Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States / Edition 9

Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States / Edition 9

by Vincent N. Parrillo
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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States / Edition 9

This top-selling, comprehensive text on racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. covers theoretical issues and the experiences of more than 50 racial, ethnic, and religious groups. Strangers to these Shores provides broad, yet specific coverage of Europeans, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Arabs, religious minorities, and women as a minority group.

This text systematically applies the three main sociological perspectives as a consistent framework for analysis. Also, it introduces “the stranger” concept in an analysis of the stranger as a social phenomena, and the text continues to carry this unifying theme throughout the study of all minority groups. This text provides first-hand immigrant accounts and comparative examples from other countries through “Ethnic Experience” and “International Scene” boxes.

The final chapter, “The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic,” brings synthesis to the many groups represented in the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205585571
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 04/04/2008
Series: MySocKit Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents





Chapter 1: The Study of Minorities

Chapter 2: Culture and Social Structure

Chapter 3: Prejudice and Discrimination

Chapter 4: Intergroup Relations

Chapter 5: Northern and Western Europeans

Chapter 6: Southern, Central, and Eastern Europeans

Chapter 7: The Native Americans

Chapter 8: East and Southeast Asian Americans

Chapter 9: Other Asian and Middle Eastern Americans

Chapter 10: Black Americans

Chapter 11: Hispanic Americans

Chapter 12: Religious Minorities

Chapter 13: Women as a Minority Group

Chapter 14: Gays, People with Disabilities, and the Elderly

Chapter 15: The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic


Part One: Sociological Framework

Chapter 1 The Study of Minorities

The Stranger as a Social Phenomenon

Minority Groups

Racial and Ethnic Groups



The Dillingham Flaw

Personal Troubles and Public Issues

The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations

Sociological Perspectives

Chapter 2 Culture and Social Structure

The Concept of Culture

Cultural Change

Structural Conditions


Social Class

Intergroup Conflict

Ethnic Stratification

Is There a White Culture?

Chapter 3 Prejudice and Discrimination



Chapter 4 Intergroup Relations

Minority-Group Responses

Consequences of Minority–Group Status

Dominant-Group Responses


Minority–Minority Relations

Theories of Minority Integration

Part Two: European Americans

Chapter 5 Northern and Western Europeans

Sociohistorical Perspective

The English

The Dutch

The French

The Germans

The Irish

The Scandinavians and Finns

The Scots

The Welsh

Social Realities for Women

Northern and Western European Assimilation

Sociological Analysis

Chapter 6 Southern, Central, and Eastern Europeans

Sociohistorical Perspective

The Slavic Peoples

The Poles

The Russians

The Ukrainians

The Hungarians

The Gypsies

The Italians

The Greeks

The Portuguese

The Armenians

Immigrant Women and Work

Southern, Central and Eastern European Assimilation

Sociological Analysis

Part Three: Visible Minorities

Chapter 7 The Native Americans

Sociohistorical Perspective

Early Encounters

Values and Social Structure


Changes in Government Policy

Present-Day Native American Life

Natural Resources

Red Power

The Courts

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Urban Native Americans

Cultural Impact

Native American Assimilation

Sociological Analysis

Chapter 8 East and Southeast Asian Americans

Sociohistorical Perspective

Cultural Attributes

The Chinese

The Japanese

The Filipinos

The Koreans

The Vietnamese

Other Southeast Asians

The Laotians


The Model-Minority Stereotype

East and Southeast Asian Assimilation

Sociological Analysis

Chapter 9 Other Asian and Middle Eastern Americans

Sociohistorical Perspective

The Asian Indians

Arab Americans

The Syrian/Lebanese

The Palestinians

Homeland Influence

The American Federation of Ramallah

Community Life

The Iranians

The Iraqis

The Turks

The Pakistanis

Other Asian and Middle Eastern Assimilation

Sociological Analysis

Chapter 10 Black Americans

Sociohistorical Perspective

Institutionalized Racism

The Winds of Change

Urban Unrest

The Bell-Curve Debate

Language as Prejudice

Social Indicators of Black Progress

Race or Class?

African and Afro-Caribbean Immigrants

Black American Assimilation

Sociological Analysis

Chapter 11 Hispanic Americans

Sociohistorical Perspective

Social Indicators of Hispanic Progress

The Mexicans

The Puerto Ricans

The Cubans

Caribbean, Central and South Americans

Hispanic American Assimilation

Sociological Analysis

Part Four: Other Minorities

Chapter 12 Religious Minorities

Sociohistorical Perspective

Catholic Americans

Jewish Americans

The Mormons

Muslim Americans

The Amish

The Rastafarians

The Santeríans

Hindu Americans

Religion and U.S. Society

Religious Assimilation

Sociological Perspectives

Chapter 13 Women as a Minority Group

Sociohistorical Perspective

The Reality of Gender Differences

Immigrant and Minority Women

Social Indicators of Women’s Status

Sexual Harassment

Sexism and the Law

Women and Politics

Sociological Analysis

Chapter 14 Gays, People with Disabilities, and the Elderly

Sexual Orientation

Sociohistorical Perspective

Gay Genetics

Stigma and Sanctions

Tolerance and Backlash

How Many Gays Are There?

Public Attitudes about Homosexuality

Current Issues

People with Disabilities

Sociohistorical Perspective

Americans with Disabilities

Legislative Actions

Myths and Stereotypes

Current Issues

Old Age

Sociohistorical Perspective

The Graying of America

Values about Age

Myths and Stereotypes

Current Issues

Sociological Analysis

Part Five: Contemporary Patterns and Issues

Chapter 15 The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic

Ethnic Consciousness

The Changing Face of Ethnicity

Current Ethnic Issues

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Future






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