RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, Ninth Edition, explores race and ethnic relations in a global context, while extensively covering groups and issues in American society. The text's unique comparative approach is critical and relevant in light of the increasing ethnic diversity in most contemporary societies as well as the prominence of ethnic conflicts in virtually all world regions.
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)
Martin N. Marger received his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami, his master's degree 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 also the author of SOCIAL INEQUALITY: PATTERNS AND PROCESSES.
Preface. Part I: THE NATURE OF ETHNIC RELATIONS. 1. Introduction: Some Basic Concepts. 2. Ethnic Stratification: Majority and Minority. 3. Tools of Dominance: Prejudice and Discrimination. 4. Patterns of Ethnic Relations: Assimilation and Pluralism. Part II: ETHNICITY IN THE UNITED STATES. 5. Immigration and the Foundations of the American Ethnic Hierarchy. 6. Native Americans. 7. African Americans. 8. Hispanic Americans. 9. Asian Americans. 10. White Ethnic Americans. 11. Jewish Americans. 12. The Changing Context of American Race and Ethnic Relations: Current and Future Issues. Part III: ETHNIC RELATIONS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE. 13. South Africa: Society in Transition. 14. Brazil: Racial and Ethnic Democracy? 15. Canada: Ethnic Model of the Future? 16. Global Issues of Ethnic Conflict and Change. Glossary. References. Index.