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Multicultural and Regional Studies

Investigate the academic discipline of multicultural and regional studies, which is a way of teaching and learning that incorporates the histories, texts, values, beliefs, and perspectives of people from different cultural and geographic backgrounds. Courses in this academic branch include African Studies, Asian Studies, British Studies, Canadian Studies, European Studies, Judaic and Holocaust Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Native American Studies.

The push for greater representation of cultures and people groups beyond white Americans in education began in the 1960s as various activism and protest movements drew attention to underrepresented groups. In particular, the civil rights movement challenged discriminatory practices against African Americans and other people of color in society, causing educational institutions, including universities, to respond by offering more diverse and intercultural perspectives in their curricula.

One of the major goals of multicultural and regional studies programs is to cultivate in students the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to function in an ethnically and racially diverse nation and world. Other goals include dispelling stereotypes, encouraging cultural pride and awareness, and providing a broader spectrum of perspectives beyond the Eurocentric perspective.

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Multicultural and Regional Studies Resources

Gale provides cultural studies resources and journals that support research including, databasesprimary source archives, and eBooks.


Gale databases offer these cultural studies resources to support research.

Primary Source Archives

Gale Primary Sources contains full-text cultural studies journals that provide researchers with firsthand content, including historical documents, printed works, and news articles that examine and analyze different cultures.

Gale eBooks

Gale offers a variety of eBooks covering a wide range of multicultural and regional publications, including cultural intelligence, ethics, and more. Users can add Gale eBooks to a customized collection and cross-search to pinpoint relevant content. Workflow tools help users easily share, save, and download content.

  • Cultural Intelligence: Surviving and Thriving in the Global Village, 3rd Edition

    Cultural Intelligence: Surviving and Thriving in the Global Village, 3rd Edition

    Berrett-Koehler | 2017 | ISBN-13: 9781626568662

    Succeed in any culture, in every situation. In today’s global economy, the ability to interact effectively across cultures is a fundamental job requirement for just about everyone. But it’s impossible to learn the customs and traits of every culture. The authors present a universal set of techniques and people skills that will allow you to adapt quickly to, and thrive in, any cultural environment. You’ll learn to discard your own culturally based assumptions and pay careful attention, in a mindful and creative way, to cues in cross-cultural situations. This book shows how to apply cultural intelligence in a series of specific situations: making decisions; communicating, negotiating, and resolving conflicts; leading and motivating others; and designing, managing, and contributing to multicultural groups and teams. This edition was updated with new stories showing cultural intelligence in action and has broadened the focus beyond business to include organizations of all kinds.

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  • Ethical Consumerism and Comparative Studies Across Different Cultures: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Ethical Consumerism and Comparative Studies Across Different Cultures: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Business Science Reference | 2020 | ISBN-13: 9781799802747

    One of the integral parts of determining business success directly correlates to how well a company interacts with its customers. This increased demand for direct communication has evolved how companies cooperate with their patrons and examines how essential ethics is related to these communications. This book provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the fundamental issues related to ethical consumerism and applications within business, science, engineering, and technology and examines the impact Arab and global cultures have on consumerism. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as business ethics, data management, and global business, this book is ideally designed for managers, executives, advertisers, marketers, sales directors, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students.

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