American Ethnicity

✏Book Title : American Ethnicity The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination
✏Author : Jonathan H. Turner
✏Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
✏Release Date : 2010-11-23
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 0078111587
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏American Ethnicity The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination Book Summary : American Ethnicity is a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America. As a result, this book examines each ethnic group from the same perspective, allowing students to compare the dynamics of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, white ethnic Americans, and Latinos.

✏Book Title : Asian American Ethnicity and Communication
✏Author : William B. Gudykunst
✏Publisher : SAGE
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 244
✏ISBN : 0761920420
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Asian American Ethnicity and Communication Book Summary : This book examines Asian American ethnicity and communication, looking at: immigration patterns, ethnic institutions, family patterns, and ethnic and cultural identities. William Gudykunst focuses on how communication is similar and different among Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. Where applicable, similarities and differences in communication between Asian Americans and European Americans are also examined. Gudykunst concludes with a discussion of the role of communication in Asian immigrants' acculturation to the United States.

✏Book Title : Ethnicity and the American Short Story
✏Author : Julie Brown
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-05-13
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781134822294
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Ethnicity and the American Short Story Book Summary : How do different ethnic groups approach the short story form? Do different groups develop culture-related themes? Do oral traditions within a particular culture shape the way in which written stories are told? Why does "the community" loom so large in ethnic stories? How do such traditional forms as African American slave narratives or the Chinese talk-story shape the modern short story? Which writers of color should be added to the canon? Why have some minority writers been ignored for such a long time? How does a person of color write for white publishers, editors, and readers? Each essay in this collection of original studies addresses these questions and other related concerns. It is common knowledge that most scholarly work on the short story has been on white writers: This collection is the first work to specifically focus on short story practice by ethnic minorities in America, ranging from African Americans to Native Americans, Chinese Americans to Hispanic Americans. The number of women writers discussed will be of particular interest to women studies and genre studies researchers, and the collections will be of vital interest to scholars working in American literature, narrative theory, and multicultural studies.

✏Book Title : Ethnicity and the American Cemetery
✏Author : Richard E. Meyer
✏Publisher : Popular Press
✏Release Date : 1993-01-01
✏Pages : 239
✏ISBN : 0879726008
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Ethnicity and the American Cemetery Book Summary : Far more than merely elements of space sectioned off and set aside for the burial of the dead, cemeteries are, in effect, open cultural texts, there to be read and appreciated by anyone who takes the time to learn a bit of their special language. In the United States, nowhere is this more true than in the case of cemeteries established by members of the diverse ethnic groups which have exerted a subtle but powerful influence upon the development of American culture. Ethnicity and the American Cemetery, a volume comprised of eight original, individually commissioned essays, explores in detail the manner in which representative ethnic groups in America have made their cemeteries - the sites themselves, the material objects found within them, and the customary practices bound to both, a most powerful and eloquent voice for the expression of values and worldview inherent in their self-conscious awareness of their own special identity. Contributing authors illustrate the book's interdisciplinary focus, with representation from, among others, the fields of folklore, cultural history, historical archeology landscape architecture, and philosophy, heavily illustrated, the volume also features an introductory essay by editor Richard E. Meyer and an extensive annotated bibliography.

📒Beyond Ethnicity Consent And Descent In American Culture ✍ Werner Sollors Professor of American Literature and Afro-American Studies Harvard University

✏Book Title : Beyond Ethnicity Consent and Descent in American Culture
✏Author : Werner Sollors Professor of American Literature and Afro-American Studies Harvard University
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 1986-02-27
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 0198020724
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Beyond Ethnicity Consent and Descent in American Culture Book Summary : Nothing is "pure" in America, and, indeed, the rich ethnic mix that constitutes our society accounts for much of its amazing vitality. Werner Sollors's new book takes a wide-ranging look at the role of "ethnicity" in American literature and what that literature has said--and continues to say--about our diverse culture. Ethnic consciousness, he contends, is a constituent feature of modernism, not modernism's antithesis. Discussing works from every period of American history, Sollors focuses particularly on the tension between "descent" and "consent"--between the concern for one's racial, ethnic, and familial heritage and the conflicting desire to choose one's own destiny, even if that choice goes against one's heritage. Some of the stories Sollors examines are retellings of the biblical Exodus--stories in which Americans of the most diverse origins have painted their own histories as an escape from bondage or a search for a new Canaan. Other stories are "American-made" tales of melting-pot romance, which may either triumph in intermarriage, accompanied by new world symphonies, or end with the lovers' death. Still other stories concern voyages of self-discovery in which the hero attempts to steer a perilous course between stubborn traditionalism and total assimilation. And then there are the generational sagas, in which, as if by magic, the third generation emerges as the fulfillment of their forebears' dream. Citing examples that range from the writings of Cotton Mather to Liquid Sky (a "post-punk" science fiction film directed by a Russian emigre), Sollors shows how the creators of American culture have generally been attracted to what is most new and modern. About the Author: Werner Sollors is Chairman of the Afro-American Studies Department at Harvard University and the author of Amiri Baraka: The Quest for a Populist Modernism. A provocative and original look at "ethnicity" in American literature DTCovers stories from all periods of our nation's history DTRelates ethnic literature to the principle of literary modernism DT"Grave and hilarious, tender and merciless...The book performs a public service."-Quentin Anderson

📒Asian American Youth ✍ Jennifer Lee

✏Book Title : Asian American Youth
✏Author : Jennifer Lee
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 359
✏ISBN : 0415946689
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Asian American Youth Book Summary : Shows how Asian American youth have created a distinct identity and space for themselves in contemporary multicultural America.

✏Book Title : Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture
✏Author : George Eisen
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 1994
✏Pages : 249
✏ISBN : 9780275954512
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture Book Summary : The editors use the unique lens of the history of sports to examine ethnic experiences in North America since 1840. Comprised of 12 original essays and an Introduction, it chronicles sport as a social institution through which various ethnic and racial groups attempted to find the way to social and psychological acceptance and cultural integration. Included are chapters on Native Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Canadians, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and several more, showing how their sports participation also provided these communities with some measure of social mobility, self-esteem, and a shared pride.

📒Japanese American Ethnicity ✍ Stephen S. Fugita

✏Book Title : Japanese American Ethnicity
✏Author : Stephen S. Fugita
✏Publisher : University of Washington Press
✏Release Date : 2011-10-01
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 0295801832
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Japanese American Ethnicity Book Summary : Why do some groups retain their ethnicity as they become assimilated into mainstream American life while others do not? This study employs both historical sources and contemporary survey data to explain the seeming paradox of why Japanese Americans have maintained high levels of ethnic community involvement while becoming structurally assimilated. Most traditional approaches to the study of ethnicity in the United States are based on the European immigrant experience and conclude that a zero-sum relationship exists between assimilation and retention of ethnicity: community solidarity weakens as structural assimilation grows stronger. Japanese Americans, however, like American Jews, do not fit this pattern. The basic thesis of this book is that the maintenance of ethnic community solidarity, the process of assimilation, and the reactions of an ethnic group to outside forces must be understood in light of the internal social organization of the ethnic group, which can be traced to core cultural orientations that predate immigration. Though frequently excluded from mainstream economic opportunities, Japanese Americans were able to form quasi-kin relationships of trust, upon which enduring group economic relations could be based. The resultant ethnic economy and petit bourgeois family experience fostered the values of hard work, deferred gratification, and other perspectives conductive to success in mainstream society. This book will be of interest to sociologist and psychologist studying ethnicity, community organization, and intergenerational change; and to anyone interested in the Japanese American experience from an economic or political perspective, Asian American studies, or social history of the United States.

📒Japanese American Ethnicity ✍ Takeyuki Tsuda

✏Book Title : Japanese American Ethnicity
✏Author : Takeyuki Tsuda
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2016-09-13
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9781479821785
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Japanese American Ethnicity Book Summary : As one of the oldest groups of Asian Americans in the United States, most Japanese Americans are culturally assimilated and well-integrated in mainstream American society. However, they continue to be racialized as culturally “Japanese” foreigners simply because of their Asian appearance in a multicultural America where racial minorities are expected to remain ethnically distinct. Different generations of Japanese Americans have responded to such pressures in ways that range from demands that their racial citizenship as bona fide Americans be recognized to a desire to maintain or recover their ethnic heritage and reconnect with their ancestral homeland. In Japanese American Ethnicity, Takeyuki Tsuda explores the contemporary ethnic experiences of Japanese Americans from the second to the fourth generations and the extent to which they remain connected to their ancestral cultural heritage. He also places Japanese Americans in transnational and diasporic context and analyzes the performance of ethnic heritage through the example of taiko drumming ensembles. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with Japanese Americans in San Diego and Phoenix, Tsuda argues that the ethnicity of immigrant-descent minorities does not simply follow a linear trajectory. Increasing cultural assimilation does not always erode the significance of ethnic heritage and identity over the generations. Instead, each new generation of Japanese Americans has negotiated its own ethnic positionality in different ways. Young Japanese Americans today are reviving their cultural heritage and embracing its salience in their daily lives more than the previous generations. This book demonstrates how culturally assimilated minorities can simultaneously maintain their ancestral cultures or even actively recover their lost ethnic heritage.

✏Book Title : Ethnicity Race and American Foreign Policy
✏Author : Alexander DeConde
✏Publisher : UPNE
✏Release Date : 1992
✏Pages : 270
✏ISBN : 1555531334
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Ethnicity Race and American Foreign Policy Book Summary : This book sheds a disconcerting light on a familiar history, contending that ethnoracial considerations and especially British-American ethnocentrism have often taken priority over morality, ideology, and other factors in determining U.S. foreign policy.