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Race and Ethnicity in the United States

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780130283153

ISBN10:
0130283150
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

A core text for courses in Race and Ethnic Relations. This concise topical introduction to race and ethnicity in the U.S. explores prejudice, discrimination, immigration, ethnicity, and religion in their historical and current contexts. The book introduces students to the basic sociological concepts relevant to the study of dominant and subordinate relations, and gives them a basic intellectual framework to approach this ever-changing and emotional facet of life in this country.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Understanding Race and Ethnicity
1(38)
What Is a Subordinate Group?
4(1)
Types of Subordinate Groups
5(4)
Racial Groups
5(1)
Ethnic Groups
6(1)
Religious Groups
7(1)
Gender Groups
8(1)
Listen to Their Voices: Problem of the Color-Line
8(1)
W. E. B. DuBois
Race
9(5)
Biological Meaning
9(3)
Social Construction of Race
12(2)
Census 2000
14(1)
Sociology and the Study of Race and Ethnicity
14(6)
Stratification by Class and Gender
15(1)
Theoretical Perspectives
16(4)
The Creation of Subordinate-Group Status
20(3)
Migration
21(1)
Annexation
21(1)
Colonialism
22(1)
The Consequences of Subordinate-Group Status
23(6)
Extermination
24(1)
Expulsion
24(1)
Secession
25(1)
Segregation
25(1)
Fusion
26(1)
Assimilation
27(2)
The Pluralist Perspective
29(1)
Who Am I?
30(3)
Resistance and Change
33(2)
Conclusion
35(1)
Key Terms
36(1)
Review Questions
36(1)
Critical Thinking
37(1)
Internet Exercises
37(2)
Prejudice
39(34)
Hate Crimes
42(2)
Prejudice and Discrimination
44(3)
Theories of Prejudice
47(4)
Scapegoating Theory
47(1)
Authoritarian Personality Theory
48(1)
Exploitation Theory
49(1)
Normative Approach
50(1)
The Content of Prejudice: Stereotypes
51(3)
The Extent of Prejudice
54(4)
The Social Distance Scale
54(3)
Attitude Change
57(1)
The Mood of the Subordinate Group
58(5)
Listen to Their Voices: In Search of Bruce Lee's Grave, Shanlon Wu
61(2)
Intergroup Hostility
63(1)
Reducing Prejudice
64(6)
Mass Media and Education
64(2)
Television: A Case Study of the Media
66(2)
Equal-Status Contact
68(2)
Conclusion
70(1)
Key Terms
71(1)
Review Questions
71(1)
Critical Thinking
71(1)
Internet Exercises
71(2)
Discrimination
73(35)
Understanding Discrimination
76(5)
Relative Versus Absolute Deprivation
76(1)
Total Discrimination
77(1)
Institutional Discrimination
78(1)
Listen to Their Voices: Of Race and Risk
79(2)
Patricia J. Williams
The Informal Economy
81(2)
The Underclass
83(2)
Discrimination Today
85(6)
Measuring Discrimination
85(3)
Eliminating Discrimination
88(3)
Environmental Justice
91(2)
Affirmative Action
93(7)
Affirmative Action Explained
94(1)
The Debate
95(3)
Reverse Discrimination
98(2)
The Glass Ceiling
100(4)
Conclusion
104(1)
Key Terms
105(1)
Review Questions
105(1)
Critical Thinking
105(1)
Internet Exercises
106(2)
Immigration and the United States
108(29)
Early Immigration
111(6)
The Anti-Catholic Crusade
112(1)
The Anti-Chinese Movement
113(4)
Restrictionist Sentiment Increases
117(5)
The National Origins System
117(2)
Listen to Their Voices: Roots
119(1)
Raffi Ishkanian
The 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act
120(2)
Contemporary Concerns
122(6)
The Brain Drain
122(2)
Population Growth
124(1)
Illegal Immigration
125(3)
The Economic Impact of Immigration
128(3)
Refugees
131(2)
Conclusion
133(1)
Key Terms
134(1)
Review Questions
134(1)
Critical Thinking
135(1)
Internet Exercises
135(2)
Ethnicity and Religion
137(38)
Ethnic Diversity
139(1)
Why Don't We Study Whiteness?
139(4)
Listen to Their Voices: When the Boats Arrived
141(2)
Diane Glancy
Religious Pluralism
143(3)
The Rediscovery of Ethnicity
146(4)
The Third-Generation Principle
147(1)
Symbolic Ethnicity
148(2)
The Price Paid by White Ethnics
150(3)
Prejudice toward White Ethnic Groups
150(1)
The Prejudice of Ethnics
151(2)
Case Example: The Italian Americans
153(3)
Ethnicity, Religion, and Social Class
156(2)
Religion in the United States
158(9)
Diversity among Roman Catholics
159(1)
Diversity among Protestants
160(2)
Women and Religion
162(1)
Religion and the U.S. Supreme Court
163(4)
Limits of Religious Freedom: The Amish
167(4)
Conclusion
171(1)
Key Terms
172(1)
Review Questions
172(1)
Critical Thinking
172(1)
Internet Exercises
173(2)
The Nation as a Kaleidoscope
175(13)
The Glass Half Empty
177(2)
Is There a Model Minority?
179(3)
Talking Past One Another
182(3)
Listen to Their Voices: A Bench by the Side of the Road
184(1)
Toni Morrison
The Changing Face of the Workforce
185(1)
Conclusion
186(1)
Key Term
186(1)
Review Questions
186(1)
Critical Thinking
187(1)
Internet Exercise
187(1)
Glossary 188(3)
References 191(12)
Photo Credits 203(2)
Index 205


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