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Overview

RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, Eighth Edition, explores race and ethnic relations in a global context, while extensively covering groups and issues in the United States. The text's unique comparative approach is increasingly important and relevant in light of the growing ethnic diversity in a variety of societies, as well as the prominence of ethnic conflicts throughout the world.

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While focusing on issues in the United States, this book also integrates and juxtaposes conditions in other multiethnic societies around the world. It outlines the field's principal theories and basic concepts, discusses racial and ethnic relations in the United States, and compares America's management of diversity with that of South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Northern Ireland, and the former Yugoslavia. Marger teaches at Michigan State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534505639
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 7/1/1996
  • Series: Sociology-Upper Level Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 620

Meet the Author

Martin N. Marger received his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami, his master's from Florida State University, and his doctorate from Michigan State University. In addition to his research and writing in the field of race and ethnic relations, his work includes studies in social inequality and political sociology. He is the author of Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes, now in its 4th edition.

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Table of Contents

Part I The Nature of Ethnic Relations
Chapter 1 Introduction: Some Basic Concepts 4
Chapter 2 Ethnic Stratification: Power and Inequality 34
Chapter 3 Techniques of Dominance: Prejudice and Discrimination 66
Chapter 4 Patterns of Ethnic Relations: Assimilation and Pluralism 103
Part II Ethnicity in the United States
Chapter 5 Foundations of the American Ethnic Hierarchy 140
Chapter 6 Native Americans 174
Chapter 7 Italian Americans 201
Chapter 8 Jewish Americans 227
Chapter 9 African Americans 258
Chapter 10 Hispanic Americans 313
Chapter 11 Asian Americans 354
Chapter 12 Current and Future Issues of Race and Ethnicity in the United States 392
Part III Ethnic Relations in Comparative Perspective
Chapter 13 South Africa: Society in Transition 424
Chapter 14 Brazil: Ethnic Paradise? 457
Chapter 15 Canada: Ethnic Model of the Future? 493
Chapter 16 Northern Ireland: Enduring Ethnic Conflict? 534
Chapter 17 Global Issues of Ethnic Conflict and Change 569
References 597
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