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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class- Vantage Learning Platform

Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class- Vantage Learning Platform
The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change

Ninth Edition

May 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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About Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change, Ninth Edition

Our bestselling text for courses called Race and Ethnic Relations, Majority-Minority Relations, and Social Diversity, Joseph F. Healey and Andi Stepnick’s Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change, Ninth Edition, tells the story of America’s minority groups, today and throughout history. By presenting information, asking questions, and examining controversies, it demonstrates that understanding what it means to be an American has always required us to grapple with issues of diversity and difference.

The book is known for its clear and engaging writing style; for the use of sociological theory to discuss socially constructed inequalities in the United States; and for its thorough coverage of historical and contemporary immigration to the U.S. Individual chapters focus on one group at a time: white ethnics, five major racial and ethnic minorities, and minorities based on gender and sexual identity. The text also explores the varieties of experience within groups, especially the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender.

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1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
2. Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
3. Prejudice and Discrimination
4. The Development of Dominant–Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery
5. Industrialization and Dominant–Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
6. African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Racism and Institutional Discrimination
7. Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society
8. Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
9. Asian Americans: Model Minorities?
10. New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
11. Gender
12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans
13. Dominant–Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective
14. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future


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KEY FEATURES OF Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change, Ninth Edition 
  • Tells an overarching story about dominant-minority relations in the U.S. and how minority groups are inseparable from the larger American experience.
  • While the primary focus is race and ethnicity, the text also includes chapters on the sociology of gender and sexual minorities.
  • 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 and “Narrative Portraits” 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, and a separate chapter called “Dominant-Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective,” 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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