Sociology 211 – Fall 2004
11:30 – 12:20,
Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Note: Answer each of the four questions
– within each question you have choices.
1. Short explanation (9 points). Briefly define or explain the significance of three (3) of
the following for the study of ethnicity and multiculturalism.
B and B Commission
framing by media
2. Compare and contrast (16
points). Briefly explain the
similarities or differences among the concepts in two (2) of the
- boundary from within and boundary from without
- social practices, critical diversity, communal
- ethnicity, equity, and citizenship
multiculturalism (Fleras and Kunz)
- multiculturalism as ideology or fact (Fleras
3. Quotes (10 points). Select one (1) of the following
quotes and explain the meaning and significance of the statement. Also attempt to state the source of the
- “Full and equitable participation of
individuals and communities.”
- “Assist immigrants to acquire at least one of
Canada's official languages in order to become full participants in
- “’Multicultural’ refers to the fact of cultural
diversity, the term ‘multiculturalism’ to a normative response to that fact.”
- “A historical community, more or less
institutionally complete, occupying a given territory or homeland, sharing
a distinct language and culture.”
4. Paragraph (15 points). Write a paragraph or two critically
discussing one (1) of the following topics.
- “Multiculturalism marginalizes and stereotypes
members of visible minorities.”
- “Multiculturalism is a process of
constructively engaging diversity as different yet equal.”
- “Unlike culture, race is a category of
characteristics not possessed in common but individually.”
- Discuss the term visible minority,
explaining its meaning and why Isajiw does not use it.
- Some groups that Isajiw refers to as ethnic
groups might better be considered nations or national minorities.