Rethinking the Color Line Readings in Race and Ethnicity

ISBN-10: 0078026636

ISBN-13: 9780078026638

Edition: 5th 2012

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User-friendly without sacrificing intellectual or theoretical rigor, this anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations. The featured readings effectively engage students by helping them understand theories and concepts. Active learning in the classroom is encouraged while providing relevance for students from all ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The fifth edition features ten new articles on such timely topics as:• The U.S. Census’ changing definition of race and ethnicity• Race-based disparities in health• Racial and gender discrimination among racial minorities and women• Being Arab and American• How social control maintains racial inequality• The increase in black and brown incarceration• How racial bias may affect the use of DNA to locate suspects of crimes• How derogatory ethnic and racial images are created and disseminated by the media• The sexualization of African American women through the use of gender stereotypes• The portrayal of light- and dark-skinned biracial characters
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Book details

List price: $98.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Introduction Rethinking the Color Line: Understanding How Boundaries Shift
Sorting by colour: Why We Attach Meaning to Race
Race and Ethnicity: Sociohistoric Constructions
How Our Skins Got Their Color
Drawing the Color Line
Racial Formations
Defining Race and Ethnicity
Racialized Social System Approach to Racism
Seeing the Big Picture: The Social Construction of Race, 1790-2000
Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Socioeconomic Trends
Understanding Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Health: Sociological Contributions
Seeing the Big Picture: How Race Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Transformative Assets, the Racial Wealth Gap, and the American Dream
Seeing the Big Picture: The Color of Money
Race as Chameleon: How the Idea of Race Changes over Time and Place
Defining Race: Comparative Perspectives
Seeing the Big Picture: What Was Your Race in 1890?
A Tour of Indian Peoples and Indian Lands
Seeing the Big Picture: From Riches to the "Res" (Reservation System)
Asian American Panethnicity: Contemporary National and Transnational Possibilities
Seeing the Big Picture: Panethnic Fortunes: Riches and Rags
Beyond Black and White: Remaking Race in America
Seeing the Big Picture: Check All That Apply (Finally!): The Institutionalization of Mixed Race Identity
Color-Blind America: Fact, Fantasy, or Our Future?
Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post-Race America
The Ideology of Color Blindness
Seeing the Big Picture: Color-Blind or Blind to Color?
The Possibility of a New Racial Hierarchy in the Twenty-First-Century United States
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
Understanding Racism
Race Prejudice as a Sense of Group Position
Seeing the Big Picture: Racism: Group Position or Individual Belief?
Race and Gender Discrimination: Contemporary Trends
Discrimination and the American Creed
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America
Seeing the Big Picture: America's New Public Enemy?
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracy
Seeing the Big Picture: Race as an Investment
Laissez-Faire Racism, Racial Inequality, and die Role of the Social Sciences
How Space Gets Raced
Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Conditions in U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Seeing the Big Picture: How Integrated Is Your Neighborhood?
The Code of the Streets
Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: Race Still Matters
Race, Religion, and the Color Line (Or Is That the Color Wall?)
Why Are There No Supermarkets in My Neighborhood? The Long Search for Fresh Fruit, Produce, and Healthy Food
Seeing the Big Picture: Urban Food Deserts: Race, Health, and the Lack of "Real" Food
Racialized Opportunity in Social Institutions
Race and Criminal Justice: Oxymoron or an American Tragedy?
No Equal Justice: The Color of Punishment
Seeing the Big Picture: How Race Tips the Scales of Justice
The New Jim Crow
Racialized Mass Incarceration: Rounding Up the Usual Suspects
Seeing the Big Picture: The Color of Incarceration Rates
The Mark of a Criminal Record
Seeing the Big Picture: The Link between Race, Education, Employment, and Crime
Using DNA for Justice: Color-blind or Biased?
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Kristen v. Aisha; Brad v. Rasheed: What's in a Name and How It Affects Getting a Job
When the Melting Pot Boils Over: The Irish, Jews, Blacks, and Koreans of New York
Seeing the Big Picture: Who's Got the "Good" Jobs and Why
"There's No Shame in My Game": Status and Stigma among Harlem's Working Poor
Sweatshops in Sunset Park: A Variation of the Late-Twentieth-Century Chinese Garment Shops in New York City
Hispanics in the American South and the Transformation of the Poultry Industry
Seeing the Big Picture: How Is Upward Mobility Linked to Education, Occupation, and Immigration?
Race, Representations, and the Media
Racism and Popular Culture
The Media as a System of Racialization: Exploring Images of African American Women and the New Racism Marci Bounds Littlejield
Black and White in Movies: Portrayals of Black-White Biracial Characters in Movies
Seeing the Big Picture: How the Media Shapes Perceptions of Race and Occupations
Crazy Horse Malt Liquor and Athletes: The Tenacity of Stereotypes
Winnebagos, Cherokees, Apaches, and Dakotas: The Persistence of Stereotyping of American Indians in American Advertising and Brands
Seeing the Big Picture: The Tomahawk Chop: Racism in Image and Action
Sport in America: The New Racial Stereotypes
Seeing the Big Picture: Television's Interracial Images: Some Fact, Mostly Fiction
How America's Complexion Changes
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
The Melting Pot and the Color Line
Seeing the Big Picture: Who Is Allowed to "Melt" in the Pot? Who Wants To?
Who Are the Other African Americans? Contemporary African and Caribbean Immigrants in the United States
The Arab Immigrant Experience
Ethnic and Racial Identities of Second-Generation Black Immigrants in New York City
Seeing the Big Picture: Is a Nonethnic Racial Identity Possible?
Race and Romance: Blurring Boundaries
Guess Who's Been Coming to Dinner? Trends in Interracial Marriage over the 20th Century
Captain Kirk Kisses Lieutenant Uhura: Interracial Intimacies�The View from Hollywood
Seeing the Big Picture: Love May Be Blind, but It's Not Color-Blind
Discovering Racial Borders
Redrawing the Color Line? The Problems and Possibilities of Multiracial Families and Group Making
Seeing the Big Picture: Interracial Marriage and the Blurring of the Color Line
Living with Less Racism: Strategies for Individual Action
Policy Steps toward Closing the Gap
Ten Things You Can Do to Improve Race Relations
Appendix: Race by the Numbers:America's Racial Report Card
Notes and References
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