Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice

Voices of Diversity

Multi-culturalism in America

Authors: Sengstock, Mary C.

  • Combines subjective case studies with personal interviews to provide a comprehensive analysis
  • Studies multiculturalism from three respects: multi-national, multi-religious, and multi-racial
  • Concluding chapters provide analysis and applications for real world scenarios
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Today’s world involves increased contact among people from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, creating problems for many people. This book views diversity through the eyes of the children of diversity: the offspring of "mixed" marriages between different races, religions, or nationalities.

Using personal case studies, this comprehensive work examines the difficulties that can accompany close, interpersonal relationships across racial or cultural backgrounds. Identity struggles are common, as the author finds people who are told they must identify as Black because they look Black – and are later informed, sometimes by the same person, that they are not "really Black." They attempt to define their identity – when half the family says they are Christian, and the other half insists they are Jewish. They are required to "pick one" box for race, when their parents are from different races. This book describes their experiences and suggests ways of improving relationships across racial and cultural lines.

Applied chapters suggest ways to improve diverse relationships at three levels: at the "micro" level, improving one-on-one relationships across ethnic or racial lines; at the "meso" level, developing programs to improve diverse relationships in schools and other community settings, particularly schools; at the "macro" level, through an analysis of the experiences of five different societies with diverse populations.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Models of Multi-culturalism in an International Context

    Sengstock, Mary

    Pages 1-36

  • A Brief Review of American Views of Multi-culturalism

    Sengstock, Mary

    Pages 3-26

  • American Multi-culturalism in the 21st Century

    Sengstock, Mary

    Pages 27-52

  • Sources of Multi-culturalism in Families

    Sengstock, Mary

    Pages 55-72

  • Growing Up Painful: Problems of Multi-cultural Socialization

    Sengstock, Mary

    Pages 73-95

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Voices of Diversity
Book Subtitle
Multi-culturalism in America
Authors
Series Title
Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89666-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89666-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-89665-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2801-6
Series ISSN
1566-7847
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 315
Topics