American Ethnicity: The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

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This brief and inexpensive text provides a concise introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. After summarizing key concepts and theories, the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America. As a result, the book examines each ethnic group from the same perspective, allowing students to compare the dynamics of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, white ethnics, and Latinos. Moreover, this framework provides a way to examine ethnic relations around the world and to compare the dynamics in other parts of the world with those operating in America.

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Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., is professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author many articles in professional journals. He is also written over five books, including Race, Racism, and the Death Penalty in the United States, Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in American Criminal Justice, and Chicanos in Higher Education: Dilemmas for the 21st Century.

Jonathan H. Turner is a professor of sociology at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author of numerous journal articles, and over twenty-five books, such as Oppression: A Sociohistory of Black-White relations, American Society: Problems of Structure, Social Problems in America, and Inequality: Privilege & Poverty in America.

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