Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change (7th Revised edition)

Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change (7th Revised edition)

By: Joseph F. Healey (author), Eileen T. O'Brien (author)Paperback

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Undergraduate students of social inequality, social stratification, the sociology of race and ethnicity and the sociology of gender.

About Author

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014). Eileen O'Brien is an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Brockport where her teaching and research interests range from introductory sociology to courses on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and theory. She authored Whites Confront Racism (Rowan and Littlefield, 2001) and has co-authored White Men on Race (Beacon Press, 2003) with Joe Feagin, a pre-eminent scholar on race and ethnic relations. She received her Ph.D. from the U.of Florida in 1999 M.A. from Ohio State in 1996; both degrees in sociology.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Part I. An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States Chapter 1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts Some American Stories The Increasing Variety of American Minority Groups: Trends and Questions Questions About the Future, Sociology, and the Plan of This Book What Is a Minority Group? Patterns of Inequality Visible Distinguishing Traits: Race and Gender Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations A Global Perspective Conclusion Chapter 2. Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics Assimilation Pluralism Other Group Relationships From Immigrants to White Ethnics Patterns of Assimilation Variations in Assimilation The Descendants of the Immigrants Today Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply? Implications for Examining Dominant-Minority Relations Chapter 3. Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice Sociological Causes of Prejudice The Persistence of Prejudice Recent Trends: Traditional Prejudice and Modern Racism Hate Crimes The Sociology of Prejudice Part II. The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Chapter 4. The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery The Origins of Slavery in America The Creation of Minority Status for American Indians and Mexican Americans Comparing Minority Groups Chapter 5. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society Industrialization and the Shift From Paternalistic to Rigid Competitive Group Relations The Impact of Industrialization on the Racial Stratification of African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation The Origins of Black Protest The Dimensions of Minority-Group Status Industrialization, the Shift to Postindustrial Society, and Dominant-Minority Group Relations: General Trends Postindustrial Society and the Shift From Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships Modern Institutional Discrimination Social Change and Minority-Group Activism Part III. Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today Chapter 6. African Americans The End of De Jure Segregation Developments Outside the South Protest, Power, and Pluralism Black-White Relations Since the 1960s: Issues and Trends Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Chapter 7. Native Americans Size of the Group American Indian Cultures Relations With the Federal Government After the 1890s Protest and Resistance Contemporary American Indian-White Relations Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Comparing Minority Groups Progress and Challenges Chapter 8. Hispanic Americans Mexican Americans Puerto Ricans Cuban Americans Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Assimilation and Hispanic Americans Hispanic Americans and the Evolution of the American Racial Order Chapter 9. Asian Americans Origins and Cultures Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese American and Japanese American Communities Comparing Minority Groups Contemporary Immigration From Asia Prejudice and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success Chapter 10. New Americans, Immigration, Assimilation, and Old Challenges Current Immigration New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants From the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Colombia Non-Hispanic Immigrants From the Caribbean Contemporary Immigration From Asia Middle Eastern and Arab Americans Immigrants From Africa Modes of Incorporation Immigration: Issues and Controversies Is Contemporary Assimilation Segmented? Recent Immigration in Historical and Global Context New Immigrants and Old Issues Part IV. Other Groups, Other Patterns Chapter 11. Gender History and Background of Gender Relations Movements for Gender Equality Recent Trends and Issues Sexism and Discrimination Assimilation and Pluralism Conclusions and Implications for Dominant-Minority Relations Chapter 12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Behavior History and Background of Same-Sex Relationships Gay Liberation Movements Recent Trends and Issues Homophobia and Heterosexism Assimilation and Pluralism Conclusions and Implications for Dominant-Minority Relations Chapter 13. Dominant-Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective A Brief Review of Major Analytical Themes A Snapshot of Global Diversity A Global Tour Analyzing Group Relations Part V. Challenges for the Present and the Future Chapter 14. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future Revisiting Some Americans The Importance of Subsistence Technology The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power The Importance of Intersectionality Assimilation and Pluralism Minority-Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism A Final Word Glossary References Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781452275734
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
  • ID: 9781452275734
  • weight: 1076
  • ISBN10: 1452275734
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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