Minority within a Minority
Black Francophone Immigrants and the Dynamics of Power and Resistance
Routledge – 2006 – 254 pages
Series: New Approaches in Sociology
This book examines the institutional racism and language discrimination that Black Francophones – who constitute a racial minority situated within a linguistic minority – face and identifies the strategies of resistance Black Francophones invent to gain access to power structures. The book is written to cover an area of research (Black Francophones) that is largely understudied. The book deals with the areas of immigration, race and anti-racism, gender, multiculturalism, linguistic minorities and francophone studies. It brings together multidisciplinary sociological and sociolinguistic theories and methodologies and sheds light on the discourse of institutional racism and resistance.
1. Introduction 2. Socio-Historical and Contemporary Contexts of the Migration of Black Francophone Africans and Haitians to Canada 3. Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 4. Black Francophones in Ontario Facing State Racism 5. Antiracism and la Francophonie: Blacks within Francophone Communities and Institutions 6. Strategies of Resistance: Towards Building Stronger Black Francophone Communities 7. Conclusion
Amal Madibbo is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.