Multiculturalism and Diversity: A Social Psychological Perspective / Edition 1

Multiculturalism and Diversity: A Social Psychological Perspective / Edition 1

by Bernice Lott
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405190655

ISBN-13: 9781405190657

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Multiculturalism is a theoretical, political, and educational perspective that has had great influence within contemporary psychology but of which the meaning and implications are not yet fully understood. In Multiculturalism and Diversity, Bernice Lott uses the lenses of social and critical psychology to illuminate the meaning and scope of culture and its

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Multiculturalism is a theoretical, political, and educational perspective that has had great influence within contemporary psychology but of which the meaning and implications are not yet fully understood. In Multiculturalism and Diversity, Bernice Lott uses the lenses of social and critical psychology to illuminate the meaning and scope of culture and its relationship with diversity. Lott posits that all human beings in contemporary society are multicultural and focuses on the many dimensions and politics of culture and how these shape individual identities.

The definition of culture guiding this book is one that is inclusive and pertains to many human groups, large and small. The author argues that such an approach provides an authentic way of understanding how significant group memberships affect individual self-definition, experience, behavior, and social interaction. Multiculturalism and Diversity positions multicultural psychology as an active, changing, and dynamic field and is sure to stimulate reasoned debate, discussion, and questions for further empirical inquiry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405190657
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Contemporary Social Issues and Interventions Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Multicultural Person 1

2 Culture 10

3 Ethnicity 17

4 Gender 49

5 Social Class 64

6 Sexual Identity Cultures 94

7 The Cultural Mosaic 107

8 Some Implications for Research and Practice 122

References 128

Name Index 164

Subject Index 174

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