Racial and Ethnic Diversity in America

A Reference Handbook

Author: Adalberto Aguirre

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607983X

Category: Reference

Page: 277

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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205181889

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Helps students understand and analyze race and ethnic issues Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA applies contemporary theories to race and ethnic relations. The text explores issues inherent in race and ethnicity and then applies these issues to the four largest minority ethnic groups in the U.S. This foundation will enable readers to discuss how diversity will change in the future. MySocLab is an integral part of the Schaefer program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students discover sociology in their lives. With MySocLab, students can watch videos on sociological core concepts, explore real-world sociology through the new Social Explorer, and develop critical thinking skills through writing. 0205949797 / 9780205949793 Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA Plus NEW MySocLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205181880 / 9780205181889 Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the USA 0205206530 / 9780205206537 NEW MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205896387

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MySocLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MySocLab search for 013412698X / 9780134126982 Race and Ethnicity in the United States plus MySocLab for Race and Ethnicity - Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: 0205896383 / 9780205896387 Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 8/e 0133842983 / 9780133842982 MySocLab for Race and Ethnicity Access Card MySocLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Race and Ethnic Relations A History of Misunderstanding: Race and Ethnicity in the United States Race and Ethnicity in the United States explores the complex history of cultural differences in a nation comprised of immigrants. By examining major themes of multiculturalism, discrimination, injustice, and diversity, the text explores the historical patterns of our country's treatment of people of different faiths, colors, and cultures. The Eighth Edition discusses recent 21st century phenomena in diversity and immigration in the United States, including the rising number of Latino and Asian American youth and the continued discrimination of Native American populations. Providing a broad yet current assessment of our nation's immigration and multicultural patterns, the text serves as a comprehensive source for racial and ethnic studies. Also Available with MySocLab MySocLab for Race and Ethnicity courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Race and Ethnicity in the United States, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL (tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Diversity in America

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412956374

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This Third Edition once more squarely addresses the topic which perhaps generates more passion, invective, and raucous debate than all others in American society today. Is multiculturalism a threat to us? Is there too much immigration? Are Americans no longer sufficiently 'American'? This book answers these questions by using history and sociology to shed light on socially constructed myths about the past, misunderstandings from the present, and anxieties about the future of American social and cultural diversity.

Cultural Diversity in the United States

Author: Larry L. Naylor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894791

Category: History

Page: 380

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This collection of readings provides the reader with a basic introduction to the topic and concepts of cultural diversity as it has come to characterize the culture of the United States. Particular attention is given to the practice of racial, ethnic, and special interest group characterizations. No other book is as complete in its coverage of the diverse cultural groupings that make up the American culture. This unique work serves as a first step in beginning the quest for greater understanding and appreciation of diversity.

Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought

Author: Paul Barry Clarke,Joe Foweraker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136908633

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

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Containing almost 200 entries from 'accountability' to the 'Westminster model' the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought explores all the ideas that matter to democracy past, present and future. It is destined to become the first port-of-call for all students, teachers and researchers of political science interested in democratic ideas, democratic practice, and the quality of democratic governance. The Encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of all the key concepts of democratic thought written by a stellar team of distinguished international contributors. The Encyclopedia draws on every tradition of democratic thought, as well as developing new thinking, in order to provide full coverage of the key democratic concepts and engage with their practical implications for the conduct of democratic politics in the world today. In this way, it brings every kind of democratic thinking to bear on the challenges facing contemporary democracies and on the possibilities of the democratic future. The Encyclopedia is global in scope and responds in detail to the democratic revolution of recent decades. Referring both to the established democratic states of Western Europe, North America and Australasia, and to the recent democracies of Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and Asia, classical democratic concerns are related to new democracies, and to important changes in the older democracies. Supplemented by full bibliographical information, extensive cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought is a unique work of reference combining the expertise of many of the world's leading political scientists, political sociologists and political philosophers. It will be welcomed as an essential resource for both teaching and for independent study, and as a solid starting point both for further research and wider exploration.

Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media

Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour,Theresa Carilli

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439296

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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This book provides rich and detailed accounts of how the media filters racial/ethnic identity through economic or sensationalized perspectives in newspapers, films, television, and radio. By exploring media descriptions of various racial/ethnic groups, Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media provides opportunities to discover, debate, and discuss issues surrounding race/ethnicity and the role of the media in American society.

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

Author: George B. Kirsch,Othello Harris,Claire Elaine Nolte

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313299117

Category: History

Page: 530

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Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.

Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients

Author: Antonio M. Gotto,Peter P. Toth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420019667

Category: Medical

Page: 770

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Filling a large gap in the literature, this book focuses on the management of patients who have, or are at risk of developing, cardiovascular disease. Designed to serve as a resource for the busy, practicing clinician, the approach is evidence-based but practical. Conceptual development and the exploration of biochemical and physiological mechanisms are balanced by focused attention on the everyday issues of caring for patients with specific metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Reinforced by case studies, the book discusses standards of care and challenging management issues. The authors discuss pharmacotherapeutic choices in light of findings from clinical trials, elements of care unique to women and people of different racial and ethnic groups, lifestyle modifications, and the risks and benefits of specific therapies. The book reviews comprehensive care in both primary and secondary prevention settings. Moreover, Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients encourages primary care providers to get more involved in treating such disorders as atherosclerotic disease, congestive heart failure, severe hypertension, complex dyslipidemias, and chronic renal disease, among others.

My Revision Notes: Edexcel A2 US Government & Politics Updated Edition

Author: Anthony J Bennett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471804623

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Unlock your full potential with these revision guides which focus on the key content and skills you need to know. Updated with the latest facts and figures on US politics post the 2012 election, My Revision Notes for Edexcel A2 US Government & Politics will help you to: - Take control of your revision: plan and focus on the areas you need to revise with content summaries and commentary from author Anthony J. Bennett- Feel confident you have the most up-to-date information about US Government & Politics- Show you fully understand key topics by using the examples to add depth to your knowledge of political subject issues- Apply political terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words on all topics- Improve your skills to tackle exam questions, with self-testing and exam-style questions and answers- Get exam-ready with last-minute quick quizzes at www.hodderplus.co.uk/myrevisionnotes CONTENTS: Unit 3C: Representative Processes in the USA Elections and voting Political parties Pressure groups Racial and ethnic politics Unit 4C: Governing the USA The Constitution Congress The presidency The Supreme Court

Strangers to These Shores

Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205585571

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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This top-selling, comprehensive text on racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. covers theoretical issues and the experiences of more than 50 racial, ethnic, and religious groups.Strangers to these Shoresprovides broad, yet specific coverage of Europeans, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Arabs, religious minorities, and women as a minority group. This text systematically applies the three main sociological perspectives as a consistent framework for analysis. Also, it introduces “the stranger” concept in an analysis of the stranger as a social phenomena, and the text continues to carry this unifying theme throughout the study of all minority groups. This text provides first-hand immigrant accounts and comparative examples from other countries through “Ethnic Experience” and “International Scene” boxes. The final chapter, “The Ever-Changing U.S. Mosaic,” brings synthesis to the many groups represented in the text.

Inventive Approaches for Technology Integration and Information Resources Management

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466662573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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Today’s management world continually relies on technological efficiency to function and perform at a high standard. As technology becomes a greater part in many fields, understanding and managing this factor is integral for organizations. Inventive Approaches for Technology Integration and Information Resources Management provides an overview and analysis of knowledge management in sustainability, emergency preparedness, and IT, among other fields integral to the modern technological era. By providing a foundation for innovative practices in using technology and information resources, this publication is essential for practitioners and professionals, as well as undergraduate/graduate students and academicians.

Ethnicity, Social Mobility, and Public Policy

Comparing the USA and UK

Author: Glenn C. Loury,Tariq Modood,Steven M. Teles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443654

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This major comparative study of the social mobility of ethnic minorities in the US and UK argues that social mobility must be understood as a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon, incorporating the wealth and income of groups, but also their political power and social recognition. Written by leading sociologists, economists, political scientists, geographers, and philosophers in both countries, the volume addresses issues as diverse as education, work and employment, residential concentration, political mobilisation, public policy and social networks, while drawing larger lessons about the meaning of race and inequality in the two countries. While finding that there are important similarities in the experience of ethnic, and especially immigrant, groups in the two countries, the volume also concludes that the differences between the US and UK, especially in the case of American blacks, are equally important.

Health Disparities in Youth and Families

Research and Applications

Author: Gustavo Carlo,Lisa J. Crockett,Miguel A. Carranza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441970923

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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Amid its growing diversity and shifting demographics, the U.S. is still home to glaring health inequities by race, ethnicity, and class. Yet while it is customary to identify poverty as their root cause, other complex mechanisms are involved in their perpetuation. Based on recent major studies on African-American, Latino, Asian-American, and Native American populations, Health Disparities in Youth and Families offers a thorough, nuanced examination of a wide range of causal—and protective—factors. Rigorous theories and models take into account cultural, contextual, and personal variables, including the roles of family identity, school, and neighborhood, and motivation toward health awareness (with attention paid to less frequently studied phenomena such as within-group inequalities and the Hispanic Health Paradox). Contributors approach their subjects with realism as well as optimism as the book: povides reliable information on the scope and etiology of health disparities, identifies the methodological and political challenges associated with this issue, proposes comprehensive, integrative models for understanding disparities, features examples of innovative programs for improving minority health, includes an in-depth chapter on substance use and mental health among Native American youth, offers a useful starting point for the exchange of ideas necessary to address health disparities. A provocative resource on a pressing social concern, Health Disparities in Youth and Families is necessary reading for health policy researchers, health care providers, and others dedicated to better health outcomes for all Americans.

American Multicultural Studies

Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality

Author: Sherrow O. Pinder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412998026

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

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American Multicultural Studies: Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality provides an interdisciplinary view of multicultural studies in the United States, addressing a wide range of topics that continue to define and shape this area of study. Through this collection of essays Sherrow Pinder responds to the need to open up a rich avenue for addressing current and continuing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, cultural diversity, and education in their varied forms. Substantial thematic overlaps are found between sections and essays, all of which are oriented toward a single broad objective: to develop new and different ways of addressing how multicultural issues, in their discursive sociocultural contexts, are inextricably linked to the operations of power. Power, as a site of resistance to which it invariably gives rise, is tacked from a perspective that attends to the complexities of America’s history and politics.

Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion

Identity Politics in America

Author: Valerie Martinez-Ebers,Manochehr Dorraj

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195381702

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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This reader is an introduction to the relevant history, current issues, and dynamics of select minority groups in the United States. While previously written books on these topics usually confine their group coverage to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians, this volume expands the number of groups examined to include those previously noted, plus Jewish and Muslim Americans. First, the significance of globalization on individual, group and national identity is examined. Then, the social impact of immigration and the common experiences of immigrants are considered. Later chapters review the historical, legal, and political experiences of each aforementioned group as well as their attitudes and behaviors. The two-fold objective of the book is to provide students with the prerequisite information to evaluate the importance of race, ethnicity and religion for understanding the outcomes of American politics, in particular to help them seehow the structure and operation of our political system sometimes obstructs the efforts of these groups to gain the full benefits of freedom and equal treatment promised under the American Constitution. One of the advantages of this reader is that the contributing authors belong to the minority groups that they write about, but they also are all credentialed experts in their field of expertise, with advanced degrees in political science, sociology, history or religion. Thus they are able to draw upon the experiences of a group of people that they are intimately familiar with, while at the same time using the rational systematic approach of social scientists.

Strength in Diversity

Toward a Broader Understanding of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Girl Scouting : Executive Summary

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 35

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Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Walter G. Stephan,W. Paul Vogt

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807744598

Category: Education

Page: 323

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This highly informative book describes in rich detail a wide variety of programs designed to improve intergroup relations. Specific techniques and practices are discussed and the research on the effectiveness of each program is carefully reviewed. In addition, there are chapters on the psychological mechanisms underlying successful programs and organizational practices that improve intergroup relations, as well as an up-to-date review of the overall effectiveness of these programs.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area