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Race, ethnicity, gender, and class : the sociology of group conflict and change

Author: Joseph F Healey
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Written in a clear, consistent style, the Third Edition of Joseph Healey's best-selling text eloquently describes a broad spectrum of experiences related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Featuring in-depth analyses of diversity within groups, as well as the multiple interactions between them, Joseph Healey addresses the experiences of women and many minority groups throughout the text. Narrative Portraits are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph F Healey
ISBN: 0761987630 9780761987635
OCLC Number: 50604843
Description: xxxviii, 617 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
pt. I. An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States --
1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts --
Narrative Portrait: The Social Construction of Racial Identity --
Life on the Color Line --
Focus on Gender: Are Gender Roles Learned or Genetic? --
Current Debates: Race and Sports --
The Dominance of Black Athletes Is Genetic --
The Argument for Genetic Differences Is Deeply Flawed --
Photo Essay: Visualizing Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class --
2. Assimilation and Pluralism --
Narrative Portrait: Assimilation, Then and Now --
Choosing a Dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen --
Always Running: La Vida Loca --
Comparative Focus: Immigration, Emigration, and Ireland --
Current Debates: Does Language Diversity Threaten National Unity? --
Everyone Should Learn English --
Language Diversity Is Not a Threat --
Photo Essay: An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States --
pt. II. Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination --
3. Prejudice and Discrimination in the Individual --
Narrative Portrait: The Cultural Sources of Prejudice --
Kaffir Boy --
Focus on Prejudice and Sexism: An International Perspective --
Current Debates: What Causes Prejudice? --
Ethnic Identity Is Human Nature --
Stereotypes Are Sustained in the Culture and Are Used to Control Minority Groups --
Prejudice Is a Part of American Culture and the English Language --
4. Societal Trends in Prejudice and Discrimination --
Focus on Gender: Has Sexism Modernized? --
Narrative Portrait: The Dynamics of Racial Hatred --
The Making (and Unmaking) of a Klansman --
Current Debates: Why Are Black Americans Still Not Equal Members of Society? --
The Primary Obstacle to Further Racial Equality Lies in the Black Community --
The Primary Obstacle to Further Racial Equality Lies in "Modern" Racism --
The Primary Obstacle to Further Racial Equality Lies in the White Community --
Photo Essay: Understanding Discrimination --
pt. III. The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States --
5. The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery --
Narrative Portrait: A Slave's Life --
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb --
Comparative Focus: Mexico, Canada, and the United States --
Current Debates: How Did Slavery Affect the Origins of African American Culture? --
Slavery Created African American Culture --
African American Culture Was Created by an Interplay of Elements From Africa and America --
The Experiences of Female Slaves Has Been Under-Researched and Under-Reported --
6. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society --
Narrative Portrait: The Kitchenette --
Death on the City Pavement --
Focus on Gender: Gender Inequality in a Globalizing, Postindustrial World --
Current Debates: Affirmative Action --
Affirmative Action Casts Suspicions on Legitimate Black Achievement and Depicts African Americans as Incapable --
Why We Still Need Affirmative Action --
Affirmative Action Should Be Based on Class Rather Than Race --
Photo Essay: "Jim Crow: The Sequel" --
pt. IV. Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today --
7. African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism --
Narrative Portrait: the Price of Success --
To Be Black, Gifted, and Alone --
Focus on Race and Gender: The Mass Media --
Current Debates: Reparations --
Reparations Are an Idea Whose Time Has Come --
Why I Don't Want Reparations for Slavery --
Photo Essay: "Nikki Rosa" --
8. Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society --
Narrative Portrait: Civilize Them With a Stick --
Lakota Woman --
Narrative Portrait: An Indian View of White Civilization --
Listening to the Air --
Comparative Focus: Australian Aborigines and Native Americans --
Current Debates: Whose Culture Should be Emulated? --
The Euro-American Cultural Tradition Is Vital for Societal Unity --
The Value of Native American Culture and Indian Identity --
Photo Essay: "Dirt Road Home" --
9. Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves --
Narrative Portrait: The Meaning of Macho --
Americanization Is Tough on Macho --
Focus On Gender: Images of Latinas --
Current Debates: Is Immigration Harmful or Helpful to the United States? --
Immigration Is Harmful --
Immigration Is Not Harmful --
We Need to Reframe the Immigration Debate --
Photo Essay: "Freeway 280" --
10. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: A "Model Minority"? --
Comparative Focus: Japan's "Invisible" Minority --
Narrative Portrait: Two Stories of Immigration --
Ho Yang --
Current Debates: Asian American "Success": What Are the Dimensions, Causes, and Implications for Other Minority Groups? --
The Success of Japanese Americans Is Cultural --
The "Success" of Chinese Americans Is Structural --
The Success of Asian Americans Has Been Exaggerated, in Part, to Criticize Other Minority Groups --
Internet Research Project --
Photo Essay: "When I Was Growing Up" --
11. White Ethnic Groups: Assimilation and Identity --
The Twilight of Ethnicity? --
Comparative Focus: Immigration and Assimilation in Canada --
Narrative Portrait: Ethnicity, Prejudice, and the Irish Political Machine --
Shadow of the Past --
Current Debates: The Racial Identities of Whites and Blacks --
The Need to Understand Whiteness --
Symbolic and Involuntary Ethnicity --
Photo Essay: [Excerpts From] Grace Paley's "The Immigrant Story" --
pt. V. The Global View, a Summary, Some Conclusions, and a Look to the Future --
12. Dominant-Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective --
13. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future.
Responsibility: Joseph F. Healey.
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