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Race and Ethnicity in the United States

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780131733268

ISBN10:
0131733265
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Race and Ethnicity In The United States, 4/e introduces the basic sociological concepts relevant to the study of race and ethnic relations, and gives a basic intellectual framework to approach this ever-changing and emotional facet of life in this country. 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

Table of Contents

Preface ix
About the Author v
Chapter 1 Understanding Race and Ethnicity 1(42)
What Is a Subordinate Group?
5(2)
Types of Subordinate Groups
7(5)
Racial Groups
8(1)
Ethnic Groups
9(1)
Listen to Our Voices: Problem of the Color Line, W.E.B. DuBois
10(1)
Religious Groups
11(1)
Gender Groups
11(1)
Other Subordinate Groups
12(1)
Does Race Matter?
12(5)
Biological Meaning
13(2)
Social Construction of Race
15(2)
Sociology and the Study of Race and Ethnicity
17(6)
Stratification by Class and Gender
17(1)
Theoretical Perspectives
18(5)
The Creation of Subordinate-Group Status
23(3)
Migration
23(1)
Annexation
24(1)
Colonialism
25(1)
The Consequences of Subordinate-Group Status
26(17)
Extermination
26(1)
Expulsion
27(1)
Secession
27(1)
Segregation
28(2)
Fusion
30(1)
Assimilation
31(1)
The Pluralist Perspective
32(2)
Who Am I?
34(1)
Research Focus: Measuring Multiculturalism
35(3)
Resistance and Change
38(5)
Chapter 2 Prejudice 43(41)
Hate Crimes
46(2)
Prejudice and Discrimination
48(3)
Merton's Typology
49(1)
LaPiere's Study
50(1)
Theories of Prejudice
51(5)
Scapegoating Theory
52(1)
Authoritarian Personality Theory
53(1)
Exploitation Theory
53(2)
Normative Approach
55(1)
The Content of Prejudice: Stereotypes
56(5)
What Are Stereotypes?
56(1)
Listen to Our Voices: Pendulum Swings on Civil Rights, James Zogby
57(1)
Trends in Stereotypes
58(1)
Stereotyping in Action: Racial Profiling
59(2)
The Extent of Prejudice
61(4)
The Social Distance Scale
62(1)
Trends in Prejudice
62(3)
The Mood of the Oppressed
65(3)
Intergroup Hostility
68(1)
Reducing Prejudice
69(15)
Education and Mass Media
71(2)
Equal-Status Contact
73(2)
Corporate Response: Diversity Training
75(2)
Research Focus: What's in a Name?
77(2)
Ways to Fight Hate
79(5)
Chapter 3 Discrimination 84(35)
Understanding Discrimination
88(6)
Relative versus Absolute Deprivation
88(1)
Total Discrimination
89(1)
Listen to our Voices: Of Race and Risk by Patricia J. Williams
90(2)
Institutional Discrimination
92(2)
Low-Wage Labor
94(4)
Research Focus: Discrimination in Job Seeking
97(1)
Discrimination Today
98(7)
Measuring Discrimination
98(3)
Eliminating Discrimination
101(4)
Environmental Justice
105(3)
Affirmative Action
108(4)
Affirmative Action Explained
108(1)
The Legal Debate
109(3)
Reverse Discrimination
112(2)
The Glass Ceiling
114(5)
Chapter 4 Immigration and the United States 119(32)
Patterns of Immigration
122(1)
Today's Foreign-Born Population
123(2)
Early Immigration
125(4)
The Anti-Catholic Crusade
125(2)
The Anti-Chinese Movement
127(2)
Restrictionist Sentiment Increases
129(5)
The National Origin System
130(1)
The 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act
131(3)
Contemporary Concerns
134(7)
The Brain Drain
134(2)
Population Growth
136(1)
Illegal Immigration
136(1)
Listen to Our Voices: Imagining Life without Illegal Immigrants, Dean E. Murphy
137(4)
The Economic Impact of Immigration
141(4)
Research Focus: How Well Are Immigrants Doing?
143(2)
The Global Economy and Immigration
145(2)
Refugees
147(4)
Chapter 5 Ethnicity and Religion 151(45)
Ethnic Diversity
153(1)
Why Don't We Study Whiteness?
154(4)
Listen to Our Voices: When the Boats Arrived, Diane Glancy
155(1)
Whiteness
156(1)
White Privilege
157(1)
The Rediscovery of Ethnicity
158(3)
The Third-Generation Principle
159(1)
Symbolic Ethnicity
160(1)
The Price Paid by White Ethnics
161(3)
Prejudice toward White Ethnic Groups
161(1)
The Prejudice of Ethnics
162(2)
Case Example: The Italian Americans
164(3)
The Language Divide
167(5)
Bilingual Education
169(2)
Official Language Movement
171(1)
Religious Pluralism
172(6)
Research Focus: Measuring the Importance of Religion
177(1)
Ethnicity, Religion, and Social Class
178(2)
Religion in the United States
180(9)
Diversity among Roman Catholics
180(2)
Diversity among Protestants
182(2)
Women and Religion
184(2)
Religion and the U.S. Supreme Court
186(3)
Limits of Religious Freedom: The Amish
189(7)
The Amish Way of Life
189(1)
The Amish and Larger Society
190(6)
Chapter 6 The Nation as a Kaleidoscope 196(16)
The Glass Half Empty
199(3)
Is There a Model Minority?
202(6)
Listen to Our Voices: Gangsters, Gooks, Geeks, Geishas by Helen Zia
204(2)
Persistence of Inequality
206(2)
Talking Past One Another
208(4)
Internet Resource Directory 212(4)
Glossary 216(4)
References 220(13)
Photo Credits 233(2)
Index 235


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