Voices of Diversity

Voices of Diversity

Author: Mary C. Sengstock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038789666X

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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The 21st century sees an increasing number of cultural minorities in the United States. Particularly, the rise in multi-cultural or mixed heritage families is on the rise. As with many trends, just as the amount of diversity increases, so does the level of resistance in groups that oppose this diversity. While this problem exists through life for persons from multicultural backgrounds, the tension is particularly acute for children, whose identities and socialization experiences are still in formation. With parents from different cultural backgrounds, as well as school and community experiences giving that might question their diverse heritage, children are likely to experience distressing confusion. How can they come to terms with this conflict, and how can family and community help them to resolve it? Combining case studies and interviews, this work particularly focuses on multi-cultural families as a yet untapped source of information about inter-culture contact. Voices of Diversity: Multiculturalism in America will be both a resource for researchers and practitioners, as well as a practical guide to families dealing with these issues every day.

Voices of Diversity

Voices of Diversity

Author: Mary C. Sengstock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387896651

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 394

The 21st century sees an increasing number of cultural minorities in the United States. Particularly, the rise in multi-cultural or mixed heritage families is on the rise. As with many trends, just as the amount of diversity increases, so does the level of resistance in groups that oppose this diversity. While this problem exists through life for persons from multicultural backgrounds, the tension is particularly acute for children, whose identities and socialization experiences are still in formation. With parents from different cultural backgrounds, as well as school and community experiences giving that might question their diverse heritage, children are likely to experience distressing confusion. How can they come to terms with this conflict, and how can family and community help them to resolve it? Combining case studies and interviews, this work particularly focuses on multi-cultural families as a yet untapped source of information about inter-culture contact. Voices of Diversity: Multiculturalism in America will be both a resource for researchers and practitioners, as well as a practical guide to families dealing with these issues every day.

Marriage Across Frontiers

Marriage Across Frontiers

Author: Augustin Barbara

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 185359041X

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 634

More and more marriages are bringing together partners from different nationalities, cultures, races and religions. In this study of the phenomenon of mixed marriages the issues are brought alive by the frequent quotations from a wide range of such marriages.

Entangled Voices

Entangled Voices

Author: Frederick J. Ruf

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195102635

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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Suggesting that we imagine different genres as the expression of distinct voices rather than as fixed historical forms, the author explores a religious defining of self and world in Dineson's Out of Africa, Donne's Holy Sonnets, Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, and Coleridge'sBiographia Literaria.

Mixed Families in a Transnational World

Mixed Families in a Transnational World

Author: Josiane Le Gall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000484779

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Offering a transnational perspective on the processes of identity transmission and identity construction of mixed families in various parts of the world, this book provides an overview of how local, national, global contexts and inter-group relations structure the development of specific forms of belonging and identification. Featuring nine rich ethnographic studies situated in geographic areas less covered by scholarship on mixed families such as Québec, Morocco, Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Philippines, Thailand and Israel, the book’s contributions reveal how families’ everyday lives are shaped by historical and sociopolitical contexts, as well as by transnational dynamics and mobility trajectories. The studies illustrate the context-specific realities that shape social definitions of mixedness—whether religious, national, cultural, ethnic or racial—at local and transnational levels. The articulation of local and transnational perspectives on mixed families will be of interest to students and scholars of migration, transnationalism, families, ethnicity, race and racism in the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, history, social work, international relations and global studies). The book will also be of interest to policymakers, as well as activists and practitioners working in organizations offering services to mixed individuals, migrants, and their families.

Mixed Blessings

Mixed Blessings

Author: Paul Cowan

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UVA:X001359090

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 417

Drawing on personal experience, history, literature, and in-depth interviews, the authors address the volatile issues that interfaith couples face as they discover the importance of religion and ethnicity in their lives

Mixed Blessings

Mixed Blessings

Author: Paul Cowan

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140111891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

View: 999

Addresses the volatile issues that interfaith couples face as they discover the importance of religion and ethnicity in their lives

Voicing Demands

Voicing Demands

Author: Sohela Nazneen

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780329703

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Voicing Demands is a collection of analytical narratives of what has happened to feminist voice, a key pathway to women’s empowerment. These narratives depart from the existing debate on women’s political engagement in formal institutions to examine feminist activism for building and sustaining constituencies through raising, negotiating and legitimizing women’s voice under different contexts. Bringing together the reflections and experiences of feminist researchers and activists in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, this unique volume explores how various global trends, such as the development of transnational linkages, the rise of conservative forces, the NGOization of feminist movements, and an increase in the power of donors, have created opportunities and challenges for feminist voice and activism.

Christ's New Homeland - Africa

Christ's New Homeland - Africa

Author: Bishops, African

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681496795

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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In June of 2015, five cardinals and forty-five bishops representing fifty African countries met in Accra, Ghana, to prepare for the October 2015 Synod on the Family. In his opening remarks—included in this volume—Robert Cardinal Sarah encouraged the bishops of Africa to "speak with one voice" during the synod: "I encourage you to speak with clarity and with one credible voice and with filial love of the Church. Be conscious of the mission of the Church; protect the sacredness of marriage which is now being attacked by all forms of ideologies that intend to destroy the family in Africa. Do not be afraid to stress the teaching of the Church on marriage." In a major six-page interview released during the same period in the French magazine Famille Chrétienne , Cardinal Sarah said: "At the synod next October we will address, I hope, the question of marriage in an entirely positive manner, seeking to promote the family and the values that it bears. The African bishops will act to support that which God asks of man concerning the family, and to receive that which the Church has always taught. . . . Why should we think that only the Western vision of man, of the world, of society is good, just, universal? The Church must fight to say no to this new colonization." These African pastors provide much food for thought and reflection about modern Western culture and our personal lives, as well as an introduction to the Synod. The title of the book comes from a phrase used by Blessed Pope Paul VI, which in our time beautifully expresses the universality of the Church and the increasing role played by African Church leaders. Among the contributing cardinals and bishops are Robert Cardinal Sarah, Francis Cardinal Arinze, Christian Cardinal Tumi, Théodore Cardinal Sarr, Archbishop Samuel Kleda, and more.