Despite promising changes over the last century, race remains a central organizing principle in US society, a key arena of inequality, power, and privilege, and the subject of ongoing conflict and debate. In this second edition of Recognizing Race and Ethnicity, Kathleen J. Fitzgerald continues to examine the sociology of race and encourages students to think differently by challenging the notion that we are, or should even aspire to be, color-blind.
Fitzgerald considers how race manifests in both significant and obscure ways by looking across all racial/ethnic groups within the socio-historical context of institutions and arenas, rather than discussing each group by group. Incorporating recent research and contemporary theoretical perspectives, she guides students to examine racial ideologies and identities as well as structural racism; at the same time, she covers topics like popular culture, sports, and interracial relationships.
This latest edition includes an expanded look at global perspectives on racial inequality, including international migration and Islamophobia; updated examples of contemporary issues, including the Black Lives Matter movement; more emphasis on intersectionality, specifically the ways sexuality and race intersect; and an extended discussion on why the sociology of race and the sociological imagination matter. Recognizing Race and Ethnicity continues to reflect the latest sociological research on race/ethnicity and provides unparalleled coverage of white privilege while remaining careful not to treat "white" as the norm against which all other groups are defined.
Part 1: Thinking About Race
Chapter 1 Taking Account of Race and Privilege
Chapter 2 White Privilege: The Other Side of Racism
Chapter 3 Science and the Sociology of Race
Part 2: A Sociological History of US Race Relations
Chapter 4 Emergence of the U.S. Racial Hierarchy
Chapter 5 Race Relations in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Chapter 6 Race Relations in Flux: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter
PART 3: Institutional Inequalities
Chapter 7 Education
Chapter 8 Economic Inequality and the Role of the State
Chapter 9 Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter 10 Race in the Cultural Imagination
Part 4: Contemporary Issues in Race/Ethnicity
Chapter 11 Arenas of Integration: Interracial Relationships, Multiracial Families, Biracial/Multiracial Identities, Sports, and the Military
Chapter 12 A Post-Racial Society?