The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population continues to obfuscate the discourse on diversity and higher education institutions. The historical and contemporary experiences of AAPIs in higher education clearly indicate that their presence has influenced and reinforced the importance of diversity in educational environments. To contextualize AAPIs participation in postsecondary education, this monograph provides: * A historical overview of the model minority stereotype * The affirmative action debate and AAPIs * Their involvement in the education pipeline * A discussion of their experiences in college. Implications for future research, practice, and policy are further discussed. Educators, administrators, faculty, policy makers, and researchers who are concerned with diversity issues and the AAPI population will find this monograph an engaging and valuable resource.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 227 x 152 x 9 mm
'This is an ambitious book. It seeks to develop a clear theory of difference(s) on which to ground feminist epistemology and practice. Hekman's contention is that feminists must eschew equally both universalism and relativism. Her careful and insightful readings of feminist classics and contemporary scholarship have produced a text that will become a classic in its own right. Hekman's modestly stated ambition is to provide a form of analysis that engages both with differences and with general concepts. Her reading of Weber is truly a tour de force in this regard. This is a book that every feminist scholar will want to read and use.' " Henrietta L. Moore, Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Gender Institute, London School of Economics"
"'The Future of Differences" makes an invaluable contribution to feminist theory. With her characteristic precision and clarity, Hekman has provided a valuable guide to the new epistemic terrain into which a focus on differences has led feminist theory and practice. Skilfully bringing together the work of numerous theorists, she argues that a feminism of difference must embrace a pluralist paradigm that includes an epistemology of truths rather than Truth. This is a book that will change the way we do moral theory and epistemology. This is a book to be read carefully, thought about, and shared with others.' "Professor Nancy Tuana, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon"