ERIC Number: ED430870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Reflections on Multiculturalism.
Eddy, Robert, Ed.
This book convincingly shows that the United States should adopt multiculturalism so that it doesn't become monoculturally provincial in a global society, and so that it can survive in the twentieth century as a democratizing force rather than a future Bosnia. The book is divided into two sections: (1) "Theories and Issues in Multiculturalism"; and (2) "Multicultural Dialogicalism: Personal Examples." Essays are as follows: (1) "Getting it: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Understanding" (Dennis Fischman); (2) "Metaphor, Language, Games, Cultures" (Eric Hyman); (3) "Shattered Images: From Consensus to Contention in Classic American Film" (Sam B. Girgus); (4) "Literacy, Culture, and the Colonial Legacy" (Victor Villanueva, Jr.); (5) "The Mulatto in American Literature" (W. Maurice Shipley); (6) "Representing and Negotiating Differences in the Contact Zone" (Min-Zhan Lu); (7) "The Accidental Culture: Disability and the Enduring Need for Closure" (James A. Helten); (8) "No Sentimental Education: An Essay on Transatlantic Cultural Identity" (Thomas Austenfeld); (9) "Chinese in America or Chinese-Americans: Building Multicultural Landscapes and Literacies" (An Lan Jang); and (10) "The 'Other' before Me: A Bicultural Dialogue" (Solange de Azambuja Lira and Arnold Gordenstein). (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Relations, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Social Problems
Intercultural Press, Inc., PO Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096; Tel: 207-846-5168 ($19.95 plus $3 shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
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