As an approach to knowledge, ethnic studies is interdisciplinary -- and it is more than just a grab bag of unrelated applications of separate discipline-based methodologies.
Ethnic studies seeks to recover and reconstruct the histories of those Americans whom history has neglected; to identify and credit their contributions to the making of U.
Ethnic studies is not totally stabilized, institutionalized, harmonious, or monolithic.
The key organizational issue seems to be the structure and location of ethnic studies within the academy.
As a program relying on departments for faculty members and courses, ethnic studies has no control over faculty resources and minimal influence on course offerings.
The unfortunate result of such efforts, well-intentioned though they may be, is that they fuel the argument of skeptics and critics that ethnic studies programs lack rigor and legitimacy.
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