Knowledge of and sensitivity toward diversity is an essential skill in the contemporary United States and the wider world. This book addresses the standard topics of race, ethnicity, class and gender but goes much further by engaging seriously with issues of language, religion, age, health and disability, and region and geography. It also considers the intersections between and the diversities within these categories. Eller presents students with an unprecedented combination of history, conceptual analysis, discussion of academic literature, and up-to-date statistics. The book includes a range of illustrations, figures and tables, text boxes, a glossary of key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography. Additional resources are provided via a companion website.
Jack David Eller is Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Anthropology at the Community College of Denver, USA. An experienced teacher, he is author of a major introductory textbook Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives (second edition, Routledge 2013).
1. Thinking About Diversity 2. Intergroup Relations and the History of Cultural Diversity in the U.S. 3. Race and Racial Thinking 4. Ethnicity: Beyond the Race Binary 5. Class 6. Sex and Gender: Male and Female 7. Sex and Gender: Beyond the Gender Binary 8. Language 9. Religion 10. Age 11. Health and (Dis)Ability 12. Region and Geography: The Spatial Distribution of Diversity