Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change / Edition 5

Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change / Edition 5

by Joseph F. Healey
     
 

Written for undergraduate sociology students, this textbook by Healey (Christopher Newport U.) makes minimal assumptions about a student's prior knowledge of history and sociological concepts. The text first develops the conceptual approach that is then applied in chapters examining the evolution of dominant-minority relations in the United States and societal trends… See more details below

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Written for undergraduate sociology students, this textbook by Healey (Christopher Newport U.) makes minimal assumptions about a student's prior knowledge of history and sociological concepts. The text first develops the conceptual approach that is then applied in chapters examining the evolution of dominant-minority relations in the United States and societal trends in prejudice and discrimination, as well as the historical experiences of African Americans, America Indians, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, white ethnic groups, and recent immigrants. This fourth edition incorporates greater treatment of gender, updated statistical information, more coverage of mixed-race people, and "Questions for Review and Study" have been added. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412977586
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/16/2009
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States

1 Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts 9

2 Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics 49

3 Prejudice and Discrimination 107

Pt. II The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States

4 The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery 163

5 Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society 201

Pt. III Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today

6 African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism 249

7 American Indians: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society 299

8 Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves 349

9 Asian Americans: "Model Minorities"? 405

Pt. IV Challenges for the Present and the Future

10 New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges 461

11 Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future 499

Appendix 515

References 538

Glossary and Index 562

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