Cultural Diversity in the United States: A Critical Reader
March 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
Preface: Ida Susser.
Introductions: Ida Susser, Thomas C. Patterson, Steven F. Arvizuu.
Part I: Biological and Medical Issues:.
1. Biological Diversity and Cultural Diversity from Race to Radical Bioculturalism: Alan H. Goodman.
2. The Peoplings of The Americas: Anglo Stereotypes and Native American Realities: C. Loring Brace and A. Russell Nelson.
3. Diversity in The Context of Health and Illness: Cheryl Mwaria.
4. Health, Disease, and Social Inequality: Merrill Singer.
Part II: Historical Development of Contemporary Diversity:.
5. The Color-Blind Bind: Lee Baker.
6. Racialized Identity and The Law: Sally Engle Merry.
7. Immigration and Ethnicity: Shifting Boundaries: Judith Goode.
8. Unearthing Diversity and Archaeological Issues: Thomas C. Patterson.
9. The Hyphenated Past: American Cultural Diversity: Ruben G. Mendoza.
10. The Roots of Our Inequality: Elizabeth M. Scott.
Part III: Diversity: Contemporary Issues, Contemporary Conflicts:.
11. The Complex Diversity of Language in The United States: Bonnie Urciuoli.
12. Contemporary Native American Struggles and The Construction of "Nation": Thomas Biolsi.
13. New Labor Struggles: Gender, Ethnicity, and Migration: June Nash.
14. Social Inequality: Diversity, Poverty, and Gender in The City: Ida Susser.
15. Ethnicity and Place: J. Diego Vigil and Curtis C. Roseman.
16. Diversity and Kinship Today: Lynn Bolles.
17. Aging : Cultural Diversity as A Late-Life Concern: Maria Vesperi.
18. Poverty, Class, and Sexual Orientation: Jeff Maskovsky.
19. Diversity and Psychocultural Open Systems Models: Michael Winkelman.
Part IV: Overviews of Diversity in The United States:.
20. Studying American Cultural Diversity: Some Non-Essentializing Perspectives: Douglas Foley and Kirby Moss.
21. Diversity in Anthropological Theory: Karen Brodkin.
Afterword: Louise Lamphere.
Thomas C. Patterson is Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Riverside. His books include Change and Development in the Twentieth Century (1999), Inventing Western Civilization (1997), Making Alternative Histories (edited with Peter R. Schmidt, 1995), and Race, Racism, and the History of U.S. Anthropology (edited with Lee Baker, 1994).
- Unprecedented collection of contemporary writings from across the anthropological subfields on the vital issue of cultural diversity in the United States.
- Provides fundamental tools for analyzing and understanding critical political issues in the United States.
- Important areas of discussion include: re-examining the social and political history of the United States; establishing a framework for the understanding of inequality; and confronting simplistic images of diversity in an effort to enrich and deepen understanding of difference in the United States.
"This volume greatly enriches the understanding of cultural
differences and will doubtless inform future discussion and
"Cultural diversity is, simply put, the best reader available on the complex connections between race, ethnicity, class, and gender in the United States" Matthew C. Gutmann, Brown University, Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute