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Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity

Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity
Author: Charles A. Gallagher
ISBN 13: 9780073404271
ISBN 10: 73404276
Edition: 4
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Publication Date: 2008-12-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: N/A

Rethinking the Color Line is a user-friendly text that does not sacrifice intellectual or theoretical rigor. This anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations. The featured readings effectively engage students by helping them understand theories and concepts, and encourage active learning in the classroom all while providing relevance for students from all ethnic, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The new fourth edition features 8 new readings as well as a new two-color design that brings attention to the "Seeing the Big Picture" and "Questions to Consider" boxes found throughout the text.


A collection for an undergraduate course, providing a theoretical framework and analytical tools and discussing the meaning of race and ethnicity as a social construction. The readings are designed to require students to negotiate between individual agency and the constraints of social structure, and to think of race and ethnicity in fluid rather than static terms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)