Multiculturalism in the United States Current Issues, Contemporary Voices

ISBN-10: 0761986480
ISBN-13: 9780761986485
Edition: 2000
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List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 9.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This reader focuses on the extremely current, important topic of racial and ethnic experiences in the United States today. Most of the essays were commissioned especially for this reader and have been prepared by some of the brightest voices in this cutting edge field. Instructors in search of a current, comprehensive multicultural reader will find this a valuable student resource whether it is the sole focus of their course or to be integrated into another content area.

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies , and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion .

Preface
Overview
Racial Fault Lines
Change in White Racial Attitudes
Racism Today: Continuity and Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era
The New Face of Race: The Metamorphosis of Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era United States
White Racism: A Case Study from the Heartland
Mongrel Monstrosities
Caught in the Middle: Korean-African American Conflicts
Urban Rioting in Los Angeles: A Comparison of 1965 with 1992
Representations of Race and the Politics of Identity
Black Identity in the United States
The Politics of Ethnic Authenticity: Building Native American Identities and Communities
Race Pride, Mexican Americans, and the Alamo
Narratives of Race and Culture in Transnational Adoption
Television and the Politics of Racial Representation
Race, Power, and Representation in Contemporary American Sport
Zydeco Music and Race Relations in French Louisiana
African Americans Since the 1960S: Gains, Losses, and Contested Social Policies
Rich and Poor African Americans
The Racial Income Gap: How Much Is Due to Bias?
When Work Disappears: Societal Changes and Vulnerable Neighborhoods
Documenting America: Racism, Realism, and Hoop Dreams
Black Mobility in White Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb
The Black Church and the Twenty-First Century
The Origins and Politics of Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action and Liberal Capitulation
Residential Segregation and Federal Housing Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Section 235 and Secdtion 8
New Immigrants and the Dilemmas of Adjustment
Should Immigrants Assimilate?
Who Gets the "Lousy" Jobs?
Immigrant Life on the Margins: Descent into Disappointment
Barrios in Transition
The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California
"Destroying a Marriage to Save a Family": Shifting Filipino American Gender Relations
Stanislaus Can't Polka: New Polish Immigrants in Established Polish American Communities
Israeli Americans
Social Citizenship for Whom? Young Turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States
What is Multicultural America?
We Are All Multiculturalists Now
Benign Multiculturalism
Ecumenical America: Global Culture and the American Cosmos
Multiculturalism: Battleground or Meeting Ground?
Sources and Permissions
Index

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