THINK Race and Ethnicity
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- Improve Critical Thinking — Students are encouraged to apply critical thinking skills to contemporary examples, moving from classroom discussion to the community.
- Engage Students — TheThinkSpot provides open-access to chapter-by-chapter quizzes, study cards, flashcards, and a professor-written sociology blog.
- Explore Theory — Three main sociological paradigms are discussed visually through a theory info-graphic in every chapter.
- Understand Diversity — Issues of race, class, and sexuality are addressed in boxed features.
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IN THIS SECTION:
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Race
Chapter 2: Social Inequality: Prejudice and Discrimination
Chapter 3: Dominant Ideologies and Oppression
Chapter 4: White Supremacy and Privilege
Chapter 5: Race and the Media
Chapter 6: Race and Education
Chapter 7: Race and the Law
Chapter 8: Race and Immigration
Chapter 9: Race, Work and the Economy
Chapter 10: Race and Housing Discrimination
Chapter 11: Race and Land Rights
Chapter 12: Internalized Racial Oppression and Internalized Racial Supremacy
Chapter 13: Race and Health
Chapter 14: Race and Economic and Social Development
Chapter 15: The Undoing of Racism and the Future of Race and Ethnicity
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
Get the Topic: How Was the Concept of Race Constructed?
Go Global: Thomas Jefferson’s Role in Supporting the Construct of Race
Intersections: Structural Racism
Think Race and Ethnicity: How Do Sociologists View the Divisions Created by Race?
Case Study: Irish Assimilation into White American Society
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Are There Significant Inequalities in Employment Based on Race?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: What Are the Social and Political Effects of Racial Categories in the United States Today?
Sphere of Influence: Volunteering at a Community Center
Chapter 2: Social Inequality: Prejudice and Discrimination
Get the Topic: What Is Prejudice and Discrimination, What Are the Causes, and How Have They Been Fought?
Go Global: Prejudice Against Indigenous Australians
Intersections: Wearing the Hijab in France Is Restricted
Really, I Mean Really: Hip-Hop: Not so Dangerous Anymore?
Think Race and Ethnicity: How Do Sociologists View Discrimination Based upon Race and Ethnicity?
Case Study: Mexican Americans and Chicanos
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: What Is the Root Cause of Racism and Discrimination?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: How Do Organizations Address Institutional Discrimination?
Sphere of Influence: Getting Involved with Anti-Discrimination Activism
Chapter 3: Dominant Ideologies, Oppression, and Inequalities
Get the Topic: What Are Dominant Ideologies?
Go Global: Apartheid in South Africa
Intersections: Native American Women and Sexual Assault
Really, I Mean Really: Sentencing Differences for Cocaine
Think Race and Ethnicity: How Do Sociologists View
Oppression and Inequality?
Case Study: Oppression of Japanese Americans in the United States
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Are Non-Whites Stereotyped in the United States?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: How Are Groups Like the Poor Stereotyped?
Sphere of Influence: Change of Setting, Change of Perspective
Chapter 4: Privilege and White Supremacy
Get the Topic: What is White Privilege and Where Does it Come From?
Go Global: Questioning Euro-American Values
Intersections: Women of the Ku Klux Klan
Really, I Mean Really: Society’s Perception of Black Men and the Influence of White Supremacy
Think Race and Ethnicity: How Do Sociologists View White
Privilege and White Supremacy?
Case Study: Native Americans: An American Holocaust
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: What Leads Various Groups to Commit Hate Crimes?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: Why Is It Important to Understand Political Extremism and Hate Groups?
Sphere of Influence: Experiencing White Privilege Firsthand
Chapter 5: Internalized Oppression
Get the Topic: What Is Internalized Oppression?
Intersections: Gendered Racism and Asian Men
Really, I Mean Really: Internalized White Supremacy at Colleges and Universities
Go Global: Negritude
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Theories behind
Case Study: Puerto Ricans and Racial Identity
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Does Internalized Racism Affect Lawmakers and Law Enforcers?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: How Do Organizations Address Institutional Discriminations and Practices?
Sphere of Influence: Attending a Dismantling Racism Workshop
Chapter 6: Education
Get the Topic: How Does Racial Group Membership Impact American Educational Experiences?
Intersections: Number of Black Men in College Is Decreasing
Really, I Mean Really: Native Americans and Harvard, Together at—First?
Go Global: Indigenous Peoples, Boarding Schools, and Racism
Think Race and Ethnicity: How Do Sociologists View Education?
Case Study: The Asian Indian and Asian Indian American Experience
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Are There Achievement Gaps in Education?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: How Is Discrimination Institutionalized in Education?
Sphere of Influence: A Different Kind of Education
Chapter 7: Media
Get the Topic: How Is the Media Used to Shape Ideas About Racial Groups?
Intersections: Intersections of Race, Gender, and
Sexuality in the Media
Go Global: Chinese Perceptions of African American Stereotypes
Really, I Mean Really: A “Good” Person of Color
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Perspectives Surrounding Race and the Media?
Case Study: Jews and Hollywood
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Do Indian Mascots Exist?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: How Does the Media Influence Society?
Sphere of Influence: Racial Makeup of Prime-Time Television Shows
Chapter 8: Residential Segregation
Get the Topic: What Is Residential Segregation?
Go Global: Slums and Shantytowns: Housing Problems or Housing Solutions?
Intersections: Myth of the Ghetto Welfare Queen
Think Race and Ethnicity: How Do Sociologists View Residential Segregation?
Case Study: African Americans and the Formation of the Black Ghetto
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Does Residential Segregation Exist?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: Why Does Racial Segregation Exist?
Sphere of Influence: Work Study in the Financial Aid Office
Chapter 9: Economic Inequality
Get the Topic: What Is Economic Inequality?
Go Global: The World’s Wealthiest People
Really, I Mean Really: Why Do Americans Vote Against Estate Taxes When They Aren’t Wealthy?
Intersections: Mexican Maquiladoras and Murder
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Theories behind Economic Inequality?
Case Study: Vietnamese Americans and SES in the United States
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Is Capitalism Beneficial for Society?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: Why Does Economic Inequality Persist in Wealthy Nations like the United States?
Sphere of Influence: The Cost of Healthy Food
Chapter 10: Health Inequality
Get the Topic: What Is Health Inequality?
Intersections: Black Women’s Health Study
Go Global: Race and Inequality in Mexico’s Indigenous Women
Think Race and Ethnicity: How Do Sociologists Explain Health Inequality?
Case Study: Laotian Americans and Elevated Cancer Risks 210
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: How Does Stratification Impact Health? 212
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: Why Does Health Inequality Persist in a Wealthy Nation like the United States? 213
Sphere of Influence: Bedside Bias
Chapter 11: The Law
Get the Topic: How Are the Law and Society Connected?
Intersections: Race and Gender on the Supreme Court: The Appointment of Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the Controversy of the “Wise Latina”
Go Global: The Global Prison-Industrial Complex
Really, I Mean Really: Drug Laws: Crack vs. Cocaine Is a Black and White Issue
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Theories Behind the Law?
Case Study: The Exclusion of Chinese from Immigration to the United States
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: How Does the Law Contribute to Inequality?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: Why Do People Follow Laws?
Sphere of Influence: Misconceptions about Jail
Chapter 12: Land and Property
Get the Topic: How Has the Struggle Over Land and Property Shaped Race Relations in the United States?
Really, I Mean Really: Who Really “Discovered” America?
Go Global: Israeli-Palestinian Land Dispute
Intersections: Land Rights of Florida Wives
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Theories About
Land and Property Ownership?
Case Study: Indigenous Hawaiian Land Loss
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Do Property Ownership Rights Matter?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: What Are the Current Debates Involving Landownership?
Spheres of Influence: Assimilation into American Life
Chapter 13: Immigration and Citizenship
Get the Topic: What Is Immigration and Citizenship?
Really, I Mean Really: Anti-Mexican Sentiment Then
Go Global: The American Nightmare: Jamaican Immigrants
Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender Factors in the Exploitation of Transitional Workers
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Theories
Case Study: Salvadorans
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: How Do Current Theories View Immigration in the United States?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: What Can We Learn From the History of Immigration Policy?
Sphere of Influence: A Personal Look at Undocumented Immigration
Chapter 14: Social Development
Get the Topic: What Is Social Development and Racial Justice?
Really, I Mean Really: Ideologies Versus Evidence
Go Global: From Degradation to Empowerment: Native Americans, Education, and Social Development
Intersections: Filipina Cultural Livelihood
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Theories
Surrounding Social Development?
Case Study: Origin of the Dominican Republic and Health Management of HIV/AIDS Treatment
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Is Education an Important Focus for Achieving the Well-Being of a Society and Its Citizens?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: Why Is Education an Important Focus for Social Development?
Sphere of Influence: Speaking to an Enrollment Counselor
Chapter 15: Undoing Racism
Get the Topic: What Is Undoing Racism?
Go Global: South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Intersections: Activist Mothering in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods
Think Race and Ethnicity: What Are the Theories Behind
Social Movements (to Undoing Racism)?
Case Study: Fighting for Change in California
Wrap Your Mind around the Theory: Why Does Racism Persist in Society?
Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action: Why Do People Take Action to Undo Racism and Work for Social Justice?
Sphere of Influence: Striving for AWAREness
THINK CURRENCY. THINK RELEVANCY. THINK SOCIAL PROBLEMS.
- Chapter organization - A standard chapter format makes Race and Ethnicity accessible to students and encourages them to apply chapter content to real life situations. Every chapter follows this 3-step process:
- Comprehend the topic (ex. p. 112)
- Frame the topic with theory (ex. p. 127)
- Move from classroom to community (ex. p. 131)
- TheThinkSpot, the text’s open access website, provides students with a large resource of tools to help them achieve a better grade.
IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING
- Chapter opening materials include:
- Key questions – a hallmark of THINK texts – these questions serve to organize the material in the chapter and are repeated as major heads within the chapter content (ex. p. 111).
- Opening Vignette – A photo and accompanying text introduce students to the concept being discussed in the chapter (ex. p. 110-2).
- Sphere of Influence – This special feature provides a service-learning component by discussing a student’s experience doing community or service learning (ex. p. 131).
- End-of-chapter materials include: Review, Key Terms, Sample Test Questions, and Where to Start Your Research Paper (ex. p. 132-3).
- End-of-book materials include: Glossary, End notes, Photo credits, and an Index.
- Really, I Mean Really boxed feature allows students to apply critical thinking skills to a contemporary topic or problem involving race or ethnicity (ex. p. 118).
- Engaging visual appeal - Designed for today's students - clean, open, full- color design with exciting info-graphics and minimal boxes.
- 15 chapters - Informed by the latest research and the most current events.
- Chapter length - 20 page chapter length keeps students focused and engaged.
- Value-Priced - The text is less than half the cost of most introductory Sociology textbooks.
- TheThinkSpot, the text’s open access website, provides students with a large resource of tools to help them achieve a better grade. TheThinkSpot contains chapter-by-chapter quizzes, study cards, flashcards, and a professor-written sociology blog.
- Audio version - Downloadable individual audio chapters contain the entire chapter. This version is ideal for students when they are commuting, working out, etc.
- Theory Wheel – Every chapter has a theory info-graphic, which is a picture/graphic that visually discusses the three main sociological paradigms (ex. p. 110).
- Wrap Your Mind Around Theory – A chapter-ending feature that provides a quick overview of the theory discussed within the chapter and how it pertains to race and ethnicity (ex. p. 130).
- The entire text delivers the core concepts for a Race and Ethnic Relations course in a way students can understand.
- A Timeline of race issues in the United States is included in certain chapters (ex. p. 112).
- Intersections: Race, Class and Sexuality – A boxed feature that shows how race, class and sexuality/gender intersect and have an effect on people’s lives (ex. p. 115).
- Go Global boxed feature discusses issues of race in a global context (ex. p. 121).
- Discover Race and Ethnicity in Action helps students learn about racial and ethnic controversies with respect to current issues in the news (ex. p. 131).
- The outstanding supplements package supports a wide range of instructional settings including small discussion groups, large lecture halls, and online or Web-based courses.
- PowerPoint Presentations - Online supplemental PowerPoint presentations are available for every chapter in the following types of slides: Lecture, Line Art, and/or Clicker Response System.
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Mona Scott holds two degrees in Sociology from the University of Southern California and Arizona State University, respectively. She is a professor of Sociology at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Her teaching and research background include Human Sexuality with an emphasis on Native American Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity and American Indian Studies. She draws heavily from her work with the urban Indian population at the Southern California Indian Center in Los Angeles, California as well as her observations growing up on the Navajo reservation, South Central Los Angeles now called “South Los Angeles” and the border town of Winslow, Arizona. These vastly different environments and diverse populations primed her to use her sociological imagination even before she majored in Sociology. Her experiences as a biracial person of Dine¢ and Black American ancestry have reinforced the reality of the social construction of race in her daily life as she challenges, the institutional racism in society.