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Race and Ethnicity: The Basics

1st Edition

By Peter Kivisto, Paul R. Croll


196 pages

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Race and ethnicity have shaped the social, cultural and political character of much of the world, and remain an important influence on contemporary life in the 21st Century. Race and Ethnicity: The Basics is an accessible introduction to these potent forces. Topics covered include:

  • The forms and dynamics of racial and ethnic relations
  • The dynamics of inequality
  • The relationship between prejudice and discrimination
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Models of inclusion

Including plenty of examples, chapter summaries and a glossary, this book is an essential read for all those interested in the contested field of race and ethnicity.

Table of Contents

1. Defining the Subject: What is Meant by Race and Ethnicity? 2. Prejudice and Discrimination 3. Intersecting Inequalities 4. The Varieties of Ethnic Conflict 5. Modes of Incorporation 6. Combating Oppression and Exclusion

About the Authors

Peter Kivisto is Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. He is the editor of Intersecting Inequalities: Class, Race, Sex and Sexualities and Incorporating Diversity: Rethinking Assimilation in a Multicultural Age and author of Multiculturalism in Global Society among many other publications.

Paul R. Croll is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Augustana College. His articles have appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, and The American Sociologist.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations