Majority-Minority Relations

Majority-Minority Relations

by John E. Farley
     
 

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This book is designed to develop readers' understanding of the principles and processes that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society. A wide variety of information is provided about a number of such groups with an emphasis on the relationships between dominant (majority) and subordinate (minority) racial and ethnic groups… See more details below

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This book is designed to develop readers' understanding of the principles and processes that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society. A wide variety of information is provided about a number of such groups with an emphasis on the relationships between dominant (majority) and subordinate (minority) racial and ethnic groups in the United States and abroad. Coverage includes discussions on the latest African-American perspectives; the Census Bureau's decision to allow people to check more than one race in the 2000 census; the influence of the culture-of-poverty perspective on welfare reform legislation; interracial relationships; Neil Foley's award-winning book The White Scourge; the debate over Hemstein and Murray's The Bell Curve; how diversity programs helped an insurance company become more profitable; the rising debate over race/ethnicity and language; race/ethnicity in our schools; race/ethnicity online; affirmative action; welfare reform; wage and labor laws, minorities, and the growing income gap; the war on drugs; and more. For those interest in majority-minority relations or race and ethnic relations.

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An introduction to the principles that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society, emphasizing relationships between majority and minority groups in the US. Covers social-psychological perspectives, origins of ethnic inequality, institutional discrimination, and current trends. Features special topic boxes, chapter summaries, and b&w photos. This third edition includes new chapters on gender, disability, and sexual orientation issues, and intergroup relations in societies other than the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131066755
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.23(d)

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