This collection of readings provides the reader with a basic introduction to the topic and concepts of cultural diversity as it has come to characterize the culture of the United States.
Preface Culture and the American Context of Diversity Culture and Cultural Groupings by Larry L. Naylor Multiculturalism: Issues for the Twenty-First Century by Norma Williams We Call Ourselves "Americans" by Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Murky Minds, Many Muddles: The Concept of Race by Michael D. Lieber Diversity Orientations: Culture, Ethnicity, and Race by Kimberly P. Martin Portrait of a Minority by Tyson Gibbs When White Americans are a Minority by John Hartigan, Jr. The Illusion of Ethnic Identity: An Introduction to Ethnicity and Its Uses by Frank A. Salamone Ethnic Cultures in the United States The Irish Americans: From the Frontier to the White House by Seamus Metress African Americans as a Cultural Group by Mikal Hogan Garcia The Mexican-American Community in the United States by Alicia Re Cruz Filipino Americans: The Marginalized Minority by Jonathan Y. Okamura American Indians: The Forgotten Minority by Charles Cambridge Special Interest Groupings and Cultural Scenes Gender Identity: Unity Through Diversity by Shari Neller Starrett Of Prejudice and Pride by Tiffany D. Rogers Drug Cultures: Everybody Uses Something by Danny Monroe Wilcox New Religious Movements by Gretchen Siegler Deaf American Culture: Notes from the Periphery by Kathee M. Christensen Business and Organizational Culture by Ann T. Jordan Dealing with Cultural Diversity Cultural Diversity and Health Care: The Nursing Home by Deborah Reed-Danahay Social Work Practice With Ethnic Minority Persons by Richard Enos Education, Diversity, and American Culture by Stanton W. Green and Stephen M. Perlman Practical Considerations for Living and Working in Contexts of Diversity by Gloria Contreras Postscript
Larry L. Naylor is associate professor of anthropology and Director of Cultural Sensitivity Training and Research Center at the University of North Texas. Prior to his current position, Dr. Naylor was chairman of anthropology at the University of North Texas and assistant professor at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Dr. Naylor is the editor of Culture and Change: An Introduction (Bergin & Garvey, 1996). He received his PhD from the University of Southern Illinois.