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Diversity and Society- Vantage Learning Platform

Diversity and Society- Vantage Learning Platform
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Seventh Edition

Race & Ethnicity

November 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Seventh Edition

Adapted from the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey and Andi Stepnick, the Seventh Edition of Diversity and Society provides a brief overview of inter-group relations in the U.S. In ten succinct chapters, the authors explain concepts and theories about dominant-minority relations, examine historical and contemporary immigration to the U.S., and narrate the experiences of the largest racial and ethnic minorities.

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Chapter 1 • Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Chapter 2 • Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Chapter 4 • Industrialization and Dominant–Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Chapter 5 • African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism
Chapter 6 • Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society
Chapter 7 • Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Chapter 8 • Asian Americans: Model Minorities?
Chapter 9 • New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Chapter 10 • Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
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  • The new edition is available as a digital option through Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class.
  • Research findings and data have been thoroughly updated, with information from hundreds of new sources used and new or updated figures and tables in every chapter.
  • The text offers an increased intersectional emphasis; for example, Chapter 3 addresses the experiences of enslaved women that result from interlocking systems of racial and gender oppression and Chapter 7 features gay Latino men.
  • An increased emphasis on immigration is particularly featured in the opening chapter as well as the chapters on Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and new Americans from Latin America and the Middle East and Arab world.
  • The chapter on African Americans contains new material on “Living While Black,” police violence, the Alt-Right, and controversies over Confederate Symbols.
  • In Ch. 7, a new section clarifies the discussion about the racial and ethnic identities of Hispanic Americans and the power dynamics behind different names for this group.
  • Ch. 8 discusses recent increases in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
  • Ch. 9 on recent immigration has a new section on birthright citizenship.
  • Tells an overarching story about dominant-minority relations in the U.S. and how minority groups are inseparable from the larger American experience.
  • In addition, intersectional perspectives throughout examine how race/ethnicity combine with other statuses to produce different forms of privilege and oppression.
  • Examines a diversity of experiences both across minority groups, as well as within them.
  • Opening vignettes convey the thoughts and experiences of immigrants, writers and artists, politicians, scholars, racists, oppressed people, and other Americans who have witnessed intergroup relations from different perspectives.
  • Comparative Focus boxes look at group relations in societies outside the United States.
  • Applying Concepts activities provide an opportunity to use key ideas in new ways.

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