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Minority Voices : Linking Personal Ethnic History and the Sociological Imagination (05 Edition)

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In this unique reader, eighteen social scientists write about their own personal experiences, and those of their families, as members of a particular racial or ethnic group in the United States. Many essays tell compelling stories of how institutional discrimination operates, and how circumstances can persuade people to accept prejudice and discrimination. Several selections written by women who are also members of a racial or ethnic minority show how different types of discrimination interact. Each contributor compares the experience of his or her own family to the larger group experience, telling a story that is at once personal and sociological.

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In this unique reader, eighteen sociologists write about their own personal experiences, and those of their families, as members of a particular racial or ethnic group in the United States. Many essays tell compelling stories of how institutional discrimination operates, and how circumstances can persuade people to accept prejudice and discrimination. Several selections written by women who are also members of a racial or ethic minority show how different types of discrimination interact. Each contributor compares the experience of his or her own family to the larger group experience, telling a story that is at once personal and sociological.

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with an introduction.

Preface.

General Introduction.

1. Earliest Groups.

Native Americans.

James V. Fenelon: Dakota Woman, Mixed-Blood Man: American Indians from the Northern Plains.

African Americans.

Herbert Douglas: Migration and Adaptation of African American Families Within Urban America.

Donald Cunnigen: Race, Class, Civil Rights, and Jim Crow American: Silences and Smiles.

Mexican Americans.

Jose Calderon: Inclusion or Exclusion: One Immigrant's Experience of Cultural and Structural Barriers to Power Sharing and Unity.

2. First Stream Groups.

Irish Americans.

Vincent Parrillo: Irish Americans.

German Americans.

Richard Grupenhoff: Reconstructing the Past.

Swiss Americans.

Annemarie Nussbaumer Harrod: Twentieth Century European Immigrants: Dialectic of Class and Race.

3. From the Perspective of the Dominant Group

White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Americans

Ashley “Woody” Doane: The Dominant Group Experience.

4. Second Stream Groups.

Italian Americans.

Vincent Serravallo: From Bricks to Blackboards: Work, Community, and Assimilation.

Greek Americans.

Anna Karpathakis: Greek Immigrants: Simply a Reflection of Americas Contradictions.

Jewish Americans.

Mark Hutter: “Bensenhoist:” An Ethnic Auto-ethnography.

5. Third Stream Groups.

Puerto Rican Americans.

Miranda Martinez: The Nuyorican Movement: Community Struggle Against Blocked Mobility in New York City.

Asian Indian Americans.

Bandana Purkayastha: Economically Elite, Socially Marginal: The Contemporary Indo-American Experience.

Cuban Americans.

Sandra Alvarez: Miami: Gateway to the Caribbean.

Vietnamese Americans.

C. N. Le: Fleeing Dragon: The Refugee Experience From a Vietnamese Immigrant Family.

Arab Americans.

Gary C. David: On Being Arab-American: The On-Going Development of Arab-American Community Identity.

6. Multi-Group Americans.

Mixed Group.

Kathryn Beth Kramer and Adrienne Beth Johnson: Love, Family, and Strong Values Reign in Our Multiracial, Single-Parent Family!

Erica Chito Childs: Becoming Interracial: One Family's Story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205378500
Author:
Myers, John P.
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.1 x 7 x 1 in 708 gr

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
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