Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies

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A fresh attempt to tackle a central question of Western democracy -- quite an accomplishment. -- Foreign Affairs, Jan./Feb. 2003

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Richard A. Shweder, an anthropologist, is professor of human development at the University of Chicago. Martha Minow is professor of law at Harvard University. Hazel R. Markus is professor of psychology at Stanford University.

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  • Hardcover: 485 pages
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation (July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871547910
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871547910
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 7.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,655,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Markus is the author of more than 150 publications on the role of self in regulating behavior and on the ways in which the self is shaped by the social world. She has developed the concepts of self-schemas and possible selves. This work shows how the self-system organizes perception, reasoning and memory and reveals the constructive role of the self throughout the life course. In experimental and survey studies, she has studied how the self and other psychological processes are grounded in cultural and social contexts. She received her B.A. from California State University at San Diego and her PhD. from the University of Michigan. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and in 2008 received the American Psychological Association's award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution. She has served as co-director and director of Stanford's Research Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). She is co-author of Culture and Emotion: Their Mutual Influence, Engaging Cultural Differences:The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies, Just Schools: Pursuing Equality in Societies of Difference, and Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Collaboratively compiled and edited by Richard Shweder (Anthropologist and Professor of Human Development, University of Chicago), Martha Minow (Professor of Law, Harvard University), and Hazel Rose Markus (David-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University), Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge In Liberal Democracies offers an outstanding and highly recommended selection of scholarly essays by a series of educated and experienced authors who closely scrutiny of the principle of tolerance as applied to such diverse cultures and societies as Germany, France, India, South Africa, the United States, and more. From the good, the bad, and the ugly about assimilation, to male and female circumcision debates, to human rights and the American Anthropological Association, these college-level essays shed a discerning light on human nature at its best and worst worldwide.
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