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Understanding Race and Ethnic Relations

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ISBN-10: 0205530567

ISBN-13: 9780205530564

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Vincent N. Parrillo

List price: $72.40
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Provides the reader with a brief introduction to the core theories, concepts and issues concerning race and ethnic relations in the United States. The book discusses the changing face of ethnicity, and dominant-minority relationships.Examines the most current Census Bureau projections to speculate what U.S. race, religion, and ethnicity might be like in the mid-21st century. Coverage of minority groups, as well as racial and ethnic groups in todays American society is provided. Prejudice and discrimination, as well as ethnocentrism, and the dynamics of inter-group relations, are also discussed. "The Dillingham Flaw" and the importance of viewing the foreign-born presence in the U.S. within a larger context - from a sociological perspective - in order to avoid inaccurate historical comparisons, are explained.Anyone interested in an introductory look into the current state of race and ethnic relationships in America.
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Book details

List price: $72.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Vincent N. Parrillo was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. He received his B.S. degree from Seton Hall University, his M.A.from Montclair State University, and his doctorate from Rutgers University. He teaches the following undergraduate courses: Minority Groups in America, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Socialization, Social Problems, Ethnic and Racial Conflict Resolution. Graduate courses include Racial and Ethnic Experiences and Sociology of Intercultural Communication.

The Study of Minorities The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon
Similarity and Attraction
Social Distance
Perceptions
Interactions A Sociological Perspective
Functional Theory
Conflict Theory
Interactionist Theory Minority Groups
Development of a Definition
Minority-Group Characteristics Racial and Ethnic Groups Ethnocentrism
In the United States
In Other Times and Lands
Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism Objectivity The Dillingham Flaw Personal Troubles and Public Issues The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations Retrospect Key Terms Review Questions Suggested Readings Internet Resources
The Role of Culture The Concept of Culture
The Reality Construct Cultural Change
Cultural Diffusion
Subcultures Theories of Minority Integration
Assimilation (Majority-Conformity Theory)
Amalgamation (Melting-Pot Theory)
Accommodation (Pluralistic Theory) Is There a White Culture? Retrospect Key Terms Review Questions Suggested Readings Internet Resources
Ethnic and Racial Stratification Stratification Social Class
Class Consciousness
Ethnicity and Social Class
Blaming the Poor or Society? Intergroup Conflict
Cultural Differentiation
Structural Differentiation Ethnic Stratification
The Power-Differential Theory
The Internal-Colonialism Theory
Origins of Ethnic Stratification Retrospect Key Terms Review Questions Suggested Readings Internet Resources
Prejudice The Psychology of Prejudice
Levels of Prejudice
Self-Justification
Personality
Frustration The Sociology of Prejudice
Socialization
Economic Competition
Social Norms Stereotyping
Ethnophaulisms
Ethnic Humor The Influence of Television
Perpetuation of Stereotypes
Influencing of Attitudes
Ingroup and Outgroup Perceptions The Influence of Advertising and Music
Advertising
Music Can Prejudice Be Reduced?
Interaction
Information Diversity Training Retrospect Key Terms Review Questions Suggested Readings Internet Resources
Discrimination Levels of Discrimination Relationships between Prejudice and Discrimination Social and Institutional Discrimination The Affirmative-Action Controversy
The Concepts of Justice, Liberty, and Equality
Affirmative Action Begins
Court Challenges and Rulings
Has Affirmative Action Worked?
Public Opinion Racial Profiling Retrospect
Key Terms Review Questions Suggested
Readings Internet Resources
Dominant-Minority Relations Minority-Group Responses Ethnic- and Racial-Group Identity
Avoidance
Deviance
Defiance
Acceptance Consequences of Minority-Group Status
Negative Self-Image
The Vicious Circle
Marginality
Middleman Minorities Dominant-Group Responses
Legislative Controls
Segregation
Expulsion
Xenophobia
Annihilation
Hate Groups
Hate Crimes Exploitation Retrospect
Key Terms Review Questions
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources Chap