Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States / Edition 8

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"We are invited to read in Strangers to These Shores the story of a resilient society that is struggling to achieve unity out of diversity and, at the same time, guarantee the right to be different. . . . Robert Park, who taught sociology at the University of Chicago and Fisk University several decades ago, described people who understand the way of life of many different kinds of groups as having a wider horizon, keener intelligence, and a more rational point of view. If this is the kind of insight we would like to have, we should stay the course with this book as if it were our magic carpet that will carry us immediately into the unknown culture of many minority groups in this nation."
Charles V. Willie, Harvard University (from the Foreword)

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A text for undergraduates, seeking to understand diversity in America through historically grounded comparative analyses of the variety and evolution of patterns of majority-minority relations in the US. Material is organized in sections on the sociological framework, European Americans, people of color, other minorities, and trends and possibilities. Includes b&w modern and historical photos, key terms, discussion questions, and boxes giving first-hand accounts of the immigrant experience. This new edition examines hate groups and hate crimes, Santer<'i>ans and Hindu Americans, and social indicators of minority progress for all minorities, and includes critical thinking questions in boxes on the international scene. Parrillo is affiliated with William Paterson University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205457632
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Charles V. Willie.


1. The Study of Minorities.

The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon.

A Sociological Perspective.

Minority Groups.

Racial and Ethnic Groups.



The Dillingham Flaw.

Personal Troubles and Public Issues.

The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations.

2. Culture and Social Structure.

The Concept of Culture.

Cultural Change.

Structural Conditions.


Social Class.

Intergroup Conflict.

Ethnic Stratification

Theories of Minority Integration.

Is There White Culture?

3. Prejudice and Discrimination.



4. Dominant-Minority Relations.

Minority-Group Responses.

Consequences of Minority-Group Status.

Dominant-Group Responses.



5. Northern and Western Europeans.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

The English.

The Dutch.

The French.

The Germans.

The Irish.

The Scandinavians and Finns.

The Scots.

The Welsh.

Social Realities for Women.

Northern and Western European Assimilation.

Sociological Analysis.

6. Southern, Central, and Eastern Europeans.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

The Slavic Peoples.

The Poles.

The Russians.

The Ukrainians.

The Hungarians.

The Gypsies.

The Italians.

The Greeks.

The Portuguese.

The Armenians.

Immigrant Women and Work.

Sociological Analysis.


7. The Native Americans.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

Early Encounters.

Values and Social Structure.

Stereotyping of Native Americans.

Changes in Government Policy.

Present-Day Native American Life.

Natural Resources.

Red Power.

The Courts.

Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Urban Native Americans.

Cultural Impact.

Native American Assimilation.

Sociological Analysis.

8. East and Southeast Asian Americans.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

Cultural Attributes.

The Chinese.

The Japanese.

The Filipinos.

The Koreans.

The Vietnamese.

Other Southeast Asians.


The Model Minority Stereotype.

East and Southeast Asian Assimilation.

Sociological Analysis.

9. Other Asian and Middle Eastern Americans.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

The Asian Indians.

Arab Americans.

The Syrian-Lebanese.

The Palestinians.

The Iranians.

The Iraqis.

The Turks.

The Pakistanis.

Other Asian and Middle Eastern Assimilation.

Sociological Analysis.

10. Black Americans.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

Institutionalized Racism.

The Winds of Change.

Urban Unrest.

The Bell-Curve Debate.

Language as Prejudice.

Social Indicators of Black Progress.

Race or Class?

African Immigrants.

West Indian Americans.

Black American Assimilation.

Sociological Analysis.

11. Hispanic Americans.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

Social Indicators of Hispanic Progress.

The Mexicans.

The Puerto Ricans.

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans: A Comparison.

The Cubans.

Caribbean, Central, and South Americans.

Hispanic American Assimilation.

Sociological Analysis.


12. Religious Minorities.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

Catholic Americans.

Jewish Americans.

The Mormons.

Muslim Americans.

The Amish.

The Rastafarians.

The Santerians.

Hindu Americans.

Religion and U.S. Society.

Religious Assimilation.

Sociological Perspectives.

13. Women as a Minority Group.

Sociohistorical Perspective.

The Reality of Sexual Differences.

Immigrant and Minority Women.

Social Indicators of Women's Status.

Sexual Harassment.

Sexism and the Law.

Women and Politics.

Sociological Analysis.


14. The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic.

Ethnic Consciousness.

The Changing Face of Ethnicity.

Current Ethnic Issues.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Future.






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