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The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

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This groundbreaking collection of classic and cutting edge sociological research gives special attention to the social construction of race and ethnicity in the United States. It offers an in-depth and eye-opening analysis of (a) the power of racial classification to shape our understanding of race and race relations, (b) the way in which the system came into being and re

Published July 24th 2000 by Pearson (first published July 14th 2000)
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Jan 23, 2009 Aaron rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: general public, anthropology and sociology students
An excellent anthology of several types of texts that show how race and ethnicity are social constructs. The sources used really run the gamut, using different types of arguments and evidence, aimed at different degrees of literacy. Photo essays that could be understood well enough by a grade school class; U.S. Supreme Court transcripts; personal anecdotes.

This book sets the standard for well-rounded arguments about race and ethnicity. So far I've found nothing that makes a better case or is mo
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