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This best-selling, classic book provides readers with a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to racial and ethnic studies, and helps them understand and explore the issues confronting a variety of ethnic groups in both the U.S. and other countries. Beginning with a thorough introduction to how sociologists think about race and ethnicity, the book then moves on to chapters on each major group, examining the group's history, then exploring the group's current situation and its concerns as we move into the 21st century. For a better understanding of, and a firm foundation in, relevant theories and perspectives in sociology.
Table of Contents
Understanding Race and Ethnicity
Immigration and the United States
Ethnicity and Religion
The Native Americans
The Making of African Americans in a White America
African Americans Today
Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans
Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity
Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans
Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity
Women: The Oppressed Majority
Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective