Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 February 2015
  • ISBN : 9781317473923
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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What do we mean in the U.S. today when we use the terms "race" and "ethnicity"? What do we mean, and what do we understand, when we use the five standard race-ethnic categories: White, Black, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic? Most federal and state data collection agencies use these terms without explicit attention, and thereby create categories of American ethnicity for political purposes. Davora Yanow argues that "race" and "ethnicity" are socially constructed concepts, not objective, scientifically-grounded variables, and do not accurately represent the real world. She joins the growing critique of the unreflective use of "race" and "ethnicity" in American policymaking through an exploration of how these terms are used in everyday practices. Her book is filled with current examples and analyses from a wealth of social institutions: health care, education, criminal justice, and government at all levels. The questions she raises for society and public policy are endless. Yanow maintains that these issues must be addressed explicitly, publicly, and nationally if we are to make our policy and administrative institutions operate more effectively.

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Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America

Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Author : Dvora Yanow
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781317473923
DOWNLOAD BOOKConstructing Race and Ethnicity in America

What do we mean in the U.S. today when we use the terms "race" and "ethnicity"? What do we mean, and what do we understand, when we use the five standard race-ethnic categories: White, Black, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic? Most federal and state data collection agencies use these terms without explicit attention, and thereby create categories of American ethnicity for political purposes. Davora Yanow argues that "race" and "ethnicity" are socially constructed concepts, not objective, scientifically-grounded variables, and

Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Author : John Iceland
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • ISBN : 9780520286924
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"This book examines patterns and trends in racial inequality over the past several decades. Iceland finds that color lines have softened over time, as there has been some narrowing of differences across many indicators for most groups over the past sixty years. Asian Americans in particular have reached socioeconomic parity with white Americans. Nevertheless, deep-seated inequalities in income, poverty, unemployment, and health remain, especially among blacks, and, to a lesser extent, Hispanics. The causes for disadvantage for the groups vary,

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States
  • Author : Sherrow O. Pinder
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780230106697
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The purpose of this book is to examine and analyze Americanization, De-Americanization, and racialized ethnic groups in America and consider the questions: who is an American? And what constitutes American identity and culture?

Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780309092111
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In their later years, Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are not in equally good--or equally poor--health. There is wide variation, but on average older Whites are healthier than older Blacks and tend to outlive them. But Whites tend to be in poorer health than Hispanics and Asian Americans. This volume documents the differentials and considers possible explanations. Selection processes play a role: selective migration, for instance, or selective survival to advanced ages. Health differentials originate early in life,

Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Author : Ronald Bayor,Ronald H. Bayor
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 0231129408
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Provides a chronological history of immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States from 1600 to 2000, covering such topics as migration, intergroup relations, identity formation, and nativism.

Immigration and Opportuntity

Immigration and Opportuntity
  • Author : Frank D. Bean,Stephanie Bell-Rose
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 1999-12-09
  • ISBN : 9781610440332
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The American dream of equal opportunity and social mobility still holds a powerful appeal for the many immigrants who arrive in this country each year. but if immigrant success stories symbolize the fulfillment of the American dream, the persistent inequality suffered by native-born African Americans demonstrates the dream's limits. Although the experience of blacks and immigrants in the United States are not directly comparable, their fates are connected in ways that are seldom recognized. Immigration and Opportunity brings together leading

Mental Health

Mental Health
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : UOM:39015054173375
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Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States

Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States
  • Author : James J. Donahue,Jennifer Ann Ho,Shaun Morgan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : 0814213545
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Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States, edited by James J. Donahue, Jennifer Ho, and Shaun Morgan, brings together essays that explore the rich possibilities of the intersection between narrative theories and critical race studies. By actively engaging two seemingly different fields of study, these essays help develop new critical tools and methodologies that advance the study of narrative as well as our understanding of the role of race and ethnicity in literature.