Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States
This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive book available for the study of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. With the growing ... Show synopsis This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive book available for the study of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. With the growing interest in diversity in the United States, this book informs about the nation's past and present multicultural realities. The book begins with an analysis of the stranger as a social phenomenon and then carries this theme throughout its study of all minority groups. Completely updated to reflect current demographic data, recent events, and new research, this book's highly readable style offers an excellent introduction to race and ethnic relations. Offers extensive treatment of culture of help students understand this crucial element of intergroup relations. Covers more racial, ethnic, and religious groups than any other text of its kind, providing broad, yet specific coverage of Europeans, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Arabs, religious minorities, and women as a minority group, in chatper 13. Sets each group's experiences in a sociohistorical context before present-day analysis, then systematically applies the three main sociological perspectives as a unifying framework for sociological commentary. Examines such hot-button issues as affirmative action, bilingual education, immigration concerns, and undocumented aliens.