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For one semester/one quarter Sociology courses in Race and Ethnic Relations. Richard Schaefer grew up in Chicago in the 1960's, at a time when neighborhoods were going through transitions in ethnic and racial composition. He found himself fascinated by what was happening, how people were reacting, and how these changes were affecting neighborhoods and people's jobs. These experiences led to a career in sociolog, and he is now a leading scholar on racial and ethnic relations. This book grew out of his desire to help students to understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population. This text is an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the issues confronting racial and ethnic groups in both the U.S. and other countries. Organized first by issues and then by major racial and ethnic groups. The text examines each grouprs"s history, explores its current situation, and its concerns for the future.
Table of Contents
|Understanding Race and Ethnicity|
|Immigration and the United States|
|Ethnicity and Religion|
|The Native Americans|
|The Making of African Americans in a White America|
|African Americans Today|
|Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans|
|Muslim and Arab Americans: Diverse Minorities|
|Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity|
|Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans|
|Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity|
|Women: The Oppressed Majority|
|Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective|
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