Understanding Racial and Ethnic Groups / Edition 3

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Overview

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Relations, Third Edition

Vincent N. Parrillo, William Paterson University

This text is a brief, economical introduction to the core theories, concepts, and issues for students studying race and ethnic relations in the United States.

This new edition contains thoroughly updated data and information, including the most recent and relevant studies not only in sociology but also in many other related fields. There are expanded discussions throughout the text, including: the shaping of perceptions, social distance, difference between race and ethnicity, the culture of poverty, and more.

Also, the last chapter, “Contemporary Patterns and Issues,” has been extensively revised to reflect recent and current events. Added are new sections on transnationalism, social capital, segmented assimilation, naturalization, and language retention. This chapter, enhanced by the use of graphics to further student understanding, thoroughly examines the extensive debate and actions surrounding legal immigration and undocumented migrants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205530564
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Sociology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Study of Minorities

Chapter 2 The Role of Culture

Chapter 3 Ethnic and Racial Stratification

Chapter 4 Prejudice

Chapter 5 Discrimination

Chapter 6 Dominant-Minority Relations

Chapter 7 Contemporary Patterns and Issues


Full Table of Contents
* All Chapters End with Retrospect, Key Terms, Review Questions, Suggested Readings, and Internet Resources.

Chapter 1 The Study of Minorities

  • The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon
  • A Sociological Perspective
  • Minority Groups
  • Racial and Ethnic Groups
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Objectivity
  • The Dillingham Flaw
  • Personal Troubles and Public Issues
  • The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations

Chapter 2 The Role of Culture

  • The Concept of Culture
  • Cultural Change
  • Theories of Minority Integration
  • Is There a White Culture?

Chapter 3 Ethnic and Racial Stratification

  • Stratification
  • Social Class
  • Intergroup Conflict
  • Ethnic Stratification

Chapter 4 Prejudice

  • The Psychology of Prejudice
  • The Sociology of Prejudice
  • Stereotyping
  • The Influence of Television
  • The Influence of Advertising and Music
  • Can Prejudice Be Reduced?
  • Diversity Training

Chapter 5 Discrimination

  • Levels of Discrimination
  • Relationships between Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Social and Institutional Discrimination
  • The Affirmative-Action Controversy
  • Racial Profiling

Chapter 6 Dominant-Minority Relations

  • Minority-Group Responses
  • Ethnic- and Racial-Group Identity
  • Consequences of Minority-Group Status
  • Dominant-Group Responses
  • Exploitation

Chapter 7 Contemporary Patterns and Issues

  • Ethnic Consciousness
  • The Changing Face of Ethnicity
  • Ethnicity and Migration Patterns
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Future
Notes

Appendix

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