This unique text highlights ethnic group interactions and approaches contemporary issues from an institutional perspective. Combining historical, theoretical and comparative approaches to the study of race and ethnicity, this book will help students understand the origin of contemporary racial and ethnic groups and the importance of the past for understanding all groups.
Table of Contents
Part I. Concepts and Theories 1. Race and Ethnicity: Some Basic Concepts 2. Social and Ethnic Stratification 3. Theories of Discrimination and Prejudice Part II. The Cast of Characters: Entrances and Exits 4. Early Colonial Development and the Early Republic: 1500-1845 5. Growth in Diversity and Size: 1845-1880 6. The "New" Immigrants: and Old Minorities: 1880-1965 7. New Immigrants and Old Minorities: The Contemporary Playing Field Part III. Theories and Dilemmas: Modern Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States 8. Education: The Allocation of Skills and Resources 9. The Economic Sphere: Job Competition and Discrimination in the U.S. 10. Health: The Effects of Race, Ethnicity, and Class 11. Crime and Deviance: Who Goes to Prison in the U.S.?