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

Eighth Edition
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February 2018 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop.

Known for its clear and engaging writing, the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class has been thoroughly updated to be fresher, more relevant, and more accessible to undergraduates. The Eighth Edition retains the same use of sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the U.S. and for examining the variety of experiences within each minority group, particularly differences between those of men and women. This edition also puts greater emphasis on intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation that will offer students a deeper understanding of diversity.

New to this Edition

  • New co-author Andi Stepnick adds fresh perspectives from her teaching and research on race, gender, social movements, and popular culture.
  • The text has been thoroughly updated from hundreds of new sources to reflect the latest research, current events, and changes in U.S. society.
  • 80 new and updated graphs, tables, maps, and graphics draw on a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census, Gallup, and Pew.
  • 35 new internet activities provide opportunities for students to apply concepts by exploring oral history archives, art exhibits, video clips, and other online sites.

 

 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MINORITY GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Some American Stories

 
Minority Groups: Trends and Questions

 
Questions about the Future, Sociology, and the Plan of This Book

 
What Is a Minority Group?

 
Patterns of Inequality

 
Visible Distinguishing Traits: Race and Gender

 
Key Concepts in Dominant–Minority Relations

 
A Global Perspective

 
Conclusion

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
2. Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Assimilation

 
Pluralism

 
Other Group Relationships

 
From Immigrants to White Ethnics

 
Patterns of Assimilation

 
Variations in Assimilation

 
The Descendants of the Immigrants Today

 
Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply?

 
Implications for Examining Dominant–Minority Relations

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
3. Prejudice and Discrimination
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Prejudice

 
Sociological Causes of Prejudice

 
The Persistence of Prejudice

 
Recent Trends: Traditional Prejudice and Modern Racism

 
Hate Crimes

 
The Sociology of Prejudice

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Question

 
Student Study Site

 
 
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
The Origins of Slavery in America

 
The Creation of Minority Status for Native Americans and Mexican Americans

 
Comparing Minority Groups

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
5. Industrialization and Dominant–Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Industrialization and the Shift From Paternalistic to Rigid Competitive Group Relations

 
The Impact of Industrialization on the Racial Stratification of African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation

 
The Origins of Black Protest

 
The Dimensions of Minority-Group Status

 
Industrialization, the Shift to Postindustrial Society, and Dominant–Minority Group Relations: General Trends

 
Postindustrial Society and the Shift From Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships

 
Modern Institutional Discrimination

 
Social Change and Minority-Group Activism

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
PART III: UNDERSTANDING DOMINANT–MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY
 
6. African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Racism and Institutional Discrimination
The End of De Jure Segregation

 
Developments Outside the South

 
Protest, Power, and Pluralism

 
Black–White Relations Since the 1960s: Issues and Trends

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Is the Glass Half Empty of Half Full?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
7. Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal Survival in a Postindustrial Society
Size of the Group

 
Native American Cultures

 
Relations With the Federal Government After the 1890s

 
Protest and Resistance

 
Contemporary American Indian–White Relations

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Comparing Minority Groups

 
Progress and Challenges

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
8. Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Mexican Americans

 
Puerto Ricans

 
Cuban Americans

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Assimilation and Hispanic Americans

 
Hispanic Americans and the Evolution of the American Racial Other

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
9. Asian Americans: Model Minorities?
Origins and Cultures

 
Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese American and Japanese American Communities

 
Comparing Minority Groups

 
Contemporary Immigration From Asia

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
10. New Americans, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Current Immigration

 
New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants From the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Colombia

 
Non-Hispanic Immigrants From the Caribbean

 
Contemporary Immigration From Asia

 
Middle Eastern and Arab Americans

 
Immigrants From Africa

 
Modes of Incorporation

 
Immigration: Issues and Controversies

 
Is Contemporary Assimilation Segmented?

 
Recent Immigration in Historical and Global Context

 
New Immigrants and Old Issues

 
Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
PART IV: OTHER GROUPS, OTHER PATTERNS
 
11. Gender
The Sociology of Gender: The Basics

 
History and Background of Gender Relations

 
Movements for Gender Equality

 
Sexism and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Conclusions and Implications for Dominant–Minority Relations

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans
Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Behavior

 
History and Background of Same-Sex Relationships

 
Gay Liberation Movements

 
Recent Trends and Issues

 
Homophobia and Heterosexism

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Conclusions and Implications for Dominant–Minority Relations

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
13. Dominant–Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective
A Brief Review of Major Analytical Themes

 
A Snapshot of Global Diversity

 
A Global Tour

 
Analyzing Group Relations

 
Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Student Study Site

 
 
PART V: CHALLENGES FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
 
14. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
Revisiting Some Americans

 
The Importance of Subsistence Technology

 
The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power

 
The Importance of Intersectionality

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Minority-Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism

 
A Final Word

 
Summary

 
Student Study Site

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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Instructor Teaching Site (Password Protected)

 

SAGE edge for Instructors, supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

 

  • Test banks built on Bloom’s Taxonomy provide a diverse range of test items with ExamView test generation.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring your courses.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.

·         Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch engaging classroom interaction while reinforcing important content.

  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.
  • Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to students with different learning styles.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts by chapter to help you prepare for lectures and class discussions.
  • Course cartridge for easy LMS integration is included.
  • Current debates resource presents two or more opposing statements from scholars and analysts on controversial questions raised in the chapters (e.g. Are Indian Sports Team Mascots Offensive? Should Children Be Raised Genderless?).
  • Public sociology assignments encourage students to go beyond the classroom and engage with people, organizations, and resources in their local communities to learn more about minority groups and issues.
  • Internet Research Projects refer students to selected public websites, or direct them on guided Internet research, in order to gather data and apply concepts from the chapter.

 Student Study Site

SAGE EDGE FOR STUDENTS enhances learning, it’s easy to use, and offers:

·         eFlashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, and make it easy to maximize student study time, anywhere, anytime

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“[Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class] has a comprehensive approach to understanding race, ethnicity, class and gender. Multiple perspectives and themes set the stage for gaining insight into the manifestations of inequality prevalent in society.”

Pelgy Vaz
Fort Hays State University

Students learn in a variety of ways, and this textbook offers text, graphics, bold-type definitions and opportunities for critical thinking. The historical significance of people and their experiences are imperative in gaining an understanding of the triumphs, struggles, and sacrifices of fellow human beings. Education helps to bridge the divide of people for different nations and cultures. I will address microaggressions earlier than the text presents with the use of journal articles, case studies and videos

Professor April Braden
Sociology & Criminology Dept, Cleveland State University
October 22, 2019

I like the overall layout of the book, images, research data, and historical overview of the topics.

Ms Tamatha Esguerra
Sociology Dept, California St Univ-Fullerton
July 10, 2019

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