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Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader
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This reader demands that we understand diversity and multiculturalism by identifying the ways in which curriculum has been written and taught, and by redefining the field with an equitable lens, freeing it from the dominant cultural curriculum. The book problematizes the issue of whiteness, for instance, as not being the opposite of blackness or "person-of-colorness", but rather a meta-description for our dominant culture. Issues are also addressed that are usually left out of the discussion about diversity and multiculturalism: this reader includes essays on physical diversity, geographic diversity, and difference in sexualities. This is the quintessential collection of work by critical scholars committed to redefining the conversation on multiculturalism and diversity.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyMulticultural educationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 09/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781433103452  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The Editor: Shirley R. Steinberg teaches in the Department of Integrated Studies at McGill University. She is the Director of the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy. The founding editor of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, Steinberg's most recent book is Media Literacy: A Reader, edited with Donaldo Macedo. She has recently finished editing Teen Life in Europe and, with Priya Parmar and Birgit Richard, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Youth Culture, a Library Reference Award Winner. She is the editor of Multi/Intercultural Conversations: A Reader. With Joe L. Kincheloe she has edited Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood and The Miseducation of the West: How Schools and the Media Distort Our Understanding of the Islamic World. She is co-author of Changing Multiculturalism: New Times, New Curriculum, and Contextualizing Teaching.

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