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.
I. SOCIOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK.
1. The Study of Minorities.
The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon.
A Sociological Perspective.
Racial and Ethnic Groups.
The Dillingham Flaw.
Personal Troubles and Public Issues.
The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations.
2. Culture and Social Structure.
The Concept of Culture.
Theories of Minority Integration.
Is There White Culture?
3. Prejudice and Discrimination.
4. Dominant-Minority Relations.
Consequences of Minority-Group Status.
II. EUROPEAN AMERICANS.
5. Northern and Western Europeans.
The Scandinavians and Finns.
Social Realities for Women.
Northern and Western European Assimilation.
6. Southern, Central, and Eastern Europeans.
The Slavic Peoples.
Immigrant Women and Work.
III. PEOPLE OF COLOR.
7. The Native Americans.
Values and Social Structure.
Stereotyping of Native Americans.
Changes in Government Policy.
Present-Day Native American Life.
Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Urban Native Americans.
Native American Assimilation.
8. East and Southeast Asian Americans.
Other Southeast Asians.
The Model Minority Stereotype.
East and Southeast Asian Assimilation.
9. Other Asian and Middle Eastern Americans.
The Asian Indians.
Other Asian and Middle Eastern Assimilation.
10. Black Americans.
The Winds of Change.
The Bell-Curve Debate.
Language as Prejudice.
Social Indicators of Black Progress.
Race or Class?
West Indian Americans.
Black American Assimilation.
11. Hispanic Americans.
Social Indicators of Hispanic Progress.
The Puerto Ricans.
Mexicans and Puerto Ricans: A Comparison.
Caribbean, Central, and South Americans.
Hispanic American Assimilation.
IV. OTHER MINORITIES.
12. Religious Minorities.
Religion and U.S. Society.
13. Women as a Minority Group.
The Reality of Sexual Differences.
Immigrant and Minority Women.
Social Indicators of Women's Status.
Sexism and the Law.
Women and Politics.
V. TRENDS AND POSSIBILITIES.
14. The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic.
The Changing Face of Ethnicity.
Current Ethnic Issues.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Future.