9780073404219

American Ethnicity : The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073404219

  • ISBN10:

    0073404217

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/10/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

American Ethnicityis a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and 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, this 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. The sixth edition offers expanded theoretical framework through the inclusion of the Social Identity Theory.

Table of Contents

Preface
Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations Race and Ethnicity Ethnic Groups Minority Groups Ethnic Discrimination Ethnic Stratification Ethnic Prejudice
Explaining Ethnic Relations Theories of Ethnic Relations A Unified Theory of Ethnic Relations
The Anglo-Saxon Core and Ethnic Antagonism Early Colonization of America The Cultural and Institutional Legacy of Early Colonization
White Ethnic Americans Resource Shares of White Ethnic Groups Irish Americans Italian Americans Jewish Americans
African Americans Resource Shares of African Americans The Dynamics of Discrimination against African Americans Stratification of African Americans Responding to Discrimination
Native Americans On the Verge of Extinction Resource Shares of Native Americans Stratification of Native Americans Responding to Discrimination
Latinos Resource Shares of Latinos Mexican Americans Puerto Ricans Cuban Americans
Asian and Pacific Island Americans Asian Americans Pacific Islanders: A Short Exploratory Note
Arab Americans Who Are Arab Americans? Resource Shares of Arab Americans The Dynamics of Discrimination against Arab Americans Responding to Discrimination: Ethnogenesis
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 SUPPLEMENTS Website (IM, TB downloads; Student Quizzes)
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