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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change

Seventh Edition
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October 2014 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O’Brien’s Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, Seventh Edition once again uses sociological perspectives to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities with consistency and clarity. Through a vivid writing style and engaging pedagogical features, the authors ensure that readers engage with core concepts in a meaningful way. The text conveys much of the richness and varieties of experience within minority groups, instead of treating them as single, undifferentiated entities. Although it focuses mainly on the minority groups in the United States, it compares group relations in the United States with other societies as well.


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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I. An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
 
Chapter 1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Some American Stories

 
The Increasing Variety of American Minority Groups: Trends and Questions

 
Questions About the Future, Sociology, and the Plan of This Book

 
What Is a Minority Group?

 
Patterns of Inequality

 
Visible Distinguishing Traits: Race and Gender

 
Key Concepts in Dominant-Minority Relations

 
A Global Perspective

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 2. Assimilation and Pluralism: From Immigrants to White Ethnics
Assimilation

 
Pluralism

 
Other Group Relationships

 
From Immigrants to White Ethnics

 
Patterns of Assimilation

 
Variations in Assimilation

 
The Descendants of the Immigrants Today

 
Contemporary Immigrants: Does the Traditional Perspective Apply?

 
Implications for Examining Dominant-Minority Relations

 
 
Chapter 3. Prejudice and Discrimination
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Prejudice

 
Sociological Causes of Prejudice

 
The Persistence of Prejudice

 
Recent Trends: Traditional Prejudice and Modern Racism

 
Hate Crimes

 
The Sociology of Prejudice

 
 
Part II. The Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
 
Chapter 4. The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations in Preindustrial America: The Origins of Slavery
The Origins of Slavery in America

 
The Creation of Minority Status for American Indians and Mexican Americans

 
Comparing Minority Groups

 
 
Chapter 5. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Postindustrial Society
Industrialization and the Shift From Paternalistic to Rigid Competitive Group Relations

 
The Impact of Industrialization on the Racial Stratification of African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation

 
The Origins of Black Protest

 
The Dimensions of Minority-Group Status

 
Industrialization, the Shift to Postindustrial Society, and Dominant-Minority Group Relations: General Trends

 
Postindustrial Society and the Shift From Rigid to Fluid Competitive Relationships

 
Modern Institutional Discrimination

 
Social Change and Minority-Group Activism

 
 
Part III. Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today
 
Chapter 6. African Americans
The End of De Jure Segregation

 
Developments Outside the South

 
Protest, Power, and Pluralism

 
Black-White Relations Since the 1960s: Issues and Trends

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

 
 
Chapter 7. Native Americans
Size of the Group

 
American Indian Cultures

 
Relations With the Federal Government After the 1890s

 
Protest and Resistance

 
Contemporary American Indian-White Relations

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Comparing Minority Groups

 
Progress and Challenges

 
 
Chapter 8. Hispanic Americans
Mexican Americans

 
Puerto Ricans

 
Cuban Americans

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Assimilation and Hispanic Americans

 
Hispanic Americans and the Evolution of the American Racial Order

 
 
Chapter 9. Asian Americans
Origins and Cultures

 
Contact Situations and the Development of the Chinese American and Japanese American Communities

 
Comparing Minority Groups

 
Contemporary Immigration From Asia

 
Prejudice and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Comparing Minority Groups: Explaining Asian American Success

 
 
Chapter 10. New Americans, Immigration, Assimilation, and Old Challenges
Current Immigration

 
New Hispanic Groups: Immigrants From the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Colombia

 
Non-Hispanic Immigrants From the Caribbean

 
Contemporary Immigration From Asia

 
Middle Eastern and Arab Americans

 
Immigrants From Africa

 
Modes of Incorporation

 
Immigration: Issues and Controversies

 
Is Contemporary Assimilation Segmented?

 
Recent Immigration in Historical and Global Context

 
New Immigrants and Old Issues

 
 
Part IV. Other Groups, Other Patterns
 
Chapter 11. Gender
History and Background of Gender Relations

 
Movements for Gender Equality

 
Recent Trends and Issues

 
Sexism and Discrimination

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Conclusions and Implications for Dominant-Minority Relations

 
 
Chapter 12. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans
Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Behavior

 
History and Background of Same-Sex Relationships

 
Gay Liberation Movements

 
Recent Trends and Issues

 
Homophobia and Heterosexism

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Conclusions and Implications for Dominant-Minority Relations

 
 
Chapter 13. Dominant-Minority Relations in Cross-National Perspective
A Brief Review of Major Analytical Themes

 
A Snapshot of Global Diversity

 
A Global Tour

 
Analyzing Group Relations

 
 
Part V. Challenges for the Present and the Future
 
Chapter 14. Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future
Revisiting Some Americans

 
The Importance of Subsistence Technology

 
The Importance of the Contact Situation, Group Competition, and Power

 
The Importance of Intersectionality

 
Assimilation and Pluralism

 
Minority-Group Progress and the Ideology of American Individualism

 
A Final Word

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

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  • Public sociology assignments encourage students to go beyond the classroom and engage with people, organizations, and resources in their local communities to learn more about minority groups and issues.
  • Internet Research Projects refer students to selected public websites, or direct them on guided Internet research, in order to gather data and apply concepts from the chapter.
  • Suggestions for further reading lists of useful books and articles for additional study on minority groups and inter-group relations.
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  • Public sociology assignments encourage students to go beyond the classroom and engage with people, organizations, and resources in their local communities to learn more about minority groups and issues.
  • Internet research projects refer students to selected public websites, or direct them on guided Internet research, in order to gather data and apply concepts from the chapter.
  • Suggestions for Further Reading lists of useful books and articles for additional study on minority groups and inter-group relations.
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This text covered all basic material in a way that students enjoyed reading. I would recommend it for any Race, Gender, or Ethnicity course.

Ms Nia Reed
Sociology , Point University
October 31, 2016

Meets all the requirements for the Ethnic studies class I am offering fall quarter 2016.

Mr Edward Wanambisi Wesakania
Social Science Dept, Skagit Valley College-Whidbey
September 12, 2016

I am impressed with the way Dr. Healey conceptually positioned the discussion around current research, yet structured the book to include many minority groups. He ties the findings to deep cultural structural themes which have perpetuate prejudice and discrimination in the United States. He effectively utilizes personal accounts to add personal stories to the major topics discussed in the book, making the content meaningful for young students.

Dr Shela Van Ness
Sociology Anth Geography Dept, University Of Tennessee
June 24, 2015

like the look of the book and the supplements

Professor Elizabeth Kelly
Sociology Dept, Ouachita Baptist University
May 26, 2015

Book is clear and concise, with excellent critical analysis questions. Love such features as timelines, applying concepts, etc.

Ms Rosalind Corbett
School Of Social Work, San Diego St Univ-San Diego
March 13, 2015

Would like to try a new book out for my course.

Mr Michael Dixon
Sociology Social Work Dept, Manchester College
January 27, 2015

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Joseph F. Healey

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014). More About Author

Eileen T. O'Brien

Eileen O’Brien is an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Brockport where her teaching and research interests range from introductory sociology to courses on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and theory. She authored Whites Confront Racism (Rowan and Littlefield, 2001) and has co-authored White Men on Race (Beacon Press, 2003) with Joe Feagin, a pre-eminent scholar on race and ethnic relations. She received her Ph.D. from the U.of Florida in 1999 M.A. from Ohio State in 1996; both degrees in sociology. More About Author

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