Internationalization and the Construction of Diversity Ideologies

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Arthur Scarritt


As globalization shrinks space and time, and interactions across national and cultural boundaries increase, the issue of diversity becomes more and more a part of social conscious and concern. Diversity is touted as a critical equalizer; a means to achieve harmony between peoples of varied races, ethnicities, religions, localities, genders, and sexualities. Diversity as a concept is so ubiquitous that it in many ways has become black boxed; we use it without understanding what it means or what it looks like. Its importance is incontrovertible. This paper seeks to examine how internationalization affects the construction of diversity ideologies and the impact these ideologies have in the lives of students.

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