Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape / Edition 3

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This book's 40 engaging articles—selected for their importance as well as for their readability—introduce readers to the major topics and themes that frame the study of race in the United States. Organized into seven major thematic parts, the book begins with basic concepts and then moves on to explore social structural and institutional analyses of race and ethnicity. Part I examines how race is socially constructed. Part II explores how historical patterns of inclusion and exclusion have established the realities of racial and ethnic inequality today. Part III examines racial stereotypes, prejudice, and forms of racism, including how they are influenced by popular culture. Part IV includes articles on racial identity and how race plays out in everyday life. Part V looks at the overlapping systems of race, class, and gender inequality. Part VI examines patterns of racial inequality in five major institutions: work, families and communities, housing and education, health care, and criminal justice. Part VII concludes the book by looking at large-scale contexts of change, ranging from individual to societal-level change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111519537
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 257,970
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Higginbotham (B.A., City College of the City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University) is Professor of Sociology, Black American Studies, and Women's Studies at the University of Delaware. She is the author of TOO MUCH TO ASK: BLACK WOMEN IN THE ERA OF INTEGRATION (University of North Carolina Press, 2001) and co-editor of WOMEN AND WORK: EXPLORING RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CLASS (Sage Publications, 1997; with Mary Romero). She has also authored many articles in journals and anthologies on the work experiences of African American women, women in higher education, and curriculum transformation. While teaching at the University of Memphis, she received the Superior Performance in University Research Award for two consecutive years. Along with colleagues Bonnie Thornton Dill and Lynn Weber, she is a recipient of the American Sociological Association Jessie Bernard Award and Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award for the work of the Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis. She also received the Robin M. Williams Jr. Award from the Eastern Sociological Society, given annually to one distinguished sociologist. She served a term as Vice President of the Eastern Sociological Society and has held many elected leadership positions in the American Sociological Association.

Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, where she has also served in several senior administrative positions, including most recently as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity. She holds secondary appointments in Black American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of several books, including (among others) THINKING ABOUT WOMEN, recently published in its tenth edition; the best-selling anthology, RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins, now in its ninth edition); LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR; and ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Past Vice President of the American Sociological Association, and Past President of the Eastern Sociological Society, from which she received the ESS Merit Award. She has also received two teaching awards from the University of Delaware and the American Sociological Association's Jessie Bernard Award.

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Table of Contents

Part I: RACE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY. 1. Race, by Ann Morning. 2. The Race Myth, by Joseph Graves. 3. Planting the Seed: The Invention of Race, by Abby L. Ferber. 4. Racial Formation, by Michael Omi and Howard Winant. Part II: HOW DID WE GET HERE AND WHAT IS CHANGING? 5. A Dreadful Deceit, by Jacqueline Jones. 6. Citizenship and Inequality, by Evelyn Nakano Glenn. 7. The First Americans: American Indians, by C. Matthew Snipp. 8. Imperatives of Asian American Citizenship, by Ellen D. Wu. 9. Embodying the White Racial Frame: The (In)Significance of Barack Obama, by Wendy Leo Moore and Joyce Bell. Part III: HOW DO WE SEE EACH OTHER? BELIEFS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND STEREOTYPES. 10. Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America, by Charles A. Gallagher. 11. We're Honoring You, Dude: Myths, Mascots, and Native Americans, by Stephanie A. Fryberg and Alisha Watts. 12. Race, Civil Rights, and Immigration Law After September 11, 2001, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims, by Susan M. Akram and Kevin R. Johnson. 13. Racism and Popular Culture, by Danielle Dirks and Jennifer C. Mueller. 14. How Social Status Shapes Race, by Andrew M. Penner and Aliya Saperstein. Part IV: WHY CAN'T WE JUST GET ALONG? RACIAL IDENTITY AND INTERACTIONS. 15. Why Are the Black Kids Sitting Together? A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum, by Beverly Tatum and John O'Neil. 16. White Like Me? Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, by Time Wise. 17. Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life, by Derald Wing Sue, et al. Part V: INTERSECTING INEQUALITIES: RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER. 18. Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection, by Patricia Hill Collins. 19. Theorizing Race, Gender, and Class, by Yen Le Espintu. 20. Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men's Experiences and Women's Work, by Adia Harvey Wingfield. Part VI: THE CONTINUING SIGNIFICANCE OF RACE: RACIAL INEQUALITY IN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. A. Work. 21. Toward a Framework for Understanding Forces That Contribute to or Reinforce Racial Inequality, by William Julius Wilson. 22. Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs, by Deirdre A. Royster. 23. Intersectionality at Work: Determinants of Labor Supply among Immigrant Latinas, by Chenoa A. Flippen. B. Families and Communities. 24. Loving across Racial Divides, by Amy Steinbugler. 25. The Family and Community Costs of Racism, by Joe R. Feagin and Karyn D. McKinney. 26. The Myth of the Missing Black Father, by Roberta L. Coles and Charles Green. C. Housing and Education. 27. How Racism Takes Place, by George Lipsitz. 28. Good Neighborhoods, Good Schools: Race and the "Good Choices" of White Families, by Heather Beth Johnson and Thomas M. Shapiro. 29. Desegregation without Integration, by Karolyn Tyson. D. Health Care. 30. Racism and Health: Pathways and Scientific Evidence, by David R. Williams and Selina A. Mohammed. 31. Geneticizing Disease: Implications for Racial Health Disparities, by Jamie D. Brooks and Meredith King Ledford. 32. Contextualizing Lived Race-Gender and the Racialized-Gendered Social Determinants of Health, by Nancy Lopez. E. Crime, Citizenship, and the Courts. 33. Incarceration, Inequality, and Imagining Alternatives, by Bruce Western. 34. Subordinating Myth: Latino/a Immigration, Crime, and Inclusion, by Jamie Longazel. 35. Race, Wrongful Conviction, and Exoneration, by Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery. Part VII: MOVING FORWARD: BUILDING A JUST SOCIETY. 36. Reinventing the Color Line: Immigration and America's New Racial/Ethnic Divide, by Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean. 37. Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide, by Southern Poverty Law Center. 38. Poisoning the Planet: The Struggle for Environmental Justice, by David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle. 39. Race, Reform, and Retrenchment: Transformation and Legitimation in Antidiscrimination Law, by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw. 40. Citizenship in Name Only: The Coloring of Democracy While Redefining Rights, Liberties, and Self Determination for the 21st Century, by E. Earl Parson and Monique McLaughlin.

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