Strategies of Transformation Toward a Multicultural Society: Fulfilling the Story of Democracy

Strategies of Transformation Toward a Multicultural Society: Fulfilling the Story of Democracy

by David T. Abalos
     
 

How can the culturally diverse communities of America live justly and fruitfully together? Not by assimilation into the dominant culture — nor by fighting for the freedom to pursue our own self-interest at the cost of our repressing both the wounds and the promising potential of our own cultural roots. This book offers a theory and practice of transformation

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How can the culturally diverse communities of America live justly and fruitfully together? Not by assimilation into the dominant culture — nor by fighting for the freedom to pursue our own self-interest at the cost of our repressing both the wounds and the promising potential of our own cultural roots. This book offers a theory and practice of transformation that shows, especially through literature, education, and politics, how we can create a multicultural society that liberates our being as a fulfillment of the story of democracy. Perhaps for the first time in American history we are seeing the personal, political, historical, and sacred faces of women, people of color, and all ethnic groups as they tell their stories. It is this emerging scholarship that constitutes the new multicultural and feminine face of the story of democracy.

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Discusses the multicultural aspects of democracy and the role of education in the process of democratic transformation, offering a theoretical context within which to examine the current situation in US society and proposing strategies for transforming society and culture. Explores archetypes of transformation and ways of life, and presents reading and film lists and detailed course outlines in areas such as politics, religious studies, and sociology, complete with assignments and discussion questions. Distributed by Greenwood. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275952709
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1996
Series:
Praeger Series in Transformational Politics and Political Science Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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