Constructing race and ethnicity in America

Constructing  race  and  ethnicity  in America
Author: Dvora Yanow
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780765608000
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing race and ethnicity in America Book Excerpt:

This work examines what is meant by the terms race and ethnicity and examines why policy makers continue to use them as if they had some scientific standing. It argues that race and ethnicity are socially constructed concepts, not objective, scientifically grounded variables.

Multicultural Geographies

Multicultural Geographies
Author: John W. Frazier,Florence M. Margai
Publsiher: Global Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1438436831
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multicultural Geographies Book Excerpt:

Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States. In an approach that differs from other publications on U.S. multiculturalism, Multicultural Geographies examines the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States from geographical perspectives. It reflects the significant contributions made by geographers in recent years to our understanding of the day-to-day experiences of American minorities and the historical and current processes that account for living spaces, persistent patterns of segregation and group inequalities, and the complex geographies that continue to evolve at local and regional levels across the country. One of the book’s underlying themes is the dynamic and complex nature of U.S. multiculturalism and the academic difficulty in evaluating it from a single viewpoint or theoretical stance. As such, Multicultural Geographies is derived from the joint efforts of selected scholars to bring together diverse perspectives and approaches in documenting the experiences of American minorities and the issues that affect them.

The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Author: Joan Ferrante-Wallace,Prince Brown
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking collection of classic and cutting edge sociological research gives special attention to the social construction of race and ethnicity in the United States. It offers an in-depth and eye-opening analysis of (a) the power of racial classification to shape our understanding of race and race relations, (b) the way in which the system came into being and remains, and (c) the real consequences this system has on life chances. The readings deal with five major themes: the personal experience of classification schemes; classifying people by race; ethnic classification; the persistence, functions, and consequences of social classification; and a new paradigm: transcending categories. For individuals who want to gain a fuller understanding of the impact the ideas of race has on a society that is consumed by it.

Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Media

Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Media
Author: Eleftheria Arapoglou,Yiorgos Kalogeras,Jopi Nyman
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2016-08-10
ISBN: 9781137568335
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Media Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the role and representation of ‘race’ and ethnicity in the media with particular emphasis on the United States. It highlights contemporary work that focuses on changing meanings of racial and ethnic identity as they are represented in the media; television and film, digital and print media are under examination. Through fourteen innovative and interdisciplinary case studies written by a team of internationally based contributors, the volume identifies ways in which ethnic, racial, and national identities have been produced, reproduced, stereotyped, and contested. It showcases new emerging theoretical approaches in the field, and pays particular attention to the role of race, ethnicity, and national identity, along with communal and transnational allegiances, in the making of identities in the media. The topics of the chapters range from immigrant newspapers and gangster cinema to ethnic stand-up comedy and the use of ‘race’ in advertising.

Constructing Borders crossing Boundaries

Constructing Borders crossing Boundaries
Author: Caroline Brettell
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780739115695
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Borders crossing Boundaries Book Excerpt:

The essays in this volume tackle the construction and significance of race and ethnicity as boundary-making processes among diverse immigrant populations in the United States. Race and ethnicity can both unite and divide. The individual scholars contributing to this volume model, deploy, and explain notions of borders and boundaries in various ways, but collectively they emphasize the fluidity of racial and ethnic identities that are shaped, negotiated, and contested in specific contexts and situations. Constructing Borders/Crossing Boundaries also captures the range of spaces in which ethnicity and race become salient--the university, the immigrant enclave, the detention center, the work place, the nightclub, and even the trans-Atlantic passage. This interdisciplinary work features essays on a diverse range of immigrant populations from past to present and will interest scholars from across disciplines.

The Ethnic Myth

The Ethnic Myth
Author: Stephen Steinberg
Publsiher: New York : Atheneum
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9780689111518
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethnic Myth Book Excerpt:

Challenges the traditional American myths of race and ethnicity, examining the cultural diversity of American society and the success or failure of a variety of immigrant groups

Interracial Communication

Interracial Communication
Author: Mark P. Orbe,Tina M. Harris
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-11-11
ISBN: 1478650583
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interracial Communication Book Excerpt:

As the racial and ethnic landscape of the United States shifts, interracial communication plays an increasingly crucial role. The sociopolitical climate has impacted identities, relationships, media, and organizations—challenging the possibility of having transformative engagement about race. Power differences affected by race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, ability, age, and geography are sometimes invisible. Competent interracial communication is key to alleviating polarized interactions and addressing the unequal treatment of microcultures. Part I of the book provides essential background, including the history of race, the importance of communication, the development and intersectionality of racial and ethnic identities, and models and theories of interracial communication. Part II applies this information to communication practices in specific, everyday contexts: global racial hierarchies and colorism, friendships/ romantic relationships, communication in the workplace, interracial conflict, and race and ethnicity in the media. The concluding chapter outlines pathways to meaningful change and invites readers to become active participants in dialogue to facilitate working through differences. The authors offer comprehensive, readable, and insightful coverage of pressing issues. They focus on communication as vital to removing barriers to understanding. Becoming proactive in eliminating racism on a personal level is a step toward the macrolevel changes required to dismantle systemic racism. The fourth edition is a socially relevant resource for facilitating interracial dialogue to create a positive climate to work together to achieve social justice.

Labor Divided

Labor Divided
Author: Robert Asher,Charles Stephenson
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN: 9780887069703
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Labor Divided Book Excerpt:

Labor Divided is the first anthology on race, ethnicity and the history of American working-class struggles to give substantial attention to the experiences of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic workers as well as to the experiences of workers from European backgrounds. The essays in Labor Divided cover a time period of more than a century. They focus on the experiences of service workers as well as factory workers, women as well as men. Because the American labor force presently is absorbing significant numbers of workers from abroad, and especially Asian and Hispanic workers, this volume will be of great interest to readers seeking historical perspectives on contemporary economic developments.

Race Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching

 Race   Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching
Author: Steven Bradbury,Jim Lusted,Jacco van Sterkenburg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-05-31
ISBN: 1000079376
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching Book Excerpt:

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the racial and ethnic diversity of the playing workforce in many sports around the world. However, there has been a minimal throughput of racial and ethnic minorities into coaching and leadership positions. This book brings together leading researchers from around the world to examine key questions around ‘race’, ethnicity and racism in sports coaching. The book focuses specifically on the ways in which ‘race’, ethnicity and racism operate, and how they are experienced and addressed (or not) within the socio-cultural sphere of sports coaching. Theoretically informed and empirically grounded, it examines macro- (societal), meso- (organisational), and micro- (individual) level barriers to racial and ethnic diversity as well as the positive action initiatives designed to help overcome them. Featuring multi-disciplinary perspectives, the book is arranged into three thematic sections, addressing the central topics of representation and racialised barriers in sports coaching; racialised identities, diversity and intersectionality in sports coaching; and formalised racial equality interventions in sports coaching. Including case studies from across North America, Europe and Australasia, ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching is essential reading for students, academics and practitioners with a critical interest in the sociology of sport, sport coaching, sport management, sport development, and ‘race’ and ethnicity studies.

Race Ethnicity and Health

Race  Ethnicity  and Health
Author: Thomas A. LaVeist,Lydia A. Isaac
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2012-09-26
ISBN: 1118086988
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Ethnicity and Health Book Excerpt:

Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new andcritical selection of hallmark articles that address healthdisparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equaltreatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as aresource for faculty and students in public health as well as thesocial sciences, it will be also be valuable to public healthadministrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial andethnic populations. The book brings together the bestpeer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars andfaculty in this growing field, providing a historical and politicalcontext for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with keyfindings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volumealso examines the role of health care providers in healthdisparities and discusses the issue of matching patients anddoctors by race. There has been considerable new research since the originalmanuscript’s preparation in 2001 and publication in 2002, andreflecting this, more than half the book is newcontent. New chapters cover: reflections on demographicchanges in the US based on the current census; metrics andnomenclature for disparities; theories of genetic basis fordisparities; the built environment; residential segregation;environmental health; occupational health; health disparities inintegrated communities; Latino health; Asian populations; stressand health; physician/patient relationships; hospital treatment ofminorities; the slavery hypertension hypothesis; geographicdisparities; and intervention design.

The Ethnic Dimension in American History

The Ethnic Dimension in American History
Author: James S. Olson,Heather Olson Beal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-04-12
ISBN: 1405182512
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethnic Dimension in American History Book Excerpt:

The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States. Considering ethnicity in terms of race, language, religion and national origin, this important text examines its effects on social relations, public policy and economic development. A thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States, including the effects of ethnicity on social relations, public policy and economic development Includes histories of a wide range of ethnic groups including African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, Chinese, Europeans, Japanese, Muslims, Koreans, and Latinos Examines the interaction of ethnic groups with one another and the dynamic processes of acculturation, modernization, and assimilation; as well as the history of immigration Revised and updated material in the fourth edition reflects current thinking and recent history, bringing the story up to the present and including the impact of 9/11

Transforming Politics Transforming America

Transforming Politics  Transforming America
Author: Taeku Lee,Subramanian Karthick Ramakrishnan,Ricardo Ramírez
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780813925547
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Politics Transforming America Book Excerpt:

Over the past four decades, the foreign-born population in the United States has nearly tripled, from about 10 million in 1965 to more than 30 million today. This wave of new Americans comes in disproportionately large numbers from Latin America and Asia, a pattern that is likely to continue in this century. In Transforming Politics, Transforming America, editors Taeku Lee, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, and Ricardo Ramírez bring together the newest work of prominent scholars in the field of immigrant political incorporation to provide the first comprehensive look at the political behavior of immigrants.Focusing on the period from 1965 to the year 2020, this volume tackles the fundamental yet relatively neglected questions, What is the meaning of citizenship, and what is its political relevance? How are immigrants changing our notions of racial and ethnic categorization? How is immigration transforming our understanding of mobilization, participation, and political assimilation? With an emphasis on research that brings innovative theory, quantitative methods, and systematic data to bear on such questions, this volume presents a provocative evidence-based examination of the consequences that these demographic changes might have for the contemporary politics of the United States as well as for the concerns, categories, and conceptual frameworks we use to study race relations and ethnic politics. Contributors Bruce Cain (University of California, Berkeley) * Grace Cho (University of Michigan) * Jack Citrin (University of California, Berkeley) * Louis DeSipio (University of California, Irvine) * Brendan Doherty (University of California, Berkeley) * Lisa García Bedolla (University of California, Irvine) * Zoltan Hajnal (University of California, San Diego) * Jennifer Holdaway (Social Science Research Council) * Jane Junn (Rutgers University) * Philip Kasinitz (City University of New York) * Taeku Lee (University of California, Berkeley) * John Mollenkopf (City University of New York) * Tatishe Mavovosi Nteta (University of California, Berkeley) * Kathryn Pearson (University of Minnesota) * Kenneth Prewitt (Columbia University) * S. Karthick Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside) * Ricardo Ramírez (University of Southern California) * Mary Waters (Harvard University) * Cara Wong (University of Michigan) * Janelle Wong (University of Southern California)

Ethnicity and Race

Ethnicity and Race
Author: Stephen Cornell,Douglas Hartmann
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-12-15
ISBN: 1506318819
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnicity and Race Book Excerpt:

"This book is very well written and clearly organized throughout. It is pitched at upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level race and ethnicity students...in sum, this is an important book, highly recommended to students and faculty alike. The authors draw extensively from classic and contemporary sociological theory throughout the text and maintain a transnational focus in each and every chapter." —TEACHING SOCIOLOGY Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World, Second Edition uses examples and extended case studies from all over the world to craft a compelling, even-handed account of the power and persistence of ethnicity and race in the contemporary world. Known for its conceptual clarity, world-historical scope, and fair-minded treatment of these oft controversial topics, this updated and expanded edition retains all of the core elements and constructionist insights of the original.

Ethnicity Race and Nationality in Education

Ethnicity  Race  and Nationality in Education
Author: N. Ken Shimahara,Ivan Z. Holowinsky,Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2001-07
ISBN: 1135648298
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnicity Race and Nationality in Education Book Excerpt:

This volume explores contemporary issues of ethnic, cultural, and national identities and their influence on the social construction of identity. These issues are analyzed from the perspective of seven nations: China, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Ukraine, Wales, and the United States. While different, these perspectives are not mutually exclusive lenses through which to review the discourse between ethnic and educational dynamics. The chapters in this book illustrate how these seven perspectives differ, as well as overlap. *Part I explores ethnicity and race as important variables in explaining minority students' academic performance and schooling in the United States and China. *Part II focuses on ethnic and racial identity issues in Israel, Japan, and South Africa. *Part III addresses ethnic and racial identity as it affects racial integration at different levels of education in post-apartheid South Africa, and the effects on schooling of a rapidly changing ethnic map in the United States. *Part IV focuses on issues of language and national identity in three countries: Ukraine and Wales, where a national language is central to nation-building, and China, where 61 languages are in use and bilingual education is essential in enhancing national literacy and communication. The questions this book addresses are highly significant in today's global economy and culture. Scholars and professionals in the fields of comparative, international, and multicultural education and educational policy will find the volume particularly pertinent.

Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Author: Stephen Steinberg
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2000-04-07
ISBN: 9780631208310
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race and Ethnicity in the United States Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together some of the most incisive recent scholarship on race, ethnicity and public policy.

Black Ethnics

Black Ethnics
Author: Christina M. Greer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-06-27
ISBN: 0199989303
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Ethnics Book Excerpt:

In an age where racial and ethnic identity intersect, intertwine, and interact in increasingly complex ways, Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream offers a superb and rigorous analysis of black politics and coalitions in the post-Civil Rights era. Using an original survey of a New York City labor population and multiple national data sources, author Christina M. Greer explores the political significance of ethnicity for new immigrant and native-born blacks. Black Ethnics concludes that racial and ethnic identities affect the ways in which black ethnic groups conceptualize their possibilities for advancement and placement within the American polity. The ethnic and racial dual identity for blacks leads to significant distinctions in political behavior, feelings of incorporation, and policy choices in ways not previously theorized. The steady immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades has fundamentally changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question for social scientists is how these 'new' blacks will behave politically in the US. Should we expect new black immigrants to orient themselves to politics in the same manner as native Blacks? Will the different histories of the new immigrants and native-born blacks lead to different political orientations and behavior, and perhaps to political tensions and conflict among black ethnic groups residing in America? And to what extent will this new population fracture the black coalition inside of the Democratic party? With increases in immigration of black ethnic populations in the U.S., the political, social, and economic integration processes of black immigrants does not completely echo that of native-born American blacks. The emergent complexity of black intra-racial identity and negotiations within the American polity raise new questions about black political incorporation, assimilation, acceptance, and fulfillment of the American Dream. By comparing Afro-Caribbean and African groups to native-born blacks, this book develops a more nuanced and accurate understanding of the 'new black America' in the twenty-first century. Lastly, Black Ethnics explores how foreign-born blacks create new ways of defining and understanding black politics and coalitions in the post-Civil Rights era.

Review of Federal Measurements of Race and Ethnicity

Review of Federal Measurements of Race and Ethnicity
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Census, Statistics, and Postal Personnel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Digital images
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America

Constructing  Race  and  Ethnicity  in America
Author: Dvora Yanow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-02-18
ISBN: 1317473930
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America Book Excerpt:

What do we mean in the U.S. today when we use the terms "race" and "ethnicity"? What do we mean, and what do we understand, when we use the five standard race-ethnic categories: White, Black, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic? Most federal and state data collection agencies use these terms without explicit attention, and thereby create categories of American ethnicity for political purposes. Davora Yanow argues that "race" and "ethnicity" are socially constructed concepts, not objective, scientifically-grounded variables, and do not accurately represent the real world. She joins the growing critique of the unreflective use of "race" and "ethnicity" in American policymaking through an exploration of how these terms are used in everyday practices. Her book is filled with current examples and analyses from a wealth of social institutions: health care, education, criminal justice, and government at all levels. The questions she raises for society and public policy are endless. Yanow maintains that these issues must be addressed explicitly, publicly, and nationally if we are to make our policy and administrative institutions operate more effectively.

What Is Your Race

What Is Your Race
Author: Kenneth Prewitt
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN: 0691173567
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Your Race Book Excerpt:

A historical overview of the census race question—and a bold proposal for eliminating it America is preoccupied with race statistics—perhaps more than any other nation. Do these statistics illuminate social reality and produce coherent social policy, or cloud that reality and confuse social policy? Does America still have a color line? Who is on which side? Does it have a different "race" line—the nativity line—separating the native born from the foreign born? You might expect to answer these and similar questions with the government's "statistical races." Not likely, observes Kenneth Prewitt, who shows why the way we count by race is flawed. Prewitt calls for radical change. The nation needs to move beyond a race classification whose origins are in discredited eighteenth-century race-is-biology science, a classification that once defined Japanese and Chinese as separate races, but now combines them as a statistical "Asian race." One that once tried to divide the "white race" into "good whites" and "bad whites," and that today cannot distinguish descendants of Africans brought in chains four hundred years ago from children of Ethiopian parents who eagerly immigrated twenty years ago. Contrary to common sense, the classification says there are only two ethnicities in America—Hispanics and non-Hispanics. But if the old classification is cast aside, is there something better? What Is Your Race? clearly lays out the steps that can take the nation from where it is to where it needs to be. It's not an overnight task—particularly the explosive step of dropping today's race question from the census—but Prewitt argues persuasively that radical change is technically and politically achievable, and morally necessary.

Minority Populations and Health

Minority Populations and Health
Author: Thomas A. LaVeist
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-03-10
ISBN: 9781118046524
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minority Populations and Health Book Excerpt:

"The text is state-of-the-art in its analysis of health disparities from both domestic and international perspectives. Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States is a welcome addition to the field because it widens access to the complex issues underlying the health disparities problem. "-- Preventing Chronic Disease/CDC, October 2005 "This is a very comprehensive, evidence-based book dealing with the health disparities that plague the United States. This is a welcome and valuable addition to the field of health care for minority groups in the United States."-- Doody's Publishers Bulletin, August 2005 "Health isn’t color-blind. Racial minorities disproportionately suffer from some diseases, but experts say race alone doesn’t completely account for the disparities. Newsweek's Jennifer Barrett Ozols spoke with Thomas LaVeist, director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and author of the upcoming book, "Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the U.S." (Jossey-Bass) about race and medicine. "-- MSNBC/Newsweek interview with author Thomas L. LaVeist, February 2005 "The book is readable and organized to be quickly read with specifics readily retrievable. It is comprehensive and visual."-- Journal of the American Medical Association, September 2005 Minority Populations and Health is a textbook that offers a complete foundation in the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. This book covers U.S. health and social policy, the role of race and ethnicity in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services. Instructors material available at http://www.minorityhealth.com