How do behavior and social scientists understand the implications of identity on themselves and the world in which they interact? This work makes a contribution to the behavioral and social sciences in terms of examining the layered complexities that are embedded in the process of knowledge-creation. The chapters in the book individually explore each author's culturally contextualized scholarship on issues related to identity, and collectively represent multidimensional constructs of these concepts that have profound implications upon marginalized populations, mainstream policy, educational protocols and practices, sociocultural norms, and on diversity paradigms. In the process, the book provokes readers to examine their assumptions of identity. In many respects, the book serves as a vehicle for readers to transcend their own ethnocentricity and examine what it means to understand identity in different contexts. The book will appeal to scholars, educators, and policy makers who have an interest in the behavioral and social sciences.
Specifically, this book will support college and university faculty and graduate students whose research interests include college and school administrative leadership, gender and ethnic identity, and public policy in light of diversity, equity, and social justice practices. The book will be relevant for full-time and adjunct faculty, as well as graduate students, who want to explore the intersections of cross cultural understandings of identity, and the respective implications of those understandings as they are manifest in institutions, society, family, tribes, culture, and politics.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd