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Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

Edited by: Steven Vertovec

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415813860
eBook ISBN: 9781315747224
Adobe ISBN: 9781317600695

10.4324/9781315747224
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In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping discourses and policies of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and age; further important notions include class, language, locality, lifestyle and legal status. The Routledge Handbook of Diversity Studies will examine a range of such concepts along with historical and contemporary cases concerning social and political dynamics surrounding them. With contributions by experts spanning Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, History and Geography, the Handbook will be a key resource for students, social scientists and professionals. It will represent a landmark volume within a field that has become, and will continue to be, one of the most significant global topics of concern throughout the twenty-first century.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Gender – a central dimension of diversity Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Age, ageism and social identity in later years Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Disability and diversity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Thinking about race in an age of diversity Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Racing diversity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Analysing status diversity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sexual diversity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Language Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Religious differentiation and diversity in discourse and practice  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The diversity of milieu in diversity studies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Caste in India Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Diversity and the Roman Empire Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Diversity and the nature of the Ottoman Empire Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Race and labour, forced and free, in the formation and evolution of Caribbean social structures Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Silent minority  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Re-imagining Balkan diversity beyond and ‘straight through’ the ethno-national Download PDF
Chapter  17:  European Fascism and its aftermath Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Diversity, xenophobia and the limits to the post-apartheid state Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Situating diversity in the global city Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Racial boundaries and persistent inequality Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The question of sectarianism in Middle East politics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Governing diversity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Equality for whom? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Fundamental rights and minorities Download PDF
Chapter  25:  When law meets diversity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Diversity and social welfare Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Diversity management Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Diversity unpacked Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Discrimination, diversity, and work Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Contact and prejudice Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Diversity and social cohesion Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Diversity in United States and British higher education Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Xenophobia Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Conviviality Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Locality and diversity Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Segregation, mixing and encounter Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Assimilation, diversity, and change Download PDF
Chapter  38:  From creolization to syncretism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Intersectionality Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Cultural complexity Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Critical diversity literacy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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