Making Multiculturalism
Boundaries and Meaning in U.S. English Departments
Bethany Bryson

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Making Multiculturalism

List of Tables and Figures

Acknowledgments

1.      INTRODUCTION: CULTURE TO THE RESCUE!

The Myth of Omnipotent Culture

The Research

A Road Map for Cultural Change

2.      PROFESSORS AND THE PRESS: DEFINITIONS OF MULTICULTURALISM

Multiculturalism in the National Arena

My First Interview

Making Sense of Multiculturalism

Four Themes

Meaninglessness

Diversity

Non-Diversity (Literary value and the Anti-Canon)

Connections

The Heart of the Multicultural Lotus

Fighting Words

3.      ABSTRACTION IN ACTION: DEPARTMENTAL MULTICULTURALISM

Ivory Towers

State Star

Multicultural State

Cathletic

Organized Culture

4.      TAKING SIDES IN QUICKSAND: MEANING, ABSTRACTION, AND AMBIGUITY

The Role of Meaning and Ambiguity in Stance-taking

Abstraction, Responsibility, and Opinion

Prestigious Complexity and Public Support

Refinement: Multiple Meanings Lead to Mixed Opinions

5.      BOUNDARY DISPUTES: THE CULTURAL TERRITORIES OF ACADEME

The "Crisis" in English Literature

State Star

Ivory Towers

Multicultural State

Cathletic University

Conclusion

6.      MANAGING MULTICULTURALISM: CURRICULUM STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING CONFLICT

Curricular Battlegrounds

Ivory Towers

State Star

Multicultural State

Cathletic University

Conflict and the Curriculum

7.      CONCLUSION: CULTURE TO BLAME

Cultural Policy for Cultural Problems

Powerful Abstractions

Radical Change Requires Structure

Racist Structures

Beyond Socialization: Speaking Truth to Structure

Translating Cultural Change

Notes

References

Index