Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Selected Readings / Edition 2

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Overview

The Second Edition of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Selected Readings offers comprehensive, varied, and highly readable views of the problems of racism and sexism in American society. Editors Joseph F. Healey and Eileen T. O’Brien present a variety of perspectives on some of the most pressing problems facing American society: racism and prejudice, inequality and discrimination, and assimilation and pluralism. This new edition includes historical perspectives, case studies of minority groups, a strong emphasis on gender, clashing perspectives on contemporary problems, and a chapter on solutions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412941075
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/15/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 735,504
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his Ph D in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014).

Eileen O’Brien is an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Brockport where her teaching and research interests range from introductory sociology to courses on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and theory. She authored Whites Confront Racism (Rowan and Littlefield, 2001) and has co-authored White Men on Race (Beacon Press, 2003) with Joe Feagin, a pre-eminent scholar on race and ethnic relations. She received her Ph.D. from the U.of Florida in 1999 M.A. from Ohio State in 1996; both degrees in sociology.

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Table of Contents

PART I. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MINORITY GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES
1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Narrative Portrait: The Social Construction of Racial Identity
Developing a Racial Identity - Lawrence Hill
Narrative Portrait: The Cultural Sources of Prejudice
Kaffir Boy - Mark Mathabane
Readings
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism - Norman Yetman
Using Racial and Ethnic Concepts: The Critical Case of Very Young Children - Debra van Ausdale and Joe R. Feagin
Constructing Categories of Difference - Karen Rosenblum and Toni-Michelle Travis
Current Debates: Race and Sports
The Dominance of Black Athletes is Genetic - Jon Entine
The Argument for Genetic Differences is Deeply Flawed - Kenan Malik
Debate Questions to Consider
2. Assimilation and Pluralism
Narrative Portrait: Assimilation, Then and Now
Choosing a Dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen - Mario Puzo
Always Running: La Vida Loca - Luiz Rodrigues
Readings
Divided Fates - M. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Richard Schauffler
Fifteen Years on the Bottom Rung - Anthony De Palma
Opening Faces: The Politics of Cosmetic Surgery and Asian American Women - Eugenia Kaw
Current Debates: English Only?
English Only Will Speed the Assimilation of Immigrants - Mauro Mujica
Bilingualism Should Be Encouraged - Aida Hurtado and Luis A. Vega
Debate Questions to Consider
PART II. THE EVOLUTION OF DOMINANT-MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
3. The Development of Dominant-Minority Relations in Pre-Industrial America: The Origins of Slavery
Narrative Portrait: A Slave's Life
Life as a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb - Henry Bibb
Readings
Slavery Unwilling to Die - Joe R. Feagin
Jezebel and Mammy: The Mythology of Female Slavery - Deborah Gray White
Current Debates: How Did Slavery Affect the Origins of African American Culture?
Slavery Created African American Culture - Stanley Elkins
African American Culture Was Created by an Interplay of Elements From Africa and America - William D. Piersen
Debate Questions to Consider
4. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Post-Industrial Society
Narrative Portrait: The Kitchenette
Death on the City Pavement - Richard Wright
Readings
The Meaning of Emancipation According to Black Women - Angela Davis
What is Affirmative Action? - Fred L. Pincus
Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violence: Random School Shootings, 1982-2001 - Michael Kimmel and Matthew Mahler
Current Debates: Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Casts Suspicions on Legitimate Black Achievement and Depicts African Americans as Incapable - Thomas Sowell
Why We Still Need Affirmative Action - Orlando Patterson
Debate Questions to Consider
PART III. UNDERSTANDING DOMINANT -MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY
5. African Americans
Narrative Portrait: The Persistence of Racism
Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Ability To Alter Public Space - Brent Staples
The Mulatto Millennium - Danzy Senna
Readings
I Am Not a Racist But... - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Tyrone A. Forman
Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry - Angela Davis
The Elephant in the Living Room: The Issue of Race in Close Black/White Friendships - Kathleen Odell Korgen
Current Debates: Reparations
Reparations for African Americans in Historical Context - Joe R. Feagin and Eileen O'Brien
Reparations Are an Idea Whose Time Has Come - Manning Marable
Blood Money: Why I Don't Want Reparations for Slavery - John Mc Whorter
Debate Questions to Consider
6. Native Americans
Narrative Portrait: Native Americans' Experiences and Perspectives
Lakota Woman - Mary Crow Dog
Talking to the Owls and Butterflies - John Lame Deer
Readings
Growing Up Indian - Leonard Peltier
From the Ground Up - Charon Astoyer
Current Debates: Are Indian Sports Team Mascots Offensive?
Indian Symbols and Mascots Are Not Offensive - S.L. Price and Andrea Woo
Mascots Are Offensive - C. Richard King, Ellen J. Staurowsky, Lawrence Baca, R. Davis, and Cornel Pewewardy
Debate Questions to Consider
7. Hispanic Americans
Narrative Portrait: The Meaning of Macho
Americanization is Tough on Macho - Rose Del Castillo Guilbault
Narrative Portrait: Gender Images of Latinas
The Island Travels With You - Judith Ortiz Cofer
Readings
Mock Spanish: A Site for the Indexical Reproduction of Racism in American English - Jane H. Hill
Seeing More Than Black and White: Latinos, Racsim, and the Cultural Divide - Elizabeth Martinez
Not White or Black, but In Between: Latinos and Asian Americans Expanding the Language of Colorblind Racism - Eileen O'Brien
Current Debates: Is Americanization Threatened by" Hispanization "?
How to Make an American - John Fonte
Why We Shouldn't Worry About the "Hispanization" of the United States - Francis Fukuyama
Debate Questions to Consider
8. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Narrative Portrait: The Relocation
We Were Just Japs - Joseph Kurihara
Readings
The Interrelationship Between Anti-Asian Violence and Asian America - Victor M. Hwang
South Korean Sex Slaves in the United States and Canada - Salim Jiwa
Current Debates: Asian American "Success ": What Are the Dimensions, Causes, and Implications for Other Minority Groups?
The Success of Japanese Americans Is Cultural - Harry Kitano
The "Success" of Chinese Americans Is Structural - Alejandro Portes and Min Zhou
The Success of Asian Americans Has Been Exaggerated in Part to Criticize Other Minority Groups - Ronald Takaki
Debate Questions to Consider
9. New Americans: Immigration and Assimilation
Narrative Portrait: Two Stories of Immigration
Life in the Enclave - Ho Yang
Life as a Refugee - Vo Thi Tam
Readings
Immigrants in American Society - Philip Martin and Elizabeth Midgely
Discrimination and the American Dream: The Case of Middle Eastern Americans - Amir Marvasti and Karyn D. Mc Kinney
Globalization and Its Mal(e)contents: The Gendered Moral and Political Economy of Terrorism - Michael S. Kimmel
Current Debates: Is Immigration Harmful or Helpful to the United States?
Immigration Is Harmful - Peter Brimelow
Immigration Is Not Harmful - Reynolds Farley
We Need to Reframe the Immigration Debate - George Borjas
Debate Questions to Consider
10. White Ethnic Groups
Narrative Portrait: Ethnicity, Prejudice, and the Irish Political Machine
Shadow of the Past - David Gray
Readings
How Jews Became White - Karen Brodkin
White Privilege and Male Privilege - Peggy Mc Intosh
Euphemized Racism: Moral qua Racial Boundaries - Michele Lamont
Current Debates: The Racial Identities of Whites and Blacks
The Need to Understand Whiteness - Richard Dyer
Symbolic and Involuntary Ethnicity - Mary Waters
Debate Questions to Consider
PART IV. CONCLUSIONS
11. Antiracist and Feminist Solutions
The Emperor's New Clothes - Patricia Williams
The Racial Preference Licensing Act - Derrick Bell
The Redefinition and Subversion of Comparable Worth in New York State: "We Did It Our Way" - Ronnie Steinberg and Jennifer Hickman
Building Connections with Antiracism and Feminism - Eileen O'Brien and Michael P. Armato
Abolish the White Race by Any Means Necessary - Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey
Being an Ally - Paul Kivel
Commitment to Combat Racism - Judith Katz
Tools for White Guys Who Are Working for Social Change - Chris Crass
Discussion Questions

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