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Race and Ethnicity in Society : the Changing Landscape (2ND 09 - Old Edition)

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This engaging reader is organized in four major thematic parts, subdivided into thirteen different sections. Part I (?The Social Basis of Race and Ethnicity?) establishes the analytical frameworks that are now being used to think about race in society. The section examines the social construction of race and ethnicity as concepts and experience. Part II (?Continuity and Change: How We Got Here and What It Means?) explores both the historical patterns of inclusion and exclusion that have established racial and ethnic inequality, while also explaining some of the contemporary changes that are shaping contemporary racial and ethnic relations. Part III (?Race and Social Institutions?) examines the major institutional structures in contemporary society and investigates patterns of racial inequality within these institutions. Persistent inequality in the labor market and in patterns of community, residential, and educational segregation continue to shape the life chances of different groups. Part IV (?Building a Just Society?) concludes the book by looking at both large-scale contexts of change, such as those reflected in the movement to elect the first African American president.

Synopsis:

This engaging reader consists of 57 edited articles organized according to seven unifying themes. Part I establishes the importance of examining race as a contemporary social issue. Part II introduces the analytical frameworks that are now being used to think about race in society. Part III examines the most immediately experienced dimensions of race: beliefs and ideology. Part IV examines racial identity and interracial relationships, topics that are especially interesting to students. Part V analyzes the importance of the political economy of race, showing how the economic exploitation of racial groups is buttressed by political arrangements in the state. In particular, the racial division of labor is supported by concepts of citizenship that deny full rights of citizenship to certain groups. Part VI details the consequences of race and racism as manifested in different social institutions, including work, family, health, housing, education, and social justice. Part VII focuses on social movements and social change. Each section includes articles examining the outcomes within social institutions that stem from the reality of racial inequality in society.

About the Author

Elizabeth Higginbotham (B.A., City College of the City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University) is Professor of Sociology and Women?s Studies at the University of Delaware. She is author of TOO MUCH TO ASK: BLACK WOMEN IN THE ERA OF INTEGRATION (University of North Carolina Press, 2001) and co-editor of WOMEN AND WORK: EXPLORING RACE, ETHNICITY AND CLASS (Sage Publications, 1997 with Mary Romero). She has also authored many articles in journals and edited collections. While teaching at the University of Memphis, she received the Superior Performance in University Research Award for 1991-92 and 1992-93. Along with colleagues Bonnie Thornton Dill and Lynn Weber, she is a recipient of the American Sociological Association Jessie Bernard Award and Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award in 1993 for the work of the Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis. She was recently received the 2003-2004 Robin M. Williams Jr. Award from the Eastern Sociological Society, given annually to one distinguished sociologist.Margaret L. Andersen--raised in Oakland, California; Rome, Georgia; and Boston--is Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her B.A. from Georgia State University. She is the author of THINKING ABOUT WOMEN: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SEX AND GENDER (Allyn and Bacon) and the best-selling Wadsworth text RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER: AN ANTHOLOGY (with Patricia Hill Collins). She is also the author of ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION and LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR. She has recently served as Vice President of the American Sociological Association, from which she has also received the prestigious Jessie Bernard Award. She has also been awarded the SWS Feminist Lecturer Award, given annually by SWS (Sociologists for Women in Society) to a social scientist whose work has contributed to improving the status of women in society. She currently serves as Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. She has served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Delaware, where she has also won the University?s Excellence in Teaching Award. She lives on the Elk River in Maryland with her husband, Richard Rosenfeld.

Table of Contents

Part I: RACE: WHY IT MATTERS. 1. Robert Blauner, "Talking Past Each Other." 2 Harry Kitano, "A Hyphenated Identity." 3. Judith Ortiz Cofer, "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria." 4. Moustafa Boyoumi, "How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?" 5. American Sociological Association, "The Importance of Collecting Data and Doing Social Scientific Research on Race." Part II: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE AND ETHNICITY. 6. Howard F. Taylor, "Defining Race." 7. Ann Morning, "Race." 8. Abby Ferber, "Planting the Seed: The Invention of Race." 9. Karen Brodkin Sacks, "How Did Jews Become White Folks?" 10. Michael Omi and Howard Winant, "On Racial Formation." Part III: REPRESENTATIONS OF RACE AND GROUP BELIEFS: PREJUDICE, AND RACISM. 11. Lawrence D. Bobo, "The Color Line, the Dilemma, and the Dream." 12. Charles A. Gallagher, "Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America." 13. Hernán Vera and Andrew M. Gordon, "Learning to be White through Popular Culture." 14. Charles Springwood and C. Richard King, "'Playing Indian': Why Native American Mascots Must End." 15. Cornell West, "The Necessary Engagement with Youth Culture." Part IV: RACE AND IDENTITY. 16. Beverly Tatum, interview with John ONeil, "Why are the Black Kids Sitting Together?" 17. Heather M. Dalmage, "Tripping on the Color Line." 18. Min Zhou, "Are Asian Americans Becoming 'White'?" 19. Mark A. Chesler, Melissa Peet, and Todd Sevig, "Blinded by Whiteness: The Development of White College Students Racial Awareness." Part V: RACE, NATION, AND CITIZENSHIP. 20. Evelyn Nakano Glenn, "Citizenship and Inequality." 21. C. Matthew Snipp "The First Americans: American Indians." 22. Suzanne Oboler, "'It Must Be a Fake!' Racial Ideologies, Identities, and the Question of Rights." 23. Tram Nguyen, "We Are All Suspects Now." Part VI: IMMIGRATION, RACE, AND ETHNICITY. 24. Mae M. Ngai, "Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America." 25. Nancy Foner, "From Ellis Island to JFK: Education in New Yorks Two Great Waves of Immigration." 26. Peggy Levitt, "Salsa and Ketchup: Transnational Migrants Saddle Two Worlds." 27. Margie K. Shields and Richard E. Behrman, "Children of Immigrant Families." 28. Johanna Lessinger, "Class, Race and Success: Two Generations of Indian Americans Confront the American Dream." Part VII: RACE, CLASS, AND INEQUALITY. 29. Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro, "Wealth Inequality Trends." 30. Alan Jenkins, "Inequality, Race, and Remedy." 31. Avis A. Jones DeWeever and Heidi Hartmann, "Abandoned before the Storms: The Glaring Disaster of Gender, Race, and Class Disparities in the Gulf." 32. Celeste M. Watkins, "A Tale of Two Classes: The Socio-Economic Divide among Black Americans Under 35." 33. Vilna F. Bashi Bobb and Averil Y. Clarke, "Experiencing Success: Structuring the Perception of Opportunities for West Indians." Part VIII: INSTITUTIONAL SEGREGATION AND INEQUALITY. A. Work and Labor Markets. 34. Cedric Herring, "Is Job Discrimination Dead?" 35. Deirdre A. Royster, "Race and The Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs." 36. Marta Tienda and Haya Stier, "The Wages of Race: Color and Employment Opportunity in Chicagos Inner City." 37. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, "Families on the Frontier." B. Families, Communities, and Welfare. 38. Joe R. Feagin and Karyn D. McKinney, "The Family and Community Costs of Racism." 39. Zhenchao Qian, "Breaking the Last Taboo: Interracial Marriage in America." 40. Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas, "How Motherhood Changed My Life." 41. Dorothy Roberts, "Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare." 42. Beth Ritchie, "The Social Construction of the Immoral Black Mother." C. Residential Segregation and Education. 43. John E. Farley and Gregory D. Squires, "Fences and Neighbors: Segregation in the 21st Century." 44 Linda Darling-Hammond, "The Color Line in American Education." 45. Jonathan Kozol, "The Shame of the Nation." 46. Heidi Barajas and Jennifer Pierce, "The Significance of Race and Gender in School Success among Latinas and Latinos in College." D. Social Justice and Social Control: Courts, Crime, and the Law. 47. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, "Keeping Them in Their Place." 48. Tricia Rose, "Hidden Politics: Discursive and Institutional Policing of Rap Music." 49. Christina Swarms, "The Uneven Scales of Capital Justice." 50. Devah. Pager, "The Mark of a Criminal Record." 51. Roger Daniels, "Detaining Minority Citizens, Then and Now." Part IX: MOBILIZING FOR CHANGE: LOOKING FORWARD AND LEARNING FROM THE PAST. 52. Aldon Morris, "The Genius of the Civil Rights Movement: Can It Happen Again?" 53. Harvey Molotch, "Death on the Roof: Race and Bureaucratic Failure." 54. David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle, "Poisoning the Planet: The Struggle for Environmental Justice." 55. Jacqueline Johnson, Sharon Bush, and Joe Feagin, "Reducing Inequalities: Doing Anti-Racism: Toward an Egalitarian American Society."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495504344
Subtitle:
The Changing Landscape
Author:
Higginbotham, Elizabeth
Author:
Andersen, Margaret L.
Author:
Higginbotham, Elizabeth
Author:
Higginbotham, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Higginbotham)
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Series:
Wadsworth Sociology Reader
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.11x6.46x.75 in. 1.39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This engaging reader consists of 57 edited articles organized according to seven unifying themes. Part I establishes the importance of examining race as a contemporary social issue. Part II introduces the analytical frameworks that are now being used to think about race in society. Part III examines the most immediately experienced dimensions of race: beliefs and ideology. Part IV examines racial identity and interracial relationships, topics that are especially interesting to students. Part V analyzes the importance of the political economy of race, showing how the economic exploitation of racial groups is buttressed by political arrangements in the state. In particular, the racial division of labor is supported by concepts of citizenship that deny full rights of citizenship to certain groups. Part VI details the consequences of race and racism as manifested in different social institutions, including work, family, health, housing, education, and social justice. Part VII focuses on social movements and social change. Each section includes articles examining the outcomes within social institutions that stem from the reality of racial inequality in society.
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