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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change

Eighth Edition
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February 2018 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Known for its clear and engaging writing, the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class has been thoroughly updated to be fresher, more relevant, and more accessible to undergraduates. The Eighth Edition retains the same use of sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the U.S. and for examining the variety of experiences within each minority group, particularly differences between those of men and women. This edition also puts greater emphasis on intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation that will offer students a deeper understanding of diversity.

New to this Edition

  • New co-author Andi Stepnick adds fresh perspectives from her teaching and research on race, gender, social movements, and popular culture.
  • The text has been thoroughly updated from hundreds of new sources to reflect the latest research, current events, and changes in U.S. society.
  • 80 new and updated graphs, tables, maps, and graphics draw on a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census, Gallup, and Pew.
  • 35 new internet activities provide opportunities for students to apply concepts by exploring oral history archives, art exhibits, video clips, and other online sites.

 

 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MINORITY GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Some American Stories  
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  
Conclusion  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
2. Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Assimilation  
Pluralism  
Other Group Relationships  
From Immigrants to White Ethnics  
Patterns of Assimilation  
Variations in Assimilation  
The Descendants of the Immigrants Today  
Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply?  
Implications for Examining Dominant–Minority Relations  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
3. Prejudice and Discrimination
Prejudice and Discrimination  
Prejudice  
Sociological Causes of Prejudice  
The Persistence of Prejudice  
Recent Trends: Traditional Prejudice and Modern Racism  
Hate Crimes  
The Sociology of Prejudice  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Question  
Student Study Site  
 
PART II: THE EVOLUTION OF DOMINANT–MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
4. The Development of Dominant–Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery
The Origins of Slavery in America  
The Creation of Minority Status for Native Americans and Mexican Americans  
Comparing Minority Groups  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
5. Industrialization and Dominant–Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Industrialization and the Shift From Paternalistic to Rigid 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 Postindustrial Society, and Dominant–Minority Group Relations: General Trends  
Postindustrial Society and the Shift From Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships  
Modern Institutional Discrimination  
Social Change and Minority-Group Activism  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
PART III: UNDERSTANDING DOMINANT–MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY
 
6. African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Racism and Institutional Discrimination
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 Discrimination  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Is the Glass Half Empty of Half Full?  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
7. 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 American Indian–White Relations  
Prejudice and Discrimination  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Comparing Minority Groups  
Progress and Challenges  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
8. Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Mexican Americans  
Puerto Ricans  
Cuban Americans  
Prejudice and Discrimination  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Assimilation and Hispanic Americans  
Hispanic Americans and the Evolution of the American Racial Other  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
9. 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  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
10. New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Current Immigration  
New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants From the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Colombia  
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  
New Immigrants and Old Issues  
Summary  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
PART IV: OTHER GROUPS, OTHER PATTERNS
 
11. Gender
The Sociology of Gender: The Basics  
History and Background of Gender Relations  
Movements for Gender Equality  
Sexism and Discrimination  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Conclusions and Implications for Dominant–Minority Relations  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans
Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Behavior  
History and Background of Same-Sex Relationships  
Gay Liberation Movements  
Recent Trends and Issues  
Homophobia and Heterosexism  
Assimilation and Pluralism  
Conclusions and Implications for Dominant–Minority Relations  
Summary  
Key Terms  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
13. Dominant–Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective
A Brief Review of Major Analytical Themes  
A Snapshot of Global Diversity  
A Global Tour  
Analyzing Group Relations  
Summary  
Review Questions  
Student Study Site  
 
PART V: CHALLENGES FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
 
14. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
Revisiting Some Americans  
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  
Summary  
Student Study Site  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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Instructor Teaching Site (Password Protected)

 

SAGE edge for Instructors, supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

 

  • Test banks built on Bloom’s Taxonomy provide a diverse range of test items with ExamView test generation.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring your courses.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.

·         Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch engaging classroom interaction while reinforcing important content.

  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.
  • Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to students with different learning styles.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts by chapter to help you prepare for lectures and class discussions.
  • Course cartridge for easy LMS integration is included.
  • Current debates resource presents two or more opposing statements from scholars and analysts on controversial questions raised in the chapters (e.g. Are Indian Sports Team Mascots Offensive? Should Children Be Raised Genderless?).
  • Public sociology assignments encourage students to go beyond the classroom and engage with people, organizations, and resources in their local communities to learn more about minority groups and issues.
  • Internet Research Projects refer students to selected public websites, or direct them on guided Internet research, in order to gather data and apply concepts from the chapter.

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SAGE EDGE FOR STUDENTS enhances learning, it’s easy to use, and offers:

·         eFlashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, and make it easy to maximize student study time, anywhere, anytime

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“[Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class] has a comprehensive approach to understanding race, ethnicity, class and gender. Multiple perspectives and themes set the stage for gaining insight into the manifestations of inequality prevalent in society.”

Pelgy Vaz
Fort Hays State University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • New co-author Andi Stepnick adds fresh perspectives from her teaching and research on race, gender, social movements, and popular culture.
  • New coverage of intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation offers students a deeper understanding of diversity in the U.S.
  • The text has been thoroughly updated from hundreds of new sources to reflect the latest research, current events, and changes in U.S. society.
  • 80 new and updated graphs, tables, maps, and graphics draw on a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census, Gallup, and Pew.
  • 35 new internet activities provide opportunities for students to apply concepts by exploring oral history archives, art exhibits, video clips, and other online sites.

KEY FEATURES:

  • The opening chapters provide a broad conceptual and historical overview of the study of minority groups and immigration to the U.S.
  • Individual chapters are devoted to major U.S. racial and ethnic groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans.
  • Additional chapters focus on diversity/inequality based on other identities (gender, sexual orientation) and recent patterns of immigration from the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
  • The book stresses the diversity of experiences within each minority group, and intersectional perspectives that illustrate how race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and other statuses combine with each other.
  • 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.
  • Narrative Portraits offer personal, firsthand accounts of how individuals experience difference in society.
  • Public Sociology Assignments engage students in their communities and the larger society and give them the opportunity to apply and reinforce the material in the text.
  • Internet Research Projects ask students to gather information and data and apply concepts and ideas.


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