Multiculturalism in the United States: Current Issues, Contemporary Voices / Edition 1

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Overview

This reader focuses on the extremely current, important topic of racial and ethnic experiences in the United States today. Most of the essays were commissioned especially for this reader and have been prepared by some of the brightest voices in this cutting edge field. Instructors in search of a current, comprehensive multicultural reader will find this a valuable student resource whether it is the sole focus of their course or to be integrated into another content area.

"...assists readers as they attempt to come to terms with the complex, contested, and shifting nature of contemporary race relations in the United States."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761986485
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/18/2000
  • Series: Sociology for a New Century Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Overview
PART I. RACIAL FAULT LINES
1. Change in White Racial Attitudes - G.D. Jaynes & R.M. Williams, Jr.
2. Racism Today: Continuity and Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era - H. Winant
3. The New Face of Race: The Metamorphosis of Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era United States - A.E. Ansell
4. White Racism: A Case Study from the Heartland - J.R. Feagin & H. Vera
5. Mongrel Monstrosities - A.L. Ferber
6. Caught in the Middle: Korean-African American Conflicts - P.G. Min
7. Urban Rioting in Los Angeles: A Comparison of 1965 with 1992 - D.O. Sears
PART II. REPRESENTATIONS OF RACE AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY
8. Black Identity in the United States - F.J. Davis
9. The Politics of Ethnic Authenticity: Building Native American Identities and Communities - J. Nagel
10. Race Pride, Mexican Americans, and the Alamo - J.T. Rhea
11. Narratives of Race and Culture in Transnational Adoption - S.K. Dorow
12. Television and the Politics of Racial Representation - J. Lewis & S. Jhally
13. Race, Power, and Representation in Contemporary American Sport - C.F. Springwood & C.R. King
14. Zydeco Music and Race Relations in French Louisiana - R.L. Sexton
PART III. AFRICAN AMERICANS SINCE THE 1960S: GAINS, LOSSES, AND CONTESTED SOCIAL POLICIES
15. Rich and Poor African Americans - J.L. Hochschild
16. The Racial Income Gap: How Much Is Due to Bias? - A. Hacker
17. When Work Disappears: Societal Changes and Vulnerable Neighborhoods - W.J. Wilson
18. Documenting America: Racism, Realism, and Hoop Dreams - C.L. Cole & S. King
19. Black Mobility in White Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb - S.M. Collins
20. The Black Church and the Twenty-First Century - C.E. Lincoln & L.H. Mamiya
21. The Origins and Politics of Affirmative Action - J.D. Skrentny
22. Affirmative Action and Liberal Capitulation - S. Steinberg
23. Residential Segregation and Federal Housing Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Section 235 and Secdtion 8 - K.F. Gotham
PART IV. NEW IMMIGRANTS AND THE DILEMMAS OF ADJUSTMENT
24. Should Immigrants Assimilate? - A. Portes & M. Zhou
25. Who Gets the "Lousy" Jobs? - R. Waldinger
26. Immigrant Life on the Margins: Descent into Disappointment - S.J. Mahler
27. Barrios in Transition - J.Moore & J.D. Vigil
28. The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California - T.P. Fong
29. "Destroying a Marriage to Save a Family ": Shifting Filipino American Gender Relations - O.P. Tizon
30. Stanislaus Can't Polka: New Polish Immigrants in Established Polish American Communities - M.P. Erdmans
31. Israeli Americans - S.J. Gold
32. Social Citizenship for Whom? Young Turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States - T. Faist
PART V. WHAT IS MULTICULTURAL AMERICA?
33. We Are All Multiculturalists Now - N. Glazer
34. Benign Multiculturalism - A. Wolfe
35. Ecumenical America: Global Culture and the American Cosmos - O. Patterson
36. Multiculturalism: Battleground or Meeting Ground? - R. Takaki
Sources and Permissions
Index

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