ISBN-10:
0275955338
ISBN-13:
9780275955335
Pub. Date:
08/13/1996
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
The Dynamics of American Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Group Life: An Interdisciplinary Overview / Edition 1

The Dynamics of American Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Group Life: An Interdisciplinary Overview / Edition 1

by Philip Perlmutter

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ISBN-13: 9780275955335
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/13/1996
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

PHILIP PERLMUTTER is the former executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and the author of Divided We Fall: A History of Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Prejudice in America (1992), the recipient of the outstanding book award by the Gustavus Myers Center for Study of Human Rights.

Table of Contents

Figures

Introduction

The Pluralization of American Population

Patterns, Processes, and Problems of Group Life

Intragroup and Intergroup Differences

Group Life versus National Identity

Groups and Stereotypes

Minority and Majority Group Goals

The Benefits of Group Identity

Disadvantages of Group Identity

Group Responses to Prejudice and Discrimination

The Future of Group Life: Survival or Erosion?

Bibliographical Essay

Index

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