Multicultural America

Author: Carlos E. Cortés
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452276269
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This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.” According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, “The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations.” Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. “These groups are tending to fade out,” he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. “We’re pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader’s guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data. Finally, the electronic version will be the only reference work on this topic to augment written entries with multimedia for today’s students, with 100 videos (with transcripts) from Getty Images and Video Vault, the Agence France Press, and Sky News, as reviewed by the media librarian of the Rutgers University Libraries, working in concert with the title’s editors.
Multicultural America
Language: en
Pages: 2528
Authors: Carlos E. Cortés
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-15 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports
Multicultural America
Language: en
Pages: 2334
Authors: Ronald H. Bayor
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Profiles fifty of the most numerous immigrant groups in the United States, providing information on the history of their immigration to the U.S., how well they have adapted to life in America, and their impact on American society.
Irredentist Islam and Multicultural America
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Jan McDaniel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-01 - Publisher: Lulu.com

An attempt to identify America's enemy in the war on terror and why it is so hard for Americans to name the enemy. An explanation of why Islamic law should be declared sedition.
The Music of Multicultural America
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Kip Lornell, Anne K. Rasmussen
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-04 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

The Music of Multicultural America explores the intersection of performance, identity, and community in a wide range of musical expressions. Fifteen essays explore traditions that range from the Klezmer revival in New York, to Arab music in Detroit, to West Indian steelbands in Brooklyn, to Kathak music and dance in
Multicultural American Literature
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: A. Robert Lee
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

Using a cultural studies perspective, examines both fiction and autobiographical writings from minority authors including Toni Morrison, Gerald Vizenor, and Sandra Cisneros.