Fonds F0625 - Evelyn Kallen fonds

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Evelyn Kallen fonds

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0.01 m of textural records
ca. 875 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35mm.
45 audio cassettes
2 audio reels : 1/4 inch
2 framed documents

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Evelyn Kallen, professor of social science and anthropology, has taught at York University since 1970, achieving full professorship in 1984. She has also held an honorary chair at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law from 1989-1990 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1989.
Kallen's research interests include social stratification, social change, race and ethnic relations, religion and ethnicity, hate propaganda, multiculturalism, ethnic and non-ethnic minorities, human rights legislation, The Charter of Rights, minority rights, abortion and euthanasia.
She has conducted empirical research on Canadian Jewish communities, the Inuit of the Northwest Territories, and western Samoan migrants to New Zealand. Kallen has published numerous books on human rights, including: "The Anatomy of Racism: Canadian Dimensions" (with D.R. Hughes in 1974), "Spanning the Generations: a study in Jewish identity" (1977), "The Western Samoan Kinship Bridge: a study in migration, social change and the new ethnicity" (1982), "Ethnicity and human rights in Canada" (1982), "Label Me Human: minority rights of stigmatized Canadians" (1989), "Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada" (1995, 2nd ed. published in 2003) and "Social Inequality and Social Injustice: a human rights perspective" (2004), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

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Fonds consists of sound recordings, photographs and other materials primarily related to Kallen's research in the town of Igloolik in the Northwest Territory (now Nunavut) in the 1970s and her interviews and recordings of issues related to gay rights during the same period.

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The fonds comprises of the following accessions: 2012-055. Further accruals may be expected.

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2013/12/17 Anna St.Onge. Created.
2022/09/08 KCP. Migrated from EES. Uploaded legacy finding aid as a PDF.

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