Publisher's description for On being different : diversity and multiculturalism in the North American mainstream / Conrad Phillip Kottak, Kathryn A. Kozaitis.


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Counter On Being Different provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary account of diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and Canada. Kottak and Kozaitis clarify essential issues, themes, and topics in the study of diversity, including ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. The book also presents an original theory of multiculturalism, showing how human agency and culture work to organize and change society. The authors use rich and varied ethnographic examples, from North America and abroad, to help students apply the material to their own lives, and thus gain a better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ethnology North America, Multiculturalism North America, Ethnicity North America, Minorities North America, Social structure North America, North America Race relations, North America Social conditions