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Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape 4th Edition

Elizabeth Higginbotham, Margaret L. Andersen

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2012
  • 384 Pages


This engaging reader introduces students to the topics and themes that frame the study of race in the United States. Newly organized into seven major thematic parts, the book begins with basic concepts and then moves on to explore social structural and institutional analyses of race and ethnicity. Its 40 articles (21 of which are new) have been selected for their importance as well as for their accessibility to undergraduate readers. Part I examines how race is socially constructed. Part II explores how historical patterns of inclusion and exclusion have established the realities of racial and ethnic inequality today. Part III examines belief and ideology, including racial stereotypes, prejudice, forms of racism, and how they are influenced by popular culture. Part IV includes articles on racial identity and how race plays out in everyday life. Part V looks at the overlapping systems of race, class, and gender inequality. Part VI examines patterns of racial inequality in five major institutions: work, families and communities, housing and education, health care, and criminal justice. Part VII concludes the book by looking at large-scale contexts of change, ranging from individual to societal-level change.

Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware

Elizabeth Higginbotham (B.A., City College of the City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University) is Professor of Sociology, Black American Studies, and Women's Studies at the University of Delaware. She is the author of TOO MUCH TO ASK: BLACK WOMEN IN THE ERA OF INTEGRATION (University of North Carolina Press, 2001) and co-editor of WOMEN AND WORK: EXPLORING RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CLASS (Sage Publications, 1997; with Mary Romero). She has also authored many articles in journals and anthologies on the work experiences of African American women, women in higher education, and curriculum transformation. While teaching at the University of Memphis, she received the Superior Performance in University Research Award for two consecutive years. Along with colleagues Bonnie Thornton Dill and Lynn Weber, she is a recipient of the American Sociological Association Jessie Bernard Award and Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award for the work of the Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis. She also received the Robin M. Williams Jr. Award from the Eastern Sociological Society, given annually to one distinguished sociologist. She served a term as Vice President of the Eastern Sociological Society and has held many elected leadership positions in the American Sociological Association.

Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware

Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, where she has also served in several senior administrative positions, including most recently as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity. She holds secondary appointments in Black American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of several books, including (among others) THINKING ABOUT WOMEN, recently published in its tenth edition; the best-selling anthology, RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins, now in its ninth edition); LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR; and ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Past Vice President of the American Sociological Association, and Past President of the Eastern Sociological Society, from which she received the ESS Merit Award. She has also received two teaching awards from the University of Delaware and the American Sociological Association's Jessie Bernard Award.
  • Substantial changes in this edition reflect changes in society since the publication of the third edition, the newest developments in the scholarship on race and ethnicity, and input from reviewers and users. The fourth edition has been reorganized into seven major thematic parts, including a new section that grounds the book in the historical development of race and racism; changes to the presentation of racial beliefs (with a new article on racism and popular culture); and an entire part devoted to race, class, and gender.
  • The book's length has been pared based on instructors' reports that they can only teach two or three articles per week throughout the term. At the same time, the 40 readings provide instructors with a range of choices.
  • The book is organized to start with the basic concepts before moving on to social structural and institutional analyses of race and ethnicity.
  • Twenty-two of the book's 40 articles are new, and have been selected for their importance as well as for their accessibility to undergraduate readers. The new articles cover such current topics as racism and popular culture, interracial romantic relationships, Latina immigrant labor, so-called "race-based" diseases, and the criminalization of immigrants, to name a few.
  • The retained Face the Facts feature (one per part) presents graphic depictions of basic information relevant to major part topics, helping students learn to read and interpret graphic presentations of data. Accompanying critical thinking questions ask students to think about the facts depicted in the graphs. For example, one feature presents a graph on the percentage of immigrants in the U.S. population from 1890 to 2010 and a chart on changes in where immigrants have come from since 1960. Students are asked to describe the data presented and think about the implications of the changes noted.
  • The book has been significantly shortened to include 40 articles, 21 of which are new. The shorter length recognizes instructors' reports that they can realistically only teach two or three articles each week of the semester. At the same time, the editors wanted to be certain there were numerous articles from which to select.
  • The Face the Facts feature, included at the end of each part's introduction, is updated for this edition. These graphic depictions of basic information relevant to the part topics help to build visual literacy by including questions that prompt students to think about the facts presented in the graphics.
  • Major themes include showing the diversity of experiences that constitute "race" in the U. S; teaching the significance of race as a social construction; showing the connection between different racial identities and the social structure of race; understanding how racism works as a belief system rooted in societal institutions; providing a social structural analysis of racial inequality and historical perspective on how the racial order emerged and is maintained; and examining how people have contested the dominant racial order as well as strategies for building a just multiracial society.
  • The text's unique organization according to overarching themes and relevant subtopics--including the social construction of race; race beliefs and identities; the intersection of race, class, and gender; institutional inequality and segregation; and social change--places articles into contexts that promote understanding.
  • This innovative text focuses on a wide range of racial-ethnic groups, providing a realistic and useful exploration of key topics that are relevant to today's diverse student population.
  • The Table of Contents has been reorganized into seven major parts. Part VI on social institutions includes five sections, each on a different major institution (work; families and communities; housing and education; health care; and crime, citizenship, and the courts).
  • New introductions to each of the book's seven parts provide students with an overview of the major concepts and analyses that help put the articles into context. The introductions also provide historical context for the contemporary analysis of race and ethnicity.
  • A new section early in the book (in Part II) provides a historical overview of how race and ethnic relations have evolved in the United States.
  • For users who want to emphasize the intersection of race, class, and gender, there is a new part on "Intersecting Inequalities: Race, Class, and Gender" (Part VI).
1. Race, by Ann Morning.
2. The Race Myth, by Joseph Graves.
3. Planting the Seed: The Invention of Race, by Abby L. Ferber.
4. Racial Formation, by Michael Omi and Howard Winant.
5. A Dreadful Deceit, by Jacqueline Jones.
6. Citizenship and Inequality, by Evelyn Nakano Glenn.
7. The First Americans: American Indians, by C. Matthew Snipp.
8. Imperatives of Asian American Citizenship, by Ellen D. Wu.
9. Embodying the White Racial Frame: The (In)Significance of Barack Obama, by Wendy Leo Moore and Joyce Bell.
10. Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America, by Charles A. Gallagher.
11. We''re Honoring You, Dude: Myths, Mascots, and Native Americans, by Stephanie A. Fryberg and Alisha Watts.
12. Race, Civil Rights, and Immigration Law After September 11, 2001, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims, by Susan M. Akram and Kevin R. Johnson.
13. Racism and Popular Culture, by Danielle Dirks and Jennifer C. Mueller.
14. How Social Status Shapes Race, by Andrew M. Penner and Aliya Saperstein.
15. Why Are the Black Kids Sitting Together? A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum, by Beverly Tatum and John O''Neil.
16. White Like Me? Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, by Time Wise.
17. Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life, by Derald Wing Sue, et al.
18. Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection, by Patricia Hill Collins.
19. Theorizing Race, Gender, and Class, by Yen Le Espintu.
20. Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men''s Experiences and Women''s Work, by Adia Harvey Wingfield.
A. Work.
21. Toward a Framework for Understanding Forces That Contribute to or Reinforce Racial Inequality, by William Julius Wilson.
22. Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs, by Deirdre A. Royster.
23. Intersectionality at Work: Determinants of Labor Supply among Immigrant Latinas, by Chenoa A. Flippen.
B. Families and Communities.
24. Loving across Racial Divides, by Amy Steinbugler.
25. The Family and Community Costs of Racism, by Joe R. Feagin and Karyn D. McKinney.
26. The Myth of the Missing Black Father, by Roberta L. Coles and Charles Green.
C. Housing and Education.
27. How Racism Takes Place, by George Lipsitz.
28. Good Neighborhoods, Good Schools: Race and the "Good Choices" of White Families, by Heather Beth Johnson and Thomas M. Shapiro.
29. Desegregation without Integration, by Karolyn Tyson.
D. Health Care.
30. Racism and Health: Pathways and Scientific Evidence, by David R. Williams and Selina A. Mohammed.
31. Geneticizing Disease: Implications for Racial Health Disparities, by Jamie D. Brooks and Meredith King Ledford.
32. Contextualizing Lived Race-Gender and the Racialized-Gendered Social Determinants of Health, by Nancy Lopez.
E. Crime, Citizenship, and the Courts.
33. Incarceration, Inequality, and Imagining Alternatives, by Bruce Western.
34. Subordinating Myth: Latino/a Immigration, Crime, and Inclusion, by Jamie Longazel.
35. Race, Wrongful Conviction, and Exoneration, by Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery.
36. Reinventing the Color Line: Immigration and America''s New Racial/Ethnic Divide, by Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean.
37. Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide, by Southern Poverty Law Center.
38. Poisoning the Planet: The Struggle for Environmental Justice, by David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle.
39. Race, Reform, and Retrenchment: Transformation and Legitimation in Antidiscrimination Law, by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw.
40. Citizenship in Name Only: The Coloring of Democracy While Redefining Rights, Liberties, and Self Determination for the 21st Century, by E. Earl Parson and Monique McLaughlin.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


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