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.
"For instructors and researchers looking for new and better ways to define and describe the difficult constructs of culture, diversity, and multiculturalism, Multiculturalism and Diversity lives up to the task....... Furthermore, its individual chapters may serve as helpful stand–alone treatises on the four major cultural groups." (PsycCRITIQUES, September 15, 2010)
"A very good introduction for academics and (separately) the truly provincial for whom college is the first step out of their cultural womb." (Prometheus 6, January 2010)