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1 - Regional Spotlight Session. Social Categories, Inequality and the State: A View from Canada to the United States and Beyond

Mon, August 14, 10:30am to 12:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Floor: Level 5, 516B

Session Submission Type: Regional Spotlight Tour


This panels centers on the Canadian experience in comparative perspective to understand the way that social categories, state policies and non-state actors interact to affect inequality and the social inclusion of socially stigmatized people. The panel examines in particular how interactions between the Canadian state and non-state actor have addressed inequalities based on class, disability and race and ethnicity, how commonsense and political understandings of these categories have affected these relationships, and what scholars in the United States and other countries can learn from this experience.

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