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Religion, culture, and the state : reflections on the Bouchard-Taylor report / edited by Howard Adelman and Pierre Anctil.

Other author/creatorAdelman, Howard, 1938-
Other author/creatorAnctil, Pierre.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoToronto : University of Toronto Press,
Descriptionxi, 151 p. ; 23 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Reasonable accommodation in the Canadian legal context : a mechanism for handling diversity or a source of tension? / Pierre Anctil -- Monoculturalism versus interculturalism in a multicultural world / Howard Adelman -- The Bouchard-Taylor Commission and the Jewish community of Québec in historical perspective / Ira Robinson -- "Qui est nous?" : some answers from the Bouchard-Taylor Commision's archive / Bina Toledo Freiwald -- The B-T report "open secularism" model and the Supreme Court of Canada decisions on freedom of religion and religious accommodation / José Woehrling -- Conclusion : religion, culture, and the state / Howard Adelman.
Abstract "The Canadian principle of reasonable accommodation demands that the cultural majority make certain concessions to the needs of minority groups if these concessions will not cause 'undue hardship.' This principle has caused much debate in Quebec, particularly over issues of language, Muslim head coverings, and religious symbols such as the kirpan (traditional Sikh dagger). In 2007, Quebec Premier Jean Charest commissioned historian and sociologist Gérard Bouchard and philosopher and political scientist Charles Taylor to co-chair a commission that would investigate the limits of reasonable accommodation in that province.
Abstract Religion, Culture, and the State addresses reasonable accommodation from legal, political, and anthropological perspectives. Using the 2008 Bouchard-Taylor Report as their point of departure, the contributors contextualize the English and French Canadian experiences of multiculturalism and diversity through socio-historical analysis, political philosophy, and practical comparisons to other jurisdictions. Timely and engaging, Religion, Culture, and the State is a valuable resource in the discussion of religious pluralism in Canadian society."--pub. desc.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [141]-151).
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
LanguageIn English; Includes some text in the French.
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2011410255
ISBN9781442642614 (hardback)
ISBN1442642610 (hardback)
ISBN9781442611443 (pbk.)
ISBN1442611448 (pbk.)

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