Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations

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Hernan Vera, Joe R Feagin
Springer Science & Business Media, 3 aug. 2007 - 494 pagini

The study of racial and ethnic relations has become one of the most written about aspects in sociology and sociological research. In both North America and Europe, many "traditional" cultures are feeling threatened by immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Asia. This handbook is a true international collaboration looking at racial and ethnic relations from an academic perspective. It starts from the principle that sociology is at the hub of the human sciences concerned with racial and ethnic relations.

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Racial and Ethnic Relations Today
The Struggle of Indigenous Americans A SocioHistorical View
Unconscious Racism Social Cognition Theory and the Legal Intent Doctrine The Neuron Fires Next Time
The Work of Making Racism Invisible
Anything but Racism How Sociologists Limit the Significance of Racism
The NotSoHarmless Social Function of a Word that Wounds
Racism and Popular Culture
Race and the Theatrical Mirror
Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market Employer Practices and Worker Strategies
UNITED STATESIANs The Nationalism of Empire
Racial Hegemony Globalization Social Justice and AntiHegemonic Movements
Acting for a Good Society Racism and Black Liberation in the Longue Duree
Pathways to Downward Mobility The Impact of Schools Welfare and Prisons on People of Color
Research Literature on Haitian Americans 19962006 Trends and Outlook

Asian Americans Experiences of Race and Racism
African American Families Historical and Contemporary Forces Shaping Family Life and Studies
A Dialectical Understanding of the Vulnerability of International Migrants
Race Ethnicity and Health An Intersectional Approach
What Would a Racial Democracy Look Like?
Heart of Violence Global Racism War and Genocide
The Reality and Impact of Legal Segregation in the United States
The Future of Race and Ethnic Relations
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Pagina 443 - The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
Pagina 39 - The Act proscribes not only overt discrimination but also practices that are fair in form, but discriminatory in operation. The touchstone is business necessity. If an employment practice which operates to exclude Negroes cannot be shown to be related to job performance, the practice is prohibited.
Pagina 203 - And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman?
Pagina 290 - But today I see more clearly than yesterday that back of the problem of race and color, lies a greater problem which both obscures and implements it: and that is the fact that so many civilized persons are willing to live in comfort even if the price of this is poverty, ignorance and disease of the majority of their fellowmen; that to maintain this privilege men have waged war until today...
Pagina 468 - ... a plurality of individual actors oriented to a situation and where the system includes a commonly understood system of cultural symbols. Reduced to the simplest possible terms, then, a social system consists in a plurality of individual actors interacting with each other in a situation which has at least a physical or environmental aspect, actors who are motivated in terms of a tendency to the "optimization of gratification...
Pagina 165 - Globalisation can thus be defined as the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa.
Pagina 203 - I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man— when I could get it— and bear de lash as well! And a'n't I a woman? I have borne thirteen chilern, and seen 'em mos' all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me!
Pagina 367 - In essence, the Negro community has been forced into a matriarchal structure which, because it is so out of line with the rest of the American society, seriously retards the progress of the group as a whole, and imposes a crushing burden on the Negro male and, in consequence, on a great many Negro women as well.
Pagina 113 - August 1 to August 31, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty, protest against the wrongs and injustices they are suffering at the hands of their white brethren, and state what they deem their fair and just rights, as well as the treatment they propose to demand of all men in the future.
Pagina 389 - States in operating a program designed to — (1) provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives; (2) end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage...

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