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

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This top-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.Strangers to these Shoresprovides broad, yet specific coverage of Europeans, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Arabs, religious minorities, and women as a minority group. This text systematically applies the three main sociological perspectives as a consistent framework for analysis. Also, it introduces "the stranger" concept in an analysis of the stranger as a social phenomena, and the text continues to carry this unifying theme throughout the study of all minority groups. This text provides first-hand immigrant accounts and comparative examples from other countries through "Ethnic Experience" and "International Scene" boxes. The final chapter, "The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic," brings synthesis to the many groups represented in the text.

Table of Contents

Sociological Framework
The Study of Minorities
The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon Minority Groups Racial and Ethnic Groups Ethnocentrism Objectivity
The Dillingham Flaw Personal Troubles and Public Issues
The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations
Sociological Perspectives
Culture and Social Structure
The Concept of Culture Cultural Change Structural Conditions
Stratification Social Class Intergroup Conflict Ethnic Stratification
Is There a White Culture?
Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice Discrimination
Intergroup Relations Minority-Group Responses
Consequences of Minority-Group Status
Dominant-Group Responses
Exploitation Minority-Minority Relations Theories of Minority Integration
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 Southern, Central and Eastern European Assimilation Sociological Analysis
Visible Minorities 7
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