Racial and Ethnic Groups

Racial and Ethnic Groups

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For undergraduate Sociology courses in Race and Ethnic Relations.This best-selling text begins with a thorough introduction to how sociologists think about race and ethnicity, then moves on to chapters on each major group-examining the group's history, then exploring the group's current situation. Contemporary issues such as coverage of emerging minority groups (women, the disabled) is included in this edition. It is also the only book on the market that brings full color to your race and ethnic course.show more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 135.1 x 221.5 x 17.8mm | 344.74g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0130418692
  • 9780130418692

Table of contents

1. Understanding Race and Ethnicity. 2. Prejudice. 3. Discrimination. 4. Immigration and the United States. 5. Ethnicity and Religion. 6. The Native Americans. 7. The Making of African Americans in a White America. 8. African Americans Today. 9. Hispanic Americans. 10. Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans. 11. Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity. 12. Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans. 13. Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity. 14. Women: The Oppressed Majority. 15. Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective. 16. Overcoming Exclusion.show more

About Richard T. Schaefer

Richard T. Schaefer grew up in Chicago at a time when neighborhoods were going through transitions in ethnic and racial composition. He found himself increasingly intrigued by what was happening, how people were reacting, and how these changes were affecting neighborhoods and people's jobs. In high school, he took a course in sociology. His interest in social issues caused him to gravitate to more sociology courses at Northwestern University, where he eventually received a B.A. in sociology. "Originally as an undergraduate I thought I would go on to law school and become a lawyer. But after taking a few sociology courses, I found myself wanting to learn more about what sociologists studied and fascinated by the kinds of questions they raised," Dr. Schaefer says. "Perhaps the most fascinating and to me relevant to the 1960s was the intersection of race, gender, and social class." This interest led him to obtain his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Schaefer's continuing interest in race relations led him to write his master's thesis on the membership of the Ku Klux Klan and his doctoral thesis on racial prejudice and race relations in Great Britain. Dr. Schaefer went on to become a professor of sociology. He has taught sociology and courses on multiculturalism for 30 years. He has been invited to give special presentations to students and faculty on racial and ethnic diversity in Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. Dr. Schaefer is author of Race and Ethnicity in the United States, Second Edition (Prentice Hall). Dr. Schaefer is also the author of the eighth edition of Sociology (2003) and the fifth edition of Sociology: A Brief Introduction (2004). His articles and book reviews have appeared in many journals, including American Journal of Sociology, Phylon: A Review of Race and Culture, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology and Social Research, Sociological Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology. He served as president of the Midwest Sociological Society from 1994-1995.show more

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