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Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities : A Transdisciplinary Approach - Howard Ball

Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities

A Transdisciplinary Approach

Paperback Published: 12th August 1998
ISBN: 9780805816945
Number Of Pages: 192

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This book provides both an overview of the core dilemma in America--racism and the deadly impact it has had on American society--and an account of the ways in which the book's contributors have attempted to deal with this dilemma in their own teaching practice.
Two core essays explore the theoretical and historical issues involved in defining races and ethnic groups in the West, and issues of racial and ethnic inequality in American society. The volume then examines a variety of strategies for teaching the conflicts in comparative literature and politics; African American literature; law, history, and political science; sociology; religion; economics; anthropology; and art and music.
A premise of this book is that multicultural education in colleges and universities must be transdisciplinary--based on the perspectives offered by a multiplicity of interrelated disciplines. Clearly, scholars across the disciplines have a great deal to learn from one another about issues of race and ethnicity in American society. This book shares such knowledge in order to provide relevant, accurate information about these issues and their consequences for individuals living in America. It also encourages university educators to understand the challenges we face as a society and to be idealistic enough to want to draw upon the various strengths of our culture to assist in the remaking of American democracy.

Prefacep. ix
Introduction Multicultural Transdisciplinary Educationp. xiii
the Core: Race, Ethnicity, and Their Consequencesp. 1
Race and Ethnicity: Intergroup Relations in A Multi-Ethnic Societyp. 3
The Difference Race Makes: Outcomes and Causesp. 35
Teaching the Conflicts: Race and Ethnic Relationsp. 67
Approachesp. 77
Comparative Literature and Politics: A Transdisciplinary Approachp. 79
Why, What, and How I Teach African American Literaturep. 87
Law, History, and Political Science: Attacking the Architecture of Race in America--And Morep. 95
Referencesp. 103
Race Relations: Theory and Classroom Applicationsp. 105
We Shan'T Overcome This Way: Questions of Recontextualizing the Study of Liberal and Religious Reform Actionp. 115
Economic Inequalityp. 125
Teaching Multiculturalism Anthropologicallyp. 133
VIsual Artsp. 139
Referencesp. 145
Referencesp. 145
Music and Multiculturalismp. 147
Referencesp. 151
Conclusion: Toward A Transdisciplinary Conceptualization of Multicultural Studiesp. 153
Referencesp. 157
About the Authorsp. 159
Indexp. 163
Subject Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780805816945
ISBN-10: 0805816941
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 12th August 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.14  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1