Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

ISBN-10: 0130283231

ISBN-13: 9780130283238

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Joan Ferrante, Prince Brown

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For undergraduate courses in race and ethnic relations. This groundbreaking collection of classic and cutting edge sociological research gives special attention to the social construction of race and ethnicity in the United States. It offers an in-depth and eye-opening analysis of (a) the power of racial classification to shape our understanding of race and race relations, (b) the way in which the system came into being and remains, and (c) the real consequences this system has on life chances.
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Book details

List price: $142.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 525
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called "Beyond the Classroom." Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 9th Edition and co-editor of THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Preface
Introduction
The Personal Experience of Classification Schemes
Adventures of an Indian Princess
Expelled in 1877, Indian Tribe Is Now Wanted as a Resource
Black Man with a Nose Job
Culture Wars in Asian America
A Being Blackanese
A Rescue Without Cheers
The Burden of Race
What Will My Mother Say
Choosing Up Sides
Identity Matters: The Immigrant Children
How It Was for Me
Mojado Like Me
Then Came the War
Classifying People by Race
"Indian" and "Black" as Radically Different Types of Categories
Historical Origins of the Prohibition of Multiracial Legal Identity in the States and the Nation
Biology and the Social Construction of the "Race" Concept
Comparing Official Definitions of Race in Japan and the United States
Federal Statistical Directive No. 15
The Mean Streets of Social Race
What Should the Specific Data Collection and Presentation Categories Be?
Ethnic Classification
Questions Related to Ethnicity
A View from the South: Lands of Immigrants
Directive No. 15 and Self-Identification
The Mingling of Alaska Natives with "Foreigners": A Brief Historical Overview
Ethnicity as Explanation, Ethnicity as Excuse
Ancestry
Choosing an Ancestry
Reflections on American Ethnicity
Resource Competition Theories
The Persistence, Functions, and Consequences of Social Classification
On Being Like a Mule
Article XIX, Chinese: Constitution of the State of California
Persons of Mean and Vile Condition
Science and Jewish Immigration
Remarks on the First Two Volumes of Sex and Race
Why "Race" Makes No Scientific Sense: The Case of Africans and Native Americans
Science, Pseudo-science and Racism
The Declaration of Athens
White Reconstruction in the University
Taking Back the Center
Plessy v. Ferguson
Plessy
Toward a New Paradigm: Transcending Categories
The Anthropology of Race: A Study of Ways of Looking at Race
The Intermarriage of the Races
Letter from Thomas Jefferson: Virginia's Definition of a Mulatto
Ethnic Diversity: Its Historical and Constitutional Roots
One Drop of Blood
Perceptions and Misperceptions of Skin Color
Identifying Ethnicity in Medical Papers
Selected Discrimination Cases Handled by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1996
Brain's Use of Shortcuts Can Be a Route to Bias
Talking Past One Another
Let's Spread the "Fun" Around: The Issue of Sports Team Names and Mascots
Another Japanese Version: An American Actor in Japanese Hands
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
White-Blindness
Race - The U.S. Bureau of the Census (1996)
Federal and Program Uses of the Data Derived from Race and Ethnicity Questions - The U.S. Bureau of the Census (1990)
References
Text Credits
Photo Credits
Index
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