Diversity and Society
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
- Joseph F. Healey - Christopher Newport University, USA
- Andi Stepnick - Belmont University, USA
Ethnic Studies (General) | Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
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Adapted from the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey and Andi Stepnick, Diversity and Society provides a brief overview of inter-group relations in the U.S. In ten succinct chapters, Healey and Stepnick explain concepts and theories about dominant-minority relations; examine historical and contemporary immigration to the U.S.; and narrate the experiences of the largest racial and ethnic minorities.
The Sixth Edition of this bestseller explores a 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., the text also includes comparative, cross-national coverage of group relations in other societies. Updated with the most current trends and patterns in inter-group relations, this text presents empirical data in an accessible format to show students how minorities are inseparable from the larger American experience.
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“The text offers a comprehensive study of historical evolution of race, ethnicity, and gender in the U.S; and makes effective use of contemporary (including open access) sources of information about these issues. My students find the reflective questions and related activities to be instructive and engaging.”
“It touches on a broad range of relevant issues.”
“Diversity and Society is an invaluable resource that alerts me to the key concepts, theories, and research studies discussed in each chapter. The text played upon the multiple meanings inherent in the notion of gender, ethnicity, and class which contributes to a better understanding of diverse issues that shaped the identity of US society today.”
“…this book does a great job of taking a sociological approach to diversity, as is organized in a manner that can cover a significant amount of the learning objectives we hope students achieve in this course.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts