ERIC Number: ED125799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Essays on Minority Cultures. Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Minority Studies (3rd, April 1975). Volume 2.
Carter, George E.; And Others
The volume consists of 23 essays which examine interdisciplinary perspectives, grouped by academic areas or viewpoints on various minority issues. Topics include: the existence of a black literary tradition, the international need to develop an analysis of minority conflict and intergroup tension, the conditions faced by migrant workers, origins and attraction to "la causa" in the Southwest embodied in the National Farm Workers Organization, Chicago's experimental Quality of Life Center founded in 1974, Federal and city efforts to improve economic opportunity for blacks in Chicago, dilemmas faced by minority administrators in the 1970's, affirmative action as a model for social change, distortions of the Latin American's history in elementary and junior high school texts, the vision and articulation in Scott Momaday's "House Made of Dawn", the Chicano novel's emergence, Tomas Rivera's "... and the earth did not part" and Raymond Barrio's The Plum Plum Pickers", the interpretation of slavery, whether or not Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt improved or retarded race relations within their respective eras, the relationship of whites and Chinese Americans from 1870 to the present, the damage done by whites to American Indian culture due to a combination of their ethnocentrism and ignorance, and the French Canadians in the United States. (NQ)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Black History, Black Literature, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Chinese Americans, Conference Reports, Culture Conflict, Essays, Ethnic Groups, Literary Perspective, Literature, Mexican Americans, Migrant Workers, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Quality of Life, Slavery, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences
Institute for Minority Studies, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., La Crosse.