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On Being Different : Diversity and Multiculturalism in the North American Mainstream,9780072417166
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On Being Different : Diversity and Multiculturalism in the North American Mainstream

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780072417166

ISBN10:
0072417161
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/18/2002
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

On Being Different provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary account of diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and Canada. Kottak and Kozaitis clarify essential issues, themes, and topics in the study of diversity, including ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. The book also presents an original theory of multiculturalism, showing how human agency and culture work to organize and change society. The authors use rich and varied ethnographic examples, from North America and abroad, to help students apply the material to their own lives, and thus gain a better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
xiii
About the Authors xiv
Preface xvii
Introduction
1(10)
American Culture and Cultures
6(1)
The Anthropological Perspective
7(4)
Science, Humanities, and Mirror for Humanity
9(2)
Culture
11(19)
Culture and Its Aspects
14(8)
Unifying Factors in Contemporary American Culture
22(3)
Football
25(1)
Anthropology and American Pop Culture
26(1)
Mechanisms of Cultural Change
27(1)
The Uses of Culture
28(2)
Globalization, Identity, and Affinity
30(14)
Identity Politics and Globalization
33(3)
The Decline Of Government
33(1)
Trade and Globalization
34(1)
Antiglobalization
35(1)
Multilocality and Media
36(2)
NGOs and Rights Movements
38(3)
Diasporas and Postmodernity
41(1)
Agency
42(2)
The Multicultural Society
44(19)
The Power of Culture
46(1)
Conceptualizing Cultural Diversity
47(4)
Assimilation
48(1)
Pluralism
49(1)
Multiculturalism
50(1)
Theory of Multiculturalism
51(8)
Sociocultural Transformation
52(1)
Multiculturalism in the North American Mainstream
53(3)
The Center of Cultural Production
56(1)
Agency and Resistance
57(2)
Multiculturalism: The Master Movement
59(4)
Ethnicity
63(21)
Ethnicity and Social Statuses
66(3)
Status Shifting
67(2)
Ethnic Groups, Nations, and Nationalities
69(2)
Nationalities and Imagined Communities
70(1)
Ethnic Tolerance and Accommodation
71(6)
Cultural Assimilation
71(1)
The Plural Society
71(1)
Multiculturalism and Ethnic Identity
72(5)
Roots of Ethnic Conflict
77(7)
Prejudice and Discrimination
77(2)
Chips in the Mosaic
79(2)
Aftermaths of Oppression
81(3)
Race: Its Social Construction
84(20)
Race and Racism
87(4)
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
91(1)
The Cultural Construction of Race
92(12)
Hypodescent: Race in the United States
92(3)
Changes in North American Racial Classification
95(2)
Not Us: Race in Japan
97(3)
Phenotype and Fluidity: Race in Brazil
100(4)
Race: Its Biological Dimensions
104(17)
Racial Classification
106(3)
Explanatory Approaches to Human Biological Diversity
109(2)
Explaining Skin Color
109(2)
Lactose Intolerance
111(1)
The Case for Cultural versus Biological Determination of Physical Attractiveness and Sports Abilities
111(3)
The Case for Cultural versus Biological Determination of Intelligence
114(7)
Testing and Affirmative Action
118(3)
Religion
121(21)
Church and State
123(2)
Politics and Religion
125(1)
Religion and Solidarity
125(4)
Ritualized Changes in Status and Identity
126(3)
Religious Diversity
129(7)
The World's Major Religions
131(2)
Protestant Values
133(2)
Social Control
135(1)
Religion and Change
136(6)
New and Alternative Religious Movements
137(3)
Secular Religion
140(2)
Gender
142(18)
Nature, Nurture, and Gender
144(2)
Gender Roles, Stratification, and the Economy
146(7)
Gender among Foragers (Hunter-Gatherers)
147(2)
Gender among Horticulturists
149(1)
Reduced Gender Stratification---Matrilineal, Matrilocal Societies
149(1)
Reduced Gender Stratification---Matrifocal Societies
150(1)
Increased Gender Stratification---Patrilineal-Patrilocal Societies
151(1)
Homosexual Behavior among the Etoro
152(1)
Patriarchy and Violence
153(1)
Gender and Industrialism
153(5)
The Feminization of Poverty
156(2)
What Determines Variation in Gender Issues?
158(2)
The Impact of the Mass Media on Sex-Gender Roles
158(2)
Sexual Orientation
160(18)
The Nature and Culture of Sexual Orientation
162(4)
Changing Patterns and Views of Sexual Orientation
166(2)
Varieties of Human Sexuality
168(2)
The Social Construction of Sexual Orientation
170(3)
The Political Organization of Sexual Orientation
173(5)
Age and Generation
178(18)
Ages and Cohorts
181(4)
The Generation Gap
185(2)
An Aging Population
187(3)
The Aging Process
190(2)
Intergenerational Conflict
192(1)
The Social Construction of Childhood
193(3)
Bodies, Fitness, and Health
196(16)
Culture and the Body
199(5)
Well and Sick Bodies
204(3)
People with Disabilities
207(2)
Mental Health
209(1)
Health and Healing in Cyberspace
210(2)
Class
212(19)
Class in America
214(1)
Forms of Socioeconomic Stratification
215(5)
Industrial Stratification
216(1)
Poverty and Homelessness
217(3)
Closed Class Systems
220(1)
Domination, Hegemony, and Resistance
220(3)
Class and Values across Cultures
223(5)
Portrayals of Class in the Mainstream Media
225(3)
Diversity within Social Categories
228(3)
Where We Live
231(19)
Regional Diversity
234(1)
Geographic Mobility
235(6)
Cities and Urbanites
241(2)
Region and the Income Gap
243(2)
Urban Ethnic Groups, Poverty, and Crime
245(2)
The American Periphery
247(3)
Speech
250(15)
Linguistic Relativism
252(1)
Sociolinguistics: The Study of Linguistic Diversity
253(9)
Gender Speech Contrasts
254(2)
Stratification and Symbolic Domination
256(3)
Black English Vernacular (BEV), a.k.a. Ebonics
259(3)
Education and Linguistic Diversity
262(3)
Family Background
265(18)
Changing North American Families
268(1)
All Sorts of Families
269(5)
Family and Work
274(1)
Media and the Family
275(2)
The Cult of Childhood ``Success''
277(3)
Kinship and Class
280(2)
Family Diversity
282(1)
Conclusion
283
Using Culture to Build Humanity
285
From Civil Rights to Human Rights
288
Human Agency as a Prime Mover of Social Reform
290
Glossary G-1
Bibliography B
Photo Credits P-1
Index I-1


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