ISBN-10:
1412940672
ISBN-13:
9781412940672
Pub. Date:
11/28/2006
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender / Edition 2

Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender / Edition 2

by Joseph F. Healey

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ISBN-13: 9781412940672
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his Ph D in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014).

Table of Contents

PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MINORITY GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES
Preface
1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
The Increasing Variety of American Minority Groups
The Goals of This Text
What Is a Minority Group?
Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations
2. Assimilation and Pluralism
Assimilation
Pluralism
The Twilight if White Ethnicity?
Contemporary Immigrants: Segmented Assimilation?
COMPARATIVE FOCUS: Immigration, Emigration, and Ireland
Other Group Goals
Implications for Examining Dominant-Minority Relations
PART II: THE EVOLUTION OF DOMINANT-MINORITY GROUP RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
3. The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America:
The Origins of Slavery in America
The Creation of Minority Status for Native Americans and Mexican
COMPARATIVE FOCUS: Mexico, Canada, and the United States
Comparing Minority Groups
4. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Industrialization and the Shift From Paternalistic to Rigid Competitive
The Impact of Industrialization on African Americans: From Slavery
The “Great Migration”
The Origins of Black Protest
Applying Concepts
Industrialization, the Shift to Postindustrial Society, and
The Shift From Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships
Social Change and Minority Group Activism
PART III: UNDERSTANDING DOMINANT-MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY
5. African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism
The End of De Jure Segregation
Developments Outside the South
Protest, Power and Pluralism
Black-White Relations Since the 1960s
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
6. Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society
Native American Cultures
Relations With the Federal Government After the 1890s
Protest and Resistance
The Continuing Struggle for Development in Contemporary
COMPARATIVE FOCUS: Australian Aborigines and Native Americans
Contemporary Native American–White Relations
Comparing Minority Groups
Progress and Challenges
7. Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Mexican Americans
Puerto Ricans
Cuban Americans
Contemporary Hispanic-White Relations
Assimilation and Hispanic Americans
8. Asian Americans: Are Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans “Model Minorities”?
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Origins and Cultures
Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese
American and Japanese American Communities
COMPARATIVE FOCUS: Japan’s “Invisible” Minority
Contemporary Relations
Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success
9. New Americans: Immigration and Assimilation
Recent Immigration From Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean
Contemporary Immigration From Asia and The Pacific Islands
Arab Americans
Immigrants from Africa
Summary: Modes of Incorporation
Immigration: Issues and Controversies
10. White Ethnic Groups: Assimilation and Identity—The Twilight of Ethnicity?
Assimilation and Equality: Should White Ethnic Groups Be Considered “Minority Groups”?
Industrialization and Immigration
European Origins, Conditions of Entry, and the Campaign Against Immigration
Comparative Focus: Immigration and Assimilation in Canada
Developments in the 20th Century: Mobility and Integration
Comparing European Immigrants and Colonized Minority Groups
Will White Ethnicity Survive?
White Racial Identity
Comparing Minority Groups: Immigration vs. Colonization
PART IV: A GLOBAL VIEW, SOME CONCLUSIONS, AND A LOOK TO THE FUTURE
11. Dominant-Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective
A Brief Review of Major Analytical Themes
A Global Tour
Analyzing Group Relations
12. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
The Importance of Subsistence Technology
The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power
Diversity Within Minority Groups
Assimilation and Pluralism
Minority Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism
A Final Word

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