Dominant-Minority Relations in America Convergence in the New World

ISBN-10: 0205482414

ISBN-13: 9780205482412

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: John P. Myers
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Book details

List price: $164.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Other Sources of Oppression
Cross-Cultural Comparisons
Theory
Definitions and Concepts Migrant
Immigrant
Emigrant
Ethnic Group
Race
Racism
Ethnocentrism
Minority Group
Dominant Group
Prejudice and Discrimination
Other Sources of Oppression in Our Society
Some of the Other Oppressed Groups
Tolerance Term for Other Groups
Definition of Minority Groups Based on Race and Ethnicity
Logistical Reasons for Focusing on Minority Groups Based on Race and Ethnicity
Reasons for Studying Oppressed Groups Based on Characteristics Other Than Race and Ethnicity
Minority Group Based on Gender
Minority Group Based on Sexual Orientation
Minority Groups Based on Other Statuses
Minority Groups That Discriminate
Race and Ethnicity in Other Societies
Apartheid in South Africa - Different Numbers
Northern Ireland - Religion and National Heritage
1930s and 1940s Germany - Religion and Ancestry
Puerto Rico - A Different View of Color
Vietnam - National Origin
Rwamda - Colonial Heritage of Racism
Dominant-Minority Relations throughout the World
Initial Contact, Immigration, and Size of Groups Today
First Contacts and Immigration
Legislative Changes and Changes in the Social Environment
The Census
The Size of Groups
Constructing a Theoretical Model to Explain Dominant-Minority Relations
The Question
An Overview of the Approach
Assimilation, Pluralism, Functionalism, and Conflict
Functionalism and Assimilation
Functionalism and Ideology
The Conflict Perspective and Minority Group Theory
Conflict and Assimilation: A Single Model
Questions to Ask Based on the Model
Family Background Projec
Applying Sociological Theory to Group Experience
Native Americans
Overview
The Dominant Group's Initial Conflict Position
Responses of the Minority Group
Tactics Used by the Dominant Group to Maintain Dominance
The Extent the Minority Group Community Was Separate and Established, and the Amount of Power that the Community Generated
The Types and Extent of Assimilation or Power Sharing
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