Through individual stories, essays, and critical analyses, this anthology introduces issues of race, class, and gender within an interdisciplinary framework. Themes of identity, power, and change are examined from many different perspectives and voices. New articles covering environmental and post-Katrina issues provide the reader with information about recent concerns of Americans living in the United States.
Through individual stories, essays, and critical analyses, this collection examines diversity in American society. Readings are organized around major themes of identity, power, and change, and encourage students to re-examine their own identities and life situations while understanding the experiences and values of individuals and groups that make up contemporary American society. Each reading includes discussion questions, and exercises and projects. The editor is affiliated with Rider University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)