Multiculturalism in the United States: Current Issues, Contemporary Voices

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Pine Forge Press, Feb 18, 2000 - Social Science - 517 pages
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This reader focuses on the extremely current, important topic of racial and ethnic experiences in the United States today. Most of the essays were commissioned especially for this reader and have been prepared by some of the brightest voices in this cutting edge field. Instructors in search of a current, comprehensive multicultural reader will find this a valuable student resource whether it is the sole focus of their course or to be integrated into another content area.

 

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Contents

EDITORS INTRODUCTIONPART I
7
Continuity and Change in the PostCivil Rights
19
Who Gets the Lousy Jobs? Roger Wadnger
25
The Metamorphosis of Racism
29
A Case Study from the Heartland
43
Mongrel Monstrosities Abby L Ferber
57
KoreanAfrican American Conflicts
71
A Comparison of 1965 with 1992 David O Sears
81
Societal Changes
219
Racism Realism and Hoop
229
The Black Church and the TwentyFirst Century
259
The Origins and Politics of Affirmative Action
269
Affirmative Action and Liberal Capitulation
287
Drawing Conclusions
309
Should Immigrants Assimilate?
317
Barrios in Transition loan Moore and lames Diego Vigil
355

Drawing Conclusions
93
Nagel explores the conflicts and controversies surrounding
113
Race Pride Mexican Americans and the Alamo
125
Narratives of Race and Culture in Transnational Adoption
135
Television and the Politics of Racial Representation
149
Race Power and Representation
161
Zydeco Music and Race Relations in French Louisiana
175
Drawing Conclusions
185
Rich and Poor African Americans Jennifer L Hochschild
193
How Much Is Due to Bias?
209
New Polish Immigrants
395
Israeli Americans Steven Cold
409
Social Citizenship for Whom? Young Turks in Germany
421
Drawing Conclusions
437
We Are All Multiculturalists Now Nathan Glazer
445
Benign Multiculturalism Alan Wolfe
455
Global Culture
465
Battleground or Meeting Ground?
481
Drawing Conclusions
491
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Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.

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