This anthology provides an interdisciplinary study of multicultural studies in the United States.
It centers on how race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and cultural diversity are examined and discussed in the academic field of American multicultural studies. It seeks to bring together foundational works of scholars writing within the framework of a fairly new and exciting area of study that develops across disciplines, rather than representing a discipline in itself.
Each section of the book will tackle one specific theme. The themes are race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and cultural diversity. The intention of the essays within each theme is to provide students, professors, and public readers with analytical tools that are necessary to conceptualize these issues within the broader framework of American multicultural studies. This anthology will consist of five main sections. Each section covers the broad topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and cultural diversity as themes in American multicultural studies. Each section will comprise of 5-7 essays written by scholars from various research backgrounds including women studies, political science, sociology, literature, cultural studies, communication studies, anthropology, and philosophy.
Sherrow Pinder is a Professor of Multicutural and Gender Studies at California University at Chico. She holds a PhD from the New School for Social Research in Enw York City. She is the author of two prior books: The Poltiics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Americanization, DeAmericanization and Racialized Ethnic Groups (New York Pelgrace Macmillan, 2010) and From Welfare to Work: How Capitalist States Create a Pool of Unskilled Cheap Labor (A Marxist-Feminist Social Analysis) (Lewiton, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007).
Introduction: The Concept and Definition of American Multicultural Studies - Sherrow O. Pinder Theorizing Issues Concerning American Multicultural Studies What is Black in the Melting Pot? A Critique of Afrocentrist and Postmodernist Discourses on Blackness - Babacar M'Baye Multicultural Rhythms: Musical and Racial Harmony - Kulvinder Arora In-Between Languages: Translingual Living and Writing in the United States - Paola Bohorquez Ableist Colonizations: Re-framing Disability in Multicultural Studies - Cindy LaCom Ontological Violence and American Cultural Psyche: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry of an American Cultural Identity - Kevin Johnson Race The Past as Rhetorical Resource for Resistance: Remembering Nonviolence in Eyes on the Prize - Jennifer Asenas Transnational Adoption, Paradoxical Essentialism, and Obama-Era Racial Politics in America - Jenny Heijun Wills Race, Sex and Hollywood: Black Men and White Women Censored - Nicole Amber Haggard Gender Multiculturalism, Women, and the Need for a Feminist Analysis - Cynthia Bynoe and Sherrow O. Pinder Claiming Sarah Baartman: Black Womanhood in the Global Imaginary - Thelma Pinto Assimilation in a Bikini:" The Re-Veiling and Disciplining of Rima Fakih, the First Muslim-Arab Woman to Win Miss USA - Mariam Esseghaier Sensing Race and Gender in Contemporary Postcolonial Art - Mariangela Orabona "I Have Two Loves": Josephine Baker and the Duality of Identity in the United States and France - Yvonne D. Sims Ethnicity Indigenous Soul Wounding and Memetic Development: A Personal Exploration of Cultural Emergence - Wendy M.K. Peters Blacks' and Asians' Intergroup Perceptions and Stereotypes: Implications for moving beyond a binary analysis of race-relations - John Tawa, Karen L. Suyemoto, and Jesse J. Tauriac al-Mahjar: Little Syria and the Creation of Syrian-American Identity, 1890-1940 - Sarah Kanbar Redescribing the Redskin Controversy: Cultural Sensitivity, Working-Class Habitus, and the Mascot's Enduring Popularity - Christopher B. Zeichmann and Nathanael P. Romero Sexuality Saying I Do: Marriage as Institutionalized Passing - Elizabeth Renfro Marriage, Sex and Subordination - Mara Marin Mut'ah as Social Contract - Consent and Reciprocity in an Islamic Sexual Contract - Helen Linberg The Absence of African-American Churches in the Same Sex Marriage Battle: Why Not at the Frontlines of the Same-Sex Marriage Battle? - Henry Zomerfeld and Kyeonghi Baek Cultural Diversity Multi Kontra Culti: The Gypsy Punk Counterculture - Alan Ashton-Smith The Power of Language in Mixed-Race Identities in Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman and Fox Girl - Cynthia Lytle Can We? Reality and representation of social and political change in American visual discourse - Jurgen Heinrichs Graffiti Art and Chicano Visualities: A Multicultural Rewriting of Californian Spatialities - Eduardo Barros Grela Education Rethinking Speech and Language Impairments within Fluency Dominated Cultures - Antonio L. Ellis and Nicholas Daniel Hartlep Color-Blindsided at the Intersection of Culture and Curriculum Integration in Art - Teresa Cotner Complicit in their in their own marginalization: Teacher perceptions on women's representation in 11th grade U.S. History textbooks - Christine Dobbins and Mark Malisa Multicultural Studies & Sexual Diversity: A Postmodern Queer(y) for All - Sean Robinson