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  • ISBN: 1682173194
  • ISBN: 9781682173190
  • ISBN: 1682173186
  • ISBN: 9781682173183
  • ISBN: 1682173178
  • ISBN: 9781682173176
  • ISBN: 1682173151
  • ISBN: 9781682173152
  • Physical Description: 3 volumes (1506 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services ; [2017]

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First edition published in 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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VOLUME 3 -- Politics and racial/ethnic relations ... Read More
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"The three volumes of Racial & Ethnic Relations in ... Read More
Subject: Race relations Encyclopedias
Race discrimination United States Encyclopedias
Racism United States Encyclopedias
Minorities North America Encyclopedias
North America Race relations Encyclopedias
North America Ethnic relations Encyclopedias

Syndetic Solutions - CHOICE_Magazine Review for ISBN Number 9781682173152
Racial & Ethnic Relations in America, Second Edition
Racial & Ethnic Relations in America, Second Edition
by Mack-Shelton, Kibibi (Editor)
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Racial & Ethnic Relations in America, Second Edition


Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.

This second edition adds articles about selected programs (e.g., DACA--Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), events (the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center), and movements (Black Lives Matter) that postdate the edition published by Salem Press editors in 1999 (CH, Mar'00, 37-3690). The work's stated intention is to present theory, history, current events, and issues, but the editors' mere mention in passing or omission altogether of some topics seems surprising (e.g., the US-Mexico border wall controversy, or the Buffalo Soldiers Army regiments of the 1860s), given the prominence of such matters in the news or in cultural studies during the intervening years. While revisions and inclusion of new research are evident in the general bibliography and in sources for further reading following the articles (e.g., the Holocaust entry has been notably updated), much of the content appears unchanged from the first edition. Articles about particular ethnic groups present updated demographic statistics, and some have short addenda discussing socioeconomic factors. Given the prominence today of ethnic and racial relations in historical studies, and the greater awareness of ongoing historical revision, an emphasis on insights from newer studies would have been preferred. The presentation of materials for further reading is better in the new edition, in which reference lists replace dense bibliographic paragraphs. The first edition's separate "Personage Index," the list of contributors (with affiliations), and volume-specific photo credits are absent from this second edition. Signed articles and photo cut lines take care of creator credits, but omission of author affiliation makes it harder to contact the contributors or have a sense of who is currently active. Other features include a categorized list of entries (unnecessary, in this reviewer's opinion), an inadequately updated time line (with entries that are mostly "firsts" for a single ethnic group), a section now titled "Pioneers of Intergroup Relations" (comprising short entries about selected individuals involved in events or movements, classified by identity group), plus a topically subdivided "Bibliography of Ethnic and Racial Relations" and a general index. Overall, this expensive work is disappointing as a new edition and is recommended for institutions collecting comprehensively or that do not already own the first edition. Summing Up: Recommended, with reservations. High school through beginning undergraduate students; general readers. --Kate Cleland-Sipfle, Southern Oregon University

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