The Bubbling Cauldron: Race, Ethnicity, and the Urban Crisis

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Nineteen sociology and political science scholars examine racial and ethnic struggles and tensions by helping the reader to begin to identify and define its characteristics. The essays include: the social construction of racial and ethnic difference, black ghettoization and social mobility, the legacy of school desegregation, and the globalization of racial and ethnic relations in the late 20th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816623327
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Putting "Race" in Its Place 3
2 Dictatorship, Democracy, and Difference: The Historical Construction of Racial Identity 31
3 Who Are the "Good Guys"? The Social Construction of the Vietnamese "Other" 50
4 The Rising Significance of Status in U.S. Race Relations 77
5 African American Entrepreneurship and Racial Discrimination: A Southern Metropolitan Case 99
6 Black Ghettoization and Social Mobility 123
7 Historical Footprints: The Legacy of the School Desegregation Pioneers 142
8 Retreat from Equal Opportunity? The Case of Affirmative Action 163
9 Demobilization in the New Black Political Regime: Ideological Capitulation and Radical Failure in the Postsegregation Era 182
10 The Real "New World Order": The Globalization of Racial and Ethnic Relations in the Late Twentieth Century 211
11 The Effects of Transnational Culture, Economy, and Migration on Mixtec Identity in Oaxacalifornia 226
12 Models of Immigrant Integration in France and the United States: Signs of Convergence? 244
13 When the Melting Pot Boils Over: The Irish, Jews, Blacks, and Koreans of New York 265
14 Beyond "Politics by Other Means"? Empowerment Strategies for Los Angeles' Asian Pacific Community 282
15 Political Capital and the Social Reproduction of Inequality in a Mexican Origin Community in Arizona 304
16 The Continuing Legacy of Discrimination in Southern Communities 323
Contributors 339
Index 345
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