Adapted from Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O’Brien’s bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, this brief and accessible text presents a unified sociological frame of reference to help students analyze minority-dominant relations in the U.S. Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Fifth Edition explores the history and contemporary status of racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., including differences between the experiences of minority men and women. In addition, the book includes comparative, cross-national coverage of group relations.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 755 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781483323152

Derived in part from Joseph F. Healey’s best-selling text Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, this accessible 10-chapter text teaches concepts and theories through current, engaging topics, such as the Obama election and presidency and the economic recession. An analysis of minority-dominant relations is presented clearly, reinforced through case studies, and enhanced through gender and comparative perspectives. Particular emphasis is given to the history of race and ethnicity in the United States with more coverage than any other brief text.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Pine Forge Press, Pages: 585 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781412994330

Adapted from the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey and Andi Stepnick, Diversity and Society provides a brief overview of inter-group relations in the U.S. In ten succinct chapters, Healey and Stepnick explain concepts and theories about dominant-minority relations; examine historical and contemporary immigration to the U.S.; and narrate the experiences of the largest racial and ethnic minorities. The Sixth Edition of this bestseller explores a variety of experiences within groups, paying particular attention to the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. While the focus is on minority groups in the U.S., the text also includes comparative, cross-national coverage of group relations in other societies. Updated with the most current trends and patterns in inter-group relations, this text presents empirical data in an accessible format to show you how minorities are inseparable from the larger American experience.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE Publications, Incorporated, Pages: 568 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1506389058

Celebrating Diversity: Coexisting in a Multicultural Society, offers pragmatic ways to replace conflictive behaviors between diverse peoples with coexistence alternatives. Coexistence-partnership values and skills help us to outgrow ways of the past--competition, suspicion, manipulation, isolation, victimization. These skills enhance our own lives as well as those of future generations. In Celebrating Diversity, author Benyamin Chetkow-Yanoov asserts that the increasing religious-ethnic-linguistic pluralisms of the twentieth century requires that we cease lumping people different from ourselves into an “other” category. He identifies classical elements of a coexistence model and suggests various strategies and tactics for implementing coexistence in modern societies. Among the many insights you will find are: the definition of coexistence an analysis of past patterns of majority-minority group relations, such as segregation, tolerance, and integration models of majority-minority relations, participation, and coexistence appropriate for the twenty-first century illustrations of the coexistence model through examples of places where it is flourishing action steps for leaders and citizens to put the idea of coexistence into practice a range of research findings that help us determine what is effective in promoting coexistence In the pages of Celebrating Diversity, you can learn social skills for preventing conflict escalation, for finding areas of common interest, and for working cooperatively. As more of us become informed about alternatives to violence, hopefully we can find ways to bring peace to areas of unrest, such as Algeria, Ireland, Israel, Nigeria, Rwanda, Serbia, or the former Soviet Union.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 106 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317790488

Known for its clear and engaging writing, the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey, Andi Stepnick, and Eileen O’Brien has been thoroughly updated to make it fresher, more relevant, and more accessible to undergraduates. The Eighth Edition retains the same use of sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the U.S. and for examining the variety of experiences within each minority group, particularly differences between those of men and women. This edition also puts greater emphasis on intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation that will offer students a deeper understanding of diversity. New to this Edition New co-author Andi Stepnick adds fresh perspectives to the book from her teaching and research on race, gender, social movements, and popular culture. New coverage of intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation offer students a deeper understanding of diversity in the U.S. The text has been thoroughly updated from hundreds of new sources to reflect the latest research, current events, and changes in U.S. society. 80 new and updated graphs, tables, maps, and graphics draw on a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census, Gallup, and Pew. 35 new internet activities provide opportunities for students to apply concepts by exploring oral history archives, art exhibits, video clips, and other online sites.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 1236 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506399751

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I Reframing the narratives of secularism -- 1 Secularization and beyond -- 2 Norms, stories, and ideologies: What we talk about when we talk about political secularism -- Part II The governance of religion: General perspectives and case studies -- 3 European principles and Canadian practices: Developing secular contexts for religious diversity -- 4 Political instability and the persistence of religion in Greece: The policy implications of the cultural defence paradigm -- 5 Political Catholicism and the secular state: A Spanish predicament -- 6 Religious governance in the Netherlands: Associative freedoms and non-discrimination after pillarization. The example of faith-based schools -- 7 From law to narratives: Unveiling contemporary French secularism -- Part III A changing institutional framework -- 8 Choice or identity? Dilemmas of protecting religious freedom in Canada -- 9 Dilemmas of institutionalisation and political participation of organised religions in Europe: Associational governance as a promising alternative -- Part IV Accommodation practices -- 10 Islamophobia in Canada? Women's rights, modernity, secularism -- 11 Translocal, faith-based dispute management: Moroccan-Canadian struggles with normative plurality -- 12 Multi-belief/Multi-faith spaces: Theoretical proposals for a neutral and operational design -- 13 The accommodation of religious diversity in prisons and hospitals in Spain -- 14 The legal self-regulation of religious groups: Tackling the normative and practical challenges of legal pluralism -- Contributors -- Index
Genre: Religion, Editor: CRC Press, Pages: 311 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781315407579

"Social Statistics for a Diverse Society provides students with a revealing introduction to social science statistics. This Fourth Edition maintains the same informal, conversational writing style, along with the many pedagogical features that made previous editions so successful. It is an excellent textbook for students taking their first course in social statistics and can also be used in a number of sociological research methods courses."--BOOK JACKET.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Pine Forge Press, Pages: 616 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1412915171

"This book highlights innovative research, theoretical frameworks, and perspectives that are currently being used to guide the practice of leveraging diversity in multiple organizational settings"--Provided by publisher.
Genre: Computers, Editor: IGI Global, Pages: 650 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781466618138

Never before has the legitimacy of a dominant American culture been so hotly contested as over the past two decades. Familiar terms such as culture wars, multiculturalism, moral majority, and family values all suggest a society fragmented by the issue of cultural diversity. So does any social solidarity exist among Americans? In Diversity and Its Discontents, a group of leading sociologists, political theorists, and social historians seek to answer this question empirically by exploring ideological differences, theoretical disputes, social processes, and institutional change. Together they present a broad yet penetrating look at American life in which cultural conflict has always played a part. Many of the findings reveal that this conflict is no more or less rampant now than in the past, and that the terms of social solidarity in the United States have changed as the society itself has changed. The volume begins with reflections on the sources of the current "culture wars" and goes on to show a number of parallel situations throughout American history--some more profound than today's conflicts. The contributors identify political vicissitudes and social changes in the late twentieth century that have formed the backdrop to the "wars," including changes in immigration, marriage, family structure, urban and residential life, and expression of sexuality. Points of agreement are revealed between the left and the right in their diagnoses of American culture and society, but the essays also show how the claims of both sides have been overdrawn and polarized. The volume concludes that above all, the antagonists of the culture wars have failed to appreciate the powerful cohesive forces in Americans' outlooks and institutions, forces that have, in fact, institutionalized many of the "radical" changes proposed in the 1960s. Diversity and Its Discontents brings sound empirical evidence, theoretical sophistication, and tempered judgment to a cultural episode in American history that has for too long been clouded by ideological rhetoric. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Seyla Benhabib, Jean L. Cohen, Reynolds Farley, Claude S. Fischer, Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., John Higham, David A. Hollinger, Steven Seidman, Marta Tienda, David Tyack, R. Stephen Warner, Robert Wuthnow, and Viviana A. Zelizer.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Princeton University Press, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780691228334

Youth in Superdiverse Societies brings together theoretical, methodological and international approaches to the study of globalization, diversity, and acculturation in adolescence. It examines vital issues including migration, integration, cultural identities, ethnic minorities, and the interplay of ethnic and cultural diversity with experiences of growing up as an adolescent. This important volume focuses on understanding the experiences and consequences of multicultural societies and offers valuable new insights in the field of intergroup relations and the complexity of growingly heterogeneous societies. The book comprises four sections. The first includes fresh theoretical perspectives for studying youth development in multicultural societies, exploring topics such as superdiversity, globalization, bicultural identity development, polyculturalism, the interplay of acculturation and development, as well as developmental-ecological approaches. The second section highlights innovative methods in studying multicultural societies. It contains innovative dynamic concepts (e.g., experience-based sampling), methods for studying the nested structure of acculturative contexts, and suggestions for cross-comparative research to differentiate universal and context-specific processes. The third section examines social relations and social networks in diverse societies and features developmentally crucial contexts (e.g., family, peers, schools) and contributions on interethnic interactions in real-life contexts. The final section presents applications in natural settings and includes contributions on participatory action research and teachers dealings' with ethnic diversity. Each chapter provides a thorough overview of current research trends and findings, followed by detailed recommendations for future research, suggesting how the approaches can be cited, applied and improved. Youth in Superdiverse Societies is valuable reading for students studying adolescent acculturation and development in psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, linguistics and political science. It will also be of interest to scholars and researchers in social and developmental psychology, and related disciplines, as well as professionals in the field of migration.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 314 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000712018