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Readings for Diversity and Social Justice Hardcover – January 20, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0415991391 ISBN-10: 0415991390 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (January 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415991390
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415991391
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 7.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,963,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Maurianne Adams is Professor of Education Emerita, Social Justice Education Concentration, School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Warren J. Blumenfeld is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University specializing in Multicultural Education and Queer Studies.

Carmelita (Rosie) Castañeda is Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Heather W. Hackman is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education at St Cloud State University.

Madeline L. Peters is Director of Disability Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Ximena Zúñiga is Associate Professor of Education, Social Justice Education concentration, School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joshua P. OConner VINE VOICE on October 7, 2010
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"Reading for Diversity and Social Justice" offers a comprehensive collection of readings that explore many of the predominant social issues present in today's society. The editors present their collection by separating the readings into themes (such as Feminism, Heterosexism, Racism, etc.). Each theme is opened with a discussion led by one of the editors framing the major facets of theme.

The readings selected provide a well-rounded and in-depth view of the concepts presented. The editors further organize each category allowing the readings to present historical perspectives, theoretical frameworks, and individual voices. I found this book to lend itself well to classroom discussion. In addition the editors provide a selection of readings that allow a student (or interested individual) to immerse themselves in diversity and social justice issues.

I would highly recommend this book because of the variety that it offers. The only aspect that I was displeased with was the separation of each article's citation information from the article itself (which makes referencing the articles somewhat clumsy).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Islandbird on September 25, 2011
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This book has given me insights into myself that I have never even considered. It has explained so much that was invisible about others, myself, my family, my friends, associates, school mates and my relationships to them. This book is better than getting an astrologer or doing the MMPI. Very enlightening. Light bulbs going turning on every where!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CoolGramma613 on July 29, 2011
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This book has many, many different stories and articles on diversity that cover almost every cultural group that is in the United States right now. It is well written and edited and I would highly recommend it to anyone studying diversity in psychology or sociology fields. Be careful though if you are being taught from an older edition. This one is the 2010 edition, right up to date and has new articles in it but some articles from older editions are not included. It's a great book and you needn't be a seasoned reader with tons of psycho-jargon in order to understand a single article. I can't recommend it enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ella Taylor on May 26, 2011
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Ok, so I wouldn't have bought this book if it had not been required for a class. That doesn't mean it wasn't incredibly helpful! The professor only required about half the book be read and I'm holding onto it after the class so I had finish the parts we skipped. An interesting read with many article options.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa A. Walter on March 29, 2013
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This is a text book for a (master's degree level) class I'm taking on problems that face human service providers. The readings are eye-opening! As I read, I am confronted by my own hidden 'prejudices'; ideas about groups or individuals that I didn't know I had. I challenge anyone who believes they have no biases to read this book; it will bring many of your own biases and beliefs to the surface for you to grapple with. This should be required reading in every American high school where it would really impact young people's thinking and perhaps change the face of discrimination.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Juliana on April 25, 2011
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I am reading this book for my Social Justice class, at my Master in
Social Work program.
The book is very pleasant to read, I like the short chapters and a variety of authors keep the reading interesting.
As I said, I am discovering a whole new world of information about social problems that I was not aware of in America.
It gives a new prospective on how social workers can support their clients and the community in facing issues of oppression.
Juliana
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric G. on May 12, 2014
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The shipping was fast. The book was exactly as described. The soft cover made the book or manageable during reading than a traditional hardcover book.
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By godbout on March 3, 2013
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Wow!! Now I can articulate with personal accounts of others as well as my own experiences of systemic injustices so pervasive in our world. I have experienced a lot of the marginalization spoken of in the book, and my mind is becoming aware of injustices that others are experiencing that I was not aware of. I do want to voice one point of dissent though concerning the authors assertion that racism is only effected by the white majority to the minorities. In my opinion, this is incorrect, as I have personally experienced a lot of racism directed toward me mostly from black people. It is my belief that we need to hold everyone to account and not gloss over racism of all parties versus the perceived dominant race.
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