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On Being Different: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the North American Mainstream 3rd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0073530891
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About the Author

Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. He served as Anthropology Department chair from 1996 to 2006. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. In 1999 the America Anthropological Association awarded Professor Kottak the AAA/Mayfield Award for Excellence in the Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.

Professor Kottak has done ethnographic fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. Conrad Kottak's articles have appeared in academic journals including American Anthropologist, Journal of Anthropological Research, American Ethnologist, Ethnology, Human Organization, and Luso-Brazilian Review. He has also written for more popular journals, including Transaction/SOCIETY, Natural History, Psychology Today, and General Anthropology.

In recent research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.

Recently, Kottak was inducted to The National Academy of Sciences. This is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare.

Kathryn A. Kozaitis is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Georgia State University, and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work and Anthropology at the University of Michigan in 1993. Her key interests are in the relationship between global transformations and local adaptations, particularly in the processes by which economically, politically, and socially subordinated collectivities in a postcolonial world use culture to construct community, identity, and meaning. Professor Kozaitis has conducted ethnographic research on sociocultural change and adaptation among Gypsies in Athens, Greece, and on ethnicity and aging among Greek immigrants in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 3 edition (March 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073530891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073530895
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased this text for a college anthropology. The suggested text was the newer version that was sold in the college book store for over a $100.00 that I did not want to spend. This one is almost identical to the newer version. I had no problem following in class. This text is an easy read, hard to believe it is college level. After comparing the text to other classmate text on the first day of class, I was relieved I had made a great decision. Saved myself a lot of money. This particular professor was retiring after this quarter. He had a firm policy his entire career not to use textbooks in his courses. He is a Instructor/lecturer and finally succumbed to the pressure from the college to require a text sold through the book store. When I showed up with this version for a fraction of the price, not purchased from the bookstore he was happy to see I found a way around the grossly overpriced college bookstore. We hit it off great. I have great respect for the man and his belief that an education is expensive enough without an Educational Institution raking starving students for books that they will only buy back for pennies on the dollar, literally.
The textbook is laid out very orderly. The content pages are very descriptive. The authors Conrad Phillip and Kathryn A. Kozaitis included a page listing Reflections throughout the book which are situations that relate to diversity that drive the message home about all types of diversity. I call these pages 'food for thought' and interactive. These authors not only supply all their credentials, they also include pictures of themselves, which I think is befitting for a text on diversity. Each chapter gives a list of contents of what is important about each chapter. There is plenty of bold print for keywords.
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very good book, easy to understand. I bought this book for one of my class and this book has helped me a lot with the study guide material.
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I use this text as part of a cultural diversity university course and considering the course requirements, it was an adequate book. The writing is done well enough, but could have been more objective in nature. There are a few bright moments in some chapters, but overall the text is void of anything really spectacular. At best, I can describe this textbook as something that's just "there" with ambivalence being my most vivid recollection of having read through it all. If you need it for a course, by all means buy it. If not, you're better off looking elsewhere for a more balanced and objective text.
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By Kylie on January 27, 2016
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Purchased for class and rarely used.
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By Chris on February 26, 2015
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Good deal. Good price
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