Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence

Transdisciplinary and Global Perspectives

Edited by Seth N. Asumah & Mechthild Nagel

Subjects: Diversity, Multicultural Education, Cultural Studies
Paperback : 9781438451626, 467 pages, January 2015
Hardcover : 9781438451633, 467 pages, June 2014

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Table of contents

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Part I. Doing Diversity for Cultural Competence, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence
1. Five Faces of Oppression
Iris Marion Young
2. The Vicissitudes of Cultural Competence: Dealing With Difficult Classroom Dialogue
Gale Young and Elizabeth David-Russell
Part II. Gender, Race, Class, Homosexuality, Disability, Immigration, and Animal Oppression in the United States
3. Teaching Feminist Pedagogy on Race and Gender: Beyond the Additive Approach?
Mechthild Nagel
4. Beyond the Pale: Reflections on the Vulnerability of Black Life in the United States
Mechthild Nagel
5. Women’s Work Trips and Multifaceted Oppression
Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo
6. Racial Identity and Policy Making: Redefining Whiteness
Seth N. Asumah
7. Examining Cyberstalking Through the Prism of Race and Gender
Tosha A. Asumah and Debra F. Glaser
8. Framing the Same-Sex Marriage Issue as Equity
Christopher P. Latimer
9. Oppression’s Three New Faces: Rethinking Iris Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression” for Disability Theory
Elizabeth Purcell
10. Gender and the Politics of Invisible Disability
Nancy J. Hirschmann
11. Stigmatized, Marginalized, and Ill: The Oppression of People with Serious Mental Illness
Diane C. Gooding and William T. L. Cox

12. Rethinking United States Immigration Policy, Diversity, and the Politics of Exclusion
Seth N. Asumah and Matthew Todd Bradley
13. The Faces of Animal Oppression
Lori Gruen
Part III. Doing Diversity and Facing Global Challenges
14. The Tale of Two Worlds: Unpacking the Power of the Global North Over the Global South
Gowri Parameswaran
15. Feeding the City and Financing the Family: Women Market Traders in Suva, Fiji
Susan Dewey and Cema Bolabola

16. China in Africa: Dislocating Cultures, Re-examining the Role of the Nation-State, and the China Model in the Process of Development
Seth N. Asumah
17. Political Struggle of Rural Migrant Hostesses for First-Class Citizenship in Postsocialist China
Tiantian Zheng
18. Understanding Disability Rights in a Global Context
Janet M. Duncan

19. Islam, Rentier States, and the Quest for Democracy in the Middle East and Africa
Seth N. Asumah
20. African Relational Democracy: Reframing Diversity, Economic Development, and Society-Centered Governance for the Twenty-First Century
Seth N. Asumah
About the Editors
About the Contributors

An interdisciplinary anthology exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.


Winner of the 2016 NYASA Book Award presented by the New York African Studies Association

When students are introduced to the study of diversity and social justice, it is usually from sociological and psychological perspectives. The scholars and activists featured in this anthology reject this approach as too limiting, insisting that we adopt a view that is both transdisciplinary and multiperspectival. Their essays focus on the components of diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence, not just within the United States but in other parts of the world. They examine diversity in the contexts of culture, race, class, gender, learned ability and dis/ability, religion, sexual orientation, and citizenship, and explore how these concepts and identities interrelate. The result is a book that will provide readers with a better theoretical understanding of diversity studies and will enable them to see and think critically about oppression and how systems of oppression may be challenged.

At the State University of New York College at Cortland, Seth N. Asumah is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Political Science. At the State University of New York College at Cortland, Mechthild Nagel is Professor of Philosophy. Together they have coedited Prisons and Punishment: Reconsidering Global Penality.