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Racial and Ethnic Groups, CourseSmart eTextbook, 13th Edition

By Richard T. Schaefer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 15, 2011

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For courses in Race and Ethnic Relations.

 

This best-selling Race & Ethnic Relations text is grounded in a socio-historical perspective with engaging stories and first person accounts. Racial and Ethnic Groups helps students understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population. By using a socio-historical perspective, the author frames issues by examining our history, exploring the current situation, and discussing the concerns for the future.

 

Racial and ethnic relations in the United States are at a dynamic and exciting time. Major events are shaping our society, such as population and immigration changes, the election of the first African-American president, and increasing diversity throughout our society.

 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:   Exploring Race and Ethnicity  

Chapter 2:   Prejudice  

Chapter 3:   Discrimination  

Chapter 4:   Immigration  

Chapter 5:   Ethnicity and Religion  

Chapter 6:   Native Americans: The First Americans 

Chapter 7:   The Making of African Americans in a White America  

Chapter 8:   African Americans Today  

Chapter 9:   Latinos: The Largest Minority  

Chapter 10: Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans  

Chapter 11: Muslim and Arab Americans: Diverse Minorities  

Chapter 12: Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity 

Chapter 13: Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans  

Chapter 14: Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity 

Chapter 15: Women: The Oppressed Majority  

Chapter 16: Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective  

Chapter 17: Overcoming Exclusion  


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Groups

 

Chapter 1: Exploring Race and Ethnicity
Ranking Groups
Types of Subordinate Groups
Does Race Matter?
Biracial and Multiracial Identity – Who Am I?
Sociology and the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The Creation of Subordinate-Group Status
The Consequences of Subordinate-Group Status
Resistance and Change

 

Chapter 2: Prejudice

Prejudice and Discrimination
White Privilege
Theories of Prejudice
Stereotypes
Color-Blind Racism
The Mood of the Oppressed
Intergroup Hostility
Reducing Prejudice
Ways to Fight Hate

 

Chapter 3: Discrimination
Understanding Discrimination
Hate Crimes
Institutional Discrimination
Discrimination Today
Wealth Inequality: Discrimination’s Legacy
Environmental Justice
Affirmative Action
Reverse Discrimination
The Glass Ceiling

 

Part II: Ethnic and Religious Sources of Conflict

 

Chapter 4: Immigration
Immigration: A Global Phenomenon
Patterns of Immigration to the United States
Today’s Foreign-Born Population
Early Immigration
Restrictionist Sentiment Increases
Contemporary Social Concerns
Illegal Immigration
Path to Citizenship: Naturalization
The Economic Impact of Immigration
Women and Immigration
The Global Economy and Immigration
The Environment and Immigration
Refugees

 

Chapter 5: Ethnicity and Religion
Ethnic Diversity
Why Don’t We Study Whiteness?
The German Americans
The Irish Americans
The Italian Americans
The Polish Americans
Religious Pluralism

 

Part III: Major Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in the United States

 

Chapter 6: Native Americans
Early European Contacts
Treaties and Warfare
Reservation Life and Federal Policies
Collective Action
American Indian Identity
Native Americans Today

 

Chapter 7: The Making of African Americans in a White America
Slavery
The Challenge of Black Leadership
Reemergence of Black Protest
The Civil Rights Movement
Urban Violence and Oppression
Black Power
The Religious Force
The New Immigration

 

Chapter 8: African Americans Today

Education
The Economic Picture
Family Life
Housing
Criminal Justice
Health Care
Politics

 

Chapter 9: Hispanic Americans
Latino Identity
The Borderlands
The Economic Picture
The Growing Political Presence
Cuban Americans
Central and South Americans

 

Chapter 10: Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans
Mexican Americans
Puerto Ricans
The Contemporary Picture of Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans

 

Chapter 11: Muslim and Arab Americans: Diverse Minorities

Arab Americans
Muslim Americans
Immigration to the United States
Contemporary Life in the United States
Islamophobia

 

Chapter 12: Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity
The “Model-Minority” Image Explored
Political Activity and Pan-Asian Identity
Diversity among Asian Americans
Asian Indians
Filipino Americans
Southeast Asian Americans
Korean Americans
Hawaii and Its People

 

Chapter 13: Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans
Chinese Americans
Japanese Americans
Remnants of Prejudice and Discrimination

 

Chapter 14: Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity
The Jewish People: Race, Religion, or Ethnic Group?
Immigration of Jews to the United States
Anti-Semitism: Past and Present
Position of Jewish Americans
Religious Life
Jewish Identity

 

Part IV: Other Patterns of Dominance

 

Chapter 15: Women: The Oppressed Majority
Gender Roles
Sociological Perspectives
The Feminist Movement
The Economic Picture
Education
Family Life
Political Activity
Matrix of Domination: Minority Women

 

Chapter 16: Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective
Mexico: Diversity South of the Border
Canada: Multiculturalism Up North
Brazil: Not a Racial Paradise
Israel and the Palestinians
Republic of South Africa

 

Chapter 17: Overcoming Exclusion

The Aged: A Social Minority
People with Disabilities: Moving On
Gays and Lesbians: Coming Out for Equality

 

Internet Resource Directory
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Index

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