LIU Diversity & Society Gender & Ethnicity by Joseph Healey Book Report

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Chapter 3

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1. In your own words, state and explain the two themes from the beginning of the chapter. Apply each to the contact situations between white European colonists, African Americans, American Indians, and Mexican Americans. Identify and explain the key differences and similarities among the three situations.

2. In your own words, explain what a plantation system is and why this system of production is important for understanding the origins of slavery in colonial America. Why are plantation systems usually characterized by a. paternalism, b. huge inequalities between groups, c. repressive systems of control, d. rigid codes of behavior, and e. low rates of overt conflict?

3. In your own words, explain the Noel and Blauner hypotheses and how they apply to the contact situations covered in this chapter. How did group conflict vary when competition was over land instead of labor? Before answering, keep the following terms in mind: ethnocentrism, competition, power, colonized minority group, and immigrant minority group.

4. In your own words, explain the role of prejudice and racism in the creation of minority group status. Do prejudice and racism help cause minority group status, or are they caused by minority group status? Explain.

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State and explain the two themes from the beginning of the chapter. Apply each to the
contact situations between white European colonists, African Americans, American
Indians, and Mexican Americans. Identify and explain the key differences and similarities
between the three situations.
The two key themes at the beginning of the chapter are the type of dominant and the
contact situation. For the theme of the type of dominant, the minority group is associated with
the society meets basic needs like shelter and food. On the other hand, the theme of contact
situation means that the conditions meet first plays a vital role in creating the minority group
(Joseph and Andi Stepnick, 103). For example, the white European Colonists used African
Americans when they first came into contact. American Indians and Mexican Americans were
used...


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