Chapter 9. “Racism is a Weapon of Mass Destruction”: SARS and the Social Fabric of Urban Multiculturalism

  1. S. Harris Ali doctorate Associate Professor and
  2. Roger Keil Director Professor founding member
  1. Roger Keil Director Professor founding member and
  2. S. Harris Ali doctorate Associate Professor

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305012.ch9

Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City

Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City

How to Cite

Keil, R. and Ali, S. H. (2008) “Racism is a Weapon of Mass Destruction”: SARS and the Social Fabric of Urban Multiculturalism, in Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City (eds S. H. Ali and R. Keil), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305012.ch9

Editor Information

  1. York University, Toronto, Canada

Author Information

  1. York University, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161336

Online ISBN: 9781444305012

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Keywords:

  • “racism is a weapon of mass destruction” - SARS and social fabric of urban multiculturalism;
  • SARS and urban multiculturalism;
  • SARS and racialization in Toronto 1;
  • urbanization, racism, and disease;
  • SARS, biopolitics, and the crisis of multiculturalism;
  • making Chinatown - histories of racialization and disease in Canada;
  • making racism - complexity of anti-Chinese racialization in Toronto;
  • racism without race

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • SARS and Racialization in Toronto1

  • Urbanization, Racism, and Disease

  • SARS, Biopolitics, and the Crisis of Multiculturalism

  • Making Chinatown: Histories of Racialization and Disease in Canada

  • Making Racism: The Complexity of Anti-Chinese Racialization in Toronto

  • Racism without Race

  • Conclusions

  • Note