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Race in an Era of Change: A Reader Paperback – Illustrated, Oct. 1 2010
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Featuring a wide range of classic and contemporary selections, Race in an Era of Change: A Reader is an affordable and timely collection of articles on race and ethnicity in the United States today. Opening with coverage of racial formation theory, it goes on to cover "racial thinking" (including the challenging and compelling concept of "whiteness") and the idea of "assigned and claimed" racial identities. The book also discusses the relationships between race and a variety of institutions - including healthcare, economy and work, housing and environment, education, policing and prison, the media, and the family - and concludes with a section on issues of globalization, immigration, and citizenship. Editors Heather Dalmage and Barbara Katz Rothman have carefully edited the selections so that they will be easily accessible to students. A detailed introduction to each article contains questions designed to help students focus as they begin reading. In addition, each article is followed by a "journaling question" that encourages students to share their responses to the piece. Offering instructors great flexibility for course use - the selections can be used in any combination and in any order - Race in an Era of Change: A Reader is ideal for any undergraduate course on race and ethnicity.
I highly recommend Race in an Era of Change: A Reader to my colleagues who also teach courses on race and ethnicity. It is a comprehensive examination of the impacts of race/ethnicity on American lives and institutions. The book is timely and addresses issues that are often discussed in the media
and popular culture, so students will find them interesting. The introductions are very well written. I like the use of questions to frame the important issues that are addressed in the articles. The writing style is clear, well-presented, and succinct. I will adopt this reader for my
course.--Maria Chavez, Western Washington University
This is a great idea and the table of contents is thorough. The editing of the articles is superb. I believe they are edited so that students will get the most out of each reading.--Joyce M. Bell, University of Pittsburgh
About the Author
Heather Dalmage is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice at Roosevelt University. Barbara Katz Rothman is Professor of Sociology at The City University of New York.
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (Oct. 1 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 544 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0199752109
- ISBN-13 : 978-0199752102
- Item weight : 794 g
- Dimensions : 2.29 x 19.05 x 23.37 cm
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Race Book ReviewReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2013
This book was a great buy. It was in brand new condition and I used an amazon gift card to purchase it because it was at a pretty low price. Although this book was required for a class, I found the articles interesting to read. Each section was well written and the style of the articles made them easy to read.
DifficultReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2012
Race is explained too complex in this book. Too many topics being covered and too many things thrown at you at the same time it is difficult to focus.
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DisappointingReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2015
This book has MANY drawn out explanations of race and race relations. It is also very biased and not very up to date. I am required to read it for a Race Relations course to get my Baccalaureate in Criminal Justice. There are several dated examples in this book trying to convince the reader that every cop is a racist. And that every government agency has not changed much historically and is still racist. This book is awful. PROFESSORS- If you are going to assign this as reading for a class please supplement it with reading from a different point of view... People are supposed to go to college to open their minds, not hear one half of an argument. Two stars for thorough editing and content.