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Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes]

Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes]

  • Author: Ronald H. Bayor
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313357870
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 2334
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This encyclopedia contains 50 thorough profiles of the most numerically significant immigrant groups now making their homes in the United States, telling the story of our newest immigrants and introducing them to their fellow Americans. • Comprises contributions from 50 sociologists, anthropologists, historians, social scientists, and political scientists, many of whom are from the countries they discuss • Offers appealing sidebars featuring young people who represent the newest generation of American immigrants throughout the book • Provides maps showing where each country is located and photographs that accompany each essay, depicting cultural events and a young immigrant from that nation • Includes a glossary of important terms, a bibliography of sources, and a "Further Reading" section with each essay • Contains appendices of census statistics on American immigration • Presents a chronology of major historical events in each of the sending country's history

The Music of Multicultural America

The Music of Multicultural America

Performance, Identity, and Community in the United States

  • Author: Kip Lornell,Anne K. Rasmussen
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1626746125
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 464
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The Music of Multicultural America explores the intersection of performance, identity, and community in a wide range of musical expressions. Fifteen essays explore traditions that range from the Klezmer revival in New York, to Arab music in Detroit, to West Indian steelbands in Brooklyn, to Kathak music and dance in California, to Irish music in Boston, to powwows in the midwestern plains, to Hispanic and native musics of the Southwest borderlands. Many chapters demonstrate the processes involved in supporting, promoting, and reviving community music. Others highlight the ways in which such American institutions as city festivals or state and national folklife agencies come into play. Thirteen themes and processes outlined in the introduction unify the collection's fifteen case studies and suggest organizing frameworks for student projects. Due to the diversity of music profiled in the book--Mexican mariachi, African American gospel, Asian West Coast jazz, women's punk, French-American Cajun, and Anglo-American sacred harp--and to the methodology of fieldwork, ethnography, and academic activism described by the authors, the book is perfect for courses in ethnomusicology, world music, anthropology, folklore, and American studies. Audio and visual materials that support each chapter are freely available on the ATMuse website, supported by the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University.

Multicultural America

Multicultural America

A Multimedia Encyclopedia

  • Author: Carlos E. Cortés
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506332781
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 2528
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This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.” According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, “The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations.” Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. “These groups are tending to fade out,” he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. “We’re pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader’s guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data. Finally, the electronic version will be the only reference work on this topic to augment written entries with multimedia for today’s students, with 100 videos (with transcripts) from Getty Images and Video Vault, the Agence France Press, and Sky News, as reviewed by the media librarian of the Rutgers University Libraries, working in concert with the title’s editors.

A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror

A History of Multicultural America (Revised Edition)

  • Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • ISBN: 1456611062
  • Category: History
  • Page: 529
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Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

Healing Multicultural America

Healing Multicultural America

Mexican Immigrants Rise to Power in Rural California

  • Author: Enrique T. Trueba
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780750701501
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 194
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This book is an ethnohistorical and ethnographic account of how several generations of Mexican immigrants became an integral part of the city of Woodland, California. These immigrants came to rural northern California as underclass agricultural workers, but, in the last 2 decades, have risen rapidly to political power through participation in the school board and various political, economic, and social institutions. A central tenet of the book is that the adjustment of immigrants depends largely upon their recognition of their own worth and potential contributions to American society. In this context, schools have special responsibilities: transmitting American cultural values that hold society together, and at the same time helping culturally diverse students pursue their own genuine ethnohistories. The success of Mexican Americans in Woodland is viewed as proof that the maintenance of the home language and culture produces strong Americans committed to a common good, the education of all. The chapters are: "The Dynamics of Cultural Transmission" (Henry T. Trueba); "Castification in Multicultural America" (Henry T. Trueba); "Woodland in Yolo County" (Yali Zou); "Chicanos in Politics: Learning to Participate and Organize" (Cirenio Rodriguez); "Political Gains of Chicano Community: Taking and Using Power" (Cirenio Rodriguez); "A School in Change: The Empowerment of Minority Teachers" (Jose Cintron); "Lessons Learned: The Healing of American Society" (Henry T. Trueba); "Cultural Therapy in Action" (Henry T. Trueba); and "Annotated References for Cultural Therapy" (Henry T. Trueba). An annotated bibliography contains 158 references on cultural therapy. This book contains references in each chapter, many data tables, photographs, and an index. (SV)

The Rise of Multicultural America

The Rise of Multicultural America

Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

  • Author: Susan L. Mizruchi
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 080788796X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 368
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Between the Civil War and World War I the United States underwent the most rapid economic expansion in history. At the same time, the country experienced unparalleled rates of immigration. In The Rise of Multicultural America, Susan Mizruchi examines the convergence of these two extraordinary developments. No issue was more salient in postbellum American capitalist society, she argues, than the country's bewilderingly diverse population. This era marked the emergence of Americans' self-consciousness about what we today call multiculturalism. Mizruchi approaches this complex development from the perspective of print culture, demonstrating how both popular and elite writers played pivotal roles in articulating the stakes of this national metamorphosis. In a period of widespread literacy, writers assumed a remarkable cultural authority as best-selling works of literature and periodicals reached vast readerships and immigrants could find newspapers and magazines in their native languages. Mizruchi also looks at the work of journalists, photographers, social reformers, intellectuals, and advertisers. Identifying the years between 1865 and 1915 as the founding era of American multiculturalism, Mizruchi provides a historical context that has been overlooked in contemporary debates about race, ethnicity, immigration, and the dynamics of modern capitalist society. Her analysis recuperates a legacy with the potential to both invigorate current battle lines and highlight points of reconciliation.

Promoting Academic Resilience in Multicultural America

Promoting Academic Resilience in Multicultural America

Factors Affecting Student Success

  • Author: Erik E. Morales,Frances K. Trotman
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820467634
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 166
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"Promoting Academic Resilience in Multicultural America" combines biographical sketches of resilient students, examples of effective programs designed to encourage resilience, recent research in the field, and their own experiences of resilient academics of color. The book illustrates exactly how academic success occurs within traditionally challenged learning environments. The authors focus most closely on the crucial transition between high school and college. The individuals spotlighted and programs outlined cross racial, gender, socioeconomic, and ethnic lines, and include African American, Hispanic, and white students. In part, the authors conclude that there are specific multidimensional protective factors that work collaboratively to enable the success of these exceptional students. It is the detailed exploration of these phenomena that lie at the heart of this work and that has the potential to help all children excel. Among other uses, this book could be a valuable addition to a college freshmen seminar series, a foundations of education course, a course on multiculturalism in America and/or any course focused on basic educational psychology.

A Different Mirror for Young People

A Different Mirror for Young People

A History of Multicultural America

  • Author: Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609804171
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 368
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A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of A Different Mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People. Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's A People's History, Takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

Multicultural America

Multicultural America

  • Author: McDougal Littel
  • Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 9780618222049
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 416
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Irredentist Islam and Multicultural America

Irredentist Islam and Multicultural America

  • Author: Jan McDaniel
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0578003384
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 164
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An attempt to identify America's enemy in the war on terror and why it is so hard for Americans to name the enemy. An explanation of why Islamic law should be declared sedition.

Multicultural America

Multicultural America

An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans

  • Author: Ronald H. Bayor
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313357862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 2334
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Profiles fifty of the most numerous immigrant groups in the United States, providing information on the history of their immigration to the U.S., how well they have adapted to life in America, and their impact on American society.

Voices of Multicultural America

Voices of Multicultural America

Notable Speeches Delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995

  • Author: Deborah Gillan Straub
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1372
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Contains primary source material.

Mixed Blessings

Mixed Blessings

New Art in a Multicultural America

  • Author: Lucy R. Lippard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781565845732
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 278
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Examines the work of contemporary Latino, Native America, African-American, and Asian-American artists, discussing how their art demonstrates the ways in which the various cultures see themselves and others.

Marketing and consumer identity in multicultural America

Marketing and consumer identity in multicultural America

  • Author: Marye C. Tharp
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780761911029
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 397
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Massive demographic upheavals are changing the societal identities of American consumers and disrupting the effectiveness of traditional marketing techniques. The so-called mass market is dissolving into smaller groups of consumers who express distinctive ethnic, age-related, or lifestyle values by what they buy and how they buy it. Consumers in different subcultures speak different languages, read different magazines, watch different networks on TV, and buy in different places. The lesson for marketers is clear -- a single marketing campaign may no longer effectively reach a broad spectrum of consumers. Marketers and advertisers hoping to attract large numbers of American consumers must build relationships by mirroring the values and multiple identities of various groups. Marketers need tools to link their efforts to consumers within several subculture communities. Marketing and Consumer Identity in Multicultural America presents strategies and tools for marketers seeking to reach these emerging subcultures. Chapter 1 introduces the phenomenon of multiculturalism in America and its impact on marketing. Chapter 2 introduces the seven key shifts from traditional thinking that marketers must make to thrive in a multicultural world (e.g., from "market segmentation" to "market identification"). Chapters 3 through 7 profile five key subculture groups -- the elderly, Latinos, African Americans, gays and lesbians, and Asian Americans. Chapter 8 profiles several emerging groups, and chapter 9 is a comprehensive summary of marketing attitudes and techniques that are critical to success in this new multicultural environment. There are four very important reader benefits to this book that should be stressed in Sage's cover copy and advertising: - While this book is highly practical, it rests on a theoretical foundation that is laid in chapter 1 and developed throughout the book. In other words, it is not just a cookbook or a collection of war stories. - The author intersperses real examples from real marketing campaigns from real companies throughout the book. There's more than just a lot of demographic information; there's information on how successful organizations have successfully matched their efforts to different multicultural groups. - There is a consistent planning framework in each of the "demographic" chapters (3-8) that links consumer values with suggestions for an integrated marketing communications program. - The book is rich with comprehensive data sources not usually found in books: US Census Bureau, the MSR's Minority Market Reports, reports in trade publications, academic journals from different disciplines, and the author's own primary research. Most of this material has never appeared in book form.

Sharing the Dream

Sharing the Dream

White Males in Multicultural America

  • Author: Dominic Pulera
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826416438
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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White males, 100 million strong, constitute approximately 35 percent of the U.S. population, a percentage that declines slightly each year. They matter very much to discussions of race, ethnicity, and gender in the US due to their numbers and the enormous influence they have wielded—and continue to wield. In this highly original and readable work, Dominic Pulera offers the broadest and most balanced treatment of the white male experience in America to date. He contends that virtually all white males are sharing the American dream with women and people of color, in response to the nation's changing demographics and the multicultural mindset that informs policies and attitudes in our nation. Some white males are sharing the dream voluntarily; others are doing so involuntarily. The author also explores the heterogeneity of white male America, taking into account such factors as age, ethnicity, ideology, social class, regional background, occupational status, and sexual orientation. This timely work relies on a broad range of sources, including extensive field research and hundreds of interviews along with the best primary and secondary sources available. It includes original historical treatments, discussion of contemporary dynamics, and comparative material that takes into account the experiences of peoples in other countries. In doing so, Pulera places white males in the context of America's ongoing transition from a predominantly white country to one where people of color are increasingly numerous and consequently becoming more visible. Dominic J. Pulera is an independent scholar who lectures and writes about issues related to race, ethnicity, and gender. In the wake of his first book, Visible Differences: Why Race Will Matter to Americans in the Twenty-First Century, he spoke at 13 universities on 4 continents and appeared on a one-hour segment of Book TV (C-Span). He has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Rhetoric for a Multicultural America

Rhetoric for a Multicultural America

  • Author: Robert Cullen
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780205282197
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 303
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Puts writing instruction into cultural context, so that the diversity of America is always in the foreground. This book provides students with a brief critical history of the rhetorical tradition that created the composition classes they take. It offers advice on planning, writing, and revising essays.

Multicultural America

Multicultural America

  • Author: Meryl Loonin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781560067665
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Describes the increasing cultural diversity in America, and its effects on American society.

Migration, Miscegenation, Transculturation

Migration, Miscegenation, Transculturation

Writing Multicultural America Into the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Carmen Birkle
  • Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 375
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This study examines short stories written by ethnic and women writers between the 1880s and 1920s and focuses on these stories' reflection of changes in the United States, particularly those caused by (im)migration and emancipation movements. Ethnicity and gender are the guiding categories in the analysis of migration, miscegenation, and transculturation in cultural contact zones. This detailed investigation gives voice to a broad spectrum of writers from Native, African-, German-, Jewish-, Chinese-, and Mexican-American backgrounds, ultimately leading to a reconsideration of the canon of American literature. The evolving patterns developed in Migration - Miscegenation - Transculturation provide a context for the analysis of ethnicity and gender in Western societies in the twenty-first century.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: Jamaican Americans - Vietnamese Americans

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: Jamaican Americans - Vietnamese Americans

  • Author: Jeffrey Lehman
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage
  • ISBN: 9780787639921
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 820
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Primary documents, including letters, articles, cartoons, photos, and songs, illuminate the experience of culture groups in the U.S. from colonial times to the present.

Rediscovering America

Rediscovering America

The Making of Multicultural America, 1900-2000

  • Author: Carla Blank,Before Columbus Foundation
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780609807842
  • Category: History
  • Page: 479
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Tracing the development of multicultural America over the course of the twentieth century, this diverse history highlights the political, cultural, social, and cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and others on the margins of traditional history. Original. 20,000 first printing.