1st Edition

Race and Ethnicity: The Basics

By Peter Kivisto, Paul R. Croll Copyright 2012
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.