Presenting field work conducted by fourteen Canadian and Sudanese-born Canadian researchers between 2003 and 2011, Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada explores salient and timely issues faced by both countries. Sudanese immigration to Canada and the transnational ties between the two countries are illuminated in the context of various case studies. Tensions, both social and political, are discussed through the recent secession of South Sudan, the Darfur conflict, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. The authors also broach the reconstruction efforts in education and health initiatives, transnationalism from below, and Canada's role in conflict resolution in Sudan. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods that include interviews, surveys, participant observations, discourse analyses, and document analyses, researchers from a wide range of disciplinary approaches - sociology, anthropology, political science, social work, and health studies - reveal important conceptual and empirical perspectives about the processes of inclusion and exclusion. At a time when the Sudanese diaspora in Canada is growing and the conflict in Sudan has become a preoccupation of the international community, Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada reveals the root causes of conflict in Sudan and identifies measures to foster peace, stability, and development. Contributors include John Clayton (Samaritan's Purse Canada in Calgary), Rod Crutcher (University of Calgary), Dalal Daoud (PhD student, Queens University), Allison Dennis (University of Calgary), Martha Fanjoy (University of Calgary), Juli Finlay (University of Calgary),, Amal Madibbo (University of Calgary), Susan McGrath (York University), Ruth Parent (University of Calgary), Shelley Ross (University of Alberta), Scott Shannon (University of Calgary), Ali Kamal, Ashley Soleski, and Daniel Madit Thon Duop (IMA World Health).
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"An informative and enlightening book that challenges our notions of Sudan/ South Sudan and the transnational identity. This compelling book reminds us, though, that pluralistic, multicultural Canada has yet to assume a transformational role towards lasting peace - and concomitant development - in Sudan and South Sudan." Miriam Grant, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
"By mixing historical and political analyses with personal narratives of exile, return and reinsertion, this fascinating book gives a unique insight in the social processes at play in present-day Sudan and South-Sudan. There, a complex ethnocultural mosai