Inclusivity among Evangelicals, Albertans, and Rural Canadians
Samuel Reimer

4 Understanding Rural Attitudes toward Cultural and Religious Minorities via Political Ethnography: The Case of Rural Alberta
Clark Banack

5 Driving into Nowhere: Refugee Resettlement and Integration in Rural Canada
Stacey Haugen

III Practical Tools for Building Inclusive Rural Communities
6 A Noisy Silence: Challenges for Rural Teacher Education
Michael Corbett, Jennifer Tinkham, and Claudine Bonner

7 Promoting Understanding and Equity in Rural Canada: The Role of Community Education
Michelle Lam

8 Contextual Bible Study: An Effective Practice to Promote Inclusivity in Rural Communities and Faith Groups
Coleen Lynch

IV A Rural Approach to Anti-racism and Settler-Indigenous Relations: Co-operation and Neighbourliness
9 Co-operative Development Possibilities in Rural Settler and Indigenous Communities: Lessons from the Co-operative Innovation Project and Co-operatives First
Dionne Pohler, Jen Budney, Murray Fulton, Darcy Overland, Aasa Marshall, Trista Pewapisconias, and Kyle White

10 Inclusion on Whose Grounds? Against Liberal Essentialisms and toward Radical Neighbourliness in Rural Anti-racism
Phil Henderson

11 The Work of Neighbours: A Rural Ethos for Reconciliation
Roger Epp

Conclusion
Clark Banack and Dionne Pohler

Contributors
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