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Race and Ethnicity in the United States (6th Edition)

Race and Ethnicity in the United States (6th Edition)
Author: Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN 13: 9780205790616
ISBN 10: 205790615
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-06-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $79.80

A concise, topical introduction to Race & Ethnicity in the U.S. that explores the most critical topics from both a historical and contemporary context.

Based on the opening chapters of best-selling Racial and Ethnic Groups by Richard Schaefer, Race and Ethnicity in the United States 6e covers the major topics that anchor courses in multiculturalism, diversity, and race and ethnic relations.

A Core Race & Ethnicity text that covers 6 main topics:

  • Theories & Concepts in Race & Ethnicity

  • Prejudice

  • Discrimination

  • Immigration in the U.S.

  • Religion

  • U.S. & its diverse population


An introduction the sociological treatment of race and ethnicity that sets out to equip the reader with the tools to understand this continually changing area of national debate. In the second edition, Schaefer (DePaul U.) adds Internet exercises and review questions for each chapter, as well as information on topics such as hate crimes, the handling of racial identification in the 2000 Census, and the economic impact of immigration. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)