Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, Volume 1

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Richard T. Schaefer
SAGE Publications, Mar 20, 2008 - Social Science - 1752 pages
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“This ambitious undertaking touches all bases, is highly accessible, and provides a solid starting point for further exploration.”
—School Library Journal

This three-volume reference presents a comprehensive look at the role race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives.. The Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society offers informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. Containing nearly 600 entries, this resource provides a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Key Features

  • Describes over a hundred racial and ethnic groups, with additional thematic essays discussing broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society at large
  • Addresses other issues of inequality that often intersect with the primary focus on race and ethnicity, such as ability, age, class, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Brings together the most distinguished authorities possible, with 375 contributors from 14 different countries
  • Offers broad historical coverage,, ranging from “Kennewick Man” to the “Emancipation Proclamation” to “Hip-Hop”
  • Presents over 90 maps to help the reader comprehend the source of nationalities or the distribution of ethnic or racial groups
  • Provides an easy-to-use statistical appendix with the latest data and carefully selected historical comparisons

Key Themes

· Biographies
· Community and Urban Issues
· Concepts and Theories
· Criminal Justice
· Economics and Stratification
· Education
· Gender and Family
· Global Perspectives
· Health and Social Welfare
· Immigration and Citizenship
· Legislation, Court Decisions, and Treaties
· Media, Sports, and Entertainment
· Organizations
· Prejudice and Discrimination
· Public Policy
· Racial, Ethnic, and Nationality Groups
· Religion
· Sociopolitical Movements and Conflicts

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Contents

List of Images
xvii
Readers Guide
xix
About the Editors
xxxiii
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Richard T. Schaefer received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.A and Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in sociology.  He has been with DePaul since 1997, and was the chair of the Department of Sociology from 1997 to 2003. He has published over 30 titles in sociology, many that have gone through numerous editions, and is a prolific author of journal articles and scholarly papers. His most recent award was his nomination for the 2000 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul University.

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