By Wisdom J. Tettey, Korbla P. Puplampu, Ali A. Abdi, Henry M. Codjoe, George S. Dei, Samuel A. Laryea, John E. Hayfron, Adenike O. Yesufu, Martha K. Kumsa, Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika, Denise Spitzer
This ebook addresses the conceptual problems and political contestations surrounding the applicability of the time period African-Canadian. in the course of this contested terrain, the amount specializes in first new release, Black Continental Africans who've immigrated to Canada within the final 4 many years, and feature traceable genealogical hyperlinks to the continent. the explanation at the back of highlighting the reviews of the 1st new release of African immigrants inside of Canadian society is to handle the empirical, conceptual and methodological gaps within the literature that has a tendency to homogenize all Black humans and their stories. The publication, hence, seeks to focus on the extraordinary features of Continental Africans which could now not be shared through different Blacks or Non-Black Africans specificities that experience to date been understudied. The chapters study the social structures of African-Canadians and their stories in the political and academic structures, in addition to within the labour industry. in addition they discover the varieties of cooperation and tensions that signify the groups, and the way they negotiate and adapt to the a number of transnational areas that they occupy. The e-book additionally explores the conditions in their kids, as they struggle to outline their identities vis-a-vis their mom and dad and the bigger Canadian society.
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It seems, however, that instead of enhancing their chances, these designations instead constrain opportunities for members of these groups as they navigate their way through the social structures and connections that characterize institutions whose meritocratic credentials have been questioned. Korbla P. Puplampu & Wisdom J. Tettey 37 Miller (2001), for example, documents how, even though he had the requisite qualifications, it was his connections (social capital and networking) that opened several job opportunities for him in his career.