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1452275734
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9781452275734
Pub. Date:
10/21/2014
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SAGE Publications
Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change / Edition 7

Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change / Edition 7

by Joseph F. Healey, Eileen O'Brien

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ISBN-13: 9781452275734
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 173,778
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(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).

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

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Part I. An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
Chapter 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
Conclusion
Chapter 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 Relations
Chapter 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 Prejudice
Part II. The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
Chapter 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 Groups
Chapter 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 Activism
Part III. Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today
Chapter 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 Challenges
Chapter 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 Order
Chapter 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 Success
Chapter 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 Issues
Part IV. Other Groups, Other Patterns
Chapter 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 Relations
Chapter 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 Relations
Chapter 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 Relations
Part V. Challenges for the Present and the Future
Chapter 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 Word
Glossary
References
Index

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