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Students develop conceptual understanding about complex and emotionally-charged issues of diversity in today's world. The author uses clear examples, lucid language, and engaging activities to involve students in thinking through fundamental ideas that ground their understanding of diversity. The author investigates three converging elements in his examination of human differences: individual attitudes and behaviors, cultural expectations, and institutional policies and practices. This examination provides the basis for the conceptual organization of the text. Race, class, gender, and diversity. Multicultural Education/Diversity as well as General Education courses.
Table of Contents
|Individual Attitudes and Interpersonal Relations|
|Understanding Ourselves and Others:Clarifying Values and Language|
|Understanding Prejudice and its Causes|
|Communication, Conflict and Conflict|
|Cultural Foundations of Oppression in the United States|
|Immigrants and Oppression: The Paradox ofNativism in a Nation of Immigrants|
|Race and Oppression: The Experiences of People of Color in America|
|Religion and Oppression: The Struggle for Religious Freedom|
|Rejecting Oppressive Relationships: The Logicof Cultural Pluralism for a Diverse Society|
|Contemporary Dilemmas for Intergroup Relations|
|Racism: Confronting a Legacy of White|
|Domination of America|
|Sexism: Where the Personal Becomes Political|
|Heterosexism: Transforming Homosexualityfrom Deviant to Different|
|Classism: Myths and Misperceptions about|
|Ableism: Disability Does Not Mean Inability|
|The Challenge of Diversity to American Institutions|
|Pluralism in Schools: The Promise of Multicultural Education|
|Pluralism in Society: Creating Unity in aDiverse America|
|Afterword: How can Understanding Human Differences Resolve|
|Dilemmas in a Multicultural Society?|
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