The Intercultural Campus: Transcending Culture and Power in American Higher Education (Counterpoints #97) (Paperback)

The Intercultural Campus: Transcending Culture and Power in American Higher Education (Counterpoints #97) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Greg Tanaka Cover Image
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This is book number 97 in the Counterpoints series.


In a post-9/11 nation that is gripped by race fear, this book presents an approach to diversity that promotes peace and understanding across difference. Discussing studies conducted over an eight-year period, The Intercultural Campus reveals the underlying sources of racial fragmentation on college and university campuses and outlines a new framework for diversity. Citing the results from an innovative four-year project that completely transformed the culture of a university, Greg Tanaka describes specific programs that all campuses should implement when admitting diverse classes. Signaling a larger shift for progressives away from binary, essentialized notions of identity to individual agency, or subjectivity , this book advances a social change philosophy based in interdependence and highlights the skills that future U.S. leaders will need to interact successfully with others in our diverse global society.

About the Author

The Author: Greg Tanaka teaches human development at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California, where he is a clerk at the Center for Democracy and Social Change. A recipient of the 1996 James Clavell Literary Award, he holds a B.A. from Williams College, an M.B.A. from Harvard, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and Ph.D.s in education and anthropology from UCLA. A former teacher in the U.S. Teacher Corps in Deming, New Mexico, he is currently completing a book on democracy and capitalism and another book on Foucault and the subject.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820441504
ISBN-10: 0820441503
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2007
Pages: 217
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints