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Race and Ethnicity in the United States

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ISBN-10: 0205790615

ISBN-13: 9780205790616

Edition: 6th 2011

Authors: Richard T. Schaefer

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Book details

List price: $79.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

About the Author
Exploring Race and Ethnicity
What Is a Subordinate Group?
Types of Subordinate Groups
Racial Groups
Ethnic Groups
Religious Groups
Listen to Our Voices: Problem of the Color Line
Gender Groups
Other Subordinate Groups
Does Race Matter?
Biological Meaning
Social Construction of Race
Sociology and the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Stratification by Class and Gender
Theoretical Perspectives
The Creation of Subordinate-Group Status
The Consequences of Subordinate-Group Status
The Pluralist Perspective
Biracial and Multiracial Identity: Who Am I?
Research Focus: Measuring Multiracial Identity
Matrix of Domination: Minority Women
Resistance and Change
Hate Crimes
Prejudice and Discrimination
Merton's Typology
LaPiere's Study
Theories of Prejudice
Scapegoating Theory
Authoritarian Personality Theory
Exploitation Theory
Normative Approach
What Are Stereotypes?
Power of Stereotypes
Listen to Our Voices: National Media Should Stop Using Obscene Words
Stereotyping in Action: Racial Profiling
Color-Blind Racism
The Mood of the Oppressed
Intergroup Hostility
Reducing Prejudice
Mass Media
Research Focus: How Real Is Reality Television?
Avoidance versus Friendship
Corporate Response: Diversity Training
Ways to Fight Hate
Understanding Discrimination
Relative versus Absolute Deprivation
Total Discrimination
Institutional Discrimination
Low-Wage Labor
Research Focus: Discrimination in Job Seeking
Discrimination Today
Continuing Wage Gap
Eliminating Discrimination
Wealth Inequality: Discrimination's Legacy
Listen to Our Voices: Of Race and Risk
Environmental Justice
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Explained
The Legal Debate
Reverse Discrimination
The Glass Ceiling
Immigration: A Global Phenomenon
Patterns of Immigration to the United States
Today's Foreign-Born Population
Early Immigration
The Anti-Chinese Movement
Restrictionist Sentiment Increases
The National Origin System
The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act
Contemporary Social Concerns
The Brain Drain
Population Growth
Mixed-Status Families
Language Barriers
Illegal Immigration
Path to Citizenship: Naturalization
The Economic Impact of Immigration
Listen to Our Voices: The Next Americans
Women and Immigration
Research Focus: Assimilation May be Hazardous to Your Health
The Global Economy and Immigration
The Environment and Immigration
Ethnicity and Religion
Listen to Our Voices: I was Born in Tirana
Ethnic Diversity
Why Don't We Study Whiteness?
White Privilege
The Rediscovery of Ethnicity
Blended Identity
The Third-Generation Principle
Symbolic Ethnicity
The German Americans
Settlement Patterns
Twentieth-Century German America
The Irish Americans
Irish Immigration
Becoming White
The Contemporary Picture
The Italian Americans
Early Immigration
Constructing Identity
Research Focus: Immigrants: Yesterday and Today
The Contemporary Picture
The Polish Americans
Early Immigration
The Contemporary Picture
Religious Pluralism
Diversity among Roman Catholics
Diversity among Protestants
Religion and the Courts
Limits of Religious Freedom: The Amish
The Amish Way of Life
The Amish and Larger Society
The Nation as a Kaleidoscope
The Glass Half Empty
Is There a Model Minority?
Listen to Our Voices: From Kawasaki to Chicago
Acting White, Acting Black, or Neither
Persistence of Inequality
Talking Past One Another
Internet Resource Directory
Photo Credits
Author Index
Subject Index