Diversity in America / Edition 3
  • Diversity in America / Edition 3
  • Diversity in America / Edition 3

Diversity in America / Edition 3

by Vincent N. Parrillo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412956374

ISBN-13: 9781412956376

Pub. Date: 05/20/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Third Edition of Diversity in America offers both a sociohistorical perspective and a sociological analysis to provide insights into U.S. diversity. The author squarely addresses the questions that generate more passionate, charged, and raucous debate than all others in American society today: Is multiculturalism a threat to us? Should immigration be more closely…  See more details below

Overview

The Third Edition of Diversity in America offers both a sociohistorical perspective and a sociological analysis to provide insights into U.S. diversity. The author squarely addresses the questions that generate more passionate, charged, and raucous debate than all others in American society today: Is multiculturalism a threat to us? Should immigration be more closely controlled? Are we no longer sufficiently "American," and why? The book answers these questions by using history and sociology to shed light on socially constructed myths about our past, misunderstandings from our present, and anxieties about our future.

New to the Third Edition: Offers a new section in each chapter, "The Larger Context," which compares multiculturalism in the U.S. to other developed countries, Examines what constitutes a racial or ethnic group, Includes new chapter-opening photographs that visually illustrate the context of each chapter, Presents expanded commentary in many chapters about the influence of Asian culture in the earlier part of U.S. history and provides expanded discussion about Arabs, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans, Discusses the social constructionist approach as a further understanding of the perception of groups such as Native Americans and other racial minorities, Explores how transnationalism affects multiculturalism, Expands the discussion of the PATRIOT Act and its impact on immigrants, Offers maps showing the territorial size of the United States during the eras discussed in Chapters 2 through 6.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412956376
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/20/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
425,833
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Perception and reality1
2Diversity in aboriginal America21
3Diversity in colonial times39
4Diversity in the early national period59
5Diversity in the age of expansion77
6Diversity in the industrial age95
7Diversity in the information age111
8Intergenerational comparisons129
9Is multiculturalism a threat?147
10Multiculturalism after 9/11167
11The next horizon177

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >