The Perennial Struggle

The Perennial Struggle : Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Group Politics in the United States

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For undergraduate level courses in Minority Group Politics, Political Sociology, and Race and Ethnic Relations in departments of Political Science and Sociology. This dynamic text uses a multidisciplinary approach, yet stays consistent in its theme and style. It integrates materials and approaches from several perspectives smoothly and effectively to make the material more comprehensive and interesting. Contributions towards race and ethnic relations are presented from the social sciences: history, economics, social psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science. This insightful text is organized into an analytical framework: six different chapters contrast different minority groups at varying stages to review each group's reaction and strategic and tactical approach to coping with its minority status. It discusses the complex processes of race and ethnic relations within society while emphasizing public policy and its effect on groups in minority status.show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 17.3mm | 587.22g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0130205478
  • 9780130205476

Table of contents

1. The Language of the Struggle: The Basic Concepts of Majority/Minority Relations. 2. Strategies of the Struggle: Theories of Race Relations and Methods of Coping with Minority Status. 3. The Strategy of Accommodation: The Economic Route. 4. The Strategy of Accommodation: The Political Route. 5. The Strategy of Separatism: Physical Separatism. 6. The Strategy of Separatism: Psychological Separatism. 7. Old-Style Radicalism. 8. New-Style Radicalism. 9. Arenas of the Struggle. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.show more