The anthology Understanding Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Society provides comparative and historical perspectives on race and ethnicity, with a focus on how racial and ethnic relations in the United States, and other parts of the world, came to be. The text is organized into four sections. The first provides introductory overviews of race. The second explores the development of racial and ethnic patterns. The third section is devoted to understanding these patterns, while in the fourth and final section students learn about key issues in racial and ethnic inequality. Each section has an original introduction, as does each reading. Study questions are also provided for each selection. Specific topics include the racialization of poverty, institutionalized racism, Islamaphobia and sexism, and who is identified as white, and why. Clifford Broman holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Broman is a professor of sociology and the graduate program director at Michigan State University. He is the author of numerous articles on stress and mental health, and racism and discrimination as stressors in the health of African Americans. His most recent publications include "Race Differences in the Use of Mental Health Services Among Young Adults," in Psychological Services, and "Racial and Ethnic Self-Identification Influences on Physical and Mental Health Status Among Blacks," in Race and Social Problems.
In the early morning hours of December 31, 2010, Dr. Cornelius H. Evans and his wife received a terrible phone call: their son, Bryant, had been shot and killed. The agonizing days that followed brought Evans face-to-face with the realization that evil had touched his family's life, sending him on a quest to try to understand the role evil plays in our world.
Deeply emotional and heartfelt, Surviving Evil in a Depraved Society offers insight into how Evans dealt with the loss of his son by analyzing the root of violence in America-evil. He examines various theories on evil and its origin, its effects on mankind, and how, according to the Christian belief, evil will remain a part of our society until Christ returns.
Evans also challenges ideologies, philosophical beliefs, and theologies on whether one can avoid evil elements. He demonstrates that we can be on our guard against inviting evil into our lives by spiritually guarding ourselves and raising our children with a strong moral foundation.
An eye-opening look at the face of evil, Surviving Evil in a Depraved Society offers hope for living in today's world.
Never before published, American Society is the product of Talcott Parsons' last major theoretical project. Completed just a few weeks before his death, this is Parsons' promised 'general book on American society'. It offers a systematic presentation and revision of Parson's landmark theoretical positions on modernity and the possibility of objective sociological knowledge. Even after the passage of many years, American Society imparts a remarkably provocative interpretation of US society and a creative approach to social theory.
First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2001 North American Society for Sports History Book of the YearThis volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became central leisure activities of much of British society.
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