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Title:
Race and ethnic conflict : contending views on prejudice, discrimination, and ethnoviolence
Author:
Pincus, Fred L.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 466 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1420 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780813334981
Format :
Book

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Summary

In the revised and updated second edition of this comprehensive book, the first anthology to integrate social-psychological literature on prejudice with sociological and historical investigations, contributors introduce readers to the key debates and principal writings on racial and ethnic conflict, representing conservative, liberal, and radical positions. Presented in debate format, each section offers a provocative discussion of contemporary problems and issues, allowing students to take part in the controversies from an informed perspective. The editors' introductions provide current data and describe cutting-edge arguments that are reshaping the study of race and ethnicity today. The second edition boasts new readings which serve to further enhance the dialogue on America's continuing struggle with racial issues. Contributors tackle a wide array of issues which plague the country today?from discrimination and immigration to education and politics?and ask how we can affect change as we move into the twenty-first century.


Author Notes

Fred L. Pincus is associate professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Howard J. Ehrlich a sociologist and social psychologist, directs the Prejudice Institute and is the 1994 recipient of the Sociological Practice Award of the Society for Applied Sociology. Fred L. Pincus is associate professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Howard J. Ehrlich a sociologist and social psychologist, directs the Prejudice Institute and is the 1994 recipient of the Sociological Practice Award of the Society for Applied Sociology.


Table of Contents

Creditsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Perspectives in Race and Ethnic Relationsp. 9
1 The Study of Race and Ethnic Relationsp. 11
2 Classifying People by Racep. 14
Notesp. 21
Referencesp. 22
3 White Racial Formation into the Twenty-First Centuryp. 24
4 Talking Past Each Other: Black and White Languages of Racep. 30
5 Theoretical Perspectives in Race and Ethnic Relationsp. 41
Part 2 Prejudicep. 61
Referencesp. 64
6 The Changing Nature of Prejudicep. 65
7 Racism and Traditional American Valuesp. 77
Notesp. 87
Part 3 Discrimination, Economic Restructuring, and Underclass Culturep. 89
Referencesp. 95
8 How Cultural Values Shape Economic Successp. 97
9 Societal Changes and Vulnerable Neighborhoodsp. 110
10 From Individual to Structural Discriminationp. 120
11 America's Apartheid and the Urban Underclassp. 125
12 Measuring Employment Discrimination Through Controlled Experimentsp. 140
13 """"We'D Love to Hire Them, but . . ."""": The Meaning of Race for Employersp. 152
Conclusionp. 159
Referencesp. 160
Notesp. 160
14 Hiring Immigrant Women Silicon Valley's """"Simple Formula""""p. 162
Conclusionp. 176
Notesp. 177
Referencesp. 178
15 Latinos and Discriminationp. 180
Conclusionp. 192
Referencesp. 193
16 Major Issues Relating to Asian American Experiencesp. 195
17 The Case for Affirmative Actionp. 205
Notesp. 219
Referencesp. 219
Part 4 Immigrationp. 223
Referencesp. 228
18 America's Immigration """"Problem""""p. 229
19 Models of Pluralism the New American Dilemmap. 239
Conclusionp. 245
Notesp. 246
20 Alien Nationp. 247
21 Five Myths About Immigrationp. 257
22 Lingo Jingo: English-Only and the New Nativismp. 260
Part 5 Educationp. 271
Notesp. 275
Referencesp. 276
23 Campus Ethnoviolencep. 277
Notesp. 289
Referencesp. 289
24 """"New Racism"""" and Old Dogmatismp. 291
25 Multiculturalism Battleground or Meeting Ground?p. 305
Part 6 Selected Topicsp. 317
26 Reporting Ethnoviolence: Newspaper Treatment of Race and Ethnic Conflictp. 319
27 Ebonics, Language, and Powerp. 331
28 The White Supremacist Movement in the United States Todayp. 346
Conclusionp. 353
Referencesp. 354
Part 7 Electoral Politics or Direct Action?p. 355
29 Politicsp. 359
30 Representative Government: The Black Experiencep. 389
31 Black Conservativesp. 391
32 Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand: Building Multiracial Organizations with Direct Actionp. 409
33 Privileged Polemics: White Antiracist Activistsp. 411
Conclusionp. 423
Referencesp. 424
Part 8 Toward Changep. 427
34 Rethinking Racismp. 429
Notesp. 434
35 It Was All of Us Working Together: Resolving Racial and Ethnic Tension on College Campusesp. 444
36 Changing the Whole Systemp. 446
Conclusionp. 458
Referencesp. 459
Statistical Appendixp. 461
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 465