From Different Shores

From Different Shores : Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America

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Featuring a new section on public policy, and a wide range of new essays by specialists in ethnic studies, this updated text introduces students to the diverse points of view that comprise the debate on race and ethnicity in the USA. Arranged in debate format, the essays address such vital questions as: how have the experiences of racial minorities in the USA been similar to and different from each other?; is "race" the same as "ethnicity"?; how has culture shaped race and ethnic relations?; and how can racial inequality be explained, and what public policies or strategies are needed to address it? The updated material examines affirmative action, welfare dependency and the Los Angeles riots, and includes a debate between Arthur Schlesinger Jr and the editor on multicultural curricula and the campus "culture wars".show more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195083687
  • 9780195083682

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"A nice collection of essays that offers a wide variety of interesting perspectives on racial and ethnic issues and problems in American society....Sections 5 and 6 are new in this edition of the book, and each provides relevant and necessary insights on the effect of race and ethnicity on American life....An important, effective, and comprehensive reader on race and ethnicity. It provides a set of relatively brief introductory works on historical and contemporary issues and detailed scholarly debate and discussion....[S]uited best for use in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses." --Jean Harold Shin, Indiana University, in Teaching Sociology"Clear, accessible, well researched, inclusive, comprehensive, and passionate. Excellent!"--Iaher Wahab, Lewis and Clark College"An excellent selection of critical articles that presents a sound historical basis for understanding the current struggles of communities of color."--N. Valdez, Colorado State University"A must for the social sciences. It offers a critical world view of how America was/is structured. His issues-oriented technique enhances the study of history."--S. Malone-Hawkins, California State University"A collection of essays both interesting and challenging, this text covers a broad range of people and experiences which help clarify the roles of race and ethnicity in the development of the United States. Old and new interpretations give a well-rounded view of issues."--S. Carol Berg, College of St. Benedict"Offers excellent up-to-date discussions of the most central issues in current U.S. social politics regarding race and ethnicity."--Jan Lin, Amherst College"A valuable and diverse compilation of some of the finest authors of race, culture, and ethnicity in America. An excellent introductory text for students of multiculturalism. Important for the questions it raises."--Refugio I. Rochin, University of California, Davis"Insightful essays, focussing on salient contemporary issues in racial-ethnic relations. A valuable supplement to any standard text."--Richard Robbins, University of Massachusetts, Boston"An excellent reader which presents American social evolution from a perspective denied far too many 1tudents."--Peter Aschoff, University of Mississippi"An impressive collection of essays. It is wide-ranging and yet penetrates certain issues in ways that can only serve well the course that has some ambitions toward cultural critique."--Nelson Hathcock, St. Xavier Universityshow more

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