ERIC Number: EJ539620
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Using Textbooks for the Multicultural Transformation: The Case of Sociology.
Zinn, Maxine Baca; Eitzen, D. Stanley
Transformations, v7 n2 p1-10 Fall 1996
Ironically, introductory textbooks for sociology present a distorted characterization of reality, ignoring race, class, and gender and generalizing from the experience of society's dominant group. New textbooks should have four themes: vital role of sociologists as social critics; diversity as socially constructed; people's role in shaping their own lives; and the function of groups in shaping others' reality. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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