Strategies of Transformation Toward a Multicultural Society: Fulfilling the Story of Democracy

Strategies of Transformation Toward a Multicultural Society: Fulfilling the Story of Democracy

by David T. Abalos


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How can the culturally diverse communities of America live justly and fruitfully together? Not by assimilation into the dominant culture — nor by fighting for the freedom to pursue our own self-interest at the cost of our repressing both the wounds and the promising potential of our own cultural roots. This book offers a theory and practice of transformation that shows, especially through literature, education, and politics, how we can create a multicultural society that liberates our being as a fulfillment of the story of democracy. Perhaps for the first time in American history we are seeing the personal, political, historical, and sacred faces of women, people of color, and all ethnic groups as they tell their stories. It is this emerging scholarship that constitutes the new multicultural and feminine face of the story of democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275952709
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/11/1996
Series: Praeger Series in Transformational Politics and Political Science Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DAVID T. ABALOS is Professor of Religious Studies and Sociology at Seton Hall University. He is the author of Latinos in the United States: The Sacred and the Political and The Latino Family and the Politics of Transformation (Praeger, 1993). In recognition for his work in the classroom, he was selected by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education as one of the top 10 university professors in the nation.

Table of Contents


Setting the Context: A Theory of Transformation

Applying the Story of Transformation to Practice: Images of the Sacred and the Political in Literature

The Four Faces of Our Being in Multicultural and Women's Scholarship

The Relationship between Multicultural Scholarship and the Feminine as the Principle of Liberation and Transformation

Teaching and Practicing Multicultural Education from the Perspective of Transformational Politics




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