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Diversity

Gender, Color, and Culture

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Contemporary discussions of race, gender, and cultural identity often seem to presuppose an exclusively American context. Yet as Philomena Essed points out in this forcefully argued book, continuing migration has given rise to ever more diverse societies. At the same time, the erosion of traditional national identities has sparked a backlash against racial and ethnic minorities.

Essed examines these problems in a series of interrelated essays, urging us throughout the book to create a society in which diversity is accepted, encouraged, and made central to everyday life.

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