Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century

Author: Alice Bloch,John Solomos
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113707924X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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In the 21st century, new ethnic groups are forming faster than ever before and the role of race and ethnicity studies has evolved in response to this. From policy issues around housing and crime, through to debates about asylum and media representations, sociologists must encounter and explore a vast range of issues in this ever changing field. This book gives an overview of the most important topics that affect the making of race and ethnic relations in contemporary societies. It goes beyond general definitions to explain exactly how and what these issues and debates can tell us about modern society. Using research and statistics to shed light on the most cutting-edge issues, the book takes each major topic in turn and helps readers to think through race and ethnicity on the basis of the most recent thinking in the field. Each chapter explains a range of theoretical and conceptual perspectives, whilst approaching complex ideas in an accessible and insightful way. Written and edited by recognized experts in the field, Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century will be an essential point of reference for researchers and practitioners and key reading for all students of race and ethnicity.

Race and Ethnicity in America

Meeting the Challenge in the 21st Century
Author: Gail E. Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781560323273
Category: Social Science
Page: 349
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Employing a structural and holistic framework, this volume highlights critical issues in education, health, and employment for the four major U.S. racial and ethnic minorities - African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans - and the challenges they pose to an increasingly racially and culturally diverse society in the 21st century. A second major objective is to describe the implications of minority group status regarding education, health, and employment for U.S. race relations and for the general health, well-being, and productivity of Americans in the coming century. Twenty-six topics on a broad range of subjects within each of the three primary areas are covered. In all areas, the essential roles of social class and gender are acknowledged. The contributors to this book include minority and women scholars with varied backgrounds, giving the book a strong multi-disciplinary perspective. It is appropriate for educators, researchers, sociologists, and students of racial and ethnic diversity and stratification, U.S. race relations, as well as practitioners and policymakers.

Retheorizing Race and Whiteness in the 21st Century

Changes and Challenges
Author: Charles A. Gallagher,France Winddance Twine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317984625
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Retheorizing Race and Whiteness in the 21st Century examines the role whiteness and white identities play in framing and reworking racial categories, hierarchies and boundaries within the context of nation, class, gender and immigration. It takes as its theoretical starting point the understanding that whiteness is not, and nor has it ever been, a static uniform category of social identification. The scholarship in this book uses new empirical studies to show whiteness as a multiplicity of identities that are historically grounded, class specific, politically manipulated and gendered social relations that inhabit local custom and national sentiment. Contributors to this book examine a wide range of issues, yet all chapters are linked by one common denominator: they examine how power and oppression are articulated, redefined and asserted through various political discourses and cultural practices that privilege whiteness even when the prerogatives of the dominant group are contested. Retheorizing Race and Whiteness in the 21st Century is an important new contribution to the study of whiteness for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Political Science, and Ethnography. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace: Organizational practices and individual strategies for women and minorities

Author: Margaret Foegen Karsten
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275988050
Category: Diversity in the workplace
Page: 3
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Over three dozen authors tackle the hot-button issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in the workplace, shedding new light on the complex dynamics of diversity in business, and highlighting emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges.

Race in the 21st Century

Ethnographic Approaches
Author: John Hartigan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199374373
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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What is the state of race relations in the U.S.? Are we making progress toward ending racial discrimination and prejudice? What, exactly, does "race" mean? In Race in the 21st Century: Ethnographic Approaches, Second Edition, John Hartigan, Jr., takes an anthropological look at such questions by introducing students to the study of race through qualitative methods. In the first text to take an explicitly ethnographic approach, Hartigan summarizes and explains the current state of social science knowledge on race in the U.S., motivating students to think through essential questions about race in relation to their own lives. In contrast with many texts, Race in the 21st Century focuses not on essential differences between racial or ethnic groups, but rather on the commonalities. Hartigan concentrates on the particular contexts in which people actively engage and respond to racial meanings and identities. In this way, he encourages readers to think critically about the meaning of race. The second edition of Race in the 21st Century features a new chapter, "Postracial America," which examines contentious arguments about whether or how race still matters in the U.S. today. It engages students fully in the important question of what "postracial America" might mean or look like.

Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Daniel Martinez HoSang,Oneka LaBennett,Laura Pulido
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953762
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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Michael Omi and Howard Winant’s Racial Formation in the United States remains one of the most influential books and widely read books about race. Racial Formation in the 21st Century, arriving twenty-five years after the publication of Omi and Winant’s influential work, brings together fourteen essays by leading scholars in law, history, sociology, ethnic studies, literature, anthropology and gender studies to consider the past, present and future of racial formation. The contributors explore far-reaching concerns: slavery and land ownership; labor and social movements; torture and war; sexuality and gender formation; indigineity and colonialism; genetics and the body. From the ecclesiastical courts of seventeenth century Lima to the cell blocks of Abu Grahib, the essays draw from Omi and Winant’s influential theory of racial formation and adapt it to the various criticisms, challenges, and changes of life in the twenty-first century.

Race and Power

Global Racism in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Gargi Bhattacharyya,John Gabriel,Stephen Small
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415219716
Category: Social Science
Page: 186
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Changing configurations of whiteness

Race in 21st Century America

Author: Curtis Stokes,Theresa Meléndez,Gernice Rhodes-Reed
Publisher: MSU Press
Category: Social Science
Page: 465
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Race in 21st Century America tackles the problematic and emotionally laden idea of race in the United States; it brings together intellectuals and scholar activists who present critical and often conflicting appraisals of how race remains a central component of the nation's social landscape and political culture, and shows how Americans might begin to move beyond the strictures of race and racism.

Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies

Author: Raj S. Bhopal
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191644803
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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The globalization of trade and increasing international travel and migration poses huge challenges for health practitioners and policy makers who have to meet legal and policy obligations to provide health care of equal quality and effectiveness for all. Migration, Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies provides an accessible introduction to the complex issues of race, ethnicity and minority populations. The book explains the process of migration and the uses and misuses of the key concepts of race and ethnicity, illustrating their strengths and weaknesses in epidemiology, policy making, health service planning, research, health care and health promotion. Including many examples from around the world to demonstrate the theory in a practical way, and written in a clear and straightforward style with all terminology explained, this is an ideal book for all students and professionals in the field of migration, ethnicity and race in the health care context. "Bhopal's important and comprehensive Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies challenges us to achieve better health for ethnic minority populations... provides critical and thought-provoking insights into public health research and clinical practice with multi-ethnic populations." - The Lancet "Professor Bhopal has produced an invaluable addition to the growing mountain of resources on ethnicity and health...One of the greatest merits of this text is that it is written by someone who has been involved in high-quality research on ethnicity and health in many contexts and for many years. The author therefore is able to draw upon first-hand experience or research with which he has been associated, as well as providing examples from other key players in the field." - Diversity in Health and Social Care

Asian American Identities

Racial and Ethnic Identity Issues in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Cheri L. Philip
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934043622
Category: Psychology
Page: 212
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The definition of who is fit for inclusion within the Asian American category has been contested in recent years, and this book explores the experiences of those categorized as such at the dawn of the 21st century. Beyond the scope of how people are defined and categorized by the state, the central question explored in this book addresses how individuals themselves define what it means to be Asian American.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
Category: Science
Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Theories of Race and Ethnicity

Author: Karim Murji,John Solomos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521763738
Category: Social Science
Page: 308
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An authoritative and cutting-edge collection of theoretically grounded and empirically informed essays exploring the contemporary terrain of race and racism.

Changing Contours of Work

Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy
Author: Stephen A. Sweet,Peter Meiksins
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412917441
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 239
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A comparative review of the historical transformations in work Opening with engaging vignettes of four workers, Jamal (a low-wage worker), Eileen (a high-powered professional), Dan (a displaced autoworker), and Chi-Ying (a young, Chinese, employee), Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspective, revealing the historical transformations of work and examining the often profound effects that these changes have had on employee satisfaction. This text provides a rich analysis of the overtime-laden American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy and offers strategic recommendations for making the new economy work for us all.

Migration, Work and Citizenship in the New Global Order

Author: Ronaldo Munck,Carl Ulrik Schierup,Raúl Delgado Wise
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135748357
Category: Political Science
Page: 136
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Any consideration of global migration in relation to work and citizenship must necessarily be situated in the context of the Great Recession. A whole historical chapter – that of neoliberalism – has now closed and the future can only be deemed uncertain. Migrant workers were key players during this phase of the global system, supplying cheap and flexible labour inputs when required in the rich countries. Now, with the further sustainability of the neoliberal political and economic world order in question, what will be the role of migration in terms of work patterns and what modalities of political citizenship will develop? While informalization of the relations of production and the precarization of work were once assumed to be the exception, that is no longer the case. As for citizenship this book posits a parallel development of precarious citizenship for migrants, made increasingly vulnerable by the global economic crisis. But we are also in an era of profound social transformation, in the context of which social counter-movements emerge, which may halt the disembedding of the market from social control and its corrosive impact. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in America

A Reference Handbook
Author: Adalberto Aguirre
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607983X
Category: Reference
Page: 277
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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace: Management, gender, and ethnicity in the United States

Author: Margaret Foegen Karsten
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275988036
Category: Diversity in the workplace
Page: 3
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Over three dozen authors tackle the hot-button issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in the workplace, shedding new light on the complex dynamics of diversity in business, and highlighting emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges.

Racism in the 21st Century

An Empirical Analysis of Skin Color
Author: Ronald E. Hall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387790985
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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In the post-Civil Rights era, there is a temptation to assume that racism is no longer the pressing social concern in the United States that it once was. The contributors show that racism has not fallen from the forefront of American society, but is manifest in a different way. According to the authors in this volume, in 21st century, skin color has come to replace race as an important cause of discrimination. This is evidenced in the increasing usage of the term “people of color” to encompass people of a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. The editor has compiled a diverse group of contributors to examine racism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributions range from the science of racism, from its perceived biological basis at the end of the 19th century, to sociological studies its new forms in the 21st century. The result is a work that will be invaluable to understanding the challenges of confronting Racism in the 21st Century.

Surviving Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality

A Challenge for the Twenty-first Century
Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742550179
Category: Philosophy
Page: 205
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Surviving Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality is the first book of philosophy that explores race, ethnicity, and nationality together and attempts to present a systematic and unified theory about them with particular emphasis on the metaphysical and epistemological issues that these phenomena raise.