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Perspectives on human differences : selected readings on diversity in America

Author: Kent L Koppelman; Allyn and Bacon,
Publisher: Boston, MA : Allyn & Bacon, [2011] ©2011
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kent L Koppelman; Allyn and Bacon,
ISBN: 9780137145034 0137145039
OCLC Number: 457156870
Description: xviii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: section 1: Differences, conflicts and resolutions --
The people of America / Saul Alinksy --
Fear and danger / Paul Kivel --
The African diaspora and the genetic unity of modern humans / Steve Olson --
The founding Indian fathers / Jack Weatherford --
Kong at the seaside / Arnold Zweig. section 2: The construction of personal identity in a diverse society --
The complexity of identity: "Who am I?" / Beverly Daniel Tatum --
Edwin left behind / Sören Wuerth --
Origins / Barack Obama --
Privilege in black and white / Na'im Akbar --
The salad lady / Rawi Hage. section 3: Perspectives on the immigrant experience and nativism --
Barefoot heart: stories of a migrant child / Elva Treviño Hart --
Case study: Hoang Vinh / Sonia Nieto --
Arrival stories and acculturation / Mary Pipher --
Scrimmage on the border / Michael Scherer --
Dyaspora / Joanne Hyppolite. section 4: Challenges for linguistically and culturally diverse people --
English in a multicultural America / Dennis Baron --
Late entry, early exit / Earl Shorris --
Maintaining bilingualism and cultural awareness / Irene Villanueva --
Oral traditions / Shirley Brice Heath --
Working with Latino and Latina students / Aurora Cedillo --
Human mathematics / Mamle Kabu. section 5: Perspectives on religious diversity and intolerance --
The framers and the faithful / Steve Waldman --
The morning after the morning after / Michelle Fine --
Atheism and the pursuit of happiness / Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman --
Afraid of ourselves / Diana Eck --
A letter to my great-grandfather / Warren J. Blumenfeld --
The three hermits / Leo Tolstoy. section 6: Perspectives on race and confronting racism --
Brave warrior / Karen Coody Cooper --
Starting over / Nathan McCall --
Unmasking the myth of the model minority / Benji Chang and Wayne Au --
The new racial reality / Ellis Cose --
Like crabs in a barrel: why inter-ethnic anti-racism matters now / George Lipsitz --
Crime / Danny Romero. section 7: Perspectives on classism and its consequences --
A story without an end / Lorette Schwartz-Nobel --
At the edge of poverty / David K. Shipler --
My safe haven / Miles Corwin --
There are no children here / Alex Kotlowitz --
The ones who walk away from Omelas / Ursula K. LeGuin. section 8: People with disabilities: facing barriers, finding allies --
Covering my tracks / Chloe Atkins --
Transgressions as deformity / Jamake Highwater --
Why I burned my book / Paul Longmore --
The challenge of being an advocate / Craig R. Fiedler --
Places where we all belong / Mara Sapon-Shevin --
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Mark Haddon. section 9: Perspectives on sex role stereotypes and sexism --
The myths of the backlash / Susan Faludi --
Gender in nature / Stephen Jay Gould --
Self-made man / Norah Vincent --
Why young women are more conservative / Gloria Steinem --
Feminism: a movement to end sexist oppression / bell hooks --
The monkey garden / Sandra Cisneros. section 10: Perspectives on sexual orientation and heterosexism --
The mixed couple: Deborah L. Johnson and Dr. Zandra Z. Rolón / Eric Marcus --
Working my way back home / Reggie Sellars --
The perversion of homophobia / Kent Koppelman --
Appearances / Carmen Vazquez --
Convention (a play in one scene) / Dan Greenburg. section 11: Multicultural education in American schools --
Misconceptions of multicultural education / James A. Banks --
Tackling tracking / Ian McFeat --
Teachers initiating conversations about race and racism in a high school class / Jane Bolgatz --
Reflections on my use of multicultural and critical pedagogy when students are white / Christine Sleeter --
Great men and women / Jonathan Kozol. section 12: Pluralistic responses to the diversity of American society --
C.P. Ellis / Studs Terkel --
Dancing with bigotry / Donaldo Macedo and Lilia Bartolomé --
My class didn't trump my race: using oppression to face privilege / Robin J. DiAngelo --
Membership has its privileges: thoughts acknowledging and challenging whiteness / Tim Wise --
Yellow woman and the beauty of spirit / Leslie Marmon Silko.
Responsibility: [edited by] Kent L. Koppelman.


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"Well thought out, organized, and timely"-Jerri Shepard, Gonzaga University "The collection of readings shows thought and care for multiple perspectives"-Rosalie Roman, Western Washington University

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