Understanding Racial and Ethnic Groups / Edition 3

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Groups / Edition 3

by Vincent N. Parrillo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205530567

ISBN-13: 9780205530564

Pub. Date: 03/06/2007

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

A brief, economical introduction to the core theories, concepts, and issues for students studying race and ethnic relations in the United States.  See more details below

Overview

A brief, economical introduction to the core theories, concepts, and issues for students studying race and ethnic relations in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205530564
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Sociology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Study of Minorities

Chapter 2 The Role of Culture

Chapter 3 Ethnic and Racial Stratification

Chapter 4 Prejudice

Chapter 5 Discrimination

Chapter 6 Dominant-Minority Relations

Chapter 7 Contemporary Patterns and Issues


Full Table of Contents
* All Chapters End with Retrospect, Key Terms, Review Questions, Suggested Readings, and Internet Resources.

Chapter 1 The Study of Minorities

  • The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon
  • A Sociological Perspective
  • Minority Groups
  • Racial and Ethnic Groups
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Objectivity
  • The Dillingham Flaw
  • Personal Troubles and Public Issues
  • The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations

Chapter 2 The Role of Culture

  • The Concept of Culture
  • Cultural Change
  • Theories of Minority Integration
  • Is There a White Culture?

Chapter 3 Ethnic and Racial Stratification

  • Stratification
  • Social Class
  • Intergroup Conflict
  • Ethnic Stratification

Chapter 4 Prejudice

  • The Psychology of Prejudice
  • The Sociology of Prejudice
  • Stereotyping
  • The Influence of Television
  • The Influence of Advertising and Music
  • Can Prejudice Be Reduced?
  • Diversity Training

Chapter 5 Discrimination

  • Levels of Discrimination
  • Relationships between Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Social and Institutional Discrimination
  • The Affirmative-Action Controversy
  • Racial Profiling

Chapter 6 Dominant-Minority Relations

  • Minority-Group Responses
  • Ethnic- and Racial-Group Identity
  • Consequences of Minority-Group Status
  • Dominant-Group Responses
  • Exploitation

Chapter 7 Contemporary Patterns and Issues

  • Ethnic Consciousness
  • The Changing Face of Ethnicity
  • Ethnicity and Migration Patterns
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Future
Notes

Appendix

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