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Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender / Edition 3
     

Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender / Edition 3

by Joseph F. Healey
 

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ISBN-10: 1412976472

ISBN-13: 2901412976472

Pub. Date: 12/08/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This text is derived from the third edition of Healey's (Christopher Newport U., Virginia) Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class (Pine Forge Press, 2003). Designed for undergraduate courses on race, class, and gender and related topics, it requires minimal background knowledge of history and sociological concepts. Coverage includes an introduction to the study

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This text is derived from the third edition of Healey's (Christopher Newport U., Virginia) Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class (Pine Forge Press, 2003). Designed for undergraduate courses on race, class, and gender and related topics, it requires minimal background knowledge of history and sociological concepts. Coverage includes an introduction to the study of minority groups in the U.S., the evolution and current state of dominant-minority group relations in the U.S., and a global view of such relations. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901412976472
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Edition description:
OE
Pages:
488

Table of Contents

Part I An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
Chapter 1: Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Minority Groups: Trends and Questions
What Is a Minority Group?
Patterns of Inequality
Visible Distinguishing Traits: Race and Gender
Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations
A Global Perspective
Chapter 2: Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Assimilation
Pluralism
Other Group Relationships
From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Variations in Assimilation
The Descendants of the Immigrants Today
Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply?
Implications for Examining Dominant-Minority Relations
Part II: The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
Chapter 3: The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery
The Origins of Slavery in America
The Creation of Minority Status for American Indians and Mexican Americans
Comparing Minority Groups
Chapter 4: 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
The Dimensions of Minority-Group Status
Industrialization, the Shift to Postindustrial Society, and Dominant-Minority Group Relations: General Trends
Postindustrial Society and the Shift From Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships
Gender Inequality in a Globalizing, Postindustrial World
Modern Institutional Discrimination
Social Change and Minority Group Activism
Part III: Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today
Chapter 5: African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism
The End of De Jure Segregation
Developments Outside the South
Protest, Power, and Pluralism
Black-White Relations Since the 1960s: Issues and Trends
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
Chapter 6: 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
Protest and Resistance
Contemporary American Indian-White Relations
Assimilation and Pluralism
Comparing Minority Groups
Progress and Challenges
Chapter 7: Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Mexican Americans
Puerto Ricans
Cuban Americans
Prejudice and Discrimination
Assimilation and Pluralism
Chapter 8: Asian Americans: Model Minorities?
Origins and Cultures
Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese American and Japanese American Communities
Comparing Minority Groups
Contemporary Immigration From Asia
Prejudice and Discrimination
Assimilation and Pluralism
Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success
Part IV: Challenges for the Present and the Future
Chapter 9: New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Current Immigration
New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants From the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Colombia
Non-Hispanic Immigrants From the Carribbean
Contemporary Immigration From Asia
Middle Eastern and Arab Americans
Modes of Incorporation
Immigration: Issues and Controversies
Is Contemporary Assimilation Segmented?
Recent Immigration in Historical and Global Context
New Immigrants and Old Issues
Chapter 10: 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
The Importance of Intersectionality
Assimilation and Pluralism
Minority Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism
A Final Word

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