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The Biosocial Study of Ethnicity  

Frank Salter

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter reviews behavioral biological analyses of ethnic solidarity and conflict. The universality of ethnic behavior, including frequent altruism, points to evolutionary origins. ... More

The Development of Ethnoracial Market Segments: Lessons from the US Latino Media Market  

G. Cristina Mora

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Feb 2019
Racial minority markets today are now multi-million-dollar ventures, but little is known about how these markets develop. This chapter uses the case of Latino media to show how market ... More

Fat as a Floating Signifier: Race, Weight, and Femininity in the National Imaginary  

Sabrina Strings

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Jan 2019
Studies on the development of fat stigma in the United States often consider gender, but not race. This chapter adds to the literature on the significance of race in the propagation of fat ... More

Refugee and Romani Immigrant Populations in Barcelona  

Xavier Casademont Falguera, Òscar Prieto-Flores, and Jordi Feu Gelis

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Mar 2019
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Sep 2018
This chapter describes how the migration crisis is constructed in Barcelona taking into consideration the role of political, media, and social movements. The chapter compares the response ... More

The Relevance of Bourdieu’s Concepts for Studying the Intersections of Poverty, Race, and Culture  

Kerry Woodward

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The connection between poverty and culture has long been a contentious one in the sociological literature. While distancing itself from the culture of poverty theory of ... More

Segregation and the Perpetuation of Disadvantage  

Douglas S. Massey

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines how segregation contributes to the perpetuation of disadvantage over time and across generations. It first traces the historical origins of segregation and reviews ... More

The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Multiculturalism Issues, and Integration in Canada  

Laurence Cros

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Mar 2019
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Sep 2018
Between 2015 and 2017, Canada welcomed 49, 810 Syrian refugees, thus meeting the electoral promise made by Liberal candidate Justin Trudeau in the wake of the emotional shock provoked by ... More

Urban Poverty, Race, and Space  

William Julius Wilson

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the political, economic, and cultural factors that contributed to the emergence and persistence of concentrated poverty in black inner cities. It begins with a ... More

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