Including plenty of examples, chapter summaries and a glossary, this book is an essential read for all those interested in the contested field of race and ethnicity.
Peter Kivisto is Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. He is the editor of Intersecting Inequalities: Class, Race, Sex and Sexualities and Incorporating Diversity: Rethinking Assimilation in a Multicultural Age and author of Multiculturalism in Global Society among many other publications.
Paul R. Croll is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Augustana College. His articles have appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, and The American Sociologist.
In a judicious, engaging, and highly readable account, this booksorts through these contrasting viewpoints, pointing to an approachthat will assist upper-level students and scholars alike in puttingthese competing analyses into perspective.