Multiculturalism and Diversity, Bernice Lott uses the lenses of social and critical psychology to illuminate the meaning and scope of culture and its relationship with diversity. Lott posits that all human beings in contemporary society are multicultural and focuses on the many dimensions and politics of culture and how these shape individual identities.
The definition of culture guiding this book is one that is inclusive and pertains to many human groups, large and small. The author argues that such an approach provides an authentic way of understanding how significant group memberships affect individual self–definition, experience, behavior, and social interaction. Multiculturalism and Diversity positions multicultural psychology as an active, changing, and dynamic field and is sure to stimulate reasoned debate, discussion, and questions for further empirical inquiry.
Multicultural Psychology and Cross–Cultural Psychology.
Persons and Communities.
A Proposed Social Psychological Perspective.
Definitions and Common Themes.
Culture is Part of Human Biology.
Diversity of Cultures.
Empiricism and Social Constructions.
Race and Racism.
Differences in Relative Power.
Cultures of Gender.
Interactions with Ethnicity.
5 Social Class.
Doing Social Class.
Unequal Access to Resources.
Working–Class and Low–Income Families.
The Middle Class.
6 Sexual Identity Cultures.
Sexual Minority Cultures.
7 The Cultural Mosaic.
Diverse Cultural Communities.
Cultural Identities: How Do I Describe Myself?
8 Some Implications for Research and Practice.