9780078117015

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078117015

  • ISBN10:

    0078117011

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/14/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

On Being Differentprovides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary account of diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and Canada. Kottak (recent inductee to The National Academ of Scineces) 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

Reflections

Preface

About the Authors

1. Introduction

2. Culture

3. Globalization and Identity

4. The Multicultural Society

5. Ethnicity

6. Religion

7. Race: Its Biological Dimensions

8. Race: Its Social Construction

9. Gender

10. Sexual Orientation

11. Age and Cohort

12. Bodies, Fitness, and Health

13. Class

14. Places and Spaces

15. Linguistic Diversity

16. Families

17. Conclusion

Glossary

Bibliography

Photo Credits

Index

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