Race and Ethnicity
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The book features several useful tools both for instructors and students for classroom discussion as well as outside assignments. The Key Terms can act as a study guide and Investigate Further provides readings and resources beneficial for research projects and papers. There are also learning objectives for each major section and Reflect and Consider inquires designed for each reading – these goals and questions can guide a lecture or classroom group exercises. In addition, the end of each section is supplemented by Read, Listen, Watch, Interact! that supplies easily accessible links to complementary readings, audio stories, videos, and interactive websites.
Race and Ethnicity enables students to grasp the fundamentals of race and racism and encourages them to engage in conversations about these issues. Ideal for sociology programs, the anthology is well-suited to courses on race and ethnicity.
Bhoomi K. Thakore, Elmhurst College
"Vickerman and Strmic-Pawl’s text is a must-have for classroom instructors wrestling with the challenges of teaching contemporary ethnoracial dynamics. Their selected readings are some of the most important, and challenging, writings in the field of the sociology of race and ethnicity. Yet, by providing clear summations at the beginning, and critical questions at the end, the authors strike a perfect balance. Providing contemporary stories and events at the end of each section enables students to better understand how race and ethnicity continue to matter in the shaping of their daily lives. This text serves as an important guide for students and instructors as they seek to discover the dynamic encounters between their personal biographies and larger, social forces that shape the everyday unfolding of race and ethnicity."
James M. Thomas, assistant professor of sociology, University of Mississippi, author of Are Racists Crazy? (NYU Press, 2016)