Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America
Author: John Iceland
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780520286924
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Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book examines patterns and trends in racial inequality over the past several decades. Iceland finds that color lines have softened over time, as there has been some narrowing of differences across many indicators for most groups over the past sixty years. Asian Americans in particular have reached socioeconomic parity with white Americans. Nevertheless, deep-seated inequalities in income, poverty, unemployment, and health remain, especially among blacks, and, to a lesser extent, Hispanics. The causes for disadvantage for the groups vary, ranging from a legacy of racism, current discrimination, human capital deficits, the unfolding process of immigrant incorporation, and cultural responses to disadvantage."--Provided by publisher.

Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America

Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America
Author: Dvora Yanow
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781317473923
Available:
Release: 2015-02-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What do we mean in the U.S. today when we use the terms "race" and "ethnicity"? What do we mean, and what do we understand, when we use the five standard race-ethnic categories: White, Black, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic? Most federal and state data collection agencies use these terms without explicit attention, and thereby create categories of American ethnicity for political purposes. Davora Yanow argues that "race" and "ethnicity" are socially constructed concepts, not objective, scientifically-grounded variables, and do not accurately represent the real world. She joins the growing critique of the unreflective use of "race" and "ethnicity" in American policymaking through an exploration of how these terms are used in everyday practices. Her book is filled with current examples and analyses from a wealth of social institutions: health care, education, criminal justice, and government at all levels. The questions she raises for society and public policy are endless. Yanow maintains that these issues must be addressed explicitly, publicly, and nationally if we are to make our policy and administrative institutions operate more effectively.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA
Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0205181880
Available:
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Helps students understand and analyze race and ethnic issues Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA applies contemporary theories to race and ethnic relations. The text explores issues inherent in race and ethnicity and then applies these issues to the four largest minority ethnic groups in the U.S. This foundation will enable readers to discuss how diversity will change in the future. MySocLab is an integral part of the Schaefer program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students discover sociology in their lives. With MySocLab, students can watch videos on sociological core concepts, explore real-world sociology through the new Social Explorer, and develop critical thinking skills through writing. 0205949797 / 9780205949793 Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA Plus NEW MySocLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205181880 / 9780205181889 Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA 0205206530 / 9780205206537 NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Author: Sherrow O. Pinder
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781137368607
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Release: 2013-05-15
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Asks pertinent questions about the part race plays in determining nature of American identity and culture

Race Ethnicity and Publishing in America

Race  Ethnicity and Publishing in America
Author: C. Cottenet
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781137390523
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Release: 2014-06-26
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in America considers American minority literatures from the perspective of print culture. Putting in dialogue European and American scholars and spanning the slavery era through the early 21st century, they draw on approaches from library history, literary history and textual studies.

Race Ethnicity and Nationality in the United States

Race  Ethnicity  and Nationality in the United States
Author: Paul Wong
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0367317559
Available:
Release: 2019-08-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides a rich, multi-disciplinary approach to the study of race, ethnicity, and nationality. Taken as a whole, the contributors?consisting of both established and relatively newer scholars?have written a collection of essays which are invaluable for understanding the changing structure and dynamics of race, ethnicity, as well as nationa

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America
Author: Ronald Bayor,Ronald H. Bayor
Pages: 991
ISBN: 0231119941
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With more than 240 primary sources, this introduction to a complex topic is a resource for student research.

Immigration and Opportuntity

Immigration and Opportuntity
Author: Frank D. Bean,Stephanie Bell-Rose
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781610440332
Available:
Release: 1999-12-09
Editor: Russell Sage Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The American dream of equal opportunity and social mobility still holds a powerful appeal for the many immigrants who arrive in this country each year. but if immigrant success stories symbolize the fulfillment of the American dream, the persistent inequality suffered by native-born African Americans demonstrates the dream's limits. Although the experience of blacks and immigrants in the United States are not directly comparable, their fates are connected in ways that are seldom recognized. Immigration and Opportunity brings together leading sociologists and demographers to present a systematic account of the many ways in which immigration affects the labor market experiences of native-born African Americans. With the arrival of large numbers of nonwhite immigrants in recent decades, blacks now represent less than 50 percent of the U.S. minority population. Immigration and Opportunity reveals how immigration has transformed relations between minority populations in the United States, creating new forms of labor market competition between native and immigrant minorities. Recent immigrants have concentrated in a handful of port-of-entry cities, breaking up established patterns of residential segregation,and, in some cases, contributing to the migration of native blacks out of these cities. Immigrants have secured many of the occupational niches once dominated by blacks and now pass these jobs on through ethnic hiring networks that exclude natives. At the same time, many native-born blacks find jobs in the public sector, which is closed to those immigrants who lack U.S. citizenship. While recent immigrants have unquestionably brought economic and cultural benefits to U.S. society, this volume makes it clear that the costs of increased immigration falls particularly heavily upon those native-born groups who are already disadvantaged. Even as large-scale immigration transforms the racial and ethnic make-up of U.S. society—forcing us to think about race and ethnicity in new ways—it demands that we pay renewed attention to the entrenched problems of racial disadvantage that still beset native-born African Americans.

Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0205896383
Available:
Release: 2015-01-21
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MySocLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MySocLab search for 013412698X / 9780134126982 Race and Ethnicity in the United States plus MySocLab for Race and Ethnicity - Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: 0205896383 / 9780205896387 Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 8/e 0133842983 / 9780133842982 MySocLab for Race and Ethnicity Access Card MySocLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Race and Ethnic Relations A History of Misunderstanding: Race and Ethnicity in the United States Race and Ethnicity in the United States explores the complex history of cultural differences in a nation comprised of immigrants. By examining major themes of multiculturalism, discrimination, injustice, and diversity, the text explores the historical patterns of our country's treatment of people of different faiths, colors, and cultures. The Eighth Edition discusses recent 21st century phenomena in diversity and immigration in the United States, including the rising number of Latino and Asian American youth and the continued discrimination of Native American populations. Providing a broad yet current assessment of our nation's immigration and multicultural patterns, the text serves as a comprehensive source for racial and ethnic studies. Also Available with MySocLab MySocLab for Race and Ethnicity courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Race and Ethnicity in the United States, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL (tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780309092111
Available:
Release: 2004-10-16
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In their later years, Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are not in equally good--or equally poor--health. There is wide variation, but on average older Whites are healthier than older Blacks and tend to outlive them. But Whites tend to be in poorer health than Hispanics and Asian Americans. This volume documents the differentials and considers possible explanations. Selection processes play a role: selective migration, for instance, or selective survival to advanced ages. Health differentials originate early in life, possibly even before birth, and are affected by events and experiences throughout the life course. Differences in socioeconomic status, risk behavior, social relations, and health care all play a role. Separate chapters consider the contribution of such factors and the biopsychosocial mechanisms that link them to health. This volume provides the empirical evidence for the research agenda provided in the separate report of the Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life.

Changing Race

Changing Race
Author: Clara E. Rodriguez
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9780814745083
Available:
Release: 2000-07-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Latinos are the fastest growing population group in the United States.Through their language and popular music Latinos are making their mark on American culture as never before. As the United States becomes Latinized, how will Latinos fit into America's divided racial landscape and how will they define their own racial and ethnic identity? Through strikingly original historical analysis, extensive personal interviews and a careful examination of census data, Clara E. Rodriguez shows that Latino identity is surprisingly fluid, situation-dependent, and constantly changing. She illustrates how the way Latinos are defining themselves, and refusing to define themselves, represents a powerful challenge to America's system of racial classification and American racism.

Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America
Author: John Iceland
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780520286900
Available:
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Race and Ethnicity in America succinctly examines patterns and trends in inequality over the past 60 years for different racial groups, focusing on education, income, poverty, wealth, residential attainment, and health outcomes. Do human capital differences explain black-white inequality, or are other factors more important? Are we seeing patterns consistent with assimilation among Hispanics and Asians? This book analyzes the causes for disadvantage and how they vary for each group, spanning a legacy of racism, current discrimination, the unfolding process of immigrant incorporation, and cultural responses to disadvantage. Conversations about race can quickly devolve into aggressive and defensive discussions about culpability. But understanding racial concerns is critical to understanding American history and America today.

Ethnic America

Ethnic America
Author: Thomas Sowell
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0786723157
Available:
Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic work by the distinguished economist traces the history of nine American ethnic groups -- the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Chinese, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans.

America Becoming

America Becoming
Author: National Research Council,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780309064958
Available:
Release: 2001-02-23
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 20th Century has been marked by enormous change in terms of how we define race. In large part, we have thrown out the antiquated notions of the 1800s, giving way to a more realistic, sociocultural view of the world. The United States is, perhaps more than any other industrialized country, distinguished by the size and diversity of its racial and ethnic minority populations. Current trends promise that these features will endure. Fifty years from now, there will most likely be no single majority group in the United States. How will we fare as a nation when race-based issues such as immigration, job opportunities, and affirmative action are already so contentious today? In America Becoming, leading scholars and commentators explore past and current trends among African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in the context of a white majority. This volume presents the most up-to-date findings and analysis on racial and social dynamics, with recommendations for ongoing research. It examines compelling issues in the field of race relations, including: Race and ethnicity in criminal justice. Demographic and social trends for Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Trends in minority-owned businesses. Wealth, welfare, and racial stratification. Residential segregation and the meaning of "neighborhood." Disparities in educational test scores among races and ethnicities. Health and development for minority children, adolescents, and adults. Race and ethnicity in the labor market, including the role of minorities in America's military. Immigration and the dynamics of race and ethnicity. The changing meaning of race. Changing racial attitudes. This collection of papers, compiled and edited by distinguished leaders in the behavioral and social sciences, represents the most current literature in the field. Volume 1 covers demographic trends, immigration, racial attitudes, and the geography of opportunity. Volume 2 deals with the criminal justice system, the labor market, welfare, and health trends. Both books will be of great interest to educators, scholars, researchers, students, social scientists, and policymakers.

Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America
Author: Ronald Bayor,Ronald H. Bayor
Pages: 276
ISBN: 0231129408
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a chronological history of immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States from 1600 to 2000, covering such topics as migration, intergroup relations, identity formation, and nativism.

Narrative Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Narrative  Race  and Ethnicity in the United States
Author: James J. Donahue,Jennifer Ann Ho,Shaun Morgan
Pages: 246
ISBN: 0814213545
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States, edited by James J. Donahue, Jennifer Ho, and Shaun Morgan, brings together essays that explore the rich possibilities of the intersection between narrative theories and critical race studies. By actively engaging two seemingly different fields of study, these essays help develop new critical tools and methodologies that advance the study of narrative as well as our understanding of the role of race and ethnicity in literature.

Diversity Explosion

Diversity Explosion
Author: William H. Frey
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780815732853
Available:
Release: 2018-07-31
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Greater racial diversity is good news for America's future Race is once again a contentious topic in America, as shown by the divisive rise of Donald Trump and the activism of groups like Black Lives Matter. Yet Diversity Explosion argues that the current period of profound racial change will lead to a less-divided nation than today's older whites or younger minorities fear. Prominent demographer William Frey sees America's emerging diversity boom as good news for a country that would otherwise face declining growth and rapid aging for many years to come. In the new edition of this popular Brookings Press offering, Frey draws from the lessons of the 2016 presidential election and new statistics to paint an illuminating picture of where America's racial demography is headed—and what that means for the nation's future. Using the U.S. Census, national surveys, and related sources, Frey tells how the rapidly growing "new minorities"—Hispanics, Asians, and multiracial Americans—along with blacks and other groups, are transforming and reinvigorating the nation's demographic landscape. He discusses their impact on generational change, regional shifts of major racial groups, neighborhood segregation, interracial marriage, and presidential politics. Diversity Explosion is an accessible, richly illustrated overview of how unprecedented racial change is remaking the United States once again. It is an essential guide for political strategists, marketers, investors, educators, policymakers, and anyone who wants to understand the magnitude, potential, and promise of the new national melting pot in the twenty-first century.

Race and Ethnicity in America 4 Volumes

Race and Ethnicity in America  4 Volumes
Author: Russell M. Lawson,Benjamin A. Lawson
Pages: 1566
ISBN: 1440850968
Available:
Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Divided into four volumes, Race and Ethnicity in America provides a complete overview of the history of racial and ethnic relations in America, from pre-contact to the present. * Contextualizes the political experiences and contributions of minorities within American politics, society, and culture * Includes people of color (e.g., African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and American Indians), those of mixed races, and ethnic groups that experienced minority status in politics, particularly in the 19th century (e.g., Irish, Jewish, Italian) * Features chronological organization as well as a historical overview and timeline for contextual understanding and ease of reference * Comprises A-Z entries that detail the political, social, and cultural histories of racial and ethnic minority groups, and concludes with a curated selection of key primary source documents * Provides cross-disciplinary information that explores the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities in America over a period of five hundred years through history and social studies, political science, and ethnic studies

Measuring Racial Discrimination

Measuring Racial Discrimination
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Methods for Assessing Discrimination
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780309091268
Available:
Release: 2004-07-24
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including blacks, Hispanics, Asians, American Indians, and others, have historically faced severe discriminationâ€"pervasive and open denial of civil, social, political, educational, and economic opportunities. Today, large differences among racial and ethnic groups continue to exist in employment, income and wealth, housing, education, criminal justice, health, and other areas. While many factors may contribute to such differences, their size and extent suggest that various forms of discriminatory treatment persist in U.S. society and serve to undercut the achievement of equal opportunity. Measuring Racial Discrimination considers the definition of race and racial discrimination, reviews the existing techniques used to measure racial discrimination, and identifies new tools and areas for future research. The book conducts a thorough evaluation of current methodologies for a wide range of circumstances in which racial discrimination may occur, and makes recommendations on how to better assess the presence and effects of discrimination.

Race Ethnicity and the Participation Gap

Race  Ethnicity  and the Participation Gap
Author: Juliet Pietsch
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781487519551
Available:
Release: 2018-11-23
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Race, Ethnicity, and the Participation Gap begins with the argument that political institutions in settler and culturally diverse societies such as Australia, the United States, and Canada should mirror their culturally diverse populations. Compared to the United States and Canada, however, Australia has very low rates of immigrant and ethnic minority political representation in the Commonwealth Parliament, particularly in the House of Representatives. The overall existence of racial hierarchies within formal political institutions represents an inconsistency with the democratic ideals of representation and accountability in pluralist societies. Drawing on findings from the United States, Canada, and Australia, Juliet Pietsch reveals that the lack of political representation in Australia is significant when compared to the United States and Canada, revealing a serious democratic deficit. Her book is devoted to exploring this central puzzle: why is it that, despite having a similar history to other settler countries, Australia shows such comparatively low rates of political participation among its immigrant and ethnic minority populations from non-British and European backgrounds? In addressing this crucial question, Race, Ethnicity, and the Participation Gap examines the impact of Australia’s alternative path on the political representation of immigrants and ethnic minorities.