Race and ethnicity have shaped the social, cultural and political character of much of the world, and remain an important influence on contemporary life in the 21stCentury.Race and Ethnicity: The Basicsis an accessible introduction to these potent forces. Topics covered include:
The forms and dynamics of racial and ethnic relations
The dynamics of inequality
The relationship between prejudice and discrimination
Models of inclusion
Including plenty of examples, chapter summaries and a glossary, this book is an essential read for all those interested in the contested field of race and ethnicity.
About the Authors:
Peter Kivisto is Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. He is the editor ofIntersecting Inequalities: Class, Race, Sex and Sexualities and Incorporating Diversity: Rethinking Assimilation in a Multicultural Ageand author ofMulticulturalism in Global Societyamong many other publications.
Paul R. Croll is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Augustana College. His articles have appeared inSocial Forces, Social Problems, andThe American Sociologist.