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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change

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ISBN-10: 0761985603

ISBN-13: 9780761985600

Edition: 2nd 1998

Authors: Joseph F. Healey

List price: $71.95
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Authors purpose: This text is an introduction to the sociology of minority-dominant relations and was written for students who do not have extensive backgrounds in the social sciences. I have tried to make the subject matter coherent to these students, in part by applying a unified set of themes and concepts throughout the text. The analysis is consistent and continuous, even while examining multiple perspectives and a variety of points of view. This subject matter is highly controversial and filled with drama, tragedy, and triumph. I have tried to deal with the issues and tell the stories behind the issues in a way that makes the text both a pleasure to read and a demonstration of the…    
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Book details

List price: $71.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/4/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.09" long
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014).

An Introduction To The Study Of Minority Groups In The United States
Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
The Diversity of Minority Group Experiences
What Is a Minority Group?
The Pattern of Inequality
The Visibility Factor
Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations
Main Points
For Further Reading
Assimilation and Pluralism
Segmented Assimilation and Contemporary Immigrants
Other Group Goals
Main Points
For Further Reading
Understanding Prejudice And Discrimination
Prejudice versus Discrimination
Cognitive Aspects of Prejudice: Stereotypes
Theories of Prejudice
Types of Prejudice
Main Points
For Further Reading
Prejudice in the 1990s: Is It Declining?
The Decline of Prejudice
Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination
Modern Racism
A Resurgence of Prejudice?
Main Points
For Further Reading
Understanding The Past
Minority Groups in Preindusdtrial America: African Americans, Native Americans, and Mexican Americans
The Origins of Slavery in America
The Creation of Minority Status for Native Americans
The Creation of Minority Status for Mexican Americans
Conclusions: Comparing Minority Groups
Main Points
For Further Reading
Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations
Industrialization and the Shift from Paternalistic to Rigid Competitive Group Relations
Immigrant Minority Groups
African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation
Late Industrialization and Minority Groups
The Shift from Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships
Main Points
For Further Reading
Understanding The Present
African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institional Discrimination and Racism
The End of De Jure Segregation
Developments Outside the South
Protest, Power, and Pluralism
Black-White Relations Since the 1960s
Main Points
For Further Reading
Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in Industrial Society
Native American Cultures
Comparing Minority Groups
Developments After the 1890s
Protest and Resistance
Continuing Competition: The Modern Battle for Resources and the Struggle for Development
Native American-White Relations Since the 1960s
Main Points
For Further Reading
Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Mexican Americans: Developments During the 20th Century
Puerto Ricans
Cuban Americans
Recent Immigration from Latin America and the Caribbean
Hispanic-White Relations in the 1990s
Main Points
For Further Reading
Asian Americans: Modes of Incorporation
Asian Origins
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Chinese Americans
Japanese Americans
Immigration from Asia Since 1965
Contemporary Asian American-White Relations
Comparing Minority Groups
Main Points
For Further Reading
European Americans: Assimilation and the Persistence of Ethnicity
European Origins
Initial Conditions of Entry
Developments Since 1900: Mobility and Integation
Main Points
For Further Reading
A Global View, A Summary, Some Conclusions, And A Look At The Future
Minority-Dominant Relations in Cross-National Perspective
A Brief View of Major Analytical Themes
A Global Tour
Main Points
For Further Reading
Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
Six Americans Revisited
The Importance of Subsistence Technology
The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power
Diversity Within Minority Groups
Assimilation and Pluralism
Minority Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism
A Final Word
Appendix: Internet Resources