Our Diverse Society is a follow-up to The Diverse Society: Implications for Social Policy (1976) which presented the case for inclusion of ethnicity in the analysis of social problems and policy. Our Diversity Society builds upon that case and centers on the implications of diversity on social institutions and the role of social policy in enhancing or restricting diversity. This book was conceived as a culmination of scholarly work presented at the symposium, "Race and Ethnicity in American Life: Diversity and Society," sponsored by the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in April 2005.
Explores demographic change and the demand for quick assimilation
Surveys how language, religion, and education transmit and transform cultural beliefs
Analyzes systematic inequalities in American institutions: the workplace, the political system, and the criminal justice system
Examines the disparities in health care and social services
Reviews practice models that can help social workers enhance their client 's power and dignity
Each chapter is strong in narrative and situated in a historical as well as contemporary political context where possible. The contributors are highly regarded experts in the field of social work and the social sciences. Our Diverse Society is practical reading for public policymakers, social workers, and students to understand current issues and raise issues for the rest of the 21st century.
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