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    Cases on Social Issues: For Class Discussion - 2nd Edition

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    Contributors: Maultsaid, Doyle, Wai Shan Li, John, Gill, Beavington, Sangha, Garg, Kabaria, Kulewksa, Parmar, Htun, and Athembo

    Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This Open Education resource, “Cases on Social Issues: For Class Discussion – 2nd Edition”, includes valuable cases for student use on issues of discrimination, diversity, equity, inclusion and general social issues in the workplace. Included are cases for discussion on workplace scenarios as follows: homophobia; working with Indigenous communities; oil and gas pipelines and the family ranch; invisible disabilities; employee anxiety; safety for women, transgender women and non-binary people; and the bullying of new immigrants and refugees. The critical events portrayed in the cases are realistic and emotional, and most feature the experiences of under-represented and marginalized people. These thoughtful, contemporary cases pose ethical dilemmas about social issues that encourage post-secondary students and instructors to have stimulating, inclusive, and compassionate discussions. Inspired by input from post-secondary students and authored by students and people who are usually under-represented in education material, this resource is designed for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, business, healthcare, science, agriculture, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, land use studies, law and more. Each case is supplemented with modifiable discussion prompts, notes for teaching strategies, and a short reading list.

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    Read more about Intercultural Communication for the Community College (Second Edition) - Second Edition

    Intercultural Communication for the Community College (Second Edition) - Second Edition

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    Contributor: Krumrey

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Intercultural Communication for the Community College

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    Read more about Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society

    Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society

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    Contributors: Reddy-Best, Elder, and Hassall

    Publisher: Iowa State University

    License: CC BY

    This book introduces topics about identity, dress, and the body. Through the content, readers explore how individuals and communities use dress as a way to communicate (i.e. “negotiate” in fashion studies) their various identities. There is heightened attention to social justice, power, privilege, and oppression. That is, the content focuses on the experiences of historically marginalized communities and the ways they navigate dress and dressing their bodies in different contexts. In the first part of the book, readers are introduced to concepts and theories related to fashion, clothing, dress, and/or accessories. In the second part, readers examine the role that fashion, clothing, dress, and/or accessories play in identity development for individuals in marginalized communities in the United States.

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    Read more about Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement

    Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement

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    Contributors: Szanto, Di Battista, and Knezevic

    Publisher: eCampusOntario

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Food Studies aims to help readers understand and address numerous issues within food, food culture, and food systems. These subjects transcend disciplinary boundaries and call attention to how matter, meaning, and movement produce complex and dynamic food-human realities. Chapters range from sovereignty to breastfeeding, financialization to food porn, pollination to fair trade. Embedded throughout, art, poetry, illustration, and audiovisual works offer moments to reflect on and synthesize the text-based entries. Through reading, classroom discussion, and engaging with the extensive pedagogical tools, learners and teachers alike may acquire a new sense of things foodish—along with a new sense of their own place and role within food systems themselves.

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    Read more about Gendered Lives: Global Issues

    Gendered Lives: Global Issues

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    Contributors: Fernandez and Nelson

    Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

    License: CC BY

    A gender studies textbook that takes an anthropological approach.

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    Read more about Culturas hispanas a través de la pantalla / Hispanic Cultures Through the Screen

    Culturas hispanas a través de la pantalla / Hispanic Cultures Through the Screen

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    Contributor: López-Aguilera

    Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Este libro de texto busca fomentar el visionado crítico de productos audiovisuales contemporáneos y el reflexionar sobre la representación de las culturas hispanas en webseries y vídeos musicales. This textbook aims to promote critical viewing of contemporary audiovisual products and thinking about the representation of Hispanic cultures in web series and music videos.

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    Read more about Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science Book 1

    Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science Book 1

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    Contributors: Snively  and Williams

    Publisher: University of Victoria

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.

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    Read more about Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

    Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

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    Contributor: Godwin-Jones

    Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

    License: CC BY-NC

    The text introduces some of the key concepts in intercultural communication as traditionally presented in (North American) courses and textbooks, namely the study of differences between cultures, as represented in the works and theories of Edward Hall and Geert Hofstede. Common to these approaches is the prominence of context, leading to a view of human interactions as dynamic and changeable, given the complexity of language and culture, as human agents interact with their environments.

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    Read more about Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar

    Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar

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    Contributor: Okur

    Publisher: COERLL

    License: CC BY-SA

    Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar was developed for intermediate level Turkish language courses at the University of Texas at Austin. Intermediate learners and their instructors may use it for different purposes: self-study, classroom instruction, tutoring, or as a pastime. The lessons in Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar integrate reading, listening and viewing comprehension, writing and speaking practice, grammar, vocabulary, and cultural activities. Dozens of audio and video clips of Turkish speakers describing their lives, their culture, and their country support and enhance these activities. The Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar textbook, interactive H5P exercises, and YouTube channel comprise a media-rich open educational resource (OER) developed by Dr. Jeannette Okur at the University of Texas at Austin and published by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning under the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant #P229A180003, with additional support from the UT Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services and the UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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    Intercultural Communication

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    Contributor: Ahrndt

    Publisher: University of Missouri - St. Louis

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Intercultural Communication examines culture as a variable in interpersonal and collective communication. It explores the opportunities and problems arising from similarities and differences in communication patterns, processes, and codes among various cultural groups. It explores cultural universals, social categorization, stereotyping and discrimination, with a focus on topics including race, ethnicity, social class, religion, gender and sexuality as they relate to communication.

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