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Diversity and Society

Diversity and Society
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Sixth Edition

Race & Ethnicity

July 2019 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Adapted from the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey and Andi Stepnickthis text provides a brief overview of inter-group relations in the U.S.  In 10 chapters, it explains concepts and theories about dominant-minority relations; examines historical and contemporary immigration to the U.S.; and narrates the experiences of the largest racial and ethnic minorities. The text explores the variety of experiences within groups, paying particular attention to the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. While the focus is on minority groups in the U.S., it also includes comparative, cross-national coverage of group relations in other societies. The authors show how minorities are inseparable from the larger American experience, and the text concludes with a chapter on the future of inter-group relations based on current trends and patterns.
Part I: An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
Chapter 1: Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Minority Groups: Trends and Questions  
Questions about the Future, Sociology, and the Plan of This Book  
What Is a Minority Group?  
Patterns of Inequality  
Visible Distinguishing Traits: Race and Gender  
Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations  
A Global Perspective  
Chapter 2: Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Other Group Relationships  
From Immigrants to White Ethnics  
Patterns of Assimilation  
Variations in Assimilation  
The Descendants of Immigrants Today  
Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply?  
Implications for Examining Dominant-Miniority Relations  
Part II: The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
Chapter 3: The Development of Dominant–Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery
The Origins of Slavery in America  
The Creation of Slavery in the United States  
The Dimensions of Minority Group Status  
The Creation of Minority Status for Native Americans and Mexican Americans  
Comparing Minority Groups  
Chapter 4: Industrialization and Dominant–Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Industrialization and the Shift from Paternalistic Competitive Group Relations  
The Impact of Industrialization on the Racial Stratification of African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation  
The Origins of Black Protest  
The Dimensions of Minority Group Status  
Industrialization, the Shift to Posindustrial Society, and Dominant-Minority Group Relations: General Trends  
Postindustrial Society and the Shift from Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships  
Gender Inequality in a Globalizing, Postindustrial World  
Modern Institutional Discrimination  
Social Change and Minority Group Activism  
Part III: Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today
Chapter 5: African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism
The End of De Jure Segregation  
Developments Outside the South  
Protest, Power, and Pluralism  
Black-White Relations Since the 1960s: Issues and Trends  
Prejudice and Modern Racism  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?  
Chapter 6: Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society
Size of the Group  
Native American Cultures  
Relations with the Federal Government After the 1890s  
Protest and Resistance  
Contemporary Native American-White Relations  
Prejudice and Discrimination  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Comparing Minority Groups  
Progress and Challenges  
Chapter 7: Hispanic Americans Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Mexican Americans  
Puerto Ricans  
Cuban Americans  
Prejudice and Discrimination  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Assimilation and Hispanic Americans  
Chapter 8: Asian Americans: Model Minorities?
Origins and Cultures  
Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese American and Japanese American Communities  
Comparing Minority Groups  
Contemporary Immigration from Asia  
Prejudice and Discrimination  
Prejudice and Discrimination  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success  
Part IV: Challenges for the Present and the Future
Chapter 9: New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Current Immigration  
New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Columbia  
Non-Hispanic Immigrants from the Caribbean  
Contemporary Immigration from Asia  
Middle Eastern and Arab Americans  
Immigrants from Africa  
Modes of Incorporation  
Immigration: Issues and Controversies  
Is Contemporary Assimilation Segmented?  
Recent Immigration in Historical and Global Context  
Chapter 10: Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
The Importance of Subsistence Technology  
The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power  
The Importance of Intersectionality  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Minority Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism  
A Final Word  

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