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Race and Society: The Essentials
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Race and Society: The Essentials

First Edition


December 2020 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Race and Society: The Essentials explains the basic theories and concepts related to the sociology of race and ethnicity, covering topics such as prejudice and discrimination, immigration and assimilation, structural and institutional racism, privilege, intersectionality, color blind-racism, interracial relationships, multiracial families, biracial/multiracial identities, and indigeneity. It is designed to provide a foundation for students so they can have productive and necessary discussions about race, racism, and privilege and understand how to move towards a more racially just society. Unlike many texts for this course, it does not contain chapters on individual racial and ethnic minorities or on race within the context of social institutions. Perfect for instructors who assign other kinds of materials for their race/ethnicity courses (research monographs, journals articles, published anthologies, scholarly and trade books), or for shorter courses, this text will provide students with a solid theoretical and conceptual grounding in the field.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Understanding Race, Racism, and the Racial Hierarchy
Race and COVID-19

 
Confronting Racism

 
Racial Status Hierarchy

 
The Origins of Race

 
The Social Construction of Race

 
Racism

 
Toward a More Racially Just Society

 
A Note on Language

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 2. Immigration, Assimilation, Ethnicity, and Race
The Assimilationist Paradigm

 
The Racialization of Immigrants

 
Toward a More Racially Just Society

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 3. Prejudice and Stereotyping
Attitude–Behavior Connection

 
Manifestations of Prejudice

 
Stereotypes

 
Toward a More Racially Just Society

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 4. Discrimination and Institutional Racism
Racial Economic Inequality

 
Racism in the Criminal Justice System

 
Toward a More Racially Just Society

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 5. Interracial Intimacies
Interracial Relationships

 
Multiracial Families

 
Toward a More Racially Just Society

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 6. Race in a Global Context
Race in Latin America

 
South Africa

 
Global White Supremacy: Australia and Contemporary Europe

 
Toward a More Racially Just Society

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index

For instructors