American Ethnicity  The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination Book

American Ethnicity The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination


  • Author : Jonathan H. Turner
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2010-11-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0078111587

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American Ethnicity The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination Book Description :

American Ethnicity is a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America. As a result, this book examines each ethnic group from the same perspective, allowing students to compare the dynamics of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos.

Race and Ethnicity in America Book

Race and Ethnicity in America


  • Author : John Iceland
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520286900

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Race and Ethnicity in America Book Description :

Race and Ethnicity in America succinctly examines patterns and trends in inequality over the past 60 years for different racial groups, focusing on education, income, poverty, wealth, residential attainment, and health outcomes. Do human capital differences explain black-white inequality, or are other factors more important? Are we seeing patterns consistent with assimilation among Hispanics and Asians? This book analyzes the causes for disadvantage and how they vary for each group, spanning a legacy of racism, current discrimination, the unfolding process of immigrant incorporation, and cultural responses to disadvantage. Conversations about race can quickly devolve into aggressive and defensive discussions about culpability. But understanding racial concerns is critical to understanding American history and America today.

Within Our Gates Book

Within Our Gates


  • Author : America Film Institute Staff
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 1571
  • ISBN 10 : 0520209648

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Within Our Gates Book Description :

"[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication Book

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication


  • Author : William B. Gudykunst
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 0761920420

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Asian American Ethnicity and Communication Book Description :

This book examines Asian American ethnicity and communication, looking at: immigration patterns, ethnic institutions, family patterns, and ethnic and cultural identities. William Gudykunst focuses on how communication is similar and different among Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. Where applicable, similarities and differences in communication between Asian Americans and European Americans are also examined. Gudykunst concludes with a discussion of the role of communication in Asian immigrants' acculturation to the United States.

The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity Book

The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity


  • Author : Ronald H. Bayor
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Ethnicity
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199766031

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The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity Book Description :

Scholarship on immigration to America is a coin with two sides: how did America change immigrants, and how did they change America? Were the immigrants uprooted from their ancestral homes, leaving all behind, or were they transplanted, bringing many aspects of their culture with them? Althoughhistorians agree with the transplantation concept, the notion of the melting pot, which suggests a complete loss of the immigrant culture, persists in the public mind. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity explores how Americans think of themselves and how science, religion,period of migration, gender, education, politics, and occupational mobility shape both this image and American life.Since the 1965 Immigration Act opened the gates to newer groups, historical writing on immigration and ethnicity has evolved over the years to include numerous immigrant sources and to provide trenchant analyses of American immigration and ethnicity. For the first time, this handbook brings togetherthirty leading scholars in the field to make sense of all the themes, methodologies, and trends that characterize the debate on American immigration. They examine a wide-range of topics, including pan-ethnicity, whiteness, intermarriage, bilingualism, religion, museum ethnic displays,naturalization, regional mobility, census categorization, immigration legislation and its reception, ethnicity-related crime and gang formation. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity explores the idea of assimilation in a multicultural society showing how deeply pan-ethnicitychanged American identity over the time.

Ethnicity and the American Short Story Book

Ethnicity and the American Short Story


  • Author : Julie Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134822294

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Ethnicity and the American Short Story Book Description :

How do different ethnic groups approach the short story form? Do different groups develop culture-related themes? Do oral traditions within a particular culture shape the way in which written stories are told? Why does "the community" loom so large in ethnic stories? How do such traditional forms as African American slave narratives or the Chinese talk-story shape the modern short story? Which writers of color should be added to the canon? Why have some minority writers been ignored for such a long time? How does a person of color write for white publishers, editors, and readers? Each essay in this collection of original studies addresses these questions and other related concerns. It is common knowledge that most scholarly work on the short story has been on white writers: This collection is the first work to specifically focus on short story practice by ethnic minorities in America, ranging from African Americans to Native Americans, Chinese Americans to Hispanic Americans. The number of women writers discussed will be of particular interest to women studies and genre studies researchers, and the collections will be of vital interest to scholars working in American literature, narrative theory, and multicultural studies.

Race and Ethnicity in America Book

Race and Ethnicity in America


  • Author : Ronald Bayor
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0231129408

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Race and Ethnicity in America Book Description :

Provides a chronological history of immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States from 1600 to 2000, covering such topics as migration, intergroup relations, identity formation, and nativism.

Ethnicity and the American Cemetery Book

Ethnicity and the American Cemetery


  • Author : Richard E. Meyer
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 0879726008

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Ethnicity and the American Cemetery Book Description :

Far more than merely elements of space sectioned off and set aside for the burial of the dead, cemeteries are, in effect, open cultural texts, there to be read and appreciated by anyone who takes the time to learn a bit of their special language. In the United States, nowhere is this more true than in the case of cemeteries established by members of the diverse ethnic groups which have exerted a subtle but powerful influence upon the development of American culture. Ethnicity and the American Cemetery, a volume comprised of eight original, individually commissioned essays, explores in detail the manner in which representative ethnic groups in America have made their cemeteries - the sites themselves, the material objects found within them, and the customary practices bound to both, a most powerful and eloquent voice for the expression of values and worldview inherent in their self-conscious awareness of their own special identity. Contributing authors illustrate the book's interdisciplinary focus, with representation from, among others, the fields of folklore, cultural history, historical archeology landscape architecture, and philosophy, heavily illustrated, the volume also features an introductory essay by editor Richard E. Meyer and an extensive annotated bibliography.

Beyond Ethnicity   Consent and Descent in American Culture Book

Beyond Ethnicity Consent and Descent in American Culture


  • Author : Werner Sollors Professor of American Literature and Afro-American Studies Harvard University
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1986-02-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0198020724

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Beyond Ethnicity Consent and Descent in American Culture Book Description :

Nothing is "pure" in America, and, indeed, the rich ethnic mix that constitutes our society accounts for much of its amazing vitality. Werner Sollors's new book takes a wide-ranging look at the role of "ethnicity" in American literature and what that literature has said--and continues to say--about our diverse culture. Ethnic consciousness, he contends, is a constituent feature of modernism, not modernism's antithesis. Discussing works from every period of American history, Sollors focuses particularly on the tension between "descent" and "consent"--between the concern for one's racial, ethnic, and familial heritage and the conflicting desire to choose one's own destiny, even if that choice goes against one's heritage. Some of the stories Sollors examines are retellings of the biblical Exodus--stories in which Americans of the most diverse origins have painted their own histories as an escape from bondage or a search for a new Canaan. Other stories are "American-made" tales of melting-pot romance, which may either triumph in intermarriage, accompanied by new world symphonies, or end with the lovers' death. Still other stories concern voyages of self-discovery in which the hero attempts to steer a perilous course between stubborn traditionalism and total assimilation. And then there are the generational sagas, in which, as if by magic, the third generation emerges as the fulfillment of their forebears' dream. Citing examples that range from the writings of Cotton Mather to Liquid Sky (a "post-punk" science fiction film directed by a Russian emigre), Sollors shows how the creators of American culture have generally been attracted to what is most new and modern. About the Author: Werner Sollors is Chairman of the Afro-American Studies Department at Harvard University and the author of Amiri Baraka: The Quest for a Populist Modernism. A provocative and original look at "ethnicity" in American literature DTCovers stories from all periods of our nation's history DTRelates

Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture Book

Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture


  • Author : George Eisen
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9780275954512

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Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture Book Description :

The editors use the unique lens of the history of sports to examine ethnic experiences in North America since 1840. Comprised of 12 original essays and an Introduction, it chronicles sport as a social institution through which various ethnic and racial groups attempted to find the way to social and psychological acceptance and cultural integration. Included are chapters on Native Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Canadians, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and several more, showing how their sports participation also provided these communities with some measure of social mobility, self-esteem, and a shared pride.