Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations

  • Pinar Batur
  • Joe R. Feagin

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Classical Debates: Upholding the Color Line

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles A. Gallagher
      Pages 3-8
    3. Rodney D. Coates
      Pages 47-65
  3. Institutions that Bind: History Matters!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jennifer C. Mueller, Apryl Williams, Danielle Dirks
      Pages 69-89
    3. Amanda Moras, Constance Shehan, Felix M. Berardo
      Pages 91-107
    4. Lynn Weber, Ruth Enid Zambrana, M. Elizabeth Fore, Deborah Parra-Medina
      Pages 133-160
    5. Victor Ray
      Pages 161-168
  4. Politics and Economics of Conflict and Change: Rationalization of Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Peter Kivisto, Andrey Rezaev
      Pages 171-191
    3. Amir Marvasti, Karyn McKinney, Brad Pinter
      Pages 193-201
    4. Ruth Thompson-Miller, Joe R. Feagin
      Pages 203-213
    5. Melanie E. L. Bush
      Pages 215-251
  5. From a Global Perspective: Colonial Legacies, and Post-colonial Realities

  6. Recent Debates: Our Voices will be Heard!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Carlos Alamo-Pastrana
      Pages 331-345
    3. Isaac Sohn Leslie, Monica M. White
      Pages 347-364
    4. Karen Manges Douglas, Gideon Sjoberg, Rogelio Sáenz, David G. Embrick
      Pages 365-388
    5. Jesus G. Smith, Maria Cristina Morales, Chong-Suk Han
      Pages 389-399
    6. Eileen O’Brien
      Pages 413-425
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Joe R. Feagin, Hernán Vera
      Pages 429-434

About this book


This 2nd edition of the Handbook explores how to conceptualize new realities of race and ethnic relations. Now that the decade of the 1960s, the pivotal moment of mobilization against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related tolerance is behind us, we are witnessing the intensification of racial and ethnic inequality, an increasing frequency of racial and ethnic conflict and violence, but also the sound of powerful voices of struggle against it. This volume examines contemporary issues and critical discussions regarding race and ethnic relations in the United States as well as globally. Case studies and comparative approaches examine the foundations of a comprehensive sociological theory of race and ethnic relations, such as connections between everyday interactions, as well as patterns of discrimination and segregation, and theoretical positions to activism. Chapters are updated reflecting contemporary issues and theoretical developments in the field. Includes new chapters focusing on topics such as global racism, environmental racism, criminalization, militairy, health and queer theory. This revised volume provides an updated solid reference book for those interested in race and ethnic studies. 


Racial and Ethnic Relations Struggle of Indigenous Americans Health Care Disparities Racial Relations Social Psychology Racism and Popular Culture Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market Racial and Ethnic Health Inequalities Politics and Economics of Conflict and Change Racial Democracy Impact of Legal Segregation in the United States Vulnerability of International Migrants Canadian Racism’s Systemic Character Global Racism, War, and Genocide Race and Ethnicity in America Sexual Racism on Erotic Capital Environmental Racism in the Pacific

Editors and affiliations

  • Pinar Batur
    • 1
  • Joe R. Feagin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyVassar CollegePoughkeepsieUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76755-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76757-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6903
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-839X
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