The social construction of race and ethnicity in the United States

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Social Science - 525 pages
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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.

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Contents

PART1
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Adventures of an Indian Princess Patricia Riley
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Born and Raised in Hawaii but Not Hawaiian Andrea Kim
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