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9781412941075

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender : Selected Readings

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    9781412941075

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-05-08
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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The Second Edition of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Selected Readings offers comprehensive, varied, and highly readable views of the problems of racism and sexism in American society. Editors Joseph F. Healey and Eileen T. O'Brien present a variety of perspectives on some of the most pressing problems facing American society: racism and prejudice, inequality and discrimination, and assimilation and pluralism. This new edition includes historical perspectives, case studies of minority groups, a strong emphasis on gender, clashing perspectives on contemporary problems, and a chapter on solutions.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Narrative Portrait: The Social Construction of Racial Identity
Developing a Racial Identity
Narrative Portrait: The Cultural Sources of Prejudice
Kaffir Boy
Readings
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
Using Racial and Ethnic Concepts: The Critical Case of Very Young Children
Constructing Categories of Difference
Current Debates: Race and Sports
The Dominance of Black Athletes is Genetic
The Argument for Genetic Differences is Deeply Flawed
Debate Questions to Consider
Assimilation and Pluralism
Narrative Portrait: Assimilation, Then and Now
Choosing a Dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen
Always Running: La Vida Loca
Readings
Divided Fates
Fifteen Years on the Bottom Rung
Opening Faces: The Politics of Cosmetic Surgery and Asian American Women
Current Debates: English Only?
English Only Will Speed the Assimilation of Immigrants
Bilingualism Should Be Encouraged
Debate Questions to Consider
The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
The Development of Dominant-Minority Relations in Pre-Industrial America: The Origins of Slavery
Narrative Portrait: A Slave's Life
Life as a Slave Girl
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb
Readings
Slavery Unwilling to Die
Jezebel and Mammy: The Mythology of Female Slavery
Current Debates: How Did Slavery Affect the Origins of African American Culture?
Slavery Created African American Culture
African American Culture Was Created by an Interplay of Elements From Africa and America
Debate Questions to Consider
Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Post-Industrial Society
Narrative Portrait: The Kitchenette
Death on the City Pavement
Readings
The Meaning of Emancipation According to Black Women
What is Affirmative Action?
Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violence: Random School Shootings, 1982-2001
Current Debates: Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Casts Suspicions on Legitimate Black Achievement and Depicts African Americans as Incapable
Why We Still Need Affirmative Action
Debate Questions to Consider
Understanding Dominant -Minority Relations in the United States Today
African Americans
Narrative Portrait: The Persistence of Racism
Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Ability To Alter Public Space
The Mulatto Millennium
Readings
I Am Not a Racist But...
Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry
The Elephant in the Living Room: The Issue of Race in Close Black/White Friendships
Current Debates: Reparations
Reparations for African Americans in Historical Context
Reparations Are an Idea Whose Time Has Come
Blood Money: Why I Don't Want Reparations for Slavery
Debate Questions to Consider
Native Americans
Narrative Portrait: Native Americans' Experiences and Perspectives
Lakota Woman
Talking to the Owls and Butterflies
Readings
Growing Up Indian
From the Ground Up
Current Debates: Are Indian Sports Team Mascots Offensive?
Indian Symbols and Mascots Are Not Offensive
Mascots Are Offensive
Debate Questions to Consider
Hispanic Americans
Narrative Portrait: The Meaning of Macho
Americanization is Tough on Macho
Narrative Portrait: Gender Images of Latinas
The Island Travels With You
Readings
Mock Spanish: A Site for the Indexical Reproduction of Racism in American English
Seeing More Than Black and White: Latinos, Racsim, and the Cultural Divide
Not White or Black, but In Between: Latinos and Asian Americans Expanding the Language of Colorblind Racism
Current Debates: Is Americanization Threatened by" Hispanization"?
How to Make an American
Why We Shouldn't Worry About the "Hispanization" of the United States
Debate Questions to Consider
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Narrative Portrait: The Relocation
We Were Just Japs
Readings
The Interrelationship Between Anti-Asian Violence and Asian America
South Korean Sex Slaves in the United States and Canada
Current Debates: Asian American "Success": What Are the Dimensions, Causes, and Implications for Other Minority Groups?
The Success of Japanese Americans Is Cultural
The "Success" of Chinese Americans Is Structural
The Success of Asian Americans Has Been Exaggerated in Part to Criticize Other Minority Groups
Debate Questions to Consider
New Americans: Immigration and Assimilation
Narrative Portrait: Two Stories of Immigration
Life in the Enclave
Life as a Refugee
Readings
Immigrants in American Society
Discrimination and the American Dream: The Case of Middle Eastern Americans
Globalization and Its Mal(e)contents: The Gendered Moral and Political Economy of Terrorism
Current Debates: Is Immigration Harmful or Helpful to the United States?
Immigration Is Harmful
Immigration Is Not Harmful
We Need to Reframe the Immigration Debate
Debate Questions to Consider
White Ethnic Groups
Narrative Portrait: Ethnicity, Prejudice, and the Irish Political Machine
Shadow of the Past
Readings
How Jews Became White
White Privilege and Male Privilege
Euphemized Racism: Moral qua Racial Boundaries
Current Debates: The Racial Identities of Whites and Blacks
The Need to Understand Whiteness
Symbolic and Involuntary Ethnicity
Debate Questions to Consider
Conclusions
Antiracist and Feminist Solutions
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Racial Preference Licensing Act
The Redefinition and Subversion of Comparable Worth in New York State: "We Did It Our Way"
Building Connections with Antiracism and Feminism
Abolish the White Race by Any Means Necessary
Being an Ally
Commitment to Combat Racism
Tools for White Guys Who Are Working for Social Change
Discussion Questions
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