9780205578863

Strangers to These Shores : Minorities in the United States

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205578863

  • ISBN10:

    0205578861

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This best-selling, comprehensive text on racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. covers theoretical issues and the experiences of more than 50 racial, ethnic, and religious groups.

Table of Contents

Sociological Framework
The Study of Minorities
The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon
A Sociological Perspective
Minority Groups
Racial and Ethnic Groups
Ethnocentrism
Objectivity
The Dillingham Flaw
Personal Troubles and Public Issues
The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations
Culture and Social Structure
The Concept of Culture
Cultural Change
Structural Conditions
Stratification
Social Class
Intergroup Conflict
Ethnic Stratification Theories of Minority Integration
Is There White Culture?
Prejudice and Discrimination
Prejudice
Discrimination
Dominant-Minority Relations
Minority-Group Responses
Consequences of Minority-Group Status
Dominant-Group Responses
Exploitation
European Americans
Northern and Western Europeans
Sociohistorical Perspective
The English
The Dutch
The French
The Germans
The Irish
The Scandinavians and Finns
The Scots
The Welsh
Social Realities for Women
Northern and Western European Assimilation
Sociological Analysis
Southern, Central, and Eastern Europeans
Sociohistorical Perspective
The Slavic Peoples
The Poles
The Russians
The Ukrainians
The Hungarians
The Gypsies
The Italians
The Greeks
The Portuguese
The Armenians
Immigrant Women and Work
Sociological Analysis
People of Color
The Native Americans
Sociohistorical Perspective
Early Encounters
Values and Social Structure
Stereotyping of Native Americans
Changes in Government Policy
Present-Day Native American Life
Natural Resources
Red Power
The Courts
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Urban Native Americans
Cultural Impact
Native American Assimilation
Sociological Analysis
East and Southeast Asian Americans
Sociohistorical Perspective
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