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Editors: Lydia B. Kerwin
Book Description:
Cultural diversity is the variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a whole. (The term is also sometimes used to refer to multiculturalism within an organization. As well as the more obvious cultural differences that exist between people, such as language, dress and traditions, there are also significant variations in the way societies organize themselves, in their shared conception of morality, and in the ways they interact with their environment. It can be argued that cultural diversity may be vital for the long-term survival of humanity; and that the conservation of indigenous cultures may be as important to humankind as the conservation of species and ecosystems is to life in general. This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in the study of this dynamic field with a focus on related topics such as: Australian multiculturalism, language identity in multicultural Canada, cultural diversity of immigrants and international trade, cultural diversity tourism, cross cultural knowledge of Native Americans and others)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Language Identity in a Multicultural Canada: The Case of Deaf Canadians; pp. 1-36
(Campbell McDermid, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada)

Chapter 2. The Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity at the International Level; pp. 37-54
(Mira Burri-Nenova, World Trade Institute, University of Bern Law School, Switzerland)

Chapter 3. Cultural Diversity, Immigrants and International Trade: An Empirical Examination of the Relationship in Nine OECD Countries; pp. 55-88
(Roger White, Bedassa Tadesse, Department of Economics, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and others)

Chapter 4. Narrative as Methodology: Understanding Cultural Diversity Through Unfolding Cultural Tales; pp. 89-111
(Jessie Bee Kim Koh, Cornell University)

Chapter 5. Managing Cultural Diversity: Competing Discourses in Australian Multiculturalism; pp. 113-130
(Justine Dandy, School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia)

Chapter 6. The Development of Cultural Diversity Tourism: Policy Framework and Options; pp. 131-145
(Peter U. C. Dieke, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia)

Chapter 7. Families, Education and Cultural Diversity: Program Designing and Evaluation; pp. 145-159
(M.A. Santos Rego, M. Lorenzo Moledo, A. Godas Othero, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Chapter 8. Cross Cultural Knowledge Creation: A Native American Case Study; pp. 161-177
(Gelaye Debebe, Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, George Washington University, Washington, DC)

Chapter 9. Parenthood and Migration: Cultural and Psychological Issues; pp. 177-189
(Olivier Taïeb, Thierry Baubet, Dalila Rezzoug, Marie Rose Moro, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry, Avicenne Hospital, Paris 13 University, Bobigny, France, and others)

Chapter 10. Biocultural Diversity Conservation: Management and Recovery of Rural Mediterranean Landscapes; pp. 189-203
(A.J. Rescia, M.F. Schmitz, I. de Aranzabal, F.D. Pineda, Departamento de Ecología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid
Spain)

Chapter 11. Global Economy and Cultural Diversity; pp. 203-223
(Janez Prasnikar and Andreja Cirman, Univ. of Ljubljana, Slovenia)*

Index

   Series:
      Focus on Civilizations and Cultures
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 227 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-203-3
   Status: AV
  
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