The Perennial Struggle: Race, Ethnicity and Minority Group Relations in the United States / Edition 2

The Perennial Struggle: Race, Ethnicity and Minority Group Relations in the United States / Edition 2

by Michael LeMay
ISBN-10:
0131781111
ISBN-13:
9780131781115
Pub. Date:
07/01/2004
Publisher:
Prentice Hall

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The Perennial Struggle: Race, Ethnicity and Minority Group Relations in the United States / Edition 2

This dynamic book uses a multidisciplinary approach, yet stays consistent in its theme and style. It integrates materials and approaches from several perspectives smoothly and effectively to make the content more comprehensive and interesting. Contributions towards race and ethnic relations are presented from the social sciences: history, economics, social psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science. The insightful volume is organized into an analytical framework: six different chapters contrast different minority groups at varying stages to review each group's reaction and strategic and tactical approach to coping with its minority status. It discusses the complex processes of race and ethnic relations within society while emphasizing public policy and its effect on groups in minority status. For a comprehensive understanding of minority group politics and ethnic relations—with a broad selection of groups, historical perspectives, and current experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131781115
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Chapter 1The Language of the Struggle: The Basic Concepts of Majority/Minority Relations1
We/They and Group Identity1
Dimensions of Personal Identity2
Degree of Group Identity4
Majority Group6
Minority Group6
Ethnicity7
Race8
Racial Minority Groups9
Prejudice10
Discrimination13
Segregation15
Social Stratification16
Bases for Minority Status18
Political Implications18
Coping Strategies19
Acculturation and Assimilation20
Integration21
Amalgamation and Accommodation22
Pluralism25
Summary26
Key Terms26
Review Questions27
Notes27
Further Reference28
Case Study 1.1Should America Be a Melting Pot?31
Chapter 2Strategies of the Struggle: Theories of Race Relations and Methods of Coping with Minority Status33
Theories of Assimilation37
The Psychological Approach39
The Social-Psychological Approach41
The Sociological Approach42
The Economic Approach43
The Systems Dynamic Perspective44
A Systems Model of Incorporation45
Operational Indicators of the Model48
Strategies for Coping with Minority Status51
Accommodation52
Separatism60
Radicalism61
Summary64
Key Terms65
Review Questions66
Notes66
Further Reference67
Case Study 2.1The Mythical Image of Arab Americans: From Bad to Worse69
Chapter 3The Strategy of Accommodation: The Economic Route73
Asian Americans73
Chinese Americans75
Japanese Americans81
Korean Americans89
European Immigrants91
German Americans91
Scandinavian Americans94
Greek Americans96
Hispanic Americans100
Chicano Americans103
Puerto Rican Americans106
Cuban Americans107
Black Americans109
The History of Arab-American Immigration116
Summary119
Key Terms120
Review Questions120
Notes121
Further Reference121
Case Study 3.1Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise Address123
Chapter 4The Strategy of Accommodation: The Political Route125
Irish Americans126
Italian Americans130
Greek Americans137
Slavic Americans141
Polish Americans142
Russian Americans145
Jewish Americans147
Hispanic Americans150
Black Americans154
Summary159
Key Terms160
Review Questions160
Notes160
Further Reference161
Case Study 4.1The Greeks Have Made It163
Chapter 5The Strategy of Separatism: Physical Separatism167
The Amish and Mennonites168
The Mormons174
Native Americans185
Black Nationalism: Marcus Garvey and "Back to Africa"194
Summary199
Key Terms200
Review Questions200
Notes200
Further Reference201
Case Study 5.1Seeking to Sustain Sovereignty204
Chapter 6The Strategy of Separatism: Psychological Separatism208
The Black Muslims208
Hasidic Jews221
Summary225
Key Terms226
Review Questions226
Notes226
Further Reference227
Case Study 6.1American Muslims: Their Struggle to Unify229
Chapter 7Old-Style Radicalism234
Socialism235
Communism241
Fascism254
Nazism259
Summary262
Key Terms263
Review Questions264
Notes264
Further Reference265
Case Study 7.1The Communist Party and the Scottsboro Defense267
Chapter 8New-Style Radicalism270
The Modern Black Civil Rights Movement271
Brown Power: The Hispanic Protest Movement286
Red Power: The Native-American Protest Movement297
Summary303
Key Terms304
Review Questions304
Notes305
Further Reference305
Case Study 8.1Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"309
Chapter 9Arenas of the Struggle318
Education319
Employment326
Housing336
Immigration343
Law Enforcement355
Political Participation363
Summary371
Key Terms373
Review Questions374
Notes374
Further Reference374
Case Study 9.1American Diversity into the Twenty-First Century379
Bibliography382
Author Index404
Subject Index405

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