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Sources contains full-text cultural studies journals that provide researchers with firsthand content, including historical documents, printed works, and news articles that examine and analyze different cultures.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