This three-volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the role race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives today. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to go beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society, The text is supplemented by photographs, tables and figures, and custom-designed maps to provide a visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons. General editor Richard T.Schaefer, Vincent DePaul Professor of Sociology at DePaul University, Chicago, is the author of seven college textbooks published in the United States and Canada, including Racial and Ethnic Groups; the tenth edition of this leading college textbook appeared in 2005.
Richard T. Schaefer received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.A and Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in sociology. He has been with DePaul since 1997, and was the chair of the Department of Sociology from 1997 to 2003. He has published over 30 titles in sociology, many that have gone through numerous editions, and is a prolific author of journal articles and scholarly papers. His most recent award was his nomination for the 2000 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul University.
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