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About Vincent N. Parrillo
Vincent N. Parrillo is the author of numerous books and journal articles, some of them translated into ten languages. A professor of sociology at William Paterson University, he is a Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Senior Specialist. An internationally recognized expert on immigration, he is the author of two historical novels about Ellis Island: Guardians of the Gate and Defenders of Freedom. He is also the executive producer, writer, and narrator of five award-winning PBS television documentaries: Ellis Island: Gateway to America; Smokestacks and Steeples: A Portrait of Paterson; Gaetano Federici: The Sculptor Laureate of Paterson; Paterson and Its People; and Silk City Artists and Musicians.
Active in community theater, he is currently President of the Players Guild of Leonia, where he has directed numerous mainstage productions (most recently Guys and Dolls in October 2017), as well as appearing in others, most recently as Johnny in Lovers and Other Strangers in September-October 2016. He also directed The Comedy of Errors in July 2015 at Bergen County Overpeck Park.
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Understanding Race and Ethnic Relations examines the historically complex nature of intergroup communication. The text takes interpersonal relations into account within the larger context of society to understand cross-cultural interaction as a whole. Social science theory, research, and analysis are applied to scrutinize historical patterns that have shaped modern cultural relations.
The Fifth Edition uses core sociological concepts to examine intergroup relations from a non-objective standpoint. Beginning with a general examination of culture, social class, and the notion of power, the text broadens to help students understand the root of discrimination and conflict by applying sociological theory. Widely celebrated throughout the globe, this text presents the very real issues of discrimination, conflict, and misunderstanding through a realistic, factual lens.
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Matt Stafford, readers will remember from "Guardians of the Gate" (2013), was the stalwart doctor involved in a torrid love affair and a man of integrity amidst the corruption at Ellis Island around the turn of the century. Now settled down and enjoying a pleasant family life, he will soon encounter more turmoil at and near Ellis Island, including scandals, congressional investigations, saboteurs, massive and deadly explosions, and a beautiful, seductive spy placed under his care.
Nicole, Matt’s wife and a mother, finds herself slowly drawn into the woman suffrage movement. As she becomes more active in it, she and her fellow suffragettes will experience harsh, brutal treatment that none of them could ever have imagined.
Fred Howe, an idealist and progressive, will leave Cleveland after a decade of satisfying political and social activities, and move to New York City with his wife, Marie Jenney, a prominent feminist. Benefiting from his political ties, Fred will eventually be appointed Commissioner of Ellis Island. Determined to end its prison-like environment and improve immigrant conditions, his enthusiasm leads to positive changes. Soon, though, political opportunists, war with Germany, and anarchists will impact so strongly upon Ellis Island that he finds his tenure as commissioner severely challenged.
As readers follow and learn to care about these three characters and their interweaving story lines, they will also learn much about this era in U.S. history and the ordinary people caught up in a series of unfolding dramatic events.
Eager to interact with the newcomers, Dr. Stafford is quickly intrigued by their personal stories of struggles, courage, and determination. Soon though, everything is about to change on the island; major conflicts unfold, immigrants are exploited, and a riot takes place. Becoming entangled in a secret passionate relationship, Dr. Stafford witnesses President McKinleys assassination and a societal backlash against the rising tide of immigration. As he valiantly struggles to find emotional fulfillment, a series of events will lead to dramatic changesboth at Ellis Island and in his own life.
Based on actual events, Guardians of the Gate shares the intriguing tale of the people and provocative occurrences that occurred at Ellis Island during the 1890s and 1900sthrough the eyes of a dedicated physician on a compelling quest for fulfillment.
The Third Edition of Diversity in America offers both a sociohistorical perspective and a sociological analysis to provide insights into U.S. diversity. The author squarely addresses the topics which generate more passionate, invective, and raucous debate than all others in American society today: Is multiculturalism a threat to us? Should immigration be more closely controlled? Are we no longer sufficiently "American" and why? The book answers these questions by using history and sociology to shed light on socially constructed myths about our past, misunderstandings from our present, and anxieties about our future.
New to the Third Edition
- Offers a new section in each chapter, "The Larger Context," which places multiculturalism in a comparative perspective to other developed countries
- Examines what constitutes a racial or ethnic group
- Includes new chapter-opening photographs that visually illustrate the context of that chapter
- Presents expanded commentary in many chapters about the influence of Asian culture in the earlier part of U.S. history and provides expanded discussion about Arabs, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans
- Discusses the social constructionist approach as a further understanding about the perception of groups such as Native Americans and racial minorities
- Explores how transnationalism affects multiculturalism
- Expands the discussion on the PATRIOT Act and its impact on immigrants
- Offers maps showing the territorial size of the United States during the eras discussed in Chapters 2 through 6
This is an ideal supplement for courses in Race and Ethnic Relations, Immigration History, American Studies, or other courses on diversity.
from a railroad grade crossing at Ridgewood Avenue to an underpass at Franklin Avenue. Sections on the historic buildings and homes are arranged so one can take a tour from one to the next, aided by in-text maps. Other sections depict the nineteenth-century mansions, community life of bygone eras, and the “lost” buildings due to fire or “progress.”
Social problems affect everyone. Because so many actual and potential problems confront us, it is often difficult to decide which ones affect us most severely. Is it the threat of death or injury during a terrorist attack? Is it the threat caused by industrial pollution that may poison us or destroy our physical environment? Or does quiet but viciously damaging gender, age, class, racial, or ethnic discrimination have the most far-reaching effect? Do the problems of cities affect us if we live in the suburbs? Do poorer nations′ problems with overpopulation affect our quality of life?
The Encyclopedia of Social Problems offers an interdisciplinary perspective into many social issues that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level. With more than 600 entries, these two volumes cover all of the major theories, approaches, and contemporary issues in social problems and also provide insight into how social conditions get defined as social problems, and the ways different people and organizations view and try to solve them.
· Provides as comprehensive an approach as possible to this multifaceted field by using experts and scholars from 19 disciplines: anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, communications, criminal justice, demography, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, health, history, languages, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and women′s studies
· Presents a truly international effort with contributors from 17 countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States
· Addresses social problems that are fairly new, such as computer crimes and identity theft, and others that are centuries old, such as poverty and prostitution
· Examines social problems differently from place to place and from one era to another
· Explains the perspectives and foundations of various social theories and offers different lenses to view the same reality
· Aging and the Life Course
· Community, Culture, and Change
· Crime and Deviance
· Economics and Work
· Gender Inequality and Sexual Orientation
· Housing and Urbanization
· Politics, Power, and War
· Population and Environment
· Poverty and Social Class
· Race and Ethnic Relations
· Social Movements
· Social Theory
· Substance Abuse
Readers investigating virtually any social problem will find a rich treasure of information and insights in this reference work, making it a must-have resource for any academic library.