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.

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 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.

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 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.

American Diversity

A Demographic Challenge for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Nancy A. Denton,Stewart E. Tolnay

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453971

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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Demographers explore population diversity in the United States.

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.

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.

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.

Multiculturalism in the United States

A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity

Author: John D. Buenker,Lorman Ratner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324048

Category: History

Page: 435

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Interest in ethnic studies and multiculturalism has grown considerably in the years since the 1992 publication of the first edition of this work. Co-editors Ratner and Buenker have revised and updated the first edition of "Multiculturalism in the United States" to reflect the changes, patterns, and shifts in immigration showing how American culture affects immigrants and is affected by them. Common topics that helped determine the degree and pace of acculturation for each ethnic group are addressed in each of the 17 essays, providing the reader with a comparative reference tool. Seven new ethnic groups are included: Arabs, Haitians, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, Asian Indians, and Dominicans. New essays on the Irish, Chinese, and Mexicans are provided as are revised and updated essays on the remaining groups from the first edition. The contribution to American culture by people of these diverse origins reflects differences in class, occupation, and religion. The authors explain the tensions and conflicts between American culture and the traditions of newly arrived immigrants. Changes over time that both of the cultures brought to America and of the culture that received them is also discussed. Essays on representative ethnic groups include African-Americans, American Indians, Arabs, Asian Indians, Chinese, Dominicans, Filipinos, Germans, Haitians, Irish, Italians, Jews, Koreans, Mexicans, Poles, Scandinavians, and the Vietnamese.

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.

Strangers to These Shores

Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205790746

Category: Social Science

Page: 491

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A best-selling comprehensive U.S. Racial & Ethnic Relations text that covers the theoretical issues and casts light on the experiences of over 50 racial, ethnic and religious groups. Strangers to These Shores 10e covers over 50 racial, ethnic, and religious groups providing broad, yet specific, coverage of Europeans, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Arabs, religious minorities, and women as a minority group.

American Mixed Race

The Culture of Microdiversity

Author: Naomi Zack

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847680139

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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This exciting multidisciplinary collection brings together twenty-two original essays by scholars on the cutting edge of racial theory, who address both the American concept of race and the specific problems experienced by those who do not fit neatly into the boxes society requires them to check.

Counting on the Census?

Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics

Author: Peter Skerry

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815779643

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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In "Counting on the Census?" Peter Skerry confirms the persistence of minority undercounts and insists that racial and ethnic data are critical to the administration of policies affecting minorities.

Black Ethnics

Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

Author: Christina M. Greer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199989311

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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In an age where racial and ethnic identity intersect, intertwine, and interact in increasingly complex ways, Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream offers a superb and rigorous analysis of black politics and coalitions in the post-Civil Rights era. Using an original survey of a New York City labor population and multiple national data sources, author Christina M. Greer explores the political significance of ethnicity for new immigrant and native-born blacks. Black Ethnics concludes that racial and ethnic identities affect the ways in which black ethnic groups conceptualize their possibilities for advancement and placement within the American polity. The ethnic and racial dual identity for blacks leads to significant distinctions in political behavior, feelings of incorporation, and policy choices in ways not previously theorized. The steady immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades has fundamentally changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question for social scientists is how these 'new' blacks will behave politically in the US. Should we expect new black immigrants to orient themselves to politics in the same manner as native Blacks? Will the different histories of the new immigrants and native-born blacks lead to different political orientations and behavior, and perhaps to political tensions and conflict among black ethnic groups residing in America? And to what extent will this new population fracture the black coalition inside of the Democratic party? With increases in immigration of black ethnic populations in the U.S., the political, social, and economic integration processes of black immigrants does not completely echo that of native-born American blacks. The emergent complexity of black intra-racial identity and negotiations within the American polity raise new questions about black political incorporation, assimilation, acceptance, and fulfillment of the American Dream. By comparing Afro-Caribbean and African groups to native-born blacks, this book develops a more nuanced and accurate understanding of the 'new black America' in the twenty-first century. Lastly, Black Ethnics explores how foreign-born blacks create new ways of defining and understanding black politics and coalitions in the post-Civil Rights era.

Sexuality in America

Understanding Our Sexual Values and Behavior

Author: Robert T. Francoeur,Patricia Koch,David Weis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826411938

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Now available in a new paperback edition, this survey is different in both breadth and scope from all other reports on sexuality in the United States. It covers every topic imaginable, from a multicultural point of view, in order to reflect fully the complex society in which we live: the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of our sexual lives.

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.

Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM

The Role of Minority Serving Institutions

Author: Robert T. Palmer,Dina C. Maramba,Marybeth Gasman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589946X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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To maintain competitiveness in the global economy, United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Given the growing minority population in the country, it is critical that higher education policies, pedagogies, climates, and initiatives are effective in promoting racial and ethnic minority students' educational attainment in STEM. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) have shown efficacy in facilitating the success of racial and ethnic minority students in STEM and are collectively responsible for producing nearly one-third of the nation's minority STEM graduates. In Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM, well-known contributors share salient institutional characteristics, unique aspects of climate, pedagogy, and programmatic initiatives at MSIs that are instrumental in enhancing the success of racial and ethnic minority students in STEM education. This book provides recommendations on institutional practice, policy, and lessons that any institution can use on their campus to foster better retention and persistence among minority students. Higher Education leaders and administrators interested in encouraging achievement among racial and ethnic minority students in STEM education will find this book a welcomed and timely addition to the discourse on promoting minority student success.