Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorDean, Bartholomew C
dc.contributor.authorErickson, Nancy Jo
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-21T23:06:07Z
dc.date.available2008-07-21T23:06:07Z
dc.date.issued2007-12-06
dc.date.submitted2007
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:2246
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/3976
dc.description.abstractWell over a century of academic anthropology has demonstrated that cultural patterns shape perceptions of subjective events, while the collective sum of individual human experience is itself constitutive of the very stuff of cultural life (Erickson and Dean 2006:1). Anthropology helps us to enlarge the currently held and always too constructing view of humanity (Erickson and Dean 2006:1). This study is an anthropological investigation into the creation of laws and policies in institutions of higher education. Spanning more than 100 years of court hearings, the United States Supreme court recently ruled on one of the most important issues in society addressing the availability and equal access to institutions of higher learning. I investigate the history of Affirmative Action, the two sides of Affirmative Action, historical case laws, the relationship between anthropology and the law, social science and the law, how the universities are responding to diversity recruitment and commitment initiatives, evaluate current admission demographics in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, and offer anthropological insight into the dangers of diversity campaigns concerning race and ethnicity. The research methods employed are qualitative and quantitative, and include observation, participant observation, informal and formal interviews, and the collection of pertinent literary and statistical documents.
dc.format.extent107 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectCultural anthropology
dc.titleA Brief Look At Affirmative Action
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberMoos, Felix
dc.contributor.cmtememberYost, Ricky L
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineAnthropology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
kusw.bibid6599364
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record