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- DescriptionThe characteristics of mirities in the United States have changed significantly over the past twenty years. Today's better-educated, more highly skilled immigrants must merge with more acculturated mirity groups to achieve assimilation while still preserving the rich diversity of their ethnic heritages. This concept is one focus of Rethinking Today's Mirities, a collection of articles by some of the nation's foremost experts in the field of intergroup relations. This volume offers new conceptual overviews by which to compare and evaluate acculturation. The essays also focus on rethinking the nature of mirities long present in the United States, including African, Native, and Asian Americans. Suggestions for policy changes and programs for social action designed to address the needs of mirity groups are also included. Following an introductory overview of the changing demographics of today's mirities, the contributors then discuss major developments in mirity communities such as the disappearance of formerly distinctive European-American ethnic groups, the continuation of affirmative action, and the molding of policies to benefit Native Americans and refugees. The book then includes essays on the growth of the Puerto Rican community in the U.S. and the emerging Iranian American middle class. The study concludes with a challenge to the media for its role in perpetuating ethnic stereotypes. Rethinking Today's Mirities will be an excellent supplemental text for graduate or undergraduate courses in race and ethnic relations, sociology of mirities, American studies, and immigration history. It will also be an important reference book for school and public libraries.
- Author BiographyVINCENT N. PARRILLO is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at William Paterson College. He is the author of Strangers to These Shores, Contemporary Social Problems, and Social Problems: Definition, Impact, and Solutions. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Comparative Family Studies, and Small Group Behavior.
- Author(s)Vincent Parrillo
- Date of Publication30/01/1991
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Series TitleContributions in Sociology
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo 93
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight429 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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