Multiculturalism in the United States: Current Issues, Contemporary Voices / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This reader focuses on the extremely current, important topic of racial and ethnic experiences in the United States today. Most of the essays were commissioned especially for this reader and have been prepared by some of the brightest voices in this cutting edge field. Instructors in search of a current, comprehensive multicultural reader will find this a valuable student resource whether it is the sole focus of their course or to be integrated into another content area.
About the Author
Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.
Table of Contents
PrefaceOverviewPART I. RACIAL FAULT LINES1. Change in White Racial Attitudes - G.D. Jaynes & R.M. Williams, Jr.2. Racism Today: Continuity and Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era - H. Winant3. The New Face of Race: The Metamorphosis of Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era United States - A.E. Ansell4. White Racism: A Case Study from the Heartland - J.R. Feagin & H. Vera5. Mongrel Monstrosities - A.L. Ferber6. Caught in the Middle: Korean-African American Conflicts - P.G. Min7. Urban Rioting in Los Angeles: A Comparison of 1965 with 1992 - D.O. SearsPART II. REPRESENTATIONS OF RACE AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY8. Black Identity in the United States - F.J. Davis9. The Politics of Ethnic Authenticity: Building Native American Identities and Communities - J. Nagel10. Race Pride, Mexican Americans, and the Alamo - J.T. Rhea11. Narratives of Race and Culture in Transnational Adoption - S.K. Dorow12. Television and the Politics of Racial Representation - J. Lewis & S. Jhally13. Race, Power, and Representation in Contemporary American Sport - C.F. Springwood & C.R. King14. Zydeco Music and Race Relations in French Louisiana - R.L. SextonPART III. AFRICAN AMERICANS SINCE THE 1960S: GAINS, LOSSES, AND CONTESTED SOCIAL POLICIES15. Rich and Poor African Americans - J.L. Hochschild16. The Racial Income Gap: How Much Is Due to Bias? - A. Hacker17. When Work Disappears: Societal Changes and Vulnerable Neighborhoods - W.J. Wilson18. Documenting America: Racism, Realism, and Hoop Dreams - C.L. Cole & S. King19. Black Mobility in White Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb - S.M. Collins20. The Black Church and the Twenty-First Century - C.E. Lincoln & L.H. Mamiya21. The Origins and Politics of Affirmative Action - J.D. Skrentny22. Affirmative Action and Liberal Capitulation - S. Steinberg23. Residential Segregation and Federal Housing Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Section 235 and Secdtion 8 - K.F. GothamPART IV. NEW IMMIGRANTS AND THE DILEMMAS OF ADJUSTMENT24. Should Immigrants Assimilate? - A. Portes & M. Zhou25. Who Gets the "Lousy" Jobs? - R. Waldinger26. Immigrant Life on the Margins: Descent into Disappointment - S.J. Mahler27. Barrios in Transition - J.Moore & J.D. Vigil28. The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California - T.P. Fong29. "Destroying a Marriage to Save a Family ": Shifting Filipino American Gender Relations - O.P. Tizon30. Stanislaus Can't Polka: New Polish Immigrants in Established Polish American Communities - M.P. Erdmans31. Israeli Americans - S.J. Gold32. Social Citizenship for Whom? Young Turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States - T. FaistPART V. WHAT IS MULTICULTURAL AMERICA?33. We Are All Multiculturalists Now - N. Glazer34. Benign Multiculturalism - A. Wolfe35. Ecumenical America: Global Culture and the American Cosmos - O. Patterson36. Multiculturalism: Battleground or Meeting Ground? - R. TakakiSources and PermissionsIndex