Description: The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice contains over 300 entriesalphabetically arranged for straightforward and convenient use by scholars andgeneral readers alike. This reference is a comprehensive and systematiccollection of designated entries that describe, in detail, important diversityand social justice themes. Thompson, assisted by a network of contributors andconsultants, provides a centralized source and convenient way to discover themodern meaning, richness, and significance of diversity and social justicelanguage, while offering a balanced viewpoint. This book reveals the uniquenature of the language of diversity and social justice and makes the connectionbetween how this language influences—negatively and positively—institutionsand society. The terms have been carefully chosen in order to present the commonusage of words and themes that dominate our daily conversations about thesetopics. Entries range from original research to synopses of existingscholarship. These discussions provide alternative views to popular doctrinesand philosophical truths, and include many of the most popular terms used incurrent conversations on the topic, from ageism to xenophobia. This referencecovers cultural, social, and political vernacular to offer an historicalperspective as well. With contributions from experts in various fields, theentries consist of topics that represent a wider context among a diversecommunity of people from every walk of life.
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