Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World / Edition 2

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Overview

"This book is very well written and clearly organized throughout. It is pitched at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level race and ethnicity students...in sum, this is an important book, highly recommended to students and faculty alike. The authors draw extensively from classic and contemporary sociological theory throughout the text and maintain a transnational focus in each and every chapter. " —TEACHING SOCIOLOGY

Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World, Second Edition uses examples and extended case studies from all over the world to craft a compelling, even-handed account of the power and persistence of ethnicity and race in the contemporary world. Known for its conceptual clarity, world-historical scope, and fair-minded treatment of these oft controversial topics, this updated and expanded edition retains all of the core elements and constructionist insights of the original.

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Editorial Reviews

Teaching Sociology - Mirelle Cohen
"This book is very well written and clearly organized throughout. It is pitched at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level race and ethnicity students...in sum, this is an important book, highly recommended to students and faculty alike. The authors draw extensively from classic and contemporary sociological theory throughout the text and maintain a transnational focus in each and every chapter. " —TEACHING SOCIOLOGY
Teaching Sociology
"This book is very well written and clearly organized throughout. It is pitched at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level race and ethnicity students...in sum, this is an important book, highly recommended to students and faculty alike. The authors draw extensively from classic and contemporary sociological theory throughout the text and maintain a transnational focus in each and every chapter. " -TEACHING SOCIOLOGY— Mirelle Cohen
Teaching Sociology - Mirelle Cohen
"This book is very well written and clearly organized throughout. It is pitched at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level race and ethnicity students...in sum, this is an important book, highly recommended to students and faculty alike. The authors draw extensively from classic and contemporary sociological theory throughout the text and maintain a transnational focus in each and every chapter." —TEACHING SOCIOLOGY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412941105
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/12/2006
  • Series: Sociology for a New Century Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 672,914
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Cornell is professor of sociology and of public administration and policy at The University of Arizona, where he also directs the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago. He taught at Harvard University for nine years and at the University of California, San Diego for nine more before joining the Arizona faculty in 1998. He has written widely on ethnicity and race and on issues involving indigenous peoples in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Douglas Hartmann (Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1997) is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Much of his research focuses on the intersections of race and sports in American culture. Hartmann is the author of Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 African American Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath (University of Chicago Press, 2003), and is currently working on a project that uses midnight basketball as a case study of sports-based risk prevention in the contemporary United States. He is also one of the principle investigators of the “American Mosaic Project,” an ongoing, multi-method study of race, religion and diversity funded by the Minneapolis-based Edelstein Family Foundation.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Foreword
Preface to the 2nd Edition
Preface
1. The Puzzles Of Ethnicity And Race
An Unexpected Persistence and Power
A Puzzling Diversity of Forms
Ethnicity and Race as Sociological Topics
An Outline of What Follows
2. Mapping the Terrain: Definitions
The Definition of Ethnicity
The Definition of Race
Ethnicity and Race
Nationalism and Belonging
Conclusion
3. Fixed or Fluid? Alternative Views of Ethnicity and Race
The Assimilationist Assumption
Primordialism
Circumstantialism
Primordialism and Circumstantialism Compared
Conclusion
4. A Constructionist Approach
The Construction of Ethnic and Racial Identities
The Nature of Ethnic and Racial Bonds
The Reconstruction of Circumstances
The Logic of Ethnic and Racial Construction
Reframing Intergroup Relations
Conclusion
5. Case Studies in Identity Construction
Case 1. The Power of Circumstances: Blacks and Indians in the United States
Case 2. Between Assertion and Assignment: Chinese Americans in Mississippi
Case 3. From Thick Ethnicity to Thin: German Americans
Case 4. Constructed Primordiality and Ethnic Power: Afrikaners in South Africa
Case 5. From Thin Ethnicity to Thick: Basketball and War in the Former Yugoslavia
Case 6. Race, Culture, and Belonging: Who Is France?
A Comparison of Cases
Conclusion
Chapter 6. Construction Sites: Contextual Factors in the Making of Identities
Critical Sites
Politics
Labor Markets
Residential Space
Social Institutions
Culture
Daily Experience
Summarizing Contextual Factors
Conclusion
Chapter 7. What They Bring: Group Factors in the Making of Identities
Preexisting Identities
Population Size
Internal Differentiation
Social Capital
Human Capital
Symbolic Repertoires
Groups, Contexts, and Agendas
Conclusion
Chapter 8. Making Sense and Making Selves in a Changing World
The Impact of Modernity
Mixing and Multiplicity
Separation and Consolidation
Making Sense, Making Selves, Making Others
Conclusion
References

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