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Understanding Diversity: An Introduction to Class, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, 2nd Edition

Fred L. Pincus
Understanding Diversity: An Introduction to Class, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 978-1-58826-621-7
$23.00
ISBN: 978-1-62637-443-0
$23.00
2011/215 pages/LC: 2011011386

Praise for the 1st edition:

"Accessible and thorough. Recommended as a textbook, or to anyone wanting a simple and clear introduction to the topic."—Patricia Markley, Multicultural Review

"A much-needed volume.... This clear, concise book will provide students, scholars, and practitioners with a solid grounding in the complexity of diversity issues in our contemporary world."—Mark Christian, Miami University

"A great teaching resource.... Understanding Diversity is clearly written with the expertise of someone who has experienced all of the common questions, misconceptions, and challenges that students typically bring to the classroom, and it tackles each one with conceptually rigorous and empirically grounded arguments."—Eileen O’Brien, University of Richmond

DESCRIPTION

Accessible and practical, yet theoretically rich, Understanding Diversity has been carefully designed for classroom use.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. The emphasis of the text, however, continues to be on introducing and demystifying the concepts of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and now, disability.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fred L. Pincus is professor of sociology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is author of Reverse Discrimination: Dismantling the Myth and coeditor of Race and Ethnic Conflict: Contending Views on Prejudice, Discrimination, and Ethnoviolence.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • Basic Concepts of Diversity.
  • Class.
  • Race.
  • Gender.
  • Sexual Orientation.
  • Disability.
  • Social Change and Social Movements.