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Diversity and Society : Race, Ethnicity, and Gender



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The only brief text to present a unified sociological frame of reference to help students analyze minority-dominant relations Derived in part from Joseph F. Healey's bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, this accessible 10-chapter text teaches concepts and theories through current, engaging topics, such as the Obama election and presidency and the economic recession. An analysis of minority-dominant relations is presented clearly, reinforced through case studies and enhanced through gender and comparative perspectives. Particular emphasis is given to the history of race and ethnicity in the United States-more coverage than any other brief text. The accompanying reader includes expanded versions of the Narrative Portraits and Current Debates sections from Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, as well as updated readings. New and Proven Features Offers enhanced coverage of mixed race in Chapter 1 and in each of the racial/ethnic groups chapters Includes expanded coverage of immigration and gender Provides "Comparative Focus" boxes that give students in-chapter glimpses of key topics in other countries, as well as a complete chapter devoted to looking at race relations in a cross-national perspective Analyzes "whiteness," a growing research area in this field Includes chapter-opening vignettes and photos to set the stage for the chapter content, as well as chapter-ending review questions and Web-based research exercises that focus on key ideas and help students apply them. Ancillaries A companion Web site at includes: Password-protected instructor resources, featuring test questions, PowerPoint slides, chapter outlines, and additional materials to help instructors enhance student learning. An open-access student study site, with e-flashcards, practice quizzes, chapter outlines, Web resources, and other materials to enhance students understand key concepts.Intended Audience Diversity & Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Third Edition is designed for undergraduate courses in Minority Groups, Race and Gender, and Immigration taught in the departments of sociology, social work, and political science. It can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with Joseph F. Healey's and Eileen T. O'Brien's companion reader, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Selected Readings.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery
Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today
African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism
American Indians: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society
Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Asian Americans: "Model Minorities"?
Challenges For the Present and the Future
New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
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