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American Ethnicity The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

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ISBN-10: 0078111587

ISBN-13: 9780078111587

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Adalberto Aguirre, Jonathan H. Turner

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List price: $107.52
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., is professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author many articles in professional journals. He is also written over five books, including Race, Racism, and the Death Penalty in the United States, Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in American Criminal Justice, and Chicanos in Higher Education: Dilemmas for the 21st Century.

Jonathan H. Turner (PhD, Cornell University) is Distinguished Professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside and University Professor for the University of California. The leading authority on sociological theory, Dr. Turner is the author of 38 influential books, which have been published in twelve different languages, as well as the author of many research articles in numerous journals and books.

Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations
Race and Ethnicity
Ethnic Groups
Minority Groups
Ethnic Discrimination
Types of Discrimination
The Institutionalization of Discrimination
Ethnic Stratification
Ethnic Prejudice
Adaptations to Prejudice and Discrimination
Passive Acceptance
Marginal Participation
Withdrawal and Self-Segregation
Rebellion and Revolt
Organized Protest
Points of Debate
Key Terms
Explaining Ethnic Relations
Theories of Ethnic Relations
Assimilation Theories
Pluralism Theories
Biological Theories
Psychological Theories
Human Ecology Theories
Power and Stratification Theories
A Unified Theory of Ethnic Relations
Points of Debate
Key Terms
The Anglo-Saxon Core and Ethnic Antagonism
Early Colonization of America
The Anglo-Saxons
The Early Colonists
The Cultural and Institutional Legacy of Early Colonization
The Core Culture
The Core Institutional Structures
Anglo-Saxon Hegemony and the Dynamics of Ethnicity
The Domination of the Anglo-Saxon Core
The Anglo-Saxon Core and the Dynamics of Discrimination
Points of Debate
Key Terms
White Ethnic Americans
Resource Shares of White Ethnics
Irish Americans
Identifiability of Irish Americans
Negative Beliefs about Irish Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Irish Americans
Stratification of Irish Americans
Italian Americans
Identifiability of Italian Americans
Negative Beliefs about Italian Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Italian Americans
Stratification of Italian Americans
Jewish Americans
Identifiability of Jewish Americans
Negative Beliefs about Jewish Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Jewish Americans
Stratification of Jewish Americans
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation
African Americans
Resource Shares of African Americans
The Impoverishment of African Americans
The Income of African Americans
The Occupational Distribution of African Americans
Educational Attainment of African Americans
Housing of African Afnericans
Life Span of African Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against African Americans
Identifiability of African Americans
Negative Beliefs about African Americans
Institutionalized Discrimination against African Americans
Stratification of African Americans
Affluent and Poor African Americans: The Widening Gap
The African American Underclass: Myth or Reality?
Threats and Hostility toward African Americans
Responding to Discrimination
Protest during Slavery
Protest after Slavery
The Last Sixty Years
The New African Americans
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation
Native Americans
On the Verge of Extinction
Resource Shares of Native Americans
Income of Native Americans
Occupational Distribution of Native Americans
Educational Attainment of Native Americans
Life Span of Native Americans
Housing of Native Americans
Poverty of Native Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Native Americans
Identifiability of Native Americans
Negative Beliefs about Native Americans
Institutionalized Discrimination against Native Americans
Stratification of Native Americans
Responding to Discrimination
War as a Nonviable Response
Retreatism as Another Nonviable Response
Pan-Indianism and Ethnogenesis
The Economic Battle
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation
Resource Shares of Latinos
Poverty Levels of Latinos
Income of Latinos
Occupational Distribution of Latinos
Educational Attainment of Latinos
Life Span of Latinos
Housing of Latinos
Mexican Americans
Identifiability of Chicanos
The History of Mexican Americans: Conquest, Displacement, and Exploitation
Negative Beliefs about Chicanos
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Mexican Americans
Stratification of the Mexican-Origin Population
Puerto Ricans
Identifiability of Puerto Ricans
Negative Beliefs about Puerto Ricans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Puerto Ricans
Stratification of Puerto Ricans
Cuban Americans
Negative Beliefs about Cuban Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Cuban Americans
Stratification of Cuban Americans
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation
Asian and Pacific Island Americans
Asian Americans
Resource Shares of Asian Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Asian Americans
Stratification of Asian Americans
Responding to Discrimination
The Precarious Situation for Asian Americans
Pacific Islanders: A Short Exploratory Note
Resource Shares of Pacific Islanders
Identifiability of Pacific Islanders
Negative Beliefs about Pacific Islanders
Institutionalized Discrimination against Pacific Islanders
Stratification of Pacific Islanders
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation
Arab Americans
Who Are Arab Americans?
A Profile of Arab Americans
A Short History of Arab American Immigration
Resource Shares of Arab Americans
Incomes of Arab Americans
Poverty among Arab Americans
Labor Force Participation among Arab Americans
Educational Attainment of Arab Americans
The Dynamics of Discrimination against Arab Americans
Identifiability of Arab Americans
Negative Beliefs about Arab Americans
Institutionalized Discrimination against Arab Americans
Responding to Discrimination: Ethnogenesis
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation
The Future of Ethnicity in America
The New Immigrants
Changing Patterns of Irnrnigration
Immigration, Birth Rates, and Changing Composition of Ethnic Populations
Reasons for the Shift in Immigration Patterns
Settlement Patterns of the New Immigrants
Other Characteristics of the New Immigrants
The Immigration Dilemma
The Future Dynamic of Discrimination
Latinos and the American Future
Asian Americans in the Future
African Americans in the Future
New Patterns of Ethnic Mixing
The Problematic Nature of a Multicultural America
Conclusion: The Ongoing Struggle for Social Justice in U.S. Society
Points of Debate
Key Terms/Key Legislation
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