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Race and Ethnic Relations in the Twenty-First CenturyRashawn Ray

Race and Ethnic Relations in the Twenty-First Century

History, Theory, Institutions, and Policy
Edited by Rashawn Ray

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-93555-160-7, 436 pages


Coming Soon
The Revised First Edition will be published in Fall 2016. ISBN: 978-1-5165-1242-3

This book examines the major theoretical and empirical approaches regarding race/ethnicity. Its goal is to continue to place race and ethnic relations in a contemporary, intersectional, and cross-comparative context and progress the discipline to include groups past the Black/White dichotomy. Using various sociological theories, social psychological theories, and subcultural approaches, this book gives students a sociohistorical, theoretical, and institutional frame with which to view race and ethnic relations in the twenty-first century.

Others have commented on Race and Ethnic Relations in the Twenty-First Century:

  • This edited collection has woven together a textured tapestry of some of the most seminal and outstanding scholarship on the evolution of the concepts of race and racial relations across the social sciences. — Prudence Carter, Author of Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

  • Its collection of classic and contemporary essays thoroughly interrogates the role of race helping both advanced scholars and beginning students to come to grips with the vast realities of race. — Aldon Morris, Author of The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change

  • The selections not only survey where critical race studies have been but, more importantly, point the way to where this important field is going. — Patricia Hill Collins, Author of Another Kind of Public Education: Race, the Media, Schools, and Democratic Possibilities

  • These readings help explain the persistence of obstacles facing old and new minorities in the United States as well as highlighting the opportunities for and promise of overcoming them. — Wanda Rushing, Author of Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Teaching Resources
Adopting instructors will have access to a complete set of teaching resources, including PowerPoint lecture slides, a sample syllabus, a study guide trivia game, test banks, a sample mid-term, and a sample final exam.

Rashawn Ray Rashawn Ray is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. He does research on the determinants and consequences of social class identification, men's treatment of women, and the role race plays in social life. Ray has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Ford Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ray has taught at Indiana University and the University of Mannheim-Germany.

In the Media

- Cause and Consequence, Room for Debate, The New York Times (May 2012)
- Rashawn Ray talks about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, The Young Turks, Current TV (March 2012)
- Black Man Vs. Criminal, Room for Debate, The New York Times (March 2012)
- Peer Pressure and Spanking Among Black Parents, Room for Debate, The New York Times (August 2011)