Majority and Minority: The Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity in American Life / Edition 6

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Overview

At long last, the revision of this widely respected reader is here! The civil rights movement of the late 1960's originally shaped the approach of the first edition of Majority and Minority, and the indelible imprint of those events and the perspectives with which we approached them can be seen in each subsequent edition. Although many of the most contentious issues today differ from those of three decades ago, the persistence of racial and ethnic inequality and conflict has not diminished, but has remained deeply ingrained in American life. The concerns that undergirded the first edition of Majority and Minority remain as urgent today as in 1970.

The book is divided into four major parts: 1) Introduction: Definitions and Perspectives, 2) Historical Perspectives, 3) Models of Ethnic Integration in the United States, and 4) The American People and the Future of Ethnicity. Each part is preceded by an introductory essay written by Yetman which discusses definitions, perspectives, and current issues in the field, while inter-relating and integrating the various articles within each section.

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A collection of 27 readings for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, based on the assumption that the study of racial and ethnic relations should focus primarily on patterns of differential power and intergroup conflict. Many articles demonstrate that racial and ethnic relations cannot be understood apart from a transnational perspective, and all explore aspects of race and ethnicity in the US and address broader conceptual issues. Most selections are presented in their entirety, with introductions. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205145690
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/23/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 587
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

* Asterisk indicates articles new to this edition.

I.INTRODUCTION: DEFINITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES.

1.Race, Caste, and Other Invidious Distinctions in Social Stratification, Gerald D. Berreman.

2.*Constructing Ethnicity: Creating and Recreating Ethnic Identity and Culture, Joane Nagel.

3.*Dominant Group Ethnic Identity in the United States: The Role of 'Hidden' Ethnicity in Intergroup Relations, Ashley W. Doane, Jr.

II.HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES.

4.*Postethnic America, David A. Hollinger.

5.*The First Americans: American Indians, C. Matthew Snipp.

6.*In between Peoples: Race, Nationality, and the “New Immigrant” Working Class, James Barrett and David Roediger.

7.The Declining Significance of Race, William Julius Wilson.

8.*Land, Labor, and Group Formation: Blacks and Indians in the United States, Stephen Cornell.

9.*The Construction of the Ghetto, Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton.

10.*The Structuring of Hispanic Ethnicity: Theoretical and Historical Considerations, Frank D. Bean and Marta Tienda.

11.*Asian Pacific Americans: Historical Trends, Don Mar and Marlene Kim.

III.MODELS OF ETHNIC INTEGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

12.Assimilation in American Life, Milton M. Gordon.

13.*Revisiting Assimilation: The Rise, Fall, and Reappraisal of a Concept in American Ethnic History, Russell A. Kazal.

14.*Immigration and Ethnic and Racial Inequality in the United States, Mary C. Waters and Karl Eschbach.

15.*Assimilation's Quiet Tide, Richard D. Alba.

16.Immigrant and Ethnic Enterprise in North America, Ivan Light.

17.*The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and Its Variants, Alejandro Portes and Min Zhou.

18.*Minority Status and Literacy in Comparative Perspective, John U. Ogbu.

19.*Work, William Julius Wilson.

20.*The Continuing Significance of Race: Anti-Black Discrimination in Public Places, Joe R. Feagin.

21.*The Racial Ghetto as a Race-Making Situation: The Effects of Residential Segregation on Racial Inequalities and Racial Identity, David R. James.

22.Symbolic Ethnicity: The Future of Ethnic Groups and Cultures in America, Herbert J. Gans.

IV.THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE FUTURE OF ETHNICITY.

23.*The New Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States, Douglas S. Massey.

24.*America's Immigration “Problem”, Saskia Sassen.

25.*Gendered Immigration, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo.

26.*Mexican Migration and the Social Space of Postmodernism, Roger Rouse.

27.*The New Urban Reality, Roger Waldinger.

Statistical Appendix.

Bibliography.

List of Contributors.

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Introduction

DEFINITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES.

1. Race, Caste, and Other Invidious Distinctions in Social Stratification, Gerald D. Berreman.

2. *Constructing Ethnicity: Creating and Recreating Ethnic Identity and Culture, Joane Nagel.

3. *Dominant Group Ethnic Identity in the United States: The Role of 'Hidden' Ethnicity in Intergroup Relations, Ashley W. Doane, Jr.

II. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES.

4. *Postethnic America, David A. Hollinger.

5. *The First Americans: American Indians, C. Matthew Snipp.

6. *In between Peoples: Race, Nationality, and the "New Immigrant" Working Class, James Barrett and David Roediger.

7. The Declining Significance of Race, William Julius Wilson.

8. *Land, Labor, and Group Formation: Blacks and Indians in the United States, Stephen Cornell.

9. *The Construction of the Ghetto, Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton.

10. *The Structuring of Hispanic Ethnicity: Theoretical and Historical Considerations, Frank D. Bean and Marta Tienda.

11. *Asian Pacific Americans: Historical Trends, Don Mar and Marlene Kim.

III. MODELS OF ETHNIC INTEGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

12. Assimilation in American Life, Milton M. Gordon.

13. *Revisiting Assimilation: The Rise, Fall, and Reappraisal of a Concept in American Ethnic History, Russell A. Kazal.

14. *Immigration and Ethnic and Racial Inequality in the United States, Mary C. Watersand Karl Eschbach.

15. *Assimilation's Quiet Tide, Richard D. Alba.

16. Immigrant and Ethnic Enterprise in North America, Ivan Light.

17. *The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and Its Variants, Alejandro Portes and Min Zhou.

18. *Minority Status and Literacy in Comparative Perspective, John U. Ogbu.

19. *Work, William Julius Wilson.

20. *The Continuing Significance of Race: Anti-Black Discrimination in Public Places, Joe R. Feagin.

21. *The Racial Ghetto as a Race-Making Situation: The Effects of Residential Segregation on Racial Inequalities and Racial Identity, David R. James.

22. Symbolic Ethnicity: The Future of Ethnic Groups and Cultures in America, Herbert J. Gans.

IV. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE FUTURE OF ETHNICITY.

23. *The New Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States, Douglas S. Massey.

24. *America's Immigration "Problem", Saskia Sassen.

25. *Gendered Immigration, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo.

26. *Mexican Migration and the Social Space of Postmodernism, Roger Rouse.

27. *The New Urban Reality, Roger Waldinger.

Statistical Appendix.

Bibliography.

List of Contributors.

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