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American Ethnicity The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

American Ethnicity  The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination Book
Author : Jonathan H. Turner,Adalberto Aguirre, Jr.
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2010-11-23
ISBN : 9780078111587
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Ethnicity is a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America. As a result, this book examines each ethnic group from the same perspective, allowing students to compare the dynamics of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos.

Becoming Mexican American

Becoming Mexican American Book
Author : George J. Sánchez,George J. Sanchez
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 1995-03-23
ISBN : 0195096487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twentieth century Los Angeles has been the focus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between distinct cultures in U.S. history. In this pioneering study, Sanchez explores how Mexican immigrants "Americanized" themselves in order to fit in, thereby losing part of their own culture.

Race and Ethnicity in America From Pre contact to the Present 4 volumes

Race and Ethnicity in America  From Pre contact to the Present  4 volumes  Book
Author : Russell M. Lawson,Benjamin A. Lawson
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2019-10-11
ISBN : 1440850976
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence Book
Author : Yasuko I. Takezawa
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780801481819
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A unique interpretation of how wartime internment and the movement for redress affected Japanese Americans.

Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture

Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture Book
Author : George Eisen,David Kenneth Wiggins
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 1994
ISBN : 027595451X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The editors use the unique lens of the history of sports to examine ethnic experiences in North America since 1840. Comprised of 12 original essays and an Introduction, it chronicles sport as a social institution through which various ethnic and racial groups attempted to find the way to social and psychological acceptance and cultural integration. Included are chapters on Native Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Canadians, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and several more, showing how their sports participation also provided these communities with some measure of social mobility, self-esteem, and a shared pride.

Coming to America Second Edition

Coming to America  Second Edition  Book
Author : Roger Daniels
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2002-10-22
ISBN : 006050577X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, a new Preface, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present.

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication Book
Author : William B. Gudykunst
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780761920427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book examines Asian American ethnicity and communication, looking at: immigration patterns, ethnic institutions, family patterns, and ethnic and cultural identities. William Gudykunst focuses on how communication is similar and different among Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. Where applicable, similarities and differences in communication between Asian Americans and European Americans are also examined. Gudykunst concludes with a discussion of the role of communication in Asian immigrants' acculturation to the United States.

The Ethnic Dimension in American History

The Ethnic Dimension in American History Book
Author : James S. Olson,Heather Olson Beal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-09-07
ISBN : 1444358391
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States. Considering ethnicity in terms of race, language, religion and national origin, this important text examines its effects on social relations, public policy and economic development. A thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States, including the effects of ethnicity on social relations, public policy and economic development Includes histories of a wide range of ethnic groups including African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, Chinese, Europeans, Japanese, Muslims, Koreans, and Latinos Examines the interaction of ethnic groups with one another and the dynamic processes of acculturation, modernization, and assimilation; as well as the history of immigration Revised and updated material in the fourth edition reflects current thinking and recent history, bringing the story up to the present and including the impact of 9/11

Theories of Ethnicity

Theories of Ethnicity Book
Author : Werner Sollors
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 1900
ISBN : 0814780342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the horrors of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia to debates over multiculturalism, ethnicity has, once again, become a global preoccupation. But what exactly do we mean when we speak of ethnicity? And when and how did ethnicity become such an important area of cultural expression and identification that people are ready to die and to kill for it? Gathering the work of some of our most original thinkers, Theories of Ethnicity provides, in one convenient volume, the most probing and frequently cited considerations of such topics as the melting pot and pluralism, race and race problems, migration and marginality, assimilation and transnationalism, intermarriage, kinship and religion, boundary-construction and maintenance, and the important role of power relations for ethnicity. Contributors include such intellects as Max Weber, Carl Gustav Jung, Margaret Mead, Georg Simmel, Erik Erikson, Karl Mannheim, Fredrik Barth, and Herbert Gans. Theories of Ethnicity grounds much current sociological, cultural, and political research on ethnicity in a theoretical foundation that has heretofore been lacking, providing an important historical base for ongoing and future work on this timely subject.

Durable Ethnicity

Durable Ethnicity Book
Author : Edward Telles,Christina A. Sue
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-07-25
ISBN : 0190221526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mexican Americans are unique in the panoply of American ethno-racial groups in that they are the descendants of the largest and longest lasting immigration stream in US history. Today, there are approximately 24 million Americans of Mexican descent living in the United States, many of whose families have been in the US for several generations. In Durable Ethnicity, Edward Telles and Christina A. Sue examine the meanings behind being both American and ethnically Mexican for contemporary Mexican Americans. Rooted in a large-scale longitudinal and representative survey of Mexican Americans living in San Antonio and Los Angeles across 35 years, Telles and Sue draw on 70 in-depth interviews and over 1,500 surveys to examine how Mexicans Americans construct their identities and attitudes related to ethnicity, nationality, language, and immigration. In doing so, they highlight the primacy of their American identities and variation in their ethnic identities, showing that their experiences range on a continuum from symbolic to consequential ethnicity, even into the fourth generation. Durable Ethnicity offers a comprehensive exploration into how, when, and why ethnicity matters for multiple generations of Mexican Americans, arguing that their experiences are influenced by an ethnic core, a set of structural and institutional forces that promote and sustain ethnicity.

German American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

German American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective Book
Author : Wolfgang Johannes Helbich,Walter D. Kamphoefner
Publisher : German-Amer Cultural Society
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Making comparisons is central to the study of immigration and ethnicity because these fields by their very nature examine patterns of contact and interaction among different groups. By adopting a comparative approach, historians can test traditional stereotypes about various immigrant populations, pointing out the defining characteristics of these groups and explaining why certain cultural patterns persist while others disappear. The essays in this volume include studies on the similarities and differences among German Catholics and other Catholic groups in America, the political activities of nineteenth-century German and Irish immigrants, and German-American responses to the differing policies of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Outside America

Outside America Book
Author : Dan Moos
Publisher : UPNE
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781584655060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new study of those excluded from the national narrative of the West. Dan Moos challenges both traditional and revisionist perspectives in his exploration of the role of the mythology of the American West in the creation of a national identity. While Moos concurs with contemporary scholars who note that the myths of the American West depended in part upon the exclusion of certain groups - African Americans, Native Americans, and Mormons - he notes that many scholars, in their eagerness to identify and validate such excluded positions, have given short shrift to the cultural power of the myths they seek to debunk. That cultural power was such, Moos notes, that these disenfranchised groups themselves sought to harness it to their own ends through the active appropriation of the terms of those myths in advocating for their own inclusion in the national narrative. that, because the construction of American culture was never designed to accommodate these outsiders, their writings display a division between their imagined place in the narrative of the nation and their effacement within the real West marked by intolerance and inequality.

Ethnicity and American Social Theory

Ethnicity and American Social Theory Book
Author : Gerard A. Postiglione
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Ethnicity and American Social Theory book written by Gerard A. Postiglione, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Constructing race and ethnicity in America

Constructing  race  and  ethnicity  in America Book
Author : Dvora Yanow
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780765608000
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work examines what is meant by the terms race and ethnicity and examines why policy makers continue to use them as if they had some scientific standing. It argues that race and ethnicity are socially constructed concepts, not objective, scientifically grounded variables.

Ethnic Options

Ethnic Options Book
Author : Mary C. Waters
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1990-08-09
ISBN : 9780520070837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Mary Waters' admirable study of Americans' ethnic choices produces a rich social-scientific yield. Its theoretical interest derives from the American irony that while ethnicity is 'supposed to be' ascribed, many Americans are active in choosing and making their ethnic memberships and identities. The monograph is simultaneously objective and attentive to subjective meaning, simultaneously quantitative and qualitative, and simultaneously sociological and psychological. Her research problems are well-conceived, and her findings important and well-documented. As ethnicity and race continue in their high salience in American society and politics, sound social-scientific studies like this one are all the more valuable."—Neil Smelser, co-editor of The Social Importance of Self-Esteem "One of the most sensible and elegant books about ethnicity in the United States that has ever been my great pleasure to read."—Andrew M. Greeley, University of Chicago "Skilled in both demographic and interviewing methods, Mary Waters makes ethnicity in contemporary America come alive. We learn how people construct their identities, and why. This is sociological research at its very best, and will be of interest to policy makers and educated Americans as well as to students and scholars in several disciplines."—Theda Skocpol, Harvard University "Perhaps the most intriguing question in the study of the 'old (European) immigration" is how the 4th, 5th and later generations who are the offspring of several intermarriages are choosing their ethnic identities from the several available to them. Professor Waters' clever mix of quantitative and qualitative research has produced some thoughtful and eminently sensible answers to that question, making her book required reading for students of ethnicity. Her work should also interest general readers concerned with their or their children's ethnic identity—or just curious about this yet little known variety of American pluralism."—Herbert J. Gans, Columbia University "Waters has produced a work with broad theoretical implications. The title . . . may be regarded as one of the first serious attempts to understand the dynamics of postmodern societies. Waters shows that ethnicity becomes transformed from as ascriptive into an achieved status, a voluntary construction of individual identity and group solidarity. Waters also shows that, in America at least, this increased flexibility is unavailable to racial minorities."—Jeffrey C. Alexander, University of California, Los Angeles "A theoretically informed and theoretically driven fine-grained analysis pooling ideas and issues in both ethnography and demography."—Stanley Lieberson, Harvard University "Thanks to Ethnic Options we have a much better understanding of the social and cultural significance of responses to the ancestry question on the 1980 census. By combining in-depth interviews with analysis of census data, Mary Waters puts flesh on the demographic bare bones. Her findings suggest that ethnicity is becoming less an ascribed trait, fixed at birth, than an 'option' that depends on circumstance, whim, and increasingly, the ethnicity of one's spouse."—Stephen Steinberg, author of The Ethnic Myth

Speaking of Diversity

Speaking of Diversity Book
Author : Philip Gleason
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780801842955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In recent years U.S. social history has taken dramatic strides in studies of race, gender, and ethnicity. Among historians of American ethnic groups, Philip Gleason has played a leading role in that development. His essays analyzing the terms of public and scholarly discourse--mapping the changing conceptions of American identity during the past half century--make a distinctive contribution to intellectual history." "Speaking of Diversity collects eleven of Gleason's seminal essays, each of them examining twentieth-century American thought on ethnic and religious diversity. Part 1 focuses specifically on linguistic and conceptual analysis, treating terms such as melting-pot, pluralism, identity, and minority. Part 2 explores the impact of World War II on American thinking about diversity, tolerance, and intergroup relations. Part 3 consists of essays on religion, all closely tied to themes in earlier essays. Together, they form a model of methodological and thematic unity. The essays also clear the ground as Americans continue their efforts to realize the stated goals of tolerance, diversity, and order."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Contemporary Chinese America

Contemporary Chinese America Book
Author : Min Zhou
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 2009-04-07
ISBN : 1592138594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A sociologist of international migration examines the Chinese American experience.

White Captives

White Captives Book
Author : June Namias
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2005-10-12
ISBN : 0807876097
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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White Captives offers a new perspective of Indian-white coexistence on the American frontier through analysis of historical, anthropological, political, and literary materials. --> Namias shows that visual, literary, and historical accounts of the capture of Euro-Americans by Indians are commentaries on the uncertain boundaries of gender, race, and culture during the colonial Indian Wars, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. She compares the experiences and representations of male and female captives over time and on successive frontiers and examines the narratives of captives Jane McCrea, Mary Jemison, and Sarah Wakefield.

Archaeological Perspectives on Ethnicity in America

Archaeological Perspectives on Ethnicity in America Book
Author : Robert L. Schuyler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Archaeological Perspectives on Ethnicity in America book written by Robert L. Schuyler, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Color of Justice Race Ethnicity and Crime in America

The Color of Justice  Race  Ethnicity  and Crime in America Book
Author : Samuel Walker,Cassia Spohn,Miriam DeLone
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-12-05
ISBN : 1337514683
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CRIME IN AMERICA is the definitive introduction to current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The sixth edition covers the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, immigration and crime, drug use, police practices, court processing and sentencing, unconscious bias, the death penalty, and correctional programs, giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination within the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.