Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity : An Anthropological Focus on the United States and the World

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For sophomore/junior level courses in Race Relations. An introductory survey covering basic concepts and research, this text presents state of the art essays on both the theoretical issues and empirical studies of race and ethnicity in the U.S. and throughout the world. It introduces the concepts of race, the fallacies of scientific racism, and theoretical perspectives on ethnicity--followed by fourteen chapters that detail the empirical findings of anthropologists on race and ethnicity in the U.S. and the world.show more

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  • Paperback | 471 pages
  • 193.04 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130606898
  • 9780130606891

Table of contents

I. THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY. 1. The Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity, Raymond Scupin. 2. The Concept of Race in Antropology, Scott MacEachern. 3. A History of "Scientific" Racism, Leonard Lieberman. 4. Ethnicity, Raymond Scupin. 5. Ethnicity and Ethnocentrism: Are They Natural?, Donald E. Brown. II. THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S. 6. U.S. Ethnic Relations: Anglos and the "White Ethnics," Raymond Scupin. 7. American Indians, Rachel Bonney. 8. African Americans, Susan Love Brown. 9. Jewish Americans, Jack Glazier. 10. Hispanic Americans, Ellen Bigler. 11. Asian Americans, Janet Benson. 12. Arab Americans, Barbara Aswad. III. RACE AND ETHNICITY: A GLOBAL FOCUS. 13. Latin America and the Caribbean,Ronald Kephart. 14. Africa, Sheila Clarke-Ekong 15. The Middle East, Laurie King-Irani. 16. Asia, Raymond Scupin. 17. The Pacific Islands, Karen Brison. 18. Europe, Pamela Ballinger. 19. Canada, Norman Buchignani. 20. Conclusion, Raymond Scupin.show more

About Raymond Scupin

Raymond Scupin is Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Lindenwood University. His research interests include Asia, Islam, religion, race and ethnicity issues, and political economy. He has done ethnographic research in Thailand and among American Indians in California. Recent publications include Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective and Religion and Culture: An Anthropological Focus, both published by Prentice Hall.show more

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