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Our Society, Our Diversity, Our Movies

By Joseph Tabolt, Koji Morinaga

B5 size  15 units  96 pages

ISBN 978-4-7647-4101-0  ¥2,090 (incl. tax)

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From well-loved classics to relatively-unknown masterpieces, films are perfect for learning about social diversity!

Oscar-winning movies Moonlight and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, along with other movies mostly released since 2010, are used as case studies in multiculturalism and other aspects of social diversity.

Passages of about 600 words engage students in topics such as LGBT, race, gender discrimination, immigration, poverty and disease.

Table of Contents

  Unit 1    United by Desperation––White Trash

               “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  Unit 2    Assigning a Label––LGBT

  Unit 3    Prejudice and Egocentrism––Gender and Racial                         Segregation

               “Hidden Figures”

  Unit 4    Human vs. Property––Slavery Systems

               “12 Years A Slave”
  Unit 5    Choosing a Home––Immigrants

  Unit 6    Be an Intercultural Interpreter––Immigrants

               “Gran Torino”
  Unit 7    An Illegal Life––Illegal Immigrants

               “The Visitor”
  Unit 8    Foreign Language and Self-Confidence––Foreign                         Language

               “English Vinglish”

  Unit 9    Frame of Mind––Cross-Cultural Communication

               “Lost in Translation”
  Unit 10  An Individual or A Number––State Welfare

               “I, Daniel Blake”
  Unit 11  Pushing Past Boundaries––Physical Disability

               “The Theory of Everything”
  Unit 12  Does It Divide or Unite?––Disease

               “Dallas Buyers Club”
  Unit 13  Finding a Cure––PTSD

               “American Sniper”
  Unit 14  Is Your World Peaceful?––Refugees

               “Hotel Rwanda”
  Unit 15  Sense of Reason––The Holocaust/History

               “Schindler’s List”

Message From Joseph Tabolt

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