Home in the City pb

University of Toronto PressSKU: 9780802095916

Author:
Anderson, Alan B.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Cree, Metis, Plains
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
472
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Copyright Data:
2013

Price:
Sale price$42.95

Description

Home on the City: Urban Aboriginal Housing and Living Conditions focuses on Saskatoon, which has both one of the highest proportions of Aboriginal residents in the country and the highest percentage of Aboriginal people living below the poverty line. While the book details negative aspects of urban Aboriginal life (such as persistent poverty, health problems, and racism), it also highlights many positive developments: the emergence of an Aboriginal middle class, inner-city renewal, innovative collaboration with municipal and community organizations, and more. Alan B. Anderson and the volume’s contributors provide an important resource for understanding contemporary Aboriginal life in Canada. During the past several decades, the Aboriginal population of Canada has become so urbanized that today, the majority of First Nations and Métis people live in cities. Home in the City provides an in-depth analysis of urban Aboriginal housing, living conditions, issues, and trends. Based on extensive research, including interviews with more than three thousand residents, it allows for the emergence of a new, contemporary, and more realistic portrait of Aboriginal people in Canada’s urban centres. Editor Alan B. Anderson is a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and a research fellow in Ethnic and Indigenous Studies in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

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