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One World, Many Cultures, Seventh Edition
The best of all possible worlds! This truly global multicultural reader features contemporary selections by over sixty internationally acclaimed authors from twenty-six countries.
These compelling readings, which explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender and nationality, challenge you to compare your experiences with those of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Eight thematic chapters explore cultural perspectives on human experiences around the globe: family life; adolescent relationships; gender roles; work, race and class conflicts; customs, rituals and values.
In this new edition, twenty-seven new readings–close to half the book–provide timely reflections on the issues of today, and new chapters on Geopolitical Issues (Chapter 6) and Experiencing A Different Culture (Chapter 7) challenge the basic assumptions of U.S. culture and explore what it means to be “the other” in a variety of cultures.