Social Science

Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Author: Guido Bolaffi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 423

Race, ethnicity and culture are concepts that are interpreted in various and often contradictory ways. This Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture provides the historical background and etymology of a wide number of words related to these concepts, looking at discourses of race, ethnicity and culture from a broadly multicultural perspective. This new and up-to-date dictionary contains numerous references to both European and American concepts, debates and terms. Contributors to the dictionary include well-known anthropologists, biologists, lawyers, philosophers, sociologists and psychologists, enabling the Dictionary to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter, and a rich variety of voice and content that would otherwise
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Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Author: Guido Bolaffi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 355

View: 427

Provides the historical background and etymology of a wide range of words related to the concepts of race, ethnicity and culture, while looking at discourses on these concepts from a broadly multicultural perspective.
Social Science

Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations

Author: Pierre L. Van Den Berghe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 681

Since the 1993 publication of the third edition of the Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations, events have continued to change the way in which race and ethnicity are viewed. The trial of O. J. Simpson; the publication of The Bell Curve; and the continuing attacks on Affirmative Action have all affected the ways in which race and the surrounding issues of racism and identity have been reported in the media and studied in the classroom. The Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations covers a range of national and international topics which have been written by a distinguished group of experts on race and ethnicity. The reader will find new articles covering recent events, historical and theoretical perspectives and important figures. Over half of the book has been revised or rewritten and all of the articles include fully-updated lists of further reading.
Social Science

Racism and Antiracism

Author: Peter Braham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 923

This key text explores the nature and extent of racial discrimination, and the successes and failures of equal opportunities programmes. A successful balance of important recent articles and substantial contributions specially written for the volume, it presents analyses of institutional racism in immigration law, housing, social work, employment training and the criminal justice system. The contributors explore changes over time and examine the interwoven strands of `race', class and gender that form the pattern of disadvantage. They then discuss the formulation, implementation and outcomes of equal opportunities policies in the local state and the private sector, rigorously investigating both `liberal' and `radical' appro
History

Racism

Author: Albert J. Wheeler

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 739

Of all mankinds' vices, racism is one of the most pervasive and stubborn. Success in overcoming racism has been achieved from time to time, but victories have been limited thus far because mankind has focused on personal economic gain or power grabs ignoring generosity of the soul. This bibliography brings together the literature.
Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity

Author: Charlton D. McIlwain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 132

The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity is a comprehensive guide to the increasingly relevant, broad and ever changing terrain of studies surrounding race and ethnicity. Comprising a series of essays and a critical dictionary of key names and terms written by respected scholars from a range of academic disciplines, this book provides a thought provoking introduction to the field, and covers: The history and relationship between "race" and ethnicity The impact of colonialism and post colonialism Emerging concepts of "whiteness" Changing political and social implications of race Race and ethnicity as components of identity The interrelatedness and intersectionality of race and ethnicity with gender and sexual orientation Globalization, media, popular culture and their links with race and ethnicity Fully cross referenced throughout, with suggestions for further reading and international examples, this book is indispensible reading for all those studying issues of race and ethnicity across the humanities and social and political sciences.
Social Science

Key Concepts in Sociology

Author: Peter Braham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 876

"A glossary of key concepts was just the sort of thing I needed when I was a sociology student. Peter Braham has written a lively, comprehensive guide to the most important concepts in our discipline. It will become an essential student resource." - David Silverman, Goldsmith's and King's College, University of London "A triumphant tour de force... will be a useful, even essential tool for students and faculty. It is actually fascinating reading even for non-sociologists since these ideas impact all of us all the time." - Anthony Synnott, Concordia University in Montreal "A crisp and comprehensive guide to the discipline. The thirty-eight entries, covering history, substance and evaluation, thereby describe both conventional and new topics that define the syllabus of modern sociology. A valuable guide to both teachers and students." - Bryan S. Turner, Presidential Professor of Sociology, CUNY USA Sociology consists of a myriad of frequently confusing concepts. Key Concepts in Sociology provides a comprehensive, lively and clearly-written guide to the most important concepts in the subject. It includes both what might be regarded as 'classic' sociological concepts, such as 'class', 'bureaucracy' and 'community', as well as subjects that have become increasingly prominent in recent times, such as 'celebrity', 'risk' and 'the body'. Each of the thirty-eight substantive entries: defines the concept provides a clear and compelling narrative clarifies the main debates, perspectives and disagreements gives advice on further reading Key Concepts in Sociology should be the first choice for sociology students at all levels of learning.
Social Science

Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Robert H. Winthrop

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 921

In 80 entries this work provides an introduction to the key ideas of cultural anthropology. In each article--culture, race, materialism, semiotics, "primitive," etc.--Winthrop provides a balance between describing a concept's contemporary theoretical relevance and tracing its development, including the broader intellectual context transcending professional anthropology. Thus the article on "interpretation" discusses St. Augustine, Schliermacher, Dilthey, and Gadamer, as well as Geertz and Evans-Pritchard. That on "ethnology" treats Boemus, Acosta, and Prichard as well as the Boasians. The article on "nature" contrasts the Greek concept of physis with the Roman natura. Though this is a work of synthesis rather than of original historical scholarship, Winthrop quotes primary sources as much as possible, to let the key figures speak for themselves.
Social Science

Race and Society

Author: Tina Patel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 596

Race and Society is a thoughtful and critically engaging exploration of some of the key issues around race and racialisation, which have arisen in what is considered to be a highly diverse and complex society. With a progressive approach emphasising the social construction of race issues within a post-racial era, moving away from essentialist and polarized explanations of raced interaction, Tina Patel: Introduces the main concepts and key theories, including their post-developments. Focuses on the processes and impact of racial categorisation in contemporary society. Highlights the intersectional and multifaceted nature of race and related conceptualizations. Illustrates how race has morphed into newer forms of categorizations. Race and Society is packed with topical examples and international case studies to engage students, along with chapter summaries, study questions and further reading. It's a highly readable and thought-provoking guide to the study of race and racialisation processes for students of sociology, criminology and related disciplines.
Ethnic relations

Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN:

Category: Ethnic relations

Page: 294

View: 870

Since the 1993 publication of the third edition of the "Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations," events have continued to change the way in which race and ethnicity are viewed. The trial of O. J. Simpson; the publication of "The Bell Curve; " and the continuing attacks on Affirmative Action have all affected the ways in which race and the surrounding issues of racism and identity have been reported in the media and studied in the classroom. The "Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations" covers a range of national and international topics which have been written by a distinguished group of experts on race and ethnicity. The reader will find new articles covering recent events, historical and theoretical perspectives and important figures. Over half of the book has been revised or rewritten and all of the articles include fully-updated lists of further reading.
History

The American Kaleidoscope

Author: Lawrence H. Fuchs

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 618

View: 201

A leading authority's panoramic history compares the experiences of immigrant-ethnic groups, African-Americans, and Native Americans to each other and in relation to the national political culture.
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The New Walford

Author: Ray Lester

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 699

View: 404

Covers 15 broad subject groupings: social sciences (generic); psychology; sociology; social work & social welfare; politics; government; law; finance, accountancy & taxation; industries & utilities; business & management; education & learning; sport; media & communications; information & library sciences; and tools for information professionals.
Social Science

The Cultural One Or the Racial Many

Author: Evandro Camara

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 247

The aim of this study is twofold: first, to enlarge upon the understanding of race and ethnicity through a culturalist-comparative focus, as opposed to the common reliance on quantitative or political-economy discourses. Secondly, to highlight the religious constitution of sociocultural life.In the first part of the book, ethnic and race relations are examined in reference to the cultural system of the society, understood in terms of three interrelated aspects: cultural assimilation, concerning dominant-minority cultural relations; psychosocial assimilation, concerning the question of identity; and biological assimilation, concerning intermarriage. The US and Brazilian cultural systems are contrasted as ideal types of 'cultural separatism' and 'cultural integration,' respectively. Against current thinking, it is argued that the former type crystallizes interethnic conflict and inequality, while the latter is a prerequisite for the social inclusion of all of society's members. In the second part, the dominant religion of the society is systematically addressed as the critical structuring force of social/intergroup life.
Ethnic relations

Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations

Author: Ernest Cashmore

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ethnic relations

Page: 370

View: 517

Since the 1993 publication of the third edition of the "Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations," events have continued to change the way in which race and ethnicity are viewed. The trial of O. J. Simpson; the publication of "The Bell Curve; " and the continuing attacks on Affirmative Action have all affected the ways in which race and the surrounding issues of racism and identity have been reported in the media and studied in the classroom. The "Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations" covers a range of national and international topics which have been written by a distinguished group of experts on race and ethnicity. The reader will find new articles covering recent events, historical and theoretical perspectives and important figures. Over half of the book has been revised or rewritten and all of the articles include fully-updated lists of further reading.
Medical

Assessing Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Health

Author: Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio Director Center for Minority Public Health of the School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio Sana Loue, Dr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 158

View: 388

Assessing Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Health Sana Loue, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Where there are patients, clients, or study participants, there are data. And when data involve personal variables of race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexual orientation, questions of relevance and marginalization often arise. Assessing Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Health brings needed clarity to the debate by identifying the ethical issues as well as the technical challenges inherent in measuring these elusive concepts. Sana Loue expands on her work begun in Gender, Ethnicity, and Health Research by paralleling the evolution of racial and sexual categories with the development of health research. Her review of the literature clearly explains when and why the use of classification systems may be both clinically and morally appropriate. In addition, Loue provides a salient guide to assessment tools currently used in measuring racial and sexual constructs, identity, and experience. Overview of categories in their sociopolitical context Self-definition vs. definition by others: methodological considerations Review of the overlapping roles of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in health, health care, and health care disparities Selected measures for assessing ethnicity, ethnic identification, and levels of acculturation Suggested dimensions for assessing sexual orientation Current diagnostic criteria for gender identity disorder Given the prevalence of ethnic- and gender-based data collection throughout the health and mental health fields, this book’s usefulness is not limited to the research community. Physicians, therapists, social workers, and sociologists will find this clear-minded volume an important source of instruments—and insights.
Religion

Global Dictionary of Theology

Author: William A. Dyrness

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 996

View: 403

Theological dictionaries are foundational to any theological library. But until now there has been no Global Dictionary of Theology, a theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology. The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the center of Christianity from the West to the Global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global awareness that has permeated popular culture to an unprecedented degree. The editorial perspective of the Global Dictionary of Theology is an ecumenical evangelicalism that is receptive to discovering new facets of truth through listening and conversation on a global scale. Thus a distinctive feature of the Global Dictionary of Theology is its conversational approach. Contributors have been called on to write in the spirit of engaging in a larger theological conversation in which alternative views are expected and invited. William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Juan F. Martinez and Simon Chan edit approximately 250 articles written by over 100 contributors representing the global spectrum of theological perspectives. Pastors, theological teachers, theological students and lay Christian leaders will all find the Global Dictionary of Theology to be a resource that unfolds new dimensions and reveals new panoramas of theological perspective and inquiry. Here is a new launching point for doing theology in today's global context.
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Racial and Ethnic Diversity in America

Author: Adalberto Aguirre

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 277

View: 569

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.
Social Science

Sociology

Author: Stephen H. Aby

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 273

Up-to-date, well organized, and readable, this is a valuable research resource for students, faculty, librarians, and scholars, as well as a valuable collection development tool.