Examining the Complexities of Privilege, Discrimination, and Oppression
Author: Sharon K. Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Every person comes to know and understand their life from their own perspective. As a result, it is often difficult and sometimes unbelievable to realize that others, whom one may or may not know, might also experience daily life in a vastly different way. Explorations in Diversity offers readers the opportunity to step into the lives of diverse others and experience their lives through their eyes. Some readers may find themselves struggling to comprehend or even believe the experiences this text's authors share, or where they fit within each narrative. However, each account in this text ultimately aims to open minds, hearts, and mouths in ways that push each of us toward a better understanding of our own privileged statuses so that we can use who we are, what we say, and what we do to make our society more accepting and inclusive of all our diverse representations.
This unique text features personal accounts from mental health professionals, professors and students facing issues of privilege and oppression in our diverse society. In this collection of articles, writers discuss discoveries and experiences about their own privileges and oppression, and ultimately, the compassion they have developed for individuals confronted with discrimination. Each essay inspires readers to reflect on their encounters with privilege and oppression, while discussion questions at the end of each story provide them with an opportunity to process these issues on a personal level. By studying these revealing stories of insight and understanding, readers learn how to recognize, examine, and come to terms with their own privileges and discrimination -- allowing them to become stronger, more acute, and more effective practitioners of the helping professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Become a more effective practitioner with EXPLORATION IN PRIVILEGE, OPPRESSION AND DIVERSITY! Featuring mental health practitioners' and faculty members' personal stories, this counseling text will help you learn how to recognize, struggle with, and accept your own privilege. Each reading provides practice implications that show you the direct application of the issue raised while discussion questions give you the opportunity to process the issues on a personal level. By studying the true stories that reveal these professionals' insights and understanding, you will in turn become a stronger and more successful practitioner.
In recent years, the study of human geography has been reshaped by the work of feminist geographers, and as a result a considerable number of universities now include feminist geography and gender issues in their courses. This text provides an introduction to contemporary debates in feminist geography. These explorations in diversity and difference make up feminist geography in the 1990s. Feminist Geographies introduces key analytical concepts, examines the history of the subdiscipline, explores feminist geographers' methodologies and considers the various ways in which feminist geographers have worked with some of geography's key concepts; notably space, place, landscape and environment. The text also goes on to outline areas of future debates within the subject.
Explorations of Diversity and Marginalization in the Political Administrative State
Author: Kyle Farmbry
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
The American state, with its various instruments of policy-making and implementation, has found itself wrestling with various policy challenges related to matters of marginalization. Administration and the Other uses historical cases to examine the social construction of groups in American policy and proposes using the various lessons that are often unspoken in discussions of the history and evolution of the field to launch a discourse of inclusion and connectivity.
Stringer explores the series of discourses around religion and religious diversity that are held by ordinary members of the city. Drawing on examples from UK, Europe and the US, Stringer offers some practical suggestions for ways in which discourses of religious diversity can be managed in the future. Students in the fields of religious studies, sociology, anthropology and urban studies; practitioners involved in inter-religious discussions; church and faith leaders; and politicians should all find this book an invaluable addition to ongoing debates.
Frontiers of Diversity critically examines the explanatory and normative power of pluralism in contemporary philosophy, politics, economics and culture. Based on the papers presented at the “First Global Conference on Critical Issues in Pluralism” at Mansfield College, Oxford, it brings together for the first time essays examining pluralism's impact, both positive and negative, in each of these critical domains. These essays exhibit something of the fertility of the concept of pluralism, not only across the spectrum of fields, but at all levels of analysis, from individual to social to national and international, touching on specific cases from around the world. Through their diversity, the essays are intended to both promote cross-pollination between these domains of study and experience, and to encourage reflection on pluralism as a powerful cross-disciplinary approach for understanding the contemporary world.
In the proposed symposium we aim to explore methodological and theoretical issues and to present studies of different urban settings of comparative purposes. Vienna and current research projects on the musical diversity in the capital of Austria will be one focus. Studies form other parts of the world - Lisbon, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Calcutta - will contribute to a global perspective. Ethnomusicologists from Europe and the USA have been invited to participate by giving presentations and joining the panel discussions. One final Roundtable will explore ethnomusicological contributions to the management of urban musical diversity. A concert will present some of Veinna's minority music activities.
Why is there so much resistance to recent issues of tolerance and diversity? Despite efforts of the international community to encourage open-mindedness, recent attempts at international, political and economic integration have shown that religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance and diversity remain under threat. The contributions in the volume reflect the growing importance of these issues and why resistance is so widespread. Part I addresses the relationship between the language of law and its power, whilst Part II explores the interplay of tolerance and diversity under visual, legislative and interpretative perspectives. This collection as a whole offers a combination of varied perspectives on the analysis, application and exploitation of laws and will be a valuable source of information for those interested in the general area of language and the law.