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The Resource Diversity : the invention of a concept, Peter Wood

Diversity : the invention of a concept, Peter Wood

Label
Diversity : the invention of a concept
Title
Diversity
Title remainder
the invention of a concept
Statement of responsibility
Peter Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In just a few years, diversity has become America's most visible cultural ideal. Corporations alter their recruitment and hiring policies in the name of a diverse workforce. Universities institute new admissions procedures in the name of a diverse student body. Presidents choose their major appointees in the name of a diverse cabinet. And what diversity proponents have in mind, Peter Wood argues, is not the dictionary meaning of the word - variety and multiplicity - but a new and often narrow kind of conformity." "Whether as prescribed numerial outcome or as the celebration of cultural difference, diversity, according to Wood, is now a deadening force in American life, a cliche that promotes group stereotypes and undermines any real diversity of ideas and individuals." "In this learned and entertaining book, Wood has undertaken nothing less than the biography of a concept. Drawing on classic texts of history and anthropology, science and religion, he shows that - contrary to the self-flattering assumptions of our time - Americans of earlier eras often met diversty open-mindedly, with a combination of awe, delight and curiosity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Peter
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
W715 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Minorities
  • Group identity
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Diversity : the invention of a concept, Peter Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diversity in America -- Imagined diversity -- Diversity before diversity -- The language of diversity -- Bakke and beyond -- Diverse gods -- Diversity afflicts the arts -- Identity business -- Diversity on campus -- Consuming diversity -- Selective diversity -- Multitudes
Control code
50434478
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781893554627
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002029992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Diversity : the invention of a concept, Peter Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diversity in America -- Imagined diversity -- Diversity before diversity -- The language of diversity -- Bakke and beyond -- Diverse gods -- Diversity afflicts the arts -- Identity business -- Diversity on campus -- Consuming diversity -- Selective diversity -- Multitudes
Control code
50434478
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781893554627
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002029992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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