Majority-minority relations (4° ed )

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For courses in Majority-Minority Relations or Race and Ethnic Relations in departments of sociology and ethnic studies.
This text is designed to develop students understanding of the principles and processes that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society. A wide variety of information is provided about a number of such groups with an emphasis on the relationships between dominant (majority) and subordinate (minority) racial and ethnic groups in the United States and abroad. Organized in a topic by topic approach, this book provides a more integrated sociological look at Majority-Minority relations.
(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary and Conclusion.)

1. Orientation: Basic Terms and Concepts.

I. SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON MAJORITY-MINORITY RELATIONS: THE STUDY OF PREJUDICE.

2. Prejudice: Its Forms and Causes.
3. Reducing Prejudice: How Achievable? How Important?

II. SOCIAL-STRUCTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON MAJORITY-MINORITY
RELATIONS.

4. Sociological Perspectives: The Order and Conflict Models.
5. Origins and Causes of Ethnic Inequality.
6. Changing Patterns of Majority-Minority Relations in the United States.
7. Minority Group Movements and Values and Contemporary Intergroup Relations.
8. Cross-cultural Studies of Majority-Minority Relations.

III. MAJORITY-MINORITY RELATIONS IN AMERICA TODAY: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION.

9. The Status of Majority and Minority Groups in the United States Today.
10. The American Economic System and the Status of Minority Groups Today.
11. The American Political and Legal System and Majority-Minority Relations.
12. Education and American Minority Groups.

IV. VALUES, GOALS, AND ISSUES OF THE PRESENT AND FUTURE IN MAJORITY-MINORITY RELATIONS.

13. Majority-Minority Relations Based on Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability. 14. Current Trends in Majority-Minority Relations.
15. Affirmative Action and Other Issues for the Future of Majority-Minority Relations in the United States.
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  • NEW - Seven new boxed features - Presents special-interest profiles on such topics as:-
  • The Census Bureaus decision to allow people to check more than one race in the 2000 census.
  • The influence of the culture-of-poverty perspective on welfare reform legislation.
  • Interracial relationships.
  • Neil Foleys award-winning book The White Scourge.
  • Hernstein and Murrays The Bell Curve and debates over race, class, intelligence, and educational opportunity.
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