From Different Shores: Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America / Edition 2

From Different Shores: Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America / Edition 2

by Ronald Takaki
     
 


From Different Shores presents essays written by neo-conservative, liberal, and leftist scholars on race and ethnicity in America. Among these scholars are: Nathan Glazer, Ron Takaki, Thomas Sowell, Robert Blauner, William Julius Wilson, and Charles Murray. The essays are organized in a debate format in order to delineate sharply the different waysSee more details below

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From Different Shores presents essays written by neo-conservative, liberal, and leftist scholars on race and ethnicity in America. Among these scholars are: Nathan Glazer, Ron Takaki, Thomas Sowell, Robert Blauner, William Julius Wilson, and Charles Murray. The essays are organized in a debate format in order to delineate sharply the different ways scholars approach and understand inequality in our society. The opening two essays immediately usher the reader into the "contested terrain" of perspectives--Glazer's "The Emergence of an American Ethnic Pattern" and Takaki's "Reflections on Racial Patterns in America." The book ends with an exchange on why the poor and minorities have been recently "losing ground."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083682
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Different Shores3
The Emergence of an American Ethnic Pattern11
Reflections on Racial Patterns in America24
First Impressions: Libidinous Blacks41
The Metaphysics of Civilization: Indians and the Age of Jackson52
Strangers in the Land: Nativism and Nationalism67
Border Culture72
Ethnic Enterprise in America: Japanese, Chinese, and Blacks82
Identity and Culture93
The "Giddy Multitude": Race and Class in Early Virginia107
Puerto Ricans and the Political Economy of New York118
Wampum to Pictures of Presidents124
Racial Domination and Class Conflict in Capitalist Agriculture: The Oxnard Sugar Beet Workers' Strike of 1903128
A Theory of Ethnic Antagonism: The Split Labor Market139
Colonized and Immigrant Minorities149
White Women/Black Women: The Dualism of Female Identity and Experience167
The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse175
The Feminist Movement: Where Are All the Asian American Women?184
Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism192
Sweatshops and Picket Lines: European Immigrant Women199
Puertorriquenas in the United States: The Impact of Double Discrimination209
Race, Class, and Gender: Prospects for an All-Inclusive Sisterhood214
Beyond Racism231
We've More Than Our Quota of Quotas233
Affirmative Action in a Zero-Sum Society235
To Count or Not to Count by Race and Gender?241
The Black Community: Race and Class243
"White Popular Wisdom": Losing Ground251
A Dream Deferred: The Crisis of "Losing Ground"257
Puerto Ricans and the Underclass Debate261
The Burden of Support: Young Latinos in an Aging Society270
Horizontal City281
The Afrocentric Idea283
Cultural Pluralism288
The Return to the Melting Pot293
At the End of the Century: The "Culture Wars" in the U.S.296

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