Americans All: Race and Ethnic Relations in Historical, Structural, and Comparative Perspectives

Hardcover | April 15, 2005

byPeter Kivisto, Wendy Ng

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The second edition of Peter Kivisto and Wendy Ng's Americans All introduces foundational ideas and concepts about race and ethnic groups and applies them to issues and events relevant to today's college student population. The text combines both empirical and theoretical material and isdesigned to help students better understand our highly diverse society. It illustrates the importance of using sociology to identify and assess both the dynamics of ethnic conflicts and the forces that might serve to create a more harmonious society. This text differs from other race and ethnic group texts in three significant ways: * First, it is more historically grounded, making use of the scholarship of social historians in an interdisciplinary way. * Second, it offers a genuinely comparative perspective. The authors highlight similarities and differences between and among groups--as well as distinctions in time, place, and circumstance--that account for contemporary differences in the social locations and well-being of the nation's majorethnic groups. Likewise, cross-national comparisons make sense of how the United States relates to other major liberal democracies in the world. * Third, the book examines the inner workings of racial and ethnic communities, including discussions of group cultures, institutions, resources, and internal divisions. New features of this completely updated and streamlined edition include: * A new chapter on multiculturalism that provides insightful comparisons between the United States and Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Great Britain. * "Voices"--boxed inserts in each chapter--that provide first-person accounts of the impact of ethnic identity on everyday lived experience. * In-depth discussions of theoretical developments in the field, particularly focusing on current discussions of multiculturalism and transnationalism. * Greater attention to the interplay between ethnicity, class, and gender. * Extensive use of the most cutting-edge research on new immigrants in the United States. * An Instructor's Manual/Testing Program and online Interactive Student Study Guide are available.

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The second edition of Peter Kivisto and Wendy Ng's Americans All introduces foundational ideas and concepts about race and ethnic groups and applies them to issues and events relevant to today's college student population. The text combines both empirical and theoretical material and isdesigned to help students better understand our hi...

Peter Kivisto is at Augustana College. Wendy Ng is at San Jose State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:430 pages, 7.2 × 10.12 × 1.1 inPublished:April 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Thinking About Race and Ethnicity1: Ethnic and Racial DimensionsHistory and Social StructureFive Lives: Identities and ExperiencesAn Italian American: A Mexican American: An African American: A Chinese American: A Native American: Generalizing From the Specific Case: Making Visible the Invisible: Why Can't They Be Like Us?: Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen: Ethnic GroupsGroup Definitions and Boundaries: Choosing Names: Intergroup RelationsThe Big Picture: What Is Ethnic America?The Melting Pot: Cultural Pluralism: Alternative Images of Ethnic America: 2: Toward a Conceptual Map of Ethnic RelationsThe Emergence of Ethnic StudiesClarifying ConceptsNations, Nationality, and Nationalism: Minority Groups: Race: Ethnicity and Ethnic GroupsReligio-Ethnic Groups: Racial Groups: Ethnic RelationsAssimilation: Pluralism: Toward a New ModelMarxism and Social Classes: Rational Choice Theory: The Social Construction of EthnicityEthnogenesis: Ethnicization: Emergent Ethnicity: The Invention of Ethnicity: Contemporary Diversity: Multiculturalism and TransnationalismIngroups, Outgroups, and Group PositionThe Psychology of Prejudice: The Sociology of Prejudice and Discrimination: Explaining Ethnic DifferencesPart II: Sociology Meets History3: Constructing WASP Hegemony and the Racial "Other" From Colonial America to the Civil WarNation BuildingAlbion's Seed: Transplanting the Old World to the New: Nineteenth-Century Migration: The Core Society: Anglo-Saxon Protestant: Erin's Children in AmericaImmigrant Adjustment: Communal Activities and Organizations: Nativism: Germans in AmericaThe Early Ethnic Communit: Intraethnic Conflict: Interethnic Encounters: Coercive Pluralism and the Politics of ExclusionThe First of This LandThe Market Period (1600-1775): The Conflict Period (1775-1850): Relocation Policies: Beyond the Middle PassageThe Ideology of Racism: Slavery and the Plantation: The Origins of an African American Culture: The Community of Slaves: Slave Revolts: Free Persons of Color: Challenges to the Peculiar Institution: The Politics of ConquestTravelers to Gold Mountain4: Reconfiguring the Racial Divide: Immigration and White Supremacy, 1865-1950Becoming Ethnic AmericansPeasants No More: The ItaliansThe Ethnic Community: Roman Catholicism: Education and Upward Mobility: Ethnic Stereotypes and the Mafia: Politics: Generational Change: The Birth and Maturation of Polonia in AmericaEmigration: The Immigrant Community Takes Shape: Cultural Values: Generational Change: The Jewish DiasporaThe Early Community Presence: The Ethnic Community Evolves: Religious Divisions: Political and Labor Organizations: Anti-Semitism: Upward Mobility: The Color Line From the Civil War to the Civil Rights MovementFrom Emancipation to Jim Crow: African AmericansReasserting White Domination: Leadership in the African American Community: Southern Race Relations: The Promised Land: The Development of the Black Community: The Latino Presence in the United StatesMexicans in the Southwest: Cubans and Puerto Ricans: The Chinese and Japanese: A ComparisonThe Chinese and Immigration Restriction: Emigration and the Role of the Japanese Government: The Ethnic Community and Generational Differences: Native Americans During the Reservation EraReservations as Total Institutions: The Dawes Act and Acculturation Policies: Responding to Defeat: Stereotypes: The Indian New Deal: Part III: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: From 1950 to the Twenty-First Century5: European Americans: The Twilight of Ethnicity?Suburbanization and White EthnicsDoes Ethnicity Matter? The Case for Cultural TransmissionThe Polish Americans: Italians: The Debate Over an Ethnic RevivalThe Hansen Thesis: Political Ethnicity: Symbolic EthnicityEvidence from Census Findings: Ethnic Options: The Privatization of Ethnicity: The Invention of EthnicityRegional Identities: A European American Identity?: Jewish Exceptionalism?The Core Jewish Population: Continuity and Change: Intermarriage: The Specter of RaceWhite Attitudes About Governmental Actions: The Politics of Hate and Racial Divisiveness: 6: African Americans: The Enduring American DilemmaThe Civil Rights Movement: 1940-1970Phase I: Nonviolent Confrontation and Legislative Lobbying: Phase II: Militancy and Black Nationalism: Two ControversiesBusing and School Desegregation: Affirmative Action: Improvement or Decline?: Housing and Residential SegregationPublic Housing: Alternatives to Public Housing: Equal Housing Opportunity: The Enduring Significance of RaceThe Black Middle Class: Poor Blacks: Into the Future7: American Indians: The Continuing Plight of the First of This LandThe Indian Reorganization ActTerminationSearching for Alternatives to TerminationUrbanizationAdjusting to Urban Life: Intermarriage: The Ethnic Community in the City: Political ActivismThe Red Power Movement: Competing Political Goals: Ongoing Conflict With White AmericaThe Chippewa Spearfishing Dispute: The Blackfeet and Oil Exploration: Limiting Development: Land Disputes: The Legacy of Treaty Violations: Development Plans on Native American ReservationsExploiting Natural Resources: Tourism and Gaming: Quality of Life on ReservationsHousing: Health Issues: Native Americans in the White MindUncertain Futures8: Latino Americans: Into the Mainstream or on the Margins?Latino Panethnic Unity or Ethnic Distinctiveness?The Bilingual IssueCuban AmericansSettlement Patterns: The Enclave Economy: Political Participation: Are Cubans Assimilating?: Puerto RicansSettlement Patterns: Economic Status: The Impact of Return Migration: The Ethnic Community: Integration or Isolation?: Mexican AmericansChicano Politics: Socioeconomic Status: Current Economic Problems: The Problem of Marginalized Youth: New Latino Immigration: Central and South America and Caribbean9: Asian Americans: The Myth of the Model MinorityThe Model Minority: Myth and RealityJapanese AmericansThe Third Generation and Beyond: Changes in the Ethnic Community: The Future of the Japanese American Community: Chinese AmericansPre-1965 Developments: Post-1965 Developments: Korean AmericansImmigrant Entrepreneurs: Interethnic Conflict: Korean Ethnic Churches: Adhesive Adaptation: Scenarios for the Future: Filipino AmericansImmigration Since 1945: The Ethnic Community: Other AsiansEducation and OccupationPrejudice and Discrimination10: Multicultural Prospects in Comparative PerspectiveThe United States in Comparative PerspectiveSettler Nations: Canada: The Vertical Mosaic: Australia: From Settler Country to Multicultural Nation: Western EuropeBritain in a Postcolonial World: Germany: The Challenge of a "Blood-and-Soil" Conception of Citizenship: The French Melting Pot: A Multicultural America in the Twenty-First CenturyReferencesSubject IndexAuthor Index

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"I found this book to be refreshing in its candor, brilliant in its creativity, and exciting in its ability to provide fresh insights into what appear to be timeless questions for Americans. I like the authors' approach, which blends history, structure, and theory. I would characterize it asscholarly, challenging, critical, and highly readable."--Rodney Coates, Miami University