American Ethnicity: The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination / Edition 7

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American Ethnicity is a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America. As a result, this book examines each ethnic group from the same perspective, allowing students to compare the dynamics of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078111587
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 117,588
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., is professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author many articles in professional journals. He is also written over five books, including Race, Racism, and the Death Penalty in the United States, Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in American Criminal Justice, and Chicanos in Higher Education: Dilemmas for the 21st Century.

Jonathan H. Turner is a professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author of numerous journal articles, and over twenty-five books, such as Oppression: A Sociohistory of Black-White relations, American Society: Problems of Structure, Social Problems in America, and Inequality: Privilege & Poverty in America.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations

Race and Ethnicity

Ethnic Groups

Minority Groups

Ethnic Discrimination

Ethnic Stratification

Ethnic Prejudice

Chapter 2. Explaining Ethnic Relations

Theories of Ethnic Relations

A Unified Theory of Ethnic Relations

Chapter 3. The Anglo-Saxon Core and Ethnic Antagonism

Early Colonization of America

The Cultural and Institutional Legacy of Early Colonization

Chapter 4. White Ethnic Americans

Resource Shares of White Ethnic Groups

Irish Americans

Italian Americans

Jewish Americans

Chapter 5. African Americans

Resource Shares of African Americans

The Dynamics of Discrimination against African Americans

Stratification of African Americans

Responding to Discrimination

Chapter 6. Native Americans

On the Verge of Extinction

Resource Shares of Native Americans

Stratification of Native Americans

Responding to Discrimination

Chapter 7. Latinos

Resource Shares of Latinos

Mexican Americans

Puerto Ricans

Cuban Americans

Chapter 8. Asian and Pacific Island Americans

Asian Americans

Pacific Islanders: A Short Exploratory Note

Chapter 9. Arab Americans

Who Are Arab Americans?

Resource Shares of Arab Americans

The Dynamics of Discrimination against Arab Americans

Responding to Discrimination: Ethnogenesis

Chapter 10. The Future of Ethnicity in America

The New Immigrants

The Immigration Dilemma

The Future Dynamic of Discrimination

New Patterns of Ethnic Mixing

The Problematic Nature of a Multicultural America

Conclusion: The Ongoing Struggle for Social Justice in U.S. Society

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