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For courses in Majority-Minority Relations, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity, and Multiculturalism in departments of Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, and Education. This text is organized by racial-ethnic groups rather than by issues. It draws heavily on research sources that dig deep into the "what", "why" and "how" of racial and ethnic conflict. Current Census data is included on a CD ROM that comes free with each new copy of the text.
Table of Contents
The Racial and Ethnic Mosaic
Basic Concepts in the Study of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Issues of Race and Racism
The Matter of Culture
Prejudice and Stereotypes
Adaptation and Conflict: Racial and Ethnic Relations in Theoretical Perspective
Racial and Ethnic Hierarchies
Some Basic Questions
Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Adaptation
Assimilation and Other Order Perspectives
A Nation of Immigrants: An Overview of the Economic and Political Conditions of Selected Racial and Ethnic Groups
Immigration, the Economy, and Government
Commercial Capitalism and the Slave Society: 1607-1865