Diversity and Multiculturalism

Diversity and Multiculturalism

Author: Shirley R. Steinberg

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103451

Category: Education

Page: 514

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This reader demands that we understand diversity and multiculturalism by identifying the ways in which curriculum has been written and taught, and by redefining the field with an equitable lens, freeing it from the dominant cultural curriculum. The book problematizes the issue of whiteness, for instance, as not being the opposite of blackness or «person-of-colorness», but rather a meta-description for our dominant culture. Issues are also addressed that are usually left out of the discussion about diversity and multiculturalism: this reader includes essays on physical diversity, geographic diversity, and difference in sexualities. This is the quintessential collection of work by critical scholars committed to redefining the conversation on multiculturalism and diversity.

Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Student Affairs Practice

Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Student Affairs Practice

Author: Naijian Zhang

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398092924

Category: Education

Page: 350

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The book was written to assist those who plan to work as student affairs educators soon and those who are new student affairs educators to become competent in social justice and inclusion. It will provide trainees and new student affairs educators not only content knowledge and skills but also strategies and ways to develop competency in social justice and inclusion. Twenty-six additional individuals consist of both scholars/researchers and practitioners who have authored the book chapters. Through their writing these experts have offered their first-hand experiences and wisdom for being a competent student affairs educator in higher education. It will provide the reader with an understanding of multicultural competency and professional identity in student affairs practice, an opportunity to develop a professional identity that centers on social justice, a comprehension of historical development of multiculturalism and diversity in student affairs practice, knowledge of multicultural theory and its application, an understanding of ethical and legal issues from a multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice perspective, knowledge of culturally appropriate intervention strategies in practice, and understanding of evidence-based practice in student affairs. Moreover, this book will offer the reader knowledge and skills in utilizing theory, research, and assessment to enhance practice, forming professional identity through social justice and inclusion, and on how to create a social justice and inclusive environment for minoritized students and students with special needs. Finally, the book teaches the reader how to work with minoritized students and students with special needs.

Marketing and Multicultural Diversity

Marketing and Multicultural Diversity

Author: Professor C P Rao

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409459828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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As populations become increasingly mobile and production is globalized, every country and region in the world is becoming multicultural in social composition. Such multicultural market environments call for new marketing concepts and methodologies as well as empirical research into the implications of multicultural diversity for marketers. Multiculturalism also has significant implications for inter-organizational relations in the context of international marketing. These issues are also addressed here. In addition the book deals with multicultural marketing issues at various geographical levels - national, regional and global. With original coverage and an integrated perspective this book provides an essential overview of multicultural marketing.

Multicultural Diversity

Multicultural Diversity

Author: Rev. Dr. Patricia Anne Wilson-Cone

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796011425

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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"Employing her own voice and the voices of her colleagues and students, Dr. Wilson-Cone invites readers to look deeply into their own souls and spirits to discover the roots of multicultural diversity in their own lives. In the midst of today’s forces which tend to denigrate various cultures and ethnicities, this valuable resource is a light in the darkness and ought to be in the possession of those who seek to explore openness and inclusiveness in the teaching and learning process.” Rev. Cameron Byrd, D.Min. Retired Certified Educator Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Rethinking Multiculturalism

Rethinking Multiculturalism

Author: Bhikhu C. Parekh

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674009959

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

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Bhikhu Parekh argues for a pluralist perspective on cultural diversity. Writing from both within the liberal tradition and outside of it as a critic, he challenges what he calls the "moral monism" of much of traditional moral philosophy, including contemporary liberalism--its tendency to assert that only one way of life or set of values is worthwhile and to dismiss the rest as misguided or false. He defends his pluralist perspective both at the level of theory and in subtle nuanced analyses of recent controversies. Thus, he offers careful and clear accounts of why cultural differences should be respected and publicly affirmed, why the separation of church and state cannot be used to justify the separation of religion and politics, and why the initial critique of Salman Rushdie (before a Fatwa threatened his life) deserved more serious attention than it received. Rejecting naturalism, which posits that humans have a relatively fixed nature and that culture is an incidental, and "culturalism," which posits that they are socially and culturally constructed with only a minimal set of features in common, he argues for a dialogic interplay between human commonalities and cultural differences. This will allow, Parekh argues, genuinely balanced and thoughtful compromises on even the most controversial cultural issues in the new multicultural world in which we live.

Multiculturalism and Diversity

Multiculturalism and Diversity

Author: Bernice Lott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444310208

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Multiculturalism and Diversity focuses on the ways in whichhistory and identity inform each other, and examines the politicsof culture as well as the politics of cultural identities withinthe U.S. Illustrates the basic proposition that each of us is a uniquemulticultural human being and that culture affects individualself-definition, experience, behavior, and socialinteraction Moves from early simple definitions of multiculturalism to morecomplex understandings focused on culture as learned, teachable(shared), and fluid Uses a critical approach to the study of culture and personalidentity that is informed by historical and social factors and anappreciation of their interaction Examines the various cultural threads within the mosaic of aperson’s multicultural self such as sexual identity, gender,social class, and ethnicity

Understanding Cultural Diversity in Today's Complex World

Understanding Cultural Diversity in Today's Complex World

Author: Dr. Leo Parvis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411658424

Category: Education

Page: 230

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No one in this country is untouched by the impact of diversity. Yet, as diverse as diversity is, are too the many different emotions and attitudes evoked by diversity. As a nation, we are not well equipped to deal with the swirling transitions that are converging on us on a daily basis because of the nature of being the most diverse country in the world.This text will well serve the purpose for many who decide to learn and teach the fundamentals of cultural diversity. It will be beneficial for college students, high school juniors and seniors, and organizations whose ever-changing workforce leads to the necessity of educating employees on how to deal with the diversity of employees and customers in a positive manner. This timely publication is filled with current and relevant examples taken from pop culture: from TV shows, song lyrics, and poetry of the times. These excerpts make this publication much more interesting and easy for the reader to relate to and understand.

Doing Diversity Differently in a Culturally Complex World

Doing Diversity Differently in a Culturally Complex World

Author: Megan Watkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350013018

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Doing Diversity Differently in a Culturally Complex World explores the challenges facing multicultural education in the 21st century. It argues that the ideas fashioned in 1970s 'multiculturalism' are no longer adequate for the culturally complex world in which we now live. Much multicultural education celebrates superficial forms of difference and avoids difficult questions around culture in an age of transnational flows and hybrid identities. Megan Watkins and Greg Noble explore the understandings of multiculturalism that exist amongst teachers, parents and students. They demonstrate that ideas around culture and identity don't match the complexities of the social contexts of schooling in migrant-based nations such as Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada and New Zealand. Doing Diversity Differently in a Culturally Complex World draws on comprehensive research undertaken in Australian schools. It examines how a diverse range of schools address the challenges that 'superdiversity' poses, considering how the strengths and limitations of each school's approach reflect wider logics of traditional multiculturalism. In contrast, the authors argue for a transformative multiculturalism involving a critically reflexive approach to understanding the processes, relations and identities of the contemporary world. With a Foreword by Fazal Rivzi, Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and Professor of Global Studies in Education, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism

Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism

Author: Michael Perfect

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137307125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism analyses novels of the late 20th and early 21st centuries that explore ethnic and cultural diversity in London. It contributes to key, ongoing debates in literary and cultural studies and, in particular, to debates over the status and relevance of multiculturalism today.

“Supporting Diversity – Strengthening Cohesion” - Multiculturalism in Germany

“Supporting Diversity – Strengthening Cohesion” - Multiculturalism in Germany

Author: Manuela Paul

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640289042

Category: Political Science

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - Political Systems - Germany, grade: 1,0, Bilgi University İstanbul (Bilgi University İstanbul, Institute for European Studies), course: Politics of Ethnocultural Diversity, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Germany’s discourse about multiculturalism is marked by its contrariness. On the one hand, there are many attempts to implement the theory of multiculturalism in political practice. The slogan of Berlin’s integration concept in 2007 ‘Vielfalt Fördern – Zusammenhalt Stärken’ (Supporting Diversity – Strengthening Cohesion) aimed at the advertisement of the positive potential of the city’s pluralist landscape. On the other hand, the media often issues headlines and statements of politicians who declare multiculturalism in Germany as unsuccessful. The mayor Heinz Buschkowksy of Neukölln, a district in Berlin inhabited by about 30 percent migrants, with his rigorous conclusion “Multiculturalism has failed.” in 2005 caught the attention of the media. In these contradicting positions - the constant efforts to politically apply multicultural theory and then again the questioning whether multiculturalism is generally applicable in Germany - originates the interest to gain an extensive insight into multiculturalism practiced in Germany. This paper aims to combine the political theory and practice of multiculturalism. Therefore, it inquires how the theoretical concept of multiculturalism is put into practice in a German context as an efficient means to manage immigration. After the definition of the term multiculturalism, this essay will further concentrate on German examples. Due to my own interest and the reason that in my opinion case studies better illustrate the theory I chose to concentrate on the German cities Frankfurt (Main) and Berlin to demonstrate how multiculturalism was implemented there. Within this framework the paper inquires to answer the questions of how German multiculturalism developed and what its characteristics are. Due to the earlier pointed out inconsistencies in the debate about multiculturalism the last part of the paper elaborates and names the main criticisms against the term especially manifest in the case studies.

Rethinking Multiculturalism

Rethinking Multiculturalism

Author: Bhikhu Parekh

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403944539

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 943

This important and much acclaimed book rapidly became a classic on first publication. In it, Bhikhu Parekh shows that the Western tradition of political philosophy has very limited theoretical resources to cope with cultural diversity. He then discusses how it can be revised and what new conceptual tools are needed. The core of the book addresses the important theoretical questions raised by contemporary multicultural society, especially the nature and limits of intercultural equality and fairness, national identity, citizenship, and cross-cultural political discourse. The new second edition includes a substantial additional chapter addressing key issues.