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Unformatted text preview: Such Hardworking People- Chapter 5 Summary This chapter, Ethnic Intruders and Hardworking Exotics can be divided into three parts. The first part is about the surge in Italian immigration into Canada, and how the native Canadians perceived them. The second part detailed the various ways Italians were seen during post World War II Canada, and the stereotypes imposed upon them. The third part shows the changing attitude in Canadian society towards the Italians. The Italians first foray into Canada was met with much intolerance and discrimination. The native Canadians looked down on them as they did on other racial minorities. Canadian society at that time felt the Italians were inferior to the dominant Anglo-Celtic ethnicity, and that Italian culture was inferior to the Northwestern European culture that Canadians inherited (Iacovetta, 104-105). The southern Italian immigrants provided much of the foundation for discrimination, their dark features, the historical poverty southern Italy had, and their association...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2010 for the course HUM HUM199Y1 taught by Professor Giulianakatz during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
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