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On Being Different: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the North American Mainstream Paperback – March 17, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0073530895 ISBN-10: 0073530891 Edition: 3rd
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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 (8 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lourdes Barrera on June 6, 2011
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Richardson on September 17, 2010
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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 Chris on February 26, 2015
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