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Diversity and Society Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

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ISBN-10: 1412992451

ISBN-13: 9781412992459

Edition: 4th 2014

Authors: Joseph F. Healey

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The only brief text to present a unified sociological frame of reference to help students analyze minority-dominant relations The fourth edition of Joseph F. Healey's Diversity and Society, updated to include the latest information from the 2010 census, continues to provide a solid foundation for understanding minority-dominant relations. Derived in part from bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, this accessible 10-chapter text teaches concepts and theories through current, engaging topics, such as immigration and slavery in the world today. The concepts are reinforced through case studies and enhanced through gender and comparative perspectives. Particular emphasis is given to…    
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List price: $70.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
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 Increasing Variety of American Minority Groups: Trends and Questions
Increasing Diversity
What's in a Name?
Questions about the Future, Sociology, and the Plan of this Book
What Is a Minority Group?
Patterns of Inequality
Theoretical Perspectives
Minority Group Status and Stratification
Visible Distinguishing Traits
Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations
Ideological Racism
Institutional Discrimination
A Global Perspective
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Immigration and Globalization
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Types of Assimilation
The "Traditional" Perspective on Assimilation: Theories and Concepts
Types of Pluralism
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Language and Assimilation
Other Group Relationships
From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Industrialization and Immigration
European Origins and Conditions of Entry
Chains of Immigration
The Campaign against Immigration: Prejudice, Racism, and Discrimination
Patterns of Assimilation
Continuing Industrialization and Structural Mobility
Variations in Assimilation
Degree of Similarity
Social Class
The Descendents of the Immigrants Today
Geographic Distribution
Integration and Equality
The Evolution of White Ethnicity
The Twilight of White Ethnicity
Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply?
Implications for Examining Dominant-Minority Relations
Comparative Focus: Immigration, Emigration, and Ireland
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
A Note on the Morality and the History of Minority Relations in America: Guilt, Blame, Understanding, and Communication
The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery
The Origins of Slavery in America
The Labor Supply Problem
The Contact Situation
The Creation of Slavery in the United States
Paternalistic Relations
The Dimensions of Minority Group Status
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Slavery and Indentured Servitude Today
The Creation of Minority Status for American Indians and Mexican Americans
American Indians
Comparative Focus: Hawaii
Mexican Americans
Comparing Minority Groups
Comparative Focus: Mexico, Canada, and the United States
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Industrialization and the Shift from Paternalistic to Rigid Competitive Group Relations
The Impact of Industrialization on the Racial Stratification of African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation
De Jure Segregation
The Great Migration
Life in the North
Competition with White Ethnic Groups
The Origins of Black Protest
Applying Concepts
Acculturation and Integration
Gender and Race
Comparative Focus: South African Apartheid
Industrialization, the Shift to Postindustrial Society, and Dominant-Minority Group Relations: General Trends
Occupational Specialization
Bureaucracy and Rationality
Growth of White-Collar Jobs and the Service Sector
The Growing Importance of Education
A Dual Labor Market
Postindustrial Society and the Shift from Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships
Gender Inequality in a Globalizing, Postindustrial World
Trends in the United States
Global Trends
Modern Institutional Discrimination
The Continuing Power of the Past
Affirmative Action
Social Change and Minority Group Activism
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Hate Crimes
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today
African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism
The End of de Jure Segregation
Wartime Developments
The Civil Rights Movement
Developments Outside the South
De Facto Segregation
Urban Unrest
The Black Power Movement
Protest, Power, and Pluralism
The Black Power Movement in Perspective
Gender and Black Protest
Comparative Focus: Race in Another America
Black-White Relations Since the 1960s: Issues and Trends
Continuing Separation
The Criminal Justice System and African Americans
Increasing Class Inequality
Modern Institutional Discrimination
The Family Institution and the Culture of Poverty
Mixed Race and New Racial Identities
Traditional Prejudice and Modern Racism
Assimilation and Pluralism
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Does the Election of President Obama Mean that America Is Postracial?
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
American Indians: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society
Size of the Group
American Indian Cultures
Relations with the Federal Government after the 1890s
Reservation Life
The Indian Reorganization Act
The Termination Policy
Relocation and Urbanization
Protest and Resistance
Early Efforts
Red Power
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Were American Indians the Victims of Genocide?
The Continuing Struggle for Development in Contemporary American Indian-White Relations
Natural Resources
Attracting Industry to the Reservation
Broken Treaties
Gaming and Other Development Possibilities
Contemporary American Indian-White Relations
Prejudice and Discrimination
Assimilation and Pluralism
Comparing Minority Groups
Progress and Challenges
Comparative Focus: Australian Aborigines and American Indians
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Mexican Americans
Cultural Patterns
Developments in the United States
Mexican Americans and Other Minority Groups
Puerto Ricans
Migration (Push and Pull) and Employment
Puerto Ricans and Other Minority Groups
Cuban Americans
Immigration (Push and Pull)
Regional Concentrations
Socioeconomic Characteristics
The Ethnic Enclave
Cuban Americans and Other Minority Groups
Comparative Focus: Immigration to Europe vs. Immigration to the United States
Contemporary Hispanic-White Relations
Prejudice and Discrimination
Assimilation and Pluralism
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Will America Grow "Whiter" or "Browner"?
Assimilation and Hispanic Americans
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
Asian Americans: "Model Minorities"?
Origins and Cultures
Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese American and Japanese American Communities
Chinese Americans
Japanese Americans
Comparing Minority Groups
Contemporary Immigration from Asia
Contemporary Relations
Prejudice and Discrimination
Assimilation and Pluralism
Focus on Contemporary Issues: How Successful Are Asian Americans? At What Price?
Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success
Asian Americans and White Ethnics
Asian Americans and Colonized Racial Minority Groups
Structural Explanations of Asian American Success
Comparative Focus: Japan's "Invisible" Minority
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
Challenges for the Present and the Future
New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Current Immigration
New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Colombia
Three Case Studies
Non-Hispanic Immigration from the Caribbean
Two Case Studies
Contemporary Immigration from Asia
Four Case Studies
Middle Eastern and Arab Americans
9/11 and Arab Americans
The Arab American Community in Detroit, Michigan
Immigrants from Africa
Summary: Modes of Incorporation
Comparative Focus: The Roma: Europe's "True Minority"
Immigration: Issues and Controversies
The Attitudes of Americans
The Immigrants
Costs and Benefits
Undocumented Immigrants
Focus on Contemporary Issues: Birthright Citizenship
Is Contemporary Assimilation Segmented?
The Case for Segmented Assimilation
The Case for "Traditional" Assimilation Theory
Recent Immigration in Historical and Global Context
New Immigrants and Old Issues
Main Points
For Further Reading
Questions for Review and Study
Internet Research Project
Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
The Importance of Subsistence Technology
The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power
Diversity Within Minority Groups