9780205351299

Strangers to These Shores : Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205351299

  • ISBN10:

    0205351298

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/2002
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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 specific groups.

Table of Contents

I. SOCIOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK.

1. 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.

2. 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?

3. Prejudice and Discrimination.
Prejudice.
Discrimination.

4. Dominant-Minority Relations.
Minority-Group Responses.
Consequences of Minority-Group Status.
Dominant-Group Responses.
Exploitation.

II. EUROPEAN AMERICANS.

5. 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.

6. 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.

III. PEOPLE OF COLOR.

7. 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.

8. East and Southeast Asian Americans.
Sociohistorical Perspective.
Cultural Attributes.
The Chinese.
The Japanese.
The Filipinos.
The Koreans.
The Vietnamese.
Other Southeast Asians.
Ethnoviolence.
The Model Minority Stereotype.
East and Southeast Asian Assimilation.
Sociological Analysis.

9. Other Asian and Middle Eastern Americans.
Sociohistorical Perspective.
The Asian Indians.
Arab Americans.
The Syrian-Lebanese.
The Palestinians.
The Iranians.
The Iraqis.
The Turks.
The Pakistanis.
Other Asian and Middle Eastern Assimilation.
Sociological Analysis.

10. Black Americans.
Sociohistorical Perspective.
Institutionalized Racism.
The Winds of Change.
Urban Unrest.
The Bell-Curve Debate.
Language as Prejudice.
Social Indicators of Black Progress.
Race or Class?
African Immigrants.
West Indian Americans.
Black American Assimilation.
Sociological Analysis.

11. Hispanic Americans.
Sociohistorical Perspective.
Social Indicators of Hispanic Progress.
The Mexicans.
The Puerto Ricans.
Mexicans and Puerto Ricans: A Comparison.
The Cubans.
Caribbean, Central, and South Americans.
Hispanic American Assimilation.
Sociological Analysis.

IV. OTHER MINORITIES.

12. Religious Minorities.
Sociohistorical Perspective.
Catholic Americans.
Jewish Americans.
The Mormons.
Muslim Americans.
The Amish.
The Rastafarians.
The Santerians.
Hindu Americans.
Religion and U.S. Society.
Religious Assimilation.
Sociological Perspectives.

13. Women as a Minority Group.
Sociohistorical Perspective.
The Reality of Sexual Differences.
Immigrant and Minority Women.
Social Indicators of Women's Status.
Sexual Harassment.
Sexism and the Law.
Women and Politics.
Sociological Analysis.

V. TRENDS AND POSSIBILITIES.

14. The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic.
Ethnic Consciousness.
The Changing Face of Ethnicity.
Current Ethnic Issues.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Future.

Glossary.

Notes.

Appendix.

Index.

Credits.

Rewards Program

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