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
and Pacific Island Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos.
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 and Pacific Island Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2009 International: No
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Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., is professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author many articles in professional journals. He is also written over five books, including Race, Racism, and the Death Penalty in the United States, Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in American Criminal Justice, and Chicanos in Higher Education: Dilemmas for the 21st Century.
Jonathan H. Turner is a professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author of numerous journal articles, and over twenty-five books, such as Oppression: A Sociohistory of Black-White relations, American Society: Problems of Structure, Social Problems in America, and Inequality: Privilege & Poverty in America.
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CONTENTS Preface Chapter 1. Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations Race and Ethnicity Ethnic Groups Minority Groups Ethnic Discrimination Ethnic Stratification Ethnic Prejudice Chapter 2. Explaining Ethnic Relations Theories of Ethnic Relations A Unified Theory of Ethnic Relations Chapter 3. The Anglo-Saxon Core and Ethnic Antagonism Early Colonization of America The Cultural and Institutional Legacy of Early Colonization Chapter 4. White Ethnic Americans Resource Shares of White Ethnic Groups Irish Americans Italian Americans Jewish Americans Chapter 5. African Americans Resource Shares of African Americans The Dynamics of Discrimination against African Americans Stratification of African Americans Responding to Discrimination Chapter 6. Native Americans On the Verge of Extinction Resource Shares of Native Americans Stratification of Native Americans Responding to Discrimination Chapter 7. Latinos Resource Shares of Latinos Mexican Americans Puerto Ricans Cuban Americans Chapter 8. Asian and Pacific Island Americans Asian Americans Pacific Islanders: A Short Exploratory Note Chapter 9. Arab Americans Who Are Arab Americans? Resource Shares of Arab Americans The Dynamics of Discrimination against Arab Americans Responding to Discrimination: Ethnogenesis Chapter 10. The Future of Ethnicity in America The New Immigrants The Immigration Dilemma The Future Dynamic of Discrimination New Patterns of Ethnic Mixing The Problematic Nature of a Multicultural America Conclusion: The Ongoing Struggle for Social Justice in U.S. Society SUPPLEMENTSWebsite (IM, TB downloads; Student Quizzes)
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