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Race And Ethnic Conflict
Contending Views On Prejudice, Discrimination, And Ethnoviolence

ISBN 9780813334981
Published October 16, 1998 by Routledge
484 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Credits, Introduction, PART 1 PERSPECTIVES IN RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS, The Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, Classifying People by Race, White Racial Formation: Into the Twenty-first Century, Talking Past Each Other: Black and White Languages of Race, Theoretical Perspectives in Race and Ethnic Relations, PART 2 PREJUDICE, The Changing Nature of Prejudice, Racism and Traditional American Values, PART 3 DISCRIMINATION, ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING, AND UNDERCLASS CULTURE, How Cultural Values Shape Economic Success, Societal Changes and Vulnerable Neighborhoods, From Individual to Structural Discrimination, America's Apartheid and the Urban Underclass, Measuring Employment Discrimination Through Controlled Experiments, "We'd Love to Hire Them, But ... ":The Meaning of Race for Employers, Hiring Immigrant Women: Silicon Valley's "Simple Formula", Latinos and Discrimination, Major Issues Relating to Asian American Experiences, The Case for Affirmative Action, PART 4 IMMIGRATION, America's Immigration "Problem", Models of Pluralism: The New American Dilemma, Alien Nation, Five Myths About Immigration, Lingo Jingo: English-Only and the New Nativism, PART 5 EDUCATION, Campus Ethnoviolence, "New Racism" and Old Dogmatism, Multiculturalism: Battleground or Meeting Ground? PART 6 SELECTED TOPICS, Reporting Ethnoviolence: Newspaper Treatment of Race and Ethnic Conflict, Ebonies, Language, and Power, White Supremacist Movement in the United States Today, PART 7 ELECTORAL POLITICS OR DIRECT ACTION?, Politics, Representative Government: The Black Experience, Black Conservatives, Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand: Building Multiracial Organizations with Direct Action, Privileged Polemics: White Antiracist Activists, PART 8 TOWARD CHANGE, Rethinking Racism, It Was All of Us Working Together: Resolving Racial and Ethnic Tension on College Campuses, Changing the Whole System, Statistical Appendix, About the Editors and Contributors

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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.