Racial and Ethnic Relations in America

ISBN-10: 0205381979

ISBN-13: 9780205381975

Edition: 7th 2005 (Revised)

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Racial and Ethnic Relations in America uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on sociology, history, psychology, and other social sciences to focus on the factors that contribute to the merger or separation of different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. The authors present historical information and contemporary examples of the largest ethnic and minority groups in the United States. They analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the assimilation model in explaining how various racial and ethnic groups have been incorporated (or not) into U.S. society. Focusing on interracial and interethnic relations in the U.S., the authors give a sociological analysis of inter-group processes and the history of the interactions of racial and ethnic groups. Organized thematically rather than chronologically, the text illuminates the main racial and ethnic dilemmas faced in America. New to the Seventh Edition: bull; bull;As a response to the growing Asian population in the United States over the past four decades, the authors expand their extensive coverage to include an additional chapter on Asian Americans (Ch. 12) that discusses Chinese, Asian, Indian, Korean, and Filipino Americans. bull;Increases focus on global conflict and refugees to include both Vietnamese and Arab Americans. bull;New ";Discussion Questions"; at the end of each chapter are intended to stimulate open discussion and debate and engage readers with the issues at hand regarding racial and ethnic relations. bull;Further emphasizes divisions between whites and non-whites, whites as an ethnic group, Puerto Ricans as an example of a colonized group, and racial and ethnic relations in other countries. bull;Updates the material on assimilation theory with current studies, such as the social construction of ethnic identity and the emergence of whiteness as an ethnic group. In addition, perspectives from other theories, such as contact theory, dual labor markets, segmented assimilation, and pan-ethnic identity are discussed.
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Book details

List price: $219.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

All chapters conclude with Discussion Questions, Key Ideas, Key Terms, and Notes
Natives and Newcomers
An Overview of Assimilation in America
Development of Assimilation Theory
Race and Ethnicity: A Conceptual Note
Together or Apart? Some Competing Views
Subprocesses of Assimilation
Gordon's Theory of Assimilation Subprocesses
Three Ideologies of Assimilation
Two Anti-Assimilationist Ideologies: Separatism and Secessionism
The Models of Assimilation as Descriptions
The Rise of Anglo American Society
The English Legacy
Indian-English Relations
Servants and Slaves
The Colonial Irish
The Colonial Germans
The Revolutionary Period
The Golden Door
The First Great Immigrant Stream
Changing Patterns of Immigration
The Second Great Immigrant Stream
The Third Great Immigrant Stream
Nativism and Racism
Scientific Racism
Immigration Restriction
Contemporary Racism
Japanese Americans
Japanese Immigration and Native Reactions
The Japanese Family and Community in America
War, Evacuation, and Relocation
Japanese American Assimilation
Japanese American Success
Mexican Americans: From Colonized Minority to Political Activists
The Colonial Model
The Immigrant Model
Mexican Immigration and Native Reaction
Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans: Identity and Incorporation
Identification and Diversity
The Colonization of Puerto Rico
Cultural Assimilation: English and Spanish
Mexican American and Puerto Rican Success
African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation
The Period of Slavery
Immigrant or Colonized Minority?
Emancipation and Reconstruction
The Restoration of White Supremacy
Migration and Urbanization
The Civil Rights Movement
African Americans: Protest and Social Change
The Rise of Direct Action
Renewed Visibility of Black-White Conflict
African American Assimilation
African American Success
Native Americans: The First Americans
The English Penetration of the Continent
Anglo American-Indian Policies
Indian Removal
Plains Wars and Reservations
From Separatism to Anglo Conformity
Cycling between Anglo Conformity and Cultural Pluralism
Pan-Indian Responses and Initiatives
Immigrant or Colonized Minority?
Native Americans: A Struggle to Maintain Political and Cultural Pluralism
Cultural Assimilation
Secondary Structural Assimilation
Primary Structural Assimilation
Marital Assimilation
Other Forms of Assimilation
American Indian Success
The New Immigration
Changes in the Laws and the Immigrant Stream
The Vietnamese
Resurgent Racism and Nativism
Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination
Theory and Practice
The Educational Approach
The Legal Approach
Political Participation
The Future of Ethnicity
Further Reflections on Assimilation and Ethnicity
Consequences of Colonization and Imm
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