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Race and ethnicity in society : the changing landscape

Author: Elizabeth Higginbotham; Margaret L Andersen
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ©2009.
Series: Wadsworth sociology reader series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Higginbotham; Margaret L Andersen
ISBN: 9780495504344 0495504343
OCLC Number: 234363495
Description: xviii, 472 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Race : why it matters --
The social construction of race and ethnicity --
Representations of race and group beliefs : prejudice and racism --
Race and identity --
Race, nation, and citizenship --
Immigration, race, and ethnicity --
Race, class, and inequality --
Institutional segregation and inequality --
Mobilizing for change : looking forward and learning from the past.
Series Title: Wadsworth sociology reader series.
Responsibility: [edited by] Elizabeth Higginbotham, Margaret L. Andersen.

Abstract:

"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."--Publisher description.
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