9780205530564

Understanding Race and Ethnic Relations

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205530564

  • ISBN 10:

    0205530567

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2008
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Provides the reader with a brief introduction to the core theories, concepts and issues concerning race and ethnic relations in the United States. The book discusses the changing face of ethnicity, and dominant-minority relationships.Examines the most current Census Bureau projections to speculate what U.S. race, religion, and ethnicity might be like in the mid-21st century. Coverage of minority groups, as well as racial and ethnic groups in today's American society is provided. Prejudice and discrimination, as well as ethnocentrism, and the dynamics of inter-group relations, are also discussed. "The Dillingham Flaw" and the importance of viewing the foreign-born presence in the U.S. within a larger context - from a sociological perspective - in order to avoid inaccurate historical comparisons, are explained.Anyone interested in an introductory look into the current state of race and ethnic relationships in America.

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