Race and Ethnicity in Society The Changing Landscape

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-25
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This engaging reader is organized in four major thematic parts, subdivided into thirteen different sections. Part I ("The Social Basis of Race and Ethnicity") establishes the analytical frameworks that are now being used to think about race in society. The section examines the social construction of race and ethnicity as concepts and experience. Part II ("Continuity and Change: How We Got Here and What It Means") explores both the historical patterns of inclusion and exclusion that have established racial and ethnic inequality, while also explaining some of the contemporary changes that are shaping contemporary racial and ethnic relations. Part III ("Race and Social Institutions") examines the major institutional structures in contemporary society and investigates patterns of racial inequality within these institutions. Persistent inequality in the labor market and in patterns of community, residential, and educational segregation continue to shape the life chances of different groups. Part IV ("Building a Just Society") concludes the book by looking at both large-scale contexts of change, such as those reflected in the movement to elect the first African American president.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
About the Editorsp. xvii
The Social Basis of Race and Ethnicityp. 1
The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicityp. 3
Defining Racep. 7
The Race Mythp. 14
Planting the Seed: The Invention of Racep. 24
How Did Jews Become White Folks?p. 28
Racial Formationp. 36
Student Exercisesp. 41
What Do You Think? Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Racismp. 43
American Racism in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 50
Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race Americap. 57
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Marķap. 62
Mixed-Race Chicp. 67
My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Studentp. 71
Student Exercisesp. 77
Representing Race and Ethnicity: The Media and Popular Culturep. 79
Black Youth and the Ironies of Capitalismp. 83
How to Not Be 21st Century Venus Hottentotsp. 89
Marķa de la Barbiep. 99
"Playing Indian": Why Native American Mascots Must Endp. 105
Unmasking Racism: Costuming and Engagement of the Racial Otherp. 110
Student Exercisep. 121
Who Are You? Race and Identityp. 123
Why Are the Black Kids Sitting Together?: A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatump. 126
Drawing the Boundariesp. 133
Barack Like Me: Our First Asian American Presidentp. 139
White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Sonp. 144
Student Exercisesp. 149
Continuity and Change: How We Got Here and What It Meansp. 151
Who Belongs? Race, Rights and Citizenshipp. 153
Citizenship and Inequalityp. 158
The First Americans: American Indiansp. 166
Race, Civil Rights, and Immigration Law After September 11, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslimsp. 174
Salsa and Ketchup: Transnational Migrants Straddle Two Worldsp. 178
Student Exercisesp. 185
The Changing Face of America: Immigrationp. 187
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern Americap. 192
From Ellis Island to JFK: Education in New York's Two Great Waves of Immigrationp. 197
Places and Peoples: The New American Mosaicp. 203
Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in Americap. 207
Student Exercisesp. 211
The Difference It Makes: Race, Class, and Gender Inequalityp. 213
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connectionp. 216
Theorizing Race, Gender, and Classp. 223
The Myth of the Missing Black Fatherp. 228
Between Good and Ghettop. 234
"They Are Testing You All the Time": Negotiating Dual Femininities among Chicana Attorneysp. 238
Student Exercisesp. 244
Race and Social Institutionsp. 245
Race and the Workplacep. 247
Toward a Framework for Understanding Forces that Contribute to or Reinforce Racial Inequalityp. 250
Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobsp. 255
Families on the Frontier: From Braceros in the Fields to Braceras in the Homep. 265
Race, Migration, and Labor Controlp. 273
Student Exercisesp. 277
Shaping Lives and Love: Race, Families, and Communitiesp. 279
The Family and Community Costs of Racismp. 283
Child Welfare as a Racial Justice Issuep. 290
Interracial Relationships: Discourses and Imagesp. 296
Breaking the Last Taboo: Interracial Marriage in Americap. 301
Student Exercisesp. 309
How We Live and Learn: Segregation, Housing, and Educationp. 311
Fences and Neighbors: Segregation in 21st-Century Americap. 315
Sub-Prime as a Black Catastrophep. 324
Historic Reversals, Accelerating Resegregation, and the Need for New Integration Strategiesp. 329
Good Neighborhoods, Good Schools: Race and the "Good Choices" of White Familiesp. 338
Student Exercisesp. 348
Do We Care? Race, Health Care, and the Environmentp. 349
Health Disparities: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know? What Should We Do?p. 353
Cultural Images and the Health of African American Womenp. 364
Poisoning the Planet: The Struggle for Environmental Justicep. 374
Race, Place, and the Environment in Post-Katrina New Orleansp. 381
Student Exercisesp. 391
Criminal Injustice? Courts, Crime, and the Lawp. 393
Punishment and Inequality in Americap. 396
Debunking the Myth of Immigrant Criminality: Imprisonment Among First- and Second-Generation Young Menp. 401
The Uneven Scales of Capital Justicep. 408
The Mark of a Criminal Recordp. 412
Student Exercisesp. 422
Building a Just Societyp. 423
Moving Forward: Analysis and Social Actionp. 425
Post-Racism?: Putting President Obama's Victory in Perspectivep. 429
Diversity Management in Corporate Americap. 436
Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guidep. 444
Student Exercisesp. 447
Indexp. 449
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