Debating Diversity Clashing Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America

ISBN-10: 0195146514
ISBN-13: 9780195146516
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Ronald T. Takaki
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Description: In the nineteenth century Herman Melville wrote, "America was settled by peoples of all nations....You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world. We are not a narrow tribe." At the beginning of the  More...

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List price: $59.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In the nineteenth century Herman Melville wrote, "America was settled by peoples of all nations....You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world. We are not a narrow tribe." At the beginning of the twenty-first century, America is more ethnically diverse than ever before. Will we fear this expanding diversity as the disuniting of America, or will we embrace a more inclusive re-definition of our national identity? As the nation's preeminent scholar of multicultural studies, Ronald Takaki invites us to address this question by "debating diversity." The overarching theme of his new anthology is the clash of perspectives over the master narrative of American history--the powerful but mistaken story that this country was settled by European immigrants and that Americans are white. The collection opens with the lively intellectual exchange between Nathan Glazer and Ronald Takaki on ethnicity versus race; it then turns to the contrasting interpretations of the frontier by Frederick Jackson Turner and Takaki. Other debates include: Samuel P. Huntington and Elizabeth Martinez on the diversity of civilizations; Irving Kristol and William Julius Wilson on inner-city blacks; Robert J. Samuelson and Gregory Defreitas on Mexican immigration; Governor Pete Wilson and Chancellor Chang-lin Tien on affirmative action; and James Q. Wilson and Elliott Currie on crime and punishment. The anthology closes with a debate between Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Takaki on whether we as Americans should pursue a vision of our society as a melting pot or as a multicultural democracy. Embedded in all of the essays is the question: "Originating from different shores, can we become one people of the United States of America?" An ideal text for diversity courses in Ethnic Studies, Political Science, American Studies, History, Sociology, Anthropology, and Education, Debating Diversity will stir students to think critically about who we have been and who we are as Americans.

The Twenty-first Century: We Will All Be Minorities
Patterns: Ethnicity versus Race
The Emergence of an American Ethnic Pattern
Reflections on Racial Patterns in America
National Identity: The Master Narrative of American History and Its Discontents
The Significance of the Frontier in American History
The Significance of the Frontier in Native American History
The Clash of Civilizations: In the World and the U.S.
Reinventing "America": Call for a New National Identity
Class: Below the Deck of the Pequod
Origins of the Southern Labor System
Why the Switch to Slavery: Fears of Rebellious White Workers
The Paradoxical Tragedy of White and Black Laborers in the South
Organize Labor and Civil Rights
Racial Domination and Class Conflict in Capitalist Agriculture: The Oxnard Sugar Beet Workers' Strike of 1903
Immigrants and Workfare Workers
Diversities Within: Gender and Other Differences
A Bridge to College for Jewish Sons: Daughters in the Sweatshops
Double Discrimination for Puerto Rican Women
Race, Class, and Gender: Prospects for an All-Inclusive Sisterhood
Stories from the Homefront: Perspectives of Asian American Parents with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons
Voices from the Movement: Approaches to Multiraciality
Policies: Strategies and Solutions
The Negro Today Is Like the Immigrant Yesterday
The Black Community: Race and Class
The Limits of Immigration
Fear of Foreigners: Immigrants as Scapegoats for Domestic Woes
What to Do About Crime
What to Do and Not To Do About Crime
Ending Affirmative Action
Defending Affirmative Action
American Blacks, It Turned Out, Are Not Like the Immigrants of Yesterday
Prospects: E Pluribus Unum?
The Return to the Melting Pot
A Different Mirror: Multicultural Ties That Bind America

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