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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

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

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July 2022 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Known for its clear and engaging writing, the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change has been thoroughly updated to be fresher, more relevant, and more accessible to undergraduates. The text uses sociological perspectives and a consistent conceptual framework to tell 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.

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Part I: An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
2. Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
3. Prejudice and Discrimination
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
5. Industrialization and Dominant–Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Part III: Understanding Dominant–Minority Relations in the United States Today
6. African Americans
7. Native Americans
8. Hispanic Americans
9. Asian Americans
10. New Americans, Immigration, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Part IV: Other Groups, Other Patterns
11. Gender
12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans
13. Dominant–Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective
Part V: Challenges for the Present and the Future
14. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future


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The material covered was very easy to read and digest. Students are able to follow along.

Dr Junior Hopwood
Sociology/Psychology Dept, Grambling State University
February 6, 2023

Sadly this book never arrived so I am unable to comment on it.

Mrs Rebecca Rippon
Acute Adult Care, Chester University
November 11, 2022

Coverage, historical context, and good ancillary materials.

Professor Joseph Rayle
Foundations & Social Advocacy, Suny College At Cortland
August 22, 2022
Key features
  • Research findings and data have been thoroughly updated, with new information from over 400 sources used and more than 100 new or updated figures and tables.
  • The text offers an increased intersectional emphasis; for example, Chapter 4 addresses the experiences of enslaved women that result from interlocking systems of racial and gender oppression and Chapter 8 features gay Latino men.
  • An increased emphasis on immigration is particularly featured in Chapter 1 as well as Chapters 8 through 10.
  • The chapter on African Americans contains new material on “Living While Black,” police violence, the Alt-Right, and controversies over Confederate Symbols.
  • In Ch. 8, 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. 9 discusses recent increases in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
  • Ch. 10 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.
  • 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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