Monday, December 1, 2014

New Book Announcement: Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity
Edited by Veronica Benet-Martinez and Ying-Yi Hong
Oxford University Press, 2014, 560 pages, 22 chapters

Some aspects of our modern life, such as migration, economic globalization, multicultural policies, and the ease and speed of cross-border travel and communication have made intercultural contacts inevitable and led to growing numbers of individuals who are bicultural or multicultural (23-43% of the population by some estimates). Despite the prevalence of multicultural identity and experiences, until the publication of this volume, there has not yet been a comprehensive review of scholarly research on the psychological underpinning of multiculturalism. The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity fills this void. It reviews cutting-edge empirical and theoretical work on the psychology of multicultural identities and experiences. The leading figures in the discipline provide a critical examination of the progress and direction of research on these issues, as well as a foundation for future research. As a whole, the volume addresses some important basic issues, such as the social and personality basis of multicultural identity and experiences, the psychology of globalization, measurement of multicultural identity, links between multilingualism and multiculturalism, as well as applied issues such as multiculturalism in counseling, education, policy, marketing and organizational science, to mention a few. This handbook will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers in cultural/cross-cultural, social, personality, developmental, acculturation, and ethnic psychology. It can also be used as a source book in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on social and personal identity, and psychology of multiculturalism, and a reference for applied psychologists and researchers in the domains of education, management, and marketing.

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