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Understand the Changing Dynamics of the U.S. Population

The 13th edition of Schaefer's Racial and Ethnic Groups places current and ethnic relations in a socio-historical context to help readers understand the past and shape the future.

This best-selling Race & Ethnic Relations text is grounded in a socio-historical perspective with engaging stories and first person accounts. Race and Ethnic Groups helps students understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population by examining our history, exploring our current situation, and discussing concerns for the future.

This text provides an accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to the present issues that confront racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and around the world. It incorporates the most current statistics and data in the marketplace including the most recent census.

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  • Engage Students — Every chapter contains first-hand commentaries that demonstrate the diversity of various groups.
  • Explore Research — Research intertwined with information on current events and demographics provide a modern view of our society.
  • Understand Diversity — Detailed coverage of multiple racial, ethnic, and other minority groups provide students with an extensive view of diverse relations.
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Note: MySocLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocLab, please visit: www.mysoclab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocLab (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205248152 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205248155

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Thank you to the following reviewers:

Dr. Loyd Ganey College of Southern Nevada
Lloyd Klein York College, CUNY
Mominka Fileva Davenport University
Lisa Munoz Hawkeye Community College
Brian Jara The Pennsylvania State University
Gerald Titchener Des Moines Area Community College
Jose Soto Southeast Community College

“The text has a strong introduction to the study of race and ethnicity that would be valuable in any course. Part 1 does an impressive job of laying out the key terms and ideas with which every student should develop a familiarity.”

-Brian Jara, The Pennsylvania State University

“[This text has:] 1. great coverage of the groups; 2. good use of facts and stats; 3. good coverage of group-specific contemporary issues.”

-Gerald Titchener, Des Moines Area Community College

“Great overview of all the important groups, areas, and issues.”

-Dr. Loyd Ganey, College of Southern Nevada

“All the tables, figures, and boxed features are informative, easy to understand and useful. I will often reference these in a lecture and draw student's attention to a specific feature to make a point.”

-Jose Soto, Southeast Community College

“This is a very thorough analytical text on minority groups in the US, supplemented with cases, global perspective and research focus. The text covers major topics and themes pertinent to diversity issues.”

-Mominka Fileva, Davenport University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205248155
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/11/2011
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 645,499
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard T. Schaefer grew up in Chicago at a time when neighborhoods were going through transitions in ethnic and racial composition. He found himself increasingly intrigued by what was happening, how people were reacting, and how these changes were affecting neighborhoods and people’s jobs. In high school, he took a course in sociology. His interest in social issues caused him to gravitate to more sociology courses at Northwestern University, where he eventually received a B.A. in sociology. This interest led him to obtain his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schaefer’s continuing interest in race relations led him to write his master’s thesis on the membership of the Ku Klux Klan and his doctoral thesis on racial prejudice and race relations in Great Britain.

He has taught sociology and courses on multiculturalism for 30 years. He has been invited to give special presentations to students and faculty on racial and ethnic diversity in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas.

Schaefer is the general editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008). He is also the author of introductory sociology books with McGraw-Hill. Schaefer coauthored with William Zellner the ninth edition of Extraordinary Groups (2011). He served as president of the Midwest Sociological Society from 1994 to 1995. In recognition of his achievements in undergraduate teaching, he was named Vincent de Paul Professor of Sociology in 2004.

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Exploring Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2: Prejudice

Chapter 3: Discrimination

Chapter 4: Immigration

Chapter 5: Ethnicity and Religion

Chapter 6: Native Americans: The First Americans

Chapter 7: The Making of African Americans in a White America

Chapter 8: African Americans Today

Chapter 9: Latinos: The Largest Minority

Chapter 10: Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans

Chapter 11: Muslim and Arab Americans: Diverse Minorities

Chapter 12: Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity

Chapter 13: Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans

Chapter 14: Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity

Chapter 15: Women: The Oppressed Majority

Chapter 16: Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective

Chapter 17: Overcoming Exclusion


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Groups

Chapter 1: Exploring Race and Ethnicity
Ranking Groups
Types of Subordinate Groups
Does Race Matter?
Biracial and Multiracial Identity – Who Am I?
Sociology and the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The Creation of Subordinate-Group Status
The Consequences of Subordinate-Group Status
Resistance and Change

Chapter 2: Prejudice

Prejudice and Discrimination
White Privilege
Theories of Prejudice
Stereotypes
Color-Blind Racism
The Mood of the Oppressed
Intergroup Hostility
Reducing Prejudice
Ways to Fight Hate

Chapter 3: Discrimination
Understanding Discrimination
Hate Crimes
Institutional Discrimination
Discrimination Today
Wealth Inequality: Discrimination’s Legacy
Environmental Justice
Affirmative Action
Reverse Discrimination
The Glass Ceiling

Part II: Ethnic and Religious Sources of Conflict

Chapter 4: Immigration
Immigration: A Global Phenomenon
Patterns of Immigration to the United States
Today’s Foreign-Born Population
Early Immigration
Restrictionist Sentiment Increases
Contemporary Social Concerns
Illegal Immigration
Path to Citizenship: Naturalization
The Economic Impact of Immigration
Women and Immigration
The Global Economy and Immigration
The Environment and Immigration
Refugees

Chapter 5: Ethnicity and Religion
Ethnic Diversity
Why Don’t We Study Whiteness?
The German Americans
The Irish Americans
The Italian Americans
The Polish Americans
Religious Pluralism

Part III: Major Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in the United States

Chapter 6: Native Americans
Early European Contacts
Treaties and Warfare
Reservation Life and Federal Policies
Collective Action
American Indian Identity
Native Americans Today

Chapter 7: The Making of African Americans in a White America
Slavery
The Challenge of Black Leadership
Reemergence of Black Protest
The Civil Rights Movement
Urban Violence and Oppression
Black Power
The Religious Force
The New Immigration

Chapter 8: African Americans Today

Education
The Economic Picture
Family Life
Housing
Criminal Justice
Health Care
Politics

Chapter 9: Hispanic Americans
Latino Identity
The Borderlands
The Economic Picture
The Growing Political Presence
Cuban Americans
Central and South Americans

Chapter 10: Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans
Mexican Americans
Puerto Ricans
The Contemporary Picture of Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans

Chapter 11: Muslim and Arab Americans: Diverse Minorities

Arab Americans
Muslim Americans
Immigration to the United States
Contemporary Life in the United States
Islamophobia

Chapter 12: Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity
The “Model-Minority” Image Explored
Political Activity and Pan-Asian Identity
Diversity among Asian Americans
Asian Indians
Filipino Americans
Southeast Asian Americans
Korean Americans
Hawaii and Its People

Chapter 13: Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans
Chinese Americans
Japanese Americans
Remnants of Prejudice and Discrimination

Chapter 14: Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity
The Jewish People: Race, Religion, or Ethnic Group?
Immigration of Jews to the United States
Anti-Semitism: Past and Present
Position of Jewish Americans
Religious Life
Jewish Identity

Part IV: Other Patterns of Dominance

Chapter 15: Women: The Oppressed Majority
Gender Roles
Sociological Perspectives
The Feminist Movement
The Economic Picture
Education
Family Life
Political Activity
Matrix of Domination: Minority Women

Chapter 16: Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective
Mexico: Diversity South of the Border
Canada: Multiculturalism Up North
Brazil: Not a Racial Paradise
Israel and the Palestinians
Republic of South Africa

Chapter 17: Overcoming Exclusion

The Aged: A Social Minority
People with Disabilities: Moving On
Gays and Lesbians: Coming Out for Equality

Internet Resource Directory
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Index

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