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The Resource We are all multiculturalists now, Nathan Glazer

We are all multiculturalists now, Nathan Glazer

Label
We are all multiculturalists now
Title
We are all multiculturalists now
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Glazer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The melting pot no longer defines us. Where not very long ago we sought assimilation, we now pursue multiculturalism. Nowhere has this transformation been more evident than in the public schools, where a traditional Eurocentric curriculum has yielded to diversity - and, often, to confrontation and confusion. In a book that brings clarity and reason to this highly charged issue, Nathan Glazer explores these sweeping changes. He offers an incisive account of why we all - advocates and skeptics alike - have become multiculturalists, and what this means for national unity, civil society, and the education of our youth. Focusing particularly on the impact in public schools, Glazer dissects the four issues uppermost in the minds of people on both sides of the multicultural fence: Whose "truth" do we recognize in the curriculum? Will an emphasis on ethnic roots undermine or strengthen our national unity in the face of international disorder? Will attention to social injustice, past and present, increase or decrease civil disharmony and strife? Does a multicultural curriculum enhance learning, by engaging students' interest and by raising students' self-esteem, or does it teach irrelevance at best and fantasy at worst? Glazer argues cogently that multiculturalism arose from the failure of mainstream society to assimilate African Americans; anger and frustration at their continuing separation gave black Americans the impetus for rejecting traditions that excluded them. But, willingly or not, we are all multiculturalists now, Glazer asserts, and his book gives us the clearest picture yet of what there is to know, to fear, and to ask of ourselves about this new identity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glazer, Nathan
Dewey number
370.117/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1099.3
LC item number
.G53 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Multicultural education
  • Multiculturalism
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Minority Groups
  • United States
  • United States
Label
We are all multiculturalists now, Nathan Glazer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Multicultural Explosion -- 2. The New York Story -- 3. What Is at Stake in Multiculturalism? -- 4. The Rediscovery of Nubia and Kush -- 5. Dealing with Diversity, Past and Present -- 6. Where Assimilation Failed -- 7. Can We Be Brought Together? -- 8. "We Are All Multiculturalists Now."
Control code
35990214
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780674948518
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
We are all multiculturalists now, Nathan Glazer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Multicultural Explosion -- 2. The New York Story -- 3. What Is at Stake in Multiculturalism? -- 4. The Rediscovery of Nubia and Kush -- 5. Dealing with Diversity, Past and Present -- 6. Where Assimilation Failed -- 7. Can We Be Brought Together? -- 8. "We Are All Multiculturalists Now."
Control code
35990214
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780674948518
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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