Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives / Edition 7

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Overview

Reflecting the latest data and theoretical literature available, RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, 10e tackles diversity issues from both the American and global perspective, offering an in-depth exploration of today's globally diverse world. The text's expansive coverage of race and ethnic relations across the globe highlights major points of difference and similarity between the United States and a number of other societies, as well as includes a unique case study comparing four different countries. This unique comparative approach is vital with the increasing ethnic diversity in most contemporary societies as well as the prominence of ethnic conflicts in virtually all world regions. Current statistics, figures, maps, and citations provide up-to-the-minute insight. The Tenth Edition also includes an all-new chapter devoted to Arab Americans. In addition, end-of-chapter critical-thinking questions encourage readers to think in a sociological mode and examine current issues using concepts presented in the text.

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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: 9780495003687
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/29/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 652
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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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