Moving Beyond Nomothetic Category: Diversity as Symmetry

By Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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In this paper, we advance a new conceptualization, a progressive theory of diversity that builds on contemporary theory and is informed by a broad examination of interdisciplinary literature and practice.

Keywords: Diversity, Multiculturalism, Legitimacy

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.23-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.860MB).

Dr. Elizabeth DePoy

Dr. Elizabeth DePoy is currently the Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies at the University of Maine, focusing her scholarship and theory on diversity and informing the creation of inclusive communities. She has authored and co-authored over 50 articles and books, and recently has produced multi-media, universally accessible texts with co-author, Dr. Stephen Gilson. Dr. DePoy is currently pursuing several collaborative research agendas all aimed at advancing universal access to community resources including web and electronic information. Dr. DePoy presents her work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has collaborative relationships with international scholars. In service, Dr. DePoy provides expertise in research and evaluation design through a private, non-profit organization, Evaluation Practice.

Dr. Stephen Gilson

Dr. Stephen Gilson is currently professor of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies at the University of Maine, focusing his scholarship and theory on diversity policy and the promotion of inclusive environments. He has authored and co-authored over 40 articles and books, and recently has co-produced multi-media, universally accessible texts with co-author, Dr. Elizabeth DePoy. Dr. Gilson is currently pursuing several collaborative research agendas all aimed at advancing universal access to community resources including web and electronic information. Dr. Gilson presents his work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has collaborative relationships with international scholars. In service, Dr. Gilson provides expertise in policy analysis and evaluation design through a private, non-profit organization, Evaluation Practice.

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