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American Ethnicity : Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

American Ethnicity : Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073135779

Cover of American Ethnicity : Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination 5TH 07 (ISBN 978-0073135779)
ISBN13: 978-0073135779
ISBN10: 0073135771
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 07
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
International: No

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American Ethnicity : Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination - 5TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073135779

Adalberto Aguirre and Jonathan H. Turner

ISBN13: 978-0073135779
ISBN10: 0073135771
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 07
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This brief text provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. After summarizing key concepts and theories, the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America. As a result, the book examines each ethnic group from the same perspective, allowing students to compare the dynamics of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos.

New Features

  • All statistics and data tables in each chapter have been updated with the most recent data available from public use data sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Chapter 8 on Asian Americans has been expanded to include discussion of the Pacific Islander population.
  • A new Chapter 9 discusses Arab Americans.
  • Added discussions include the increasing significance of ''race'' and ethnicity; the changing ethnic composition of America; abusive practices such as environmental racism and racial profiling; the relationship between poverty rate and discrimination against ethnic populations; residential segregation among various ethnic populations; the problems faced by Native American youth; hate crimes against Arabs and Muslims after September 11, 200l; the struggle for social justice in the twenty-first century; and a summary of the major court decisions relating to affirmative action in higher education.
  • A summary, points of debate, and key terms (with page references) conclude each chapter.
  • An end-of-book glossary has been added, which defines the key terms in the text.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations

Race and Ethnicity
Ethnic Groups
Minority Groups
Ethnic Discrimination
Ethnic Stratification
Types of Discrimination
The Institutionalization of Discrimination
Ethnic Prejudice
Adaptations to Prejudice and Discrimination
Passive Acceptance
Marginal Participation
Assimilation
Withdrawal and Self-Segregation
Rebellion and Revolt
Organized Protest
Ethnogenesis
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms

Chapter 2. Explaining Ethnic Relations

Theories of Ethnic Relations
Assimilation Theories
Pluralism Theories
Biological Theories
Human Ecology Theories
Power and Stratification Theories
A Unified Theory of Ethnic Relations
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms

Chapter 3. The Anglo-Saxon Core and Ethnic Antagonism

Early Colonization of America
The Anglo-Saxons
The Early Colonists
The Cultural and Institutional Legacy of Early Colonization
The Core Culture
The Core Institutional Structures
Anglo-Saxon Hegemony and the Dynamics of Ethnicity
The Domination of the Anglo-Saxon Cure
The Anglo-Saxon Core and the Dynamics of Discrimination
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms

Chapter 4. White Ethnic Americans

Resource Shares of White Ethnic Groups
Irish Americans
Identifiability of Irish Americans
Negative Beliefs about Irish Americans
The Dynamics of Discriminatin against Irish Americans
The Stratification of Irish Americans
Italian Americans
Identifiablity of Italian Americans
Negative Beliefs about Italian Americans
Stratification of Italian Americans
Jewish Americans
Identifiablity of Jewish Americans
Negative Beliefs about Jewish Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Jewish Amerians
The Stratification of Jewish Americans
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms

Chapter 5. African Americans

Resource Shares of African Americans
The Impoverishment of African Americans
The Income of African Americans
The Occupation Distribution of African Americans
Educational Attainment of African Americans
Housing of African Americans
Life Span of African Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against African Americans
Identifiability of African Americans
Negative Beliefs of African Americans
Institutionalized Discrimination against African Americans
Stratification of African Americans
Affluent and Poor African Americans: The Widening Gap
The African American Underclass: Myth or Reality?
Threats and Hostility toward African Americans
Responding to Discrimination
Protest during Slavery
Protest after Slavery
The Last Fifty Years
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation

Chapter 6. Native Americans

On the Verge of Extinction
Resource Shares of Native Americans
Income of Native Americans
Occupational Distribution of Native Americans
Educational Attainment of Native Americans
Life Span of Native Americans
Housing of Native Americans
Poverty of Native Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Native Americans
Identifiablity of Native Americans
Negative Beliefs about Native Americans
Institutionalized Discrimination against Native Americans
Stratification of Native Americans
Responding to Discrimination
War as a Nonviable Response
Retreatism as Another Nonviable Response
Pan-Indianism
The Economic Battle
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation

Chapter 7. Latinos

Resource Shares of Latinos
Poverty Levels of Latinos
Income of Latinos
Occupational Distribution of Latinos
Educational Attainment of Latinos
Life Span of Latinos
Housing of Latinos
Mexican Americans
Identifiability of Chicanos
The History of Mexican Americans: Conquest,Displacement, and Exploitation
Negative Beliefs about Chicanos
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Mexican Americans
Stratification of the Mexican-Origin Population
Puerto Ricans
Identifiability of Puerto Ricans
Negative Beliefs about Puerto Ricans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Puerto Ricans
Stratification of Puerto Ricans
Cuban Americans
Negative Beliefs about Cuban Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Cuban Americans
Stratification of Cuban Americans
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislations

Chapter 8. Asian and Pacific Island Americans

Asian Americans
Resource Shares of Asian Americans
Incomes of Asian Americans
Occupational Distribution of Asian Americans
Educational Attainment of Asian Americans
Housing of Asian Americans
Life Span of Asian Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Asian Americans
Identifiability of Asian Americans
Negative Beliefs About Asian Americans
Institutionalized Discrimination Against Asian Americans
Stratification of Asian Americans
Responding to Discrimination
The Precarious Situation for Asian Americans
Pacific Islanders: A Short Exploratory Note
Resource Shares of Pacific Islanders
Identifiability of Pacific Islanders
Negative Beliefs About Pacific Islanders
Institutionalized Discrimination Against Pacific Islanders
Stratification of Pacific Islanders
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation

Chapter 9. Arab Americans

Who Are Arab Americans?
A Profile of Arab Americans
A Short History of Arab American Immigration
Resource Shares of Arab Americans
Incomes of Arab Americans
Poverty Among Arab Americans
Labor Force Participation Among Arab Americans
Educational Attainment of Arab Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination Against Arab Americans
Identifiability of Arab Americans
Negative Beliefs About Arab Americans
Institutionalized Discrimination Against Arab Americans
Responding to Discrimination: Ethnogenesis
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms

Chapter 10. The Future of Ethnicity in America

The New Immigrants
Countries of Origin
Consequences of the New Immigration Patterns
Reasons for the Shift in Immigration Patterns
Settlement Patterns of the New Immigrants
Other Characteristics of the New Immigrants
The Immigration Dilemma
The Future Dynamic of Discrimination
Latinos and the American Future
Asian Americans in the Future
African Americans in the Future
New Patterns of Ethnic Mixing
The Problematic Nature of a Multicultural America
Conclusion: The Struggle for Social Justice in Twenty-First Century U.S. Society
Summary
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation

Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Index