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

Paperback | June 14, 2011

byConrad Kottak, Kathryn Kozaitis

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Understanding of cultural diversity is essential to a healthy multicultural society. Fundamental to this book’s approach is the belief that a comparative, cross-cultural view of human differences and similarities enhances understanding of diversity and multiculturalism within contemporary North America.

On Being Different provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary account of diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and Canada. Conrad Kottak and Kathryn 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.

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Understanding of cultural diversity is essential to a healthy multicultural society. Fundamental to this book’s approach is the belief that a comparative, cross-cultural view of human differences and similarities enhances understanding of diversity and multiculturalism within contemporary North America. On Being Different provides an u...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6.4 × 0.6 inPublished:June 14, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0078117011

ISBN - 13:9780078117015

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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