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Majority-Minority Relations

ISBN-10: 0205645372
ISBN-13: 9780205645374
Edition: 6th 2010
Authors: John E. Farley
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Description: This book is designed to develop students'understanding of the principles and processes that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society. A wide variety of information is provided about a number of such groups  More...

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List price: $140.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

This book is designed to develop students'understanding of the principles and processes that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society. A wide variety of information is provided about a number of such groups with an emphasis on the relationships between dominant (majority) and subordinate (minority) racial and ethnic groups in the United States and abroad. Organized in atopic by topic approach, this book provides a more integrated sociological look at Majority-Minority relations.Affirmative action; welfare reform; whiteness as a racial identity; African-American perspectives; race/ethnicity in our schools; wage and labor laws; the war on drugs; institutional discrimination; race/ethnicity vs. language debate; as well as September 11 impact on intergroup relations.For professionals working in a racially mixed environment.

John E. Farleyis Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where for nearly thirty years he taught a wide range of courses, including many years of teaching the race and ethnic relations course. He conducted his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, where he received a B.A. in political science. He continued his studies at the University of Michigan, where he received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology, as well as the master of urban planning degree. nbsp; He is also the author ofSociology, Fifth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2003). He is an active researcher in urban sociology and race and ethnic relations, and his articles have appeared in theAmerican Journal of Sociology,Social Science Research, theAmerican Journal of Economics and Sociology,Urban Affairs Review, The Sociological Quarterly,Contexts, and a number of other journals. He also regularly presents the results of his research at professional meetings, and has addressed such meetings in Canada, Sweden and Germany as well as throughout the United States. He headed a research team studying public response to Iben Browningrsquo;s prediction of an earthquake in the Midwest in 1990, and he was editor of a special issue of thenternational Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasterson that topic. His book,Earthquake Fears, Predictions, and Preparations in Mid-America, which reports the results of the three-year study, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 1998. Dr. Farley has conducted research on racial housing segregation based on each U.S. census from 1980 through 2000. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and SIUErsquo;s Graduate School and Institute for Urban Research. nbsp; Professor Farley has received a number of awards for his work, including the SIUE Outstanding Scholar Award for his research on race relations and racial housing segregation, the SIUE Kimmell Community Service Award for his efforts in creating a fair housing organization in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and SIUErsquo;s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University Humanitarian Award for his efforts in the community. He has served as president of the SIUE Faculty Senate, the Illinois Sociological Association, the Midwest Sociological Society, and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council, which presented him with its Open Doors Award in 2008 for his work promoting fair housing. Dr. Farley enjoys fishing, snow skiing, travel, and nature and weather photography, especially when sharing these activities with his wife, Alice and his daughter, Megan. In 2004, he became a grandfather, and now has two grandchildren.

Orientation: Basic Terms and Concepts
Social-Psychology and Social Structure as Ways of Understanding Majority-Minority Relations
Prejudice: Its Forms and Causes
Reducing Prejudice: How Achievable? How Important?
Macro-Sociological Perspectives: The Order and Conflict Models
The Historical Roots of Todayrsquo;s Intergroup Inequality and Majority-Minority Relations
Origins and Causes of Ethnic Inequality
Changing Patterns of Majority-Minority Relations in the United States
Minority Group Movements and Their Impact on Society
Changing Values, Goals, and Models: New Thinking on Assimilation, Pluralism, and Separatism
Cross-Cultural Studies of Majority-Minority Relations
Majority-Minority Relations in America Today: The Role of Institutional Discrimination
The Status of Majority and Minority Groups in the United States Today
The Economic and Health Care Systems and Minority Groups in America
Living Apart: Housing Segregation in America
The American Political and Legal System and Majority-Minority Relations
Education and American Minority Groups
Current and Future Issues in Majority-Minority Relations
Current Trends in Majority-Minority Relations
Current Debates: Affirmative Action, Immigration, and Race Versus Class

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