Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change / Edition 7 available in Paperback
Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O’Brien’s Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, Seventh Edition once again uses sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the United States with consistency and clarity. Through a vivid writing style and engaging pedagogical features, the authors ensure that readers engage with core concepts in a meaningful way. Current Debates, based on the writings of prominent scholars, journalists, and commentators, spark classroom discussion on important issues. First-person accounts, Narrative Portraits, are threaded throughout the text to bring life to a variety of topics.
|Edition description:||Seventh Edition|
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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).
Eileen O’Brien is an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Brockport where her teaching and research interests range from introductory sociology to courses on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and theory. She authored Whites Confront Racism (Rowan and Littlefield, 2001) and has co-authored White Men on Race (Beacon Press, 2003) with Joe Feagin, a pre-eminent scholar on race and ethnic relations. She received her Ph.D. from the U.of Florida in 1999 M.A. from Ohio State in 1996; both degrees in sociology.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsPart I. An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United StatesChapter 1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts Some American Stories The Increasing Variety of American Minority Groups: Trends and Questions Questions About the Future, Sociology, and the Plan of This Book What Is a Minority Group? Patterns of Inequality Visible Distinguishing Traits: Race and Gender Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations A Global Perspective ConclusionChapter 2. Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics Assimilation Pluralism Other Group Relationships From Immigrants to White Ethnics Patterns of Assimilation Variations in Assimilation The Descendants of the Immigrants Today Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply? Implications for Examining Dominant-Minority RelationsChapter 3. Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice Sociological Causes of Prejudice The Persistence of Prejudice Recent Trends: Traditional Prejudice and Modern Racism Hate Crimes The Sociology of PrejudicePart II. The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United StatesChapter 4. The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery The Origins of Slavery in America The Creation of Minority Status for American Indians and Mexican Americans Comparing Minority GroupsChapter 5. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society Industrialization and the Shift From Paternalistic to Rigid Competitive Group Relations The Impact of Industrialization on the Racial Stratification of African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation The Origins of Black Protest The Dimensions of Minority-Group Status Industrialization, the Shift to Postindustrial Society, and Dominant-Minority Group Relations: General Trends Postindustrial Society and the Shift From Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships Modern Institutional Discrimination Social Change and Minority-Group ActivismPart III. Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States TodayChapter 6. African Americans The End of De Jure Segregation Developments Outside the South Protest, Power, and Pluralism Black-White Relations Since the 1960s: Issues and Trends Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?Chapter 7. Native Americans Size of the Group American Indian Cultures Relations With the Federal Government After the 1890s Protest and Resistance Contemporary American Indian-White Relations Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Comparing Minority Groups Progress and ChallengesChapter 8. Hispanic Americans Mexican Americans Puerto Ricans Cuban Americans Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Assimilation and Hispanic Americans Hispanic Americans and the Evolution of the American Racial OrderChapter 9. Asian Americans Origins and Cultures Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese American and Japanese American Communities Comparing Minority Groups Contemporary Immigration From Asia Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American SuccessChapter 10. New Americans, Immigration, Assimilation, and Old Challenges Current Immigration New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants From the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Colombia Non-Hispanic Immigrants From the Caribbean Contemporary Immigration From Asia Middle Eastern and Arab Americans Immigrants From Africa Modes of Incorporation Immigration: Issues and Controversies Is Contemporary Assimilation Segmented? Recent Immigration in Historical and Global Context New Immigrants and Old IssuesPart IV. Other Groups, Other PatternsChapter 11. Gender History and Background of Gender Relations Movements for Gender Equality Recent Trends and Issues Sexism and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Conclusions and Implications for Dominant-Minority RelationsChapter 12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Behavior History and Background of Same-Sex Relationships Gay Liberation Movements Recent Trends and Issues Homophobia and Heterosexism Assimilation and Pluralism Conclusions and Implications for Dominant-Minority RelationsChapter 13. Dominant-Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective A Brief Review of Major Analytical Themes A Snapshot of Global Diversity A Global Tour Analyzing Group RelationsPart V. Challenges for the Present and the FutureChapter 14. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future Revisiting Some Americans The Importance of Subsistence Technology The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power The Importance of Intersectionality Assimilation and Pluralism Minority-Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism A Final WordGlossaryReferencesIndex