Diversity and Society

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, 2011/2012 Update

Author: Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412994330

Category: Social Science

Page: 467

View: 4995

Derived from the Fifth Edition of Joseph F. Healey's bestselling text Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, the Third Edition of Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, 2011 Update provides an accessible sociological analysis of U.S. minority groups. Updated throughout, this abbreviated edition retains the conceptual frameworks and organizational format of the larger version, and is the only brief text to present a unitary sociological frame of reference for the analysis of minority-dominant relations.
Posted in Social Science

Multiculturalism and Education

Diversity and its Impact on Schools and Society

Author: Thomas J. La Belle,Christopher R. Ward

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791419397

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 5816

This book introduces multiculturalism and its relationship to education and schooling, while also highlighting current approaches to multicultural education and placing them in a broad comparative and international context. Through a comparative view that is both domestic and international, the book explores ethnicity, race, class, and education (kindergarten through higher education) as they interact to integrate populations, while also serving vested interests and enhancing group identity and status. The authors position multiculturalism as a political and social phenomena that affects and interacts with education and its institutions. To do this, they draw upon international cases as well as the history of segmentation and integration in the United States.
Posted in Education

Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society

Heterogeneity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Elias G. Carayannis,Aris Kaloudis,Age Mariussen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848441282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 5114

The key message of this book is that heterogeneity should be seen as an intrinsic and indispensable element of knowledge systems. The authors address the concept of heterogeneity in a multi-disciplinary fashion, including perspectives from evolutionary economics and innovation system studies, and relate this approach to existing theories in a broad range of fields. The book postulates that one approach to such a re-conceptualization is what we call the Mode 3 system consisting of Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters for knowledge creation, diffusion and use. This is a multi-layered, multi-modal, multi-nodal and multi-lateral system, encompassing mutually and complementary reinforcing innovation networks and knowledge clusters consisting of human and intellectual capital, shaped by social capital and underpinned by financial capital. Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society will appeal to academics and researchers of innovation and science, knowledge management and economics.
Posted in Business & Economics

Basques, Today

Culture, History and Society in the Age of Diversity and Knowledge

Author: Ramón Zallo

Publisher: Alberdania

ISBN: 9788496643598

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 5444

Ramón Zallo offers us with this informative book an overall synthesis of Basque culture, society and history. Thanks to its contents it may be destined to become a road map for understanding some keys about the country of the Basques. The author starts from a broad concept of Basque culture which, while it is not very well known, is proportionally very rich for such a small country. He conceives it as a whole culture and as having a history of its own, although it is very closely related to its surroundings. And its trajectory indicates the need to prioritize its development and singularity in this global world full of uncertainty. In Part One he traces (and vindicates) the cultural and spatial idea of Euskal Herria, and briefly describes its history, society and characteristics, its economic evolution and the political systems of Euskadi, Navarra and Iparralde. He presents a society with deeply-rooted values and a very dense civil society that now needs to review, without amnesia, the tragedies and disappointments of recent years. In Part Two he offers a new vision of each one of the various branches of culture. Giving Euskara the attention that it deserves as the most specific defining trait, the book offers an added dimension through an updated look at the styles, works and names within architecture, the visual, theatre and musical arts, Basque literature in Euskara and Spanish and the different types of heritage.It ends with a gallery of historical and contemporary figures that demonstrate the country’s diversity. Its method is descriptive, orderly and not overly interpretative. Interpretation is left to the reader.
Posted in Social Science

Diversity and Society, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478417153

Category: Education

Page: 77

View: 1571

Facts101 is your complete guide to Diversity and Society, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society

Beyond Linguistic Apartheid

Author: Pierre Orelus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135941971

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 9814

Language is perhaps the most common issue that surfaces in debates over school reform, and plays a vital role in virtually everything we are involved. This edited volume explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of certain languages through cultural genocide by dominant European colonizers and American neoconservative groups. These groups have historically imposed hegemonic languages, such as English and French, on colonized people at the expense of the native languages of the latter. The book traces this form of apartheid from the colonial era to the English-only movement in the United States, and proposes alternative ways to counter linguistic apartheid that minority groups and students have faced in schools and society at large. Contributors to this volume provide a historical overview of the way many languages labeled as inferior, minority, or simply savage have been attacked and pushed to the margins, discriminating against and attempting to silence the voice of those who spoke and continue to speak these languages. Further, they demonstrate the way and the extent to which such actions have affected the cultural life, learning process, identity, and the subjective and material conditions of linguistically and historically marginalized groups, including students.
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The Value of Life

Biological Diversity And Human Society

Author: Stephen R. Kellert

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610913418

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 4210

The Value of Life is an exploration of the actual and perceived importance of biological diversity for human beings and society. Stephen R. Kellert identifies ten basic values, which he describes as biologically based, inherent human tendencies that are greatly influenced and moderated by culture, learning, and experience. Drawing on 20 years of original research, he considers: the universal basis for how humans value nature differences in those values by gender, age, ethnicity, occupation, and geographic location how environment-related activities affect values variation in values relating to different species how vlaues vary across cultures policy and management implications Throughout the book, Kellert argues that the preservation of biodiversity is fundamentally linked to human well-being in the largest sense as he illustrates the importance of biological diversity to the human sociocultural and psychological condition.
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Education, Literacy and Society, 1830-70

The Geography of Diversity in Provincial England

Author: W. B. Stephens

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719023934

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 8597

Posted in History

The Great Diversity Debate

Embracing Pluralism in School and Society

Author: Kent Koppelman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807752215

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 1904

Based on research from multiple disciplines, this accessible book describes the presence and growth of diversity in the United States from its earliest years To The present. Koppelman investigates the ways in which diversity is actually experienced and debated across critical sectors of social experience, including immigration, affirmative action, education, and national identity, among others.
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Diversity and Public Administration

Theory, Issues, and Perspectives

Author: Mitchell F. Rice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317472977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 5450

Featuring all original chapters, this book presents a balanced, comprehensive overview of the policies and practices for achieving racial and ethnic diversity in public organizations, with a strong orientation toward improving diversity management in the public sector. The book can be used both as a main text and a supplementary text in classes that focus on diversity, diversity management, public administration and multiculturalism, diversity and public productivity, public service delivery and diverse populations, and public policy and changing demographics. This completely revised and updated edition includes six brand new chapters, expanding the book's coverage to include: Diversity Ideology in the United States; Managing Diversity in Communities, Workplaces, and Society; Managing Diversity: Moving Beyond Organizational Conflict; Institutional Racism, Diversity and Public Administration; Cultural Competency, Public Administration, and Public Service Delivery; Diversity Management and Cultural Competencies.
Posted in Business & Economics

2006 Workplace Diversity and Changes to the EEO-1 Process

Author: Society for Human Resource Management,Shawn Fegley

Publisher: Society For Human Resource Management


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

View: 507

Human resource managers' perspectives on company diversity are presented and interpreted in this report. Based on a survey of the most commonly used practices for recruiting and training diverse job candidates, the report also seeks to interpret future trends and analyze the overall impact of diversity on corporate cultures and bottom lines. Responses to questions about changes in the EEO-1 reporting form are incorporated into the discussion.
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Problems and Issues of Diversity in the United States

Author: Larry L. Naylor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897896160

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 3578

Focuses on the questions raised by diversity in America, the social problems that result from that diversity, and the issues and debates among scholars with regard to it.
Posted in Social Science

Chinese Adaptation and Diversity

Essays on Society and Literature in Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore

Author: Leo Suryadinata

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971691868

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 3500

The Malayan flora is one of the richest in the world. This book gives a brief systematic account of all the major groups of seed plants classified under 41 orders and 178 families that are represented by native or naturalized plants in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Within each order, a list of families, an account of the diagnostic characters, a key to the families, and a brief note on the systematic position, the evolutionary trends, or other points of interest, are included. Within each family, a simple description, a short note on the distribution, and, in most cases, a key to the Malayan genera are presented. For easy reference, two appendices containing a list of orders and family names in Malay and Chinese, a simple artificial key to the common Malayan families, and a glossary are also provided.
Posted in History

The Liberal Archipelago

A Theory of Diversity and Freedom

Author: Chandran Kukathas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019925754X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

View: 5623

In his major new work Chandran Kukathas offers, for the first time, a book-length treatment of this controversial and influential theory of minority rights. The work is a defence of a form of liberalism and multiculturalism. The general question it tries to answer is: what is the principled basis of a free society marked by cultural diversity and group loyalties? More particularly, it explains whether such a society requires political institutions which recognize minorities; howfar it should tolerate such minorities when their ways differ from those of the mainstream community; to what extent political institutions should address injustices suffered by minorities at the hands of the wider society, and also at the hands of the powerful within their own communities; what role,if any, the state should play in the shaping of a society's (national) identity; and what fundamental values should guide our reflections on these matters. Its main contention is that a free society is an open society whose fundamental principle is the principle of freedom of association. A society is free to the extent that it is prepared to tolerate in its midst associations which differ or dissent from its standards or practices. An implication of these principles is that political societyis also no more than one among other associations; its basis is the willingness of its members to continue to associate under the terms which define it. While it is an 'association of associations', it is not the only such association; it does not subsume all other associations. The principles of afree society describe not a hierarchy of superior and subordinate authorities but an archipelago of competing and overlapping jurisdictions. The idea of a liberal archipelago is defended as one which supplies us with a better metaphor of the free society than do older notions such as the body politic, or the ship of state. This work presents a challenge, and an alternative, to other contemporary liberal theories of multiculturalism.
Posted in Philosophy

Religious Diversity and Social Change

American Cities, 1890-1906

Author: Kevin J. Christiano

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521341455

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 7869

Floods of immigration and rapid industrialization and urbanization in America at the turn of the century set in motion the transformation of many long-established institutions. This book examines specific ways in which cultural changes affected the structure of the religious establishment. Statistical models are applied to United States Census data from 1890 and 1906 on city and church populations, revealing connections between the growth of cities, the increase in literacy, and the formation of ethnic subcommunities that led to a new level of religious diversity. The author analyses evidence of growing competition among churches and of a level of individual commitment to congregations, demonstrating that the patterns of religious community established at the turn of the century provided the basis for the current denominational system. The author further analyses the relationship of religious diversity to urban secularization, as well as its role as a catalyst to sectarian conflict. In offering a quantitative assessment of issues central to the history of American religion, this book is a significant contribution to the study of religion in America.
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The Difference

How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies

Author: Scott E. Page

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691128382

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 2358

In this landmark book, Scott Page redefines the way we understand ourselves in relation to one another. The Difference is about how we think in groups--and how our collective wisdom exceeds the sum of its parts. Why can teams of people find better solutions than brilliant individuals working alone? And why are the best group decisions and predictions those that draw upon the very qualities that make each of us unique? The answers lie in diversity--not what we look like outside, but what we look like within, our distinct tools and abilities. The Difference reveals that progress and innovation may depend less on lone thinkers with enormous IQs than on diverse people working together and capitalizing on their individuality. Page shows how groups that display a range of perspectives outperform groups of like-minded experts. Diversity yields superior outcomes, and Page proves it using his own cutting-edge research. Moving beyond the politics that cloud standard debates about diversity, he explains why difference beats out homogeneity, whether you're talking about citizens in a democracy or scientists in the laboratory. He examines practical ways to apply diversity's logic to a host of problems, and along the way offers fascinating and surprising examples, from the redesign of the Chicago "El" to the truth about where we store our ketchup. Page changes the way we understand diversity--how to harness its untapped potential, how to understand and avoid its traps, and how we can leverage our differences for the benefit of all.
Posted in Social Science

Cultural Diversity and Global Media

The Mediation of Difference

Author: Eugenia Siapera

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405180463

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 357

Cultural Diversity and Global Media explores the relationship between the media and multiculturalism. Summarises and critically discusses current approaches to multiculturalism and the media from a global perspecive Explores both the theoretical debates and empirical findings on multiculturalism and the media Assumes the new perspective of mediation of cultural diversity, which critically combines elements of previous theories in order to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the media and cultural diversity Explores media ?moments? of production, representation and consumption, while incorporating arguments on their shifting roles and boundaries Examines separately the role of the internet, which is linked to many changes in patterns of media production, representation and to increased possibilities for diasporic and transnational communication Contains pedagogical features that enable readers to understand and critically engage with the material, and draws upon and reviews an extensive bibliography, providing a useful reference tool.
Posted in Social Science

Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts

Technologies and Concepts

Author: Scott, Chaunda L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466618132

Category: Computers

Page: 650

View: 2491

"This book highlights innovative research, theoretical frameworks, and perspectives that are currently being used to guide the practice of leveraging diversity in multiple organizational settings"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Computers

Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice

Author: Sherwood Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442216069

Category: Education

Page: 816

View: 1146

This encyclopedia contains over 300 entries alphabetically arranged for straightforward use by scholars and general readers alike. Thompson, assisted by a network of contributors and consultants, provides a comprehensive and systematic collection of designated entries that describe, in detail, important diversity and social justice themes.
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Language and Society in a Changing Italy

Author: Arturo Tosi

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853595004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 8067

This book examines the interrelation between language and society in contemporary Italy. It aims to provide an up to date account of linguistic diversity, social variation, special codes and language varieties within Italian society, and in situations of language contact both within and outside Italy.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines