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The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Beacon Pr
Publication date January 16, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807041536
ISBN-10 080704153X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: You hold in your hand a dangerous book. Because it rejects as it clarifies most of the current wisdom on race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States, The Ethnic Myth has the force of a scholarly bomb. --from the Introduction by Eric William Lott

In this classic work, sociologist Stephen Steinberg rejects the prevailing view that cultural values and ethnic traits are the primary determinants of the economic destiny of racial and ethnic groups in America. He argues that locality, class conflict, selective migration, and other historical and economic factors play a far larger role not only in producing inequalities but in maintaining them as well, thus providing an insightful explanation into why some groups are successful in their pursuit of the American dream and others are not.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780689111518
 
from Scribner (April 1, 1981)
9780689111518 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Challenges the traditional American myths of race and ethnicity, examining the cultural diversity of American society and the success or failure of a variety of immigrant groups
Paperback
Book cover for 9780807041512 Book cover for 9780807041536
 
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3 edition from Beacon Pr (January 16, 2001)
9780807041536 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $26.00
About: You hold in your hand a dangerous book.
from Beacon Pr (December 1, 1989)
9780807041512 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.50
About: Examines the cultural diversity of American society and the success or failure of immigrant groups

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