The Ideological Conflict between Mainstream and Ethnospecific Agencies

  • Miranda Pinto
  • Lydia Sawicki

Abstract

This paper examines the conflict between ethnospecific immigrant serving organisations and so called "mainstream" organisations. The author argues that most of the criticisms raised against ethnospecific organisations are ideologically based and are meant to consolidate the positions of mainstream organisations. Through "neutral policies" such as fiscal restraint, ethnospecific agencies are increasingly peripherized in the service provision market. This piece concludes that attempts to resolve the conflict have only led to further and wider polarisation.
Published
1997-01-01
How to Cite
Pinto, M., & Sawicki, L. (1997). The Ideological Conflict between Mainstream and Ethnospecific Agencies. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 15(6), 30-31. Retrieved from https://refuge.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/refuge/article/view/21901
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Articles