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18544. Cesar Chavez’S Contributions to the Chicano Movement. This paper profiles Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), a political activist and leader of the United Farm Workers who was known for his use of nonviolent tactics in the effort to improve conditions for farm workers. The paper focuses on how Chavez was an inspiring influence for the Chicano movement that arose during the 1960s. Also known as el movimiento, the Chicano movement sought to increase cultural pride and equal rights for Mexican Americans. KEYWORDS: history labor politics Chicano Latino Mexican american latino Cesar Chavez. MLA Style. 13 pages, 43 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources. 3,045 words.   $91
18425. Mexican-American Ethnography. Without making any pretense of settling the debate surrounding the assimilation potential of Mexican immigrants, but with reference to the debate in terms of Mexican culture, values and history, this paper presents an ethnography of Mexican-Americans. Following a definition and overview of this population, the analysis draws on a range of ethnographic studies to construct a portrait of contemporary Mexican-American culture. This paper presents ethnographic evidence of the distinctiveness of the Mexican-American culture and its differences from the traditional American culture. Mexican-American and traditional American cultures differ in terms of gender relations, family structure, ingroup and outgroup norms, approach to uncertainty, approach to authority and hierarchical relations, and belief in individualism versus collectivism. KEYWORDS: Mexican Americans culture ethnography hofstede comparative cultures. APA Style. 14 pages, 61 footnotes, 24 bibliographic sources. 3,479 words.   $98
18328. Jewish Families in Israel and the United States. This paper compares Jewish families in Israel and the U.S. in terms of demographic factors, marriage and divorce patterns, family structure, and relationships within the family. There are similarities because of common religious background, as well as differences due to unique traits in the laws, cultures, and societies of the two nations. In particular, family matters in Israel are influenced by religious-based laws while Jewish families in America are influenced by secularism, multiculturalism, and the “Americanization” of values. KEYWORDS: religion sociology culture Judaism Israel United States. APA Style. 11 pages, 40 footnotes in text, 12 bibliographic sources.   $77
18311. Three Books on Immigrant Experiences in u.s. History. This paper compares and contrasts From the Other Side (Donna Gabaccia), Rebirth (Douglas Monroy), and Reinventing Free Labor (Gunther Peck). The first book concerns immigrant women, the second is about Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, and the third discusses the “padrone” labor system and its impact on migratory patterns in the West. It is argued that all three books are scholarly and contain valuable information, but Monroy’s book is the most successful in bringing its topic to life for the reader. KEYWORDS: book review American history immigration. MLA Style. 10 pages, 28 footnotes in text, 3 bibliographic sources.   $70
18213. Mexican-Americans and Type-2 Diabetes. This paper critiques a research study regarding the use of Explanatory Models by Mexican-Americans (on the Texas/Mexico border) with Type-2 diabetes. The study finds that both traditional folk beliefs and biomedical beliefs (acquired through local clinic interventions) are used in attempting to understand the disease and cope with it. The study is criticized for its use of a small specific sample (which limits the ability to generalize the findings); nonetheless, the study provides important insights for the improvement of treatment and education efforts for this type of population. TAGS: Mexican Americans diabetes healthcare research study. APA Style. 9 pages, 19 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
TAGS: Mexican Americans diabetes healthcare research study, diabetes and ethnicity, diabetes epidemiology research, article review, diabetes prevention education


Chronic Illness Management of an Elderly Patient with Diabetes, Renal Failure and Heart Failure

Preventing Diabetes Through Lifestyle Intervention

Diabetes: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Emotional Burden in Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Diabetes: An Overview

Treatment and Mediation Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy

The Nursing Observation Process: Diabetic Patients

A Diabetic Pregnancy
18176. The Bangladeshi Immigrant Community in the United States. This term paper provides a profile and ethnography of Bangladeshi immigrants in the United States. The essay traces the history of Bangladeshi immigration, describes their geographical distribution, and notes variations in the rate of immigration since Bangladesh independence in 1971. The extent and importance of the immigrants’ remittances to Bangladesh is discussed. Drawing on the few scholarly studies of this immigrant community which have been published to date, the essay then sketches a profile of the Bangladeshi immigrant community. Conservatism, religiosity, loyalty to community, and patriarchy are among the key characteristics noted. Although the value of respect for elders is deeply imbedded in the culture, Bangladeshi immigrant youth sometimes rebel and, to the dismay of their parents, adopt American customs and habits. Concludes that this conservative Muslim community is likely to remain fairly insular and will assimilate only gradually over the coming decades. KEYWORDS: immigrant ethnography Bangladesh Bangladeshi immigrants insular communities. Turabian Style with endnotes. 25 pages, 51 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources. 5,952 words.   $133
18082. Immigration and Future Race Relations. This termpaper discusses the massive influx of immigrants to America and the potential future impact that this might have on national identity and ethnic/racial relations. The issue of assimilation (or lack thereof) is addressed, with special attention to the situation of Mexican immigrants in California. The growing trends of intermarriage and the adoption of multiracial identities are also discussed. It is predicted that racial/ethnic differences won't disappear in the upcoming future, but there will probably be a diminishing of the differences in life chances that currently exist. KEYWORDS: immigration race ethnicity national identity future. Turabian Style with Bottom of Page Footnotes and Separate Bibliography. 14 pages, 22 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $98
17143. Poverty and Children's Education. This paper analyzes the impact of poverty on a child’s capacity to benefit from schooling. Following a brief review of the literature demonstrating the link between lower income and lower levels of educational achievement, the analysis looks at how poverty influences the child’s initial readiness for learning, parent-child relations, parental school involvement, child nutrition, access to educational resources outside of school, and school environment in ways that negatively impact the child’s ability to benefit from education. 8 pages; 24 footnotes; 10 bibliographic sources.   $56
17133. Parent Involvement in Schools. This paper provides an overview and analysis of recent trends and issues in school parental involvement programs and the drive to create effective school-parent partnerships. With a special focus on language minority parents (parents whose first language is not English) and their bilingual or language minority children, the paper includes a review of the scope and parameters of existing programs, an overview of the outcomes of parental involvement programs, and an analysis of the major barriers and impediments to increasing parental involvement in schools. Keywords: parents schools education involvement multicultural multilingual. 12 pages; 43 footnotes; 24 bibliographic sources. 4,233 words.   $84
17012. "Race" and Racism. Viewing the topic from a British perspective, this paper argues that it is important to have a theoretical and historical understanding of race and racism. Although “race” is a social construct rather than a fixed biological category, “racism” nonetheless has a real social impact, both because of prejudice and because people identify themselves with their “race”. Keywords: racism racial identity race theory. 15 pages; 49 footnotes; 12 bibliographic sources. 3,775 words.   $105
15996. Diversity Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment. This paper examines issues related to diversity and multiculturalism in substance abuse treatment. The paper discusses vulnerable groups, peer influences, culturally sensitive practices, the cultural factors that might inhibit disclosure of a problem, and the importance of recognizing that ethnic and racial groups are diverse within themselves. Keywords: addiction treatment culture diversity. 5 pages; 14 footnotes; 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
15979. South Asian Immigrants (Indians & Pakistanis) in the United States. This paper examines the experiences of Indian and Pakistani immigrants in the United States. Considers the changes that occurred after 1965 (with changes to U.S. immigration laws allowing for increased immigration from South Asia), the successes and challenges faced by Indian and Pakistani immigrants, and controversies over some of their cultural practices. Includes an outline. 12 pages; 28 footnotes; 10 bibliographic sources. 2,928 words.   $84
15945. "Of Borders and Dreams" by Chris Liska Carger (Book Review) This paper reviews Carger’s book concerning a Mexican-American boy in Chicago and his challenges in school. The author used a unique methodology in which she absorbed herself into the subject’s life and formed an intimate bond with the boy and his family. Keywords: immigrants Mexico urban children education Latinos. 6 pages; 19 footnotes; 1 bibliographic source. 1,437 words.   $42
15912. Minorities and Women in the Advertising Industry. This paper discusses the under-representation of women, African Americans, and other minorities in media and advertising careers. The reasons for the situation are addressed, and the past, present and future of minorities in the industry are discussed. 14 pages, 46 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $98
15898. Arab-Americans in Dearborn, Michigan. This paper discusses waves of Arab immigration to Michigan, the reasons for the growth of this community, and the way of life of its members. Maintains that in the 20th century, Dearborn, Michigan was particularly attractive to these immigrants because it offered jobs in the auto industry as well as a rapidly growing Arab-American enclave. 12 pages; 39 footnotes; 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
15850. "No-No Boy" by John Okada (Book Review). This paper reviews this novel about a Japanese-American man who refused to join the American fight against the Japanese in World War II. The theme of the novel revolves around what it means to be an "American". 6 pages; 13 footnotes; 1 bibliographic source.   $42
15809. Sexual Abuse and Low Academic Achievement in Latinas. This paper provides a literature review as background for setting up a study on the relationship between sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence (and lack of treatment) and low academic achievement in Hispanic females. KEYWORDS: Hispanic women education academic achievement child sexual abuse. 13 pages; 43 footnotes; 26 bibliographic sources. 3,523 words.   $91
15794. The Pennsylvania Dutch. A profile and analysis of the minority group Pennsylvania Dutch, a population actually comprised of several communities including the Amish, Mennonites, Dunkers, Brethren and Hutterites. Traces the history of the Pennsylvania Dutch from their European roots to their religious, social and geographic divergence in America. Includes a close focus on the history, religion, and customs of the Amish and Mennonites. 9 pages, 26 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $63
15791. Muslims in America. Traces the history and contemporary development and spread of the Islamic faith in the U.S. Describes the total population size, racial/ethnic background, geographical dispersion, and SES of America's Muslim population. Includes a section of the history and current status of Black Muslims (adherents to Nation of Islam), including a discussion of Louis Farrakhan and relations between Black Christian church members and Black Muslims. 9 pages, 24 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $63
15782. Arabs in American Film. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the depiction of Arabs in American film, from Pepe le Moko (1936) to True Lies (1994). Argues that in earlier times, the distorted and biased characterizations were influenced by Arabian Nights; more recently, it has been influenced by images from the Gulf War. 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $56
15766. Discourse Analysis: The Cultural Context. This paper focuses on a particular aspect of the cultural context of discourse: discourses of the Self (e.g., self-identity) and discourses of Other (which label or describe the out-group, discourses representing resistance against or oppression of the other, etc.) among cultural minorities and dominant groups. Through a review of the current literature on the cultural context of discourse analysis, this investigation explores how ethnic/cultural/linguistic minorities define self-identity through discourse; how minorities employ discourse as a strategy of cultural resistance; how dominant groups use discourse to define their own identities and to re-define those of minorities; and how discourses are used as tools of oppression and reinforcers of stereotypes. Five appendices provide detailed examples of linguistic/culturally-specific assessments.KEYWORDS: language culture discourse analysis linquistics communications stereotypes. 15 pages, 41 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources. 5,345 words.   $105
15751. Minority Women and Eating Disorders. This paper presents a review of literature which shows that contrary to earlier assumptions, minority women are prone to various types of eating disorders. In addition, some studies have raised interesting questions regarding the role of acculturation in causing eating disorders (or of resistance to acculturation in contributing to obesity). Inconsistencies can be found in the relatively few studies that have been conducted so far on this topic. There is a need for further study and the development of better measurement tools. 23 pages; 52 footnotes; 18 bibliographic sources.   $133
15748. The Huddled Masses (Alan M. Kraut). Kraut's book provides a great deal of information on immigration to America in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. This paper examines what Kraut says in regard to the motivations and experiences of European, Asian and Hispanic immigrants during the period. 8 pages, 29 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $56
15735. Accents, Dialects and Discrimination. This paper discusses the evidence from studies that one's accent or dialect often results in discrimination in housing, employment and education. The problem is discussed in general terms, although emphasis is also placed on how the situation affects Puerto Rican and African-American speakers. 12 pages, 18 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $84
15717. Sports Participation Among Women and Minorities. It is argued that the dramatic increase in sports participation among women and minorities has not led to significant gains in social status. Although there have been some improvements in terms of social mobility and equality in media representation, there is still a great deal more that needs to be done because discrimination is deeply entrenched in American society. 10 pages, 19 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
15687. Women & Minorities' Attitudes Towards Unions. Explores historical and current attitudes of women and minorities towards unions and unionization versus that shown by white males. Traces the history of the growth of minority/female union membership in the U.S., profiles the current demographic composition of union membership, and considers the reasons behind minorities' and women's more favorable attitudes towards unions and greater inclination (versus white males) to join unions in an era when union membership overall has fallen to an all-time low. KEYWORDS: labor unions united states unionization minorities women blacks hispanics asians. APA Style. 11 pages, 35 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources. 3,730 words.   $77
15655. Ethnicity and Attitude Towards Psychological Intervention: Cultural and Personality Factors in Differences. This research paper reviews the current psychological literature on the personality and cultural factors influencing attitudes and receptivity towards psychological/psychiatric intervention/treatment among various ethnic minority groups found in the U.S (including various Latino groups, Asian groups, Africa-Americans, and Native Americans). The analysis begins with an overview of the current thinking on culture and personality and the possible implications for this inquiry. Following this, the current psychological literature on ethnic/cultural differences in attitudes toward psychiatry/psychology and manifestations of mental health problems are reviewed and analyzed. KEYWORDS: mental health attitudes ethnic differences psychiatric treatment acceptance ethnicity culture term paper. APA Style. 15 pages; 45 footnotes; 28 bibliographic sources. 5,251 words.   $105
15643. Language Shift and Language Maintenance and Identity. This investigation examines the variables associated with language shift and language maintenance, and the relationship between language maintenance and cultural identity among language-minority groups in the United States and elsewhere. The review suggests that socioeconomic and pragmatic considerations are paramount in driving language shift, although dominant culture values which stress the ideal of cultural assimilation and by implication, the superiority of the dominant language encourage shift, both directly and indirectly. This review suggests that the language-cultural identity link is not consistent across groups. In some groups, language is intrinsically linked to ethnic culture and the loss of language is associated with a similar loss of other cultural markers. In other groups, however, strong cultural identity is maintained even in the face of the loss of native language. KEYWORDS: language shift linguistics cultural identity languages ethnicity language minorities us. APA Style. 16 pages, 35 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources. 4,254 words.   $112
15638. Trends in Islamic Marriage in the u.s. This paper provides an overview and analysis of trends in Islamic marriage in the United States (with reference to current trends in Europe as well). Following a brief profile of the Muslim population in the U.S., and traditional views on Islamic marriage, the analysis considers trends arranged marriages, marriages to relatives, marital contracts, divorce, and relations within marriage. KEYWORDS: muslim americans married islamic marriage. 12 pages, 29 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources. 3,367 words.   $84
15594. Custer's Last Stand From a Native American Perspective. How the Native Americans sought to defend their sacred lands from the efforts of the U.S. government to expand the nation westward. The government often broke its treaties and the tribes were forced to live on reservations. In this context, the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn is described. Eyewitness accounts of Native Americans are used, and it is noted that the battle resulted in a victory for the Native Americans, but it was only temporary. 14 pages, 53 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $98
15556. Jewish Gangsters and Organized Crime in the 1920'S and 1930'S. The first part of the paper discusses notable Jewish crime figures, their activities, and how they operated. The second part of the paper examines various theoretical views on why so many second-generation Jewish immigrants became involved in organized crime during their time. 10 pages, 38 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
15490. Minority Women & the Glass Ceiling Syndrome. A review of the literature on this subject including an examination of studies conducted by the Glass Ceiling Commission, the Catalyst organization, and others. Topics covered include the syndrome's dimensions, its causes and its existence in such places as the military and medical schools. Although many of the existing studies deal with women in general, this review pays particular attention to studies that have examined the problem as it pertains to minority women. 30 pages, 70 footnotes, 15 bibliographic references.   $133
15463. Mexican Immigration & Acculturation. This research paper provides an overview and analysis of Mexican immigration and acculturation/assimilation in the United States. The essay begins with a background overview on the history and current character of Mexican immigration to the U.S. Following a discussion of models of assimilation/acculturation, the paper then focuses on the acculturation/ assimilation of Mexican immigrants and their descendants, looking at factors such as language acquisition, economic integration, and adoption of American social-cultural values and traditions. KEYWORDS: mexican immigration immigrants mexican-americans assimilation language acquisition mexicans term paper. MLA Style. 16 pages, 57 footnotes, 33 bibliographic references.   $112
15430. Irish-Americans & Jewish-Americans. A Comparison of Two American Ethnic Groups. This comparative analysis of one of the nation's biggest majority groups (Irish-Americans) and one of the country's smallest minorities (Jewish-Americans) considers the similarity and differences in their respective experiences in terms of the timing and context of arrival, cultural traditions, discrimination, society mobility, and ethnic identity. The first part of the analysis provides a summary of the general scope and pattern of each group's settlement in America. The second part of the analysis compares and contrasts the experience of the two groups from the time of their arrival in America up until the present. KEYWORDS: irish americans jewish americans ethnic minority culture history term paper. APA Style. 17 pages, 87 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources. 5,883 words.   $119
15197. Radioactive Waste Dumpsites on Native American Reservations. Some tribal leaders have invited the placement of dumpsites on their reservations in order to boost the local economy; however, there are others who argue against this practice on the basis of possible health risks, threats to the environment and charges of "environmental racism." 6 pages, 16 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $42
15195. Gambling Casinos on Native American Reservations. Critics claim that the casinos encourage crime, corruption, compulsive gambling, tribal divisions, and other problems. However, this paper argues for allowing casinos because they are a sovereign right and provide various economic benefits. 7 pages, 22 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.   $49
15168. The Emergence of Aids in the Early 1980s, and Its Impact on the Gay/Lesbian Community. At first, shock and denial, as well as economic and political concerns, caused the community to not react appropriately to the crisis. However, by the end of the decade, the gay and lesbian community was actively involved in AIDS education and caring for victims. 7 pages, 17 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.   $49
15164. Review of the Muslims of America (Edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad). This collection of essays, with its variety of perspectives, provides a well-rounded treatment of the challenges and opportunities faced by Muslims in America. The essays deal with various aspects of life for American Muslims, and thus show that the Muslims are a diverse population. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $42
15146. The Impact of Cuban Refugees on Dade County, Florida. Topics include the formation of enclaves in Southern Florida, the diversity of the group, political and economic activities, conflicts with other ethnic groups, and cultural contributions. 8 pages, 25 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $56
15139. Irish-Americans and Jewish-Americans. A Comparison of Two American Ethnic Groups. This comparative analysis of one of the nation's biggest majority groups (Irish-Americans) and one of the country's smallest minorities (Jewish-Americans) considers the similarity and differences in their respective experiences in terms of the timing and context of arrival, cultural traditions, discrimination, society mobility, and ethnic identity. The first part of the analysis provides a summary of the general scope and pattern of each group's settlement in America. The second part of the analysis compares and contrasts the experiences of the two groups from the time of their arrival in America up until the present. 15 pages, 87 footnotes, 21 bibliographic reference.   $105
15070. Native Americans and Alcoholism. Following a brief overview of the general population characteristics and health status of Native Americans, the analysis examines the historical and cultural roots of alcoholism in Native Americans, profiles current alcohol consumption patterns and their relation to morbidity and mortality among this group, and considers efforts to address this major health concern. KEYWORDS: american indians native americans alcohol alcoholism drinking health term paper. APA Style. 15 pages, 31 footnotes, 16 bibliographic references. 3,919 words.   $105
15055. Culture & Ethnicity in British Broadcasting & Film. This research paper examines representations of cultural and ethnic differences in British broadcasting and film during the second half of the 20th century. The paper argues recent decades (particularly since the 1980s) have seen positive changes in the representation of cultural and ethnic differences in British broadcasting and film. The specific changes are illustrated through a discussion of representative films and British TV shows. Notwithstanding the positive changes, the paper concludes that both British society and the British media have a way to go before a truly complete sense of equality and diversity is attained. KEYWORDS: british film television broadcasting race ethnicity cultural differences racial strife blacks asians. MLA Style. 16 pages, 64 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $112
15033. Irish Immigrants in New York City, Circa 1837. Describes the various experiences that an Irishman would probably have in the city at the time. Covers such topics as Irish neighborhoods, economic problems, types of employment, communal bonds and support, alcohol use, role of charity organizations, and conflicts with other ethnic groups. 18 pages, 48 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.   $126
15003. Irish Americans as an Ethnic Group. This paper examines the controversy over whether Irish Americans are a unique ethnic group or have assimilated into American culture. Argues that they are a unique group, on the basis of self-definition and shared attitudes and beliefs. 15 pages, 44 footnotes, 12 bibliographic references.   $105
14806. Economic and Media Influences on Race Relations in America. This paper addresses two separate questions related to economic and media influences on racial discrimination, race relations and opportunities available to racial minorities: 1) How does the structure of the US economy influence the opportunities and life chances of minorities; and 2) How do controlling images in the media objectify Asian-, African,- and Latino-Americans? Separate references are provided for each section. KEYWORDS: media minorities media race economy media race discrimination. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 1,547 words.   $42
14068. Race and Poverty in Cities. This paper considers the current state of the political economy of urban America, with a close focus on the central city and the issues related to race and poverty. The first section provides a general overview of poverty and race in the central city. The next section considers some of the major theoretical approaches to explaining urban poverty. The concluding section examines the parameters (including some of their weaknesses and/or problems) of current and past approaches to attempting to 'fix' the urban poverty problem. KEYWORDS: urban poverty political economy cities racism term paper. APA Style. 13 pages, 54 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources. 3,847 words.   $91
13984. Masculinity and Stereotypes in the Mass Media Based on Race and Class. This paper uses two studies on African American males (Slim’s Table by Duneier and There Are No Children Here by Kotlowitz), and one study on Asian American males (“Vanishing Son” by Kashiwabara). Using these sources, it is argued that the mainstream media perpetuates stereotypes about men of different races and classes and that these stereotypes do not reflect reality. 11 pages, 24 footnotes, 3 bibliographic references.   $77
13983. Western Expansion & Native Americans. This termpaper examines the impact of Western expansion on Native Americans during the 1890s. The essay argues that the decade that began with the conclusion of the Western frontier effected the end of the Indian frontier. Includes an analysis of the Dawes Act and the break-up of the reservations; the Ghost Dance and the massacre at Wounded Knee; and the impact of assimilationist policies such as the standardization of Indian boarding schools and the prohibitions on Indian tribal practices and rituals. KEYWORDS: native americans american indians western frontier white expansion term paper. APA Style. 20 pages, 35 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources. 3,560 words.   $133
13973. The Political Participation of Ethnic Groups in the u.s. Analyzes the behaviors of African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans, and finds that voting and participation have increased for all three groups, yet they are all still under-represented in terms of the size of their populations. The paper concludes by noting the importance of ethnic political organizations in getting people to participate. 10 pages, 34 footnotes, 12 bibliographic references.   $70
13793. The 1990 Mohawk Uprising. An overview and analysis of the March 1990 Mohawk uprising near Oka, Quebec, Canada. Provides background information on the Mohawk tribe, the Mohawks' major grievances against the Canadian government, and the specific land dispute which led to this uprising. Discusses the outcome and longer-term ramifications of the uprising. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $42
13741. Affirmative Action for Hispanics. Examines the impact of affirmative action programs on the Hispanic population and the significance of Supreme Court reversals of two-and-a-half decade movement toward the redress of past discrimination through positive hiring practices. Focuses on the affect of these court decisions on the prospects for Hispanics in the U.S. job market. 9 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $63
13669. African-American Men: Curbing the Crisis. Examines the social, economic, and health crisis among African-American males. Looks at the crisis from three major standpoints: the harsh realities of lowered life expectancy due to increasing mortality from AIDS, drug use and urban violence; the creation of a new black underclass; and the growing movement towards independent initiative and self-development among African American males. 9 pages, 25 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $63
13663. Asian-American Culture. A brief essay examining the culture, history and values of Asian-American immigrants and their progeny. Considers the heterogeneity of the Asian-American category and the tendency to assume cultural homogeneity among this immigrant group. Profiles family values, educational achievement, and political participation among Asian-Americans. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
13662. Asians as a Model Minority. An examination of the image of Asians as a model minority which considers the reasons for the development of this "myth." Argues that Asian "invisibility" and stereotypes of Asian "submissiveness" have contributed to the myth. 6 pages, 4 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
13661. Article Review: "Racism and Relocation: Telling the Japanese American Experience" by J. A. Mackey and W. E. Huntzicker. Critical review of this article which appeared in the December 1991 edition of the journal Social Education and which combines contemporary and historical approaches to the effects of racism against Japanese-Americans. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
13545. Native American Influences on u.s. Politics. How the Iroquois Confederacy and similar groups influenced the founding fathers and thus U.S. politics as practiced today. Includes such concepts as the unity of states under a federal government, representative government, the use of compromises, and the power to impeach, among others. 7 pages, 25 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
13426. Attitudes of Chicanos Toward Other Racial and Ethnic Groups. Argues that there is wide variation in attitudes, but that Chicanos generally show less tolerance toward Mexican Indians and immigrants than toward outside groups. Also discusses how earlier Chicano activists sought "whiteness" at the expense of other minorities, but have recently sought increased cooperation with other groups. 15 pages, 56 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $105
13282. Sexuality, Sexual Behavior and Race/Ethnicity. This report provides a survey and overview of recent literature on racial differences in sexuality. The first section examines what has historically been the major focus of attention among sexuality researchers who have investigated racial issues: comparisons of sexuality between Caucasian and African-Americans. The next section reviews the literature on Asian and Hispanic sexuality, particularly as it compares to sexual behaviors among White and Black Americans. A concluding section discusses explanations for racial differences in sexuality. 24 pages, 134 footnotes, 35 bibliographic sources.   $133
13196. Acculturation and Change Among Latinas. Mexican-American & Puerto Rican-American women Find New Identities. This paper compares and contrasts the experience of acculturation and role re-definition among two Latina populations - Mexican American women and Puerto Rican-American women, with a special focus on married (legal and common-law) women. The analysis considers these women's responses to their new social situations and cultural influences and looks at the ways that traditional family values, behaviors and structure affects their adaptation and response as well as the ways that ethnic culture, racial discrimination and gender oppression shape Latina women's lives and impacts their families. 17 pages, 43 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $119
13151. The Amish. Discusses the origins of the sect in the sixteenth century, and its subsequent migration to America. Also discusses the unique beliefs and lifestyle of the Amish, as well as such controversies as the group's refusal to fight in wars, and its rejection of the public school education system. 11 pages, 38 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $70
13090. Cultural Diversity in Health Care: The Native American. To illustrate the importance of cultural sensitivity in health care interactions, this paper provides an overview of Native American approaches and beliefs about health and illness. Some of the major questions considered in this investigation include the following: How do Native Americans view health and illness? How do Native American healing practices differ from those of the dominant culture? Do Native Americans have any special health care concerns relating to their culture or lifestyle? The starting point for this overview was an interview with a Native American man. The interview material is supplemented by and supported with information drawn from a review of scholarly literature on Native American health systems. 12 pages, 22 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $84
12583. "Pilgrims in Aztlan" by Miguel Mendez (Book Review). This paper reviews this novel about various characters living near the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 1960s. Discusses the development of Chicano/Latino pride at the time, and also shows how the people had a sense of humor and a love of life, despite all the suffering and hardship that they had to endure. Keywords: Mexican fiction ethnic relations America borders. 5p., 19f, 4b.   $35
12582. They Called Them Greasers (Arnoldo De Leon). Review of book studying the psychological factors in the relations between white and Mexicans in 19th century Texas. Includes a personal response to the book, which finds the subject matter fascinating but criticizes the dry and academic style of writing. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
12452. The Apache Warrior Geronimo. Discusses the life of the Apache leader and his long war against the U.S. Army. Also discusses the tactics used by Geronimo that enabled him to elude the U.S. Army for many years. 11 pages, 4 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
11801. The Cultural and Historical Evolution of the Ojibwa. This paper describes the early migration of the Ojibwa, the first interaction between the Ojibwa and European settlers, the economic decline of the Ojibwa in modern America, and present remnants of Ojibwa culture. 7 pages, 4 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $49
11504. The Civil Rights Movement and the Chicano Movimento. Comparison of the African-American civil rights movement and the Mexican-American Chicano Movimiento from the 1950s through the 1970s. Argues that while the civil rights movement was larger and better organized, both movements were similar in tracing a basic trajectory from a civil rights orientation in reaction to Anglo prejudice, moving into various aspects of cultural nationalism. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
11467. "Save Our State" and the Anti-Immigration Movement in Historical Perspective. Examines the recent passage of California's Proposition 187, and its historical precedents. Looks at the pros and cons of Proposition 187, considers its rationale, and compares it with the 19th century laws restricting Chinese immigration. 11 pages, 28 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $77
11415. Labor Organization Among Chinese Immigrants. Basic brief history of Chinese labor in American from the 1850s to the 1930s, including the origin of white hatred for "coolies," conditions of early Chinese laborers, the importance and positive and negative aspects of the Six Companies, anti-Chinese racism, conditions in New York's Chinatown and the formation of Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance and other recognizably "modern" adaptations after 1930. 10 pages., 16 footnotes in text, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
11407. The Chinese Exclusion Laws. Drawing upon both recent, retrospective analyses and reports from the era, the paper examines the Chinese Exclusion Acts from 1854 through 1882. Reviews the specific laws and policies aimed at Chinese exclusion and considers the public sentiment and rationale underlying their enactment. 7 pages, 14 footnotes in text, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
11406. Chinese Labor in California. Historical overview of the conditions and activities of Chinese immigrants in California and other states in the 1800s. Considers where they worked, white reactions, labor and life conditions, and the institutionalization of job segregation. 7 pages, 19 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
11271. The Joy Luck Club (The Film). The themes of family life and mother-daughter relationships in the film treatment of Amy Tan's novel about Chinese-Americans is examined. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
11153. The Trickster in Native American Mythology. Examines the origins, core myth, and numerous variants of the Trickster in the myths, tales and religion of Native American peoples. Stories of Coyote, Raven, Hare, First Man and other versions of the Trickster creator myth are examined in detail. 23 pages, 27 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $133
11152. Peyote in Native American Religion. Examines the origins, history and rituals of the peyote cult, distinguishing between the ancient peyote practices of the Mexican Indians and the modern-day revival of peyotism among the indigenous peoples north of the Rio Grande. Rituals, symbols and rules of the practice are described in detail. 20 pages, 31 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $133
11017. The People and Culture of Appalachia. Describes factors contributing to the unique social and cultural fabric of Appalachia, with emphasis on the fact that region is in transition from its rural focus as urbanization and educational improvements take place. 6 pages, 17 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
11000. The Cajuns of South Louisiana. Historical overview of culture of French Acadian settlers of Souther Louisians. Describes language, culture, economy, and current efforts to preserve traditions. 7 pages, 17 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $49
10533. Black and Chicano Nationalism Compared. Reviews major figures and organizations of Black and Chicano social activism and their attitudes and goals concerning mainstream U.S. society. 9 pages, 14 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $63
10511. Growing Up in the Minority Community. Compares and contrasts two autobiographies of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s: Anne Moody's "Coming of Age in Mississippi", and the California-based "Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez." 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $56
10510. Life in New York's Chinatown as Depicted in Eat a Bowl of Tea by Louis Chu. A review of Chu's 1961 novel which depicts life in New York's Chinatown and shows the gradual transition from male-dominated bachelor society to family society where males and females are integrated. The focus of the analysis is the interactions and relationship between the protagonist Ben Loy and the antagonist, Mei Oi. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10439. North American Indian Peyote Religion. A discussion of the origin of the peyote ritual, its meaning to Native American practitioners, its larger cultural significance, and its legal status. 7 pages, 27 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $49
10426. The Rise of David Levinsky: Portrait of the Jewish Immigrant. Examines the treatment of Jewish ethnicity in Cahan's 1917 novel ,and compares it with non-fiction accounts of the experience of ethnic Jewish immigrants in New York during the period of 1885-1930. Among the specific issues explored are ethnic identity, relations with other ethnic groups, degree of assimilation and acculturation, and intra-ethnic relations. 9 pages, 22 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
10341. Korean Immigrant Small Business: Resource Mobilization. A critical review and analysis of Shin and Han's investigation of aspects of Asian American small business success published in a recent edition of Amerasia Journal, under the title of "Korean Immigrant Small Businesses in Chicago: An Analysis of the Resource Mobilization Process." 6 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
10197. A Discussion of the Attitudes of Israelis Living in the u.s. Describes problems facing Israelis living in America; focus on feelings of guilt coupled with enjoyment of personal freedom, alternative lifestyles, and freedom from fear of war. 10 pages, 17 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
10152. Italian Immigrants to New York, 1870-1920. The sharp rise in immigration from Italy to America after 1890 is noted, and the location, occupation and status of Italian-Americans in New York City is studied in particular. 8 pages, 25 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $56
10097. The Italian Family. Overview of the structure and roles of the Italian family, comparing its features to those of families in other Western industrialized nations. Unusual aspects of the Italian family, such as the persistence of extended family groups and the low rate of divorce are discussed. The influences of religion, politics, economics and the changing social status of women on family structure and roles are noted. 5 pages, 18 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $35
10075. A Prediction of u.s. Racial and Ethnic Mix in the Year 2050: Moving From Racial Majority to Pluralities. Analyzes the trend of changing ethnic population composition in an effort to arrive at a reasonable projection of U.S. ethnic diversity in the year 2050. The analysis considers current demographic trends within and among the groups in terms of the three main factors effecting population change (fertility, mortality, and net immigration) as well as trends within the sub-influences on these factors, such as the distribution of wealth, the use of contraceptives, susceptibility to disease (rates of morbidity), and political/legal restraints on immigration. 14 pages, 43 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $98
10069. Jewish Experience in America: Orphaned in America by Paul Cowan. A review of a Jewish American's story of the rediscovery of his religious and ethnic roots in traditional Judaism. 10 pages, 15 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $70
10033. Navajo Cultural Change. Describes effects of acculturataion on Navajo in terms of religtion, family/kinship patterns, child welfare, disease, political subordination, and economics. 10 pages, 31 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
09817. Illusions Peculiar to Exile Among Japanese Americans. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
09660. Racism and Racial Conflict in America. Traces the historical development of racism and racial conflict in America from the colonial period to recent times. The trend toward a "declining significance of race" in the modern period is noted. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
09651. Curanderismo: The Past, Present and Future of Mexican Folk Healing. An in-depth investigation of the system of Mexican folk medicine known as curanderismo. Considers its origins, theoretical underpinnings, essential elements, treatment techniques, and applications. Considerable attention is devoted to curanderismo's role in contemporary Mexican-American culture and its likely role in the future. 10 pages, 40 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $70
09650. "Skeletons in Our Museums' Closets" by Douglas J. Preston. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $70
09633. "America Is in the Heart" by Carlos Bulosan. Critique of the Filipino-American writer's autobiography, focusing on the immigrant experience and on the dual identity of Filipinos as an underclass in the U.S. from the twenties to the forties. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09580. San Francisco Bay Area Chinese. An examination of the society of Bay Area Chinese, contrasting new immigrants and their economic problems with the relative social and economic stability of longer-time residents who have integrated into the general population. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
09521. Chinese Americans: Causes for Immigration. The three waves of Chinese immigrant 'sojourners' students are compared with second and third generations. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
09505. Mexican Immigration to the Us: Social, Legal and Economic Aspects. Traces the history, evolution, and current status of Mexican immigration. Considers the factors involved in Mexican migration and the social economic impact in the U.S. Particular attention is devoted to the impact of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (Simpson-Rodino). 16 pages, 46 footnotes, 28 bibliographic sources.   $112
09448. The Emergence of Chicano Women in the American Workforce. Review of the literature on Chicano women labor force participation in the U.S. Considers cultural reasons behind the low participation rates in the past and factors such as bilingualism, education, and economic need which has encouraged more Mexican-American women to seek employment. 8 pages, 17 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $56
09234. Asian Americans and Voting. Discusses current levels of political and voting participation among Asian Americans. Explores reasons for Asian American's lack of direct participation in the political process. 4 pages, 8 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $28
09232. "Marching to a Different Drummer? Sex Roles of Asian Indian Women in the United States." Summary and critique of this article drawn from Women and Therapy. The article contends that Asian indians adhere to different sex roles than native indian women. 4p. 2f. lb.   $28
09231. "Filipino and Korean Immigrants in Small Business: A Comparative Analysis." Critical analysis and review of a recent article in Amerasia. The analysis considers the study's significance, the legitimacy of its methodology, and makes suggestions for improvement. 6p. 4f. lb.   $42
09230. "America's Super Minority." Highly critical analysis of this Fortune magazine article which claims that Asian Americans as a group have captured the American dream. Considers the validity of the article's methodology and conclusions and makes suggestions for improvements. 5p. 0f. lb.   $35
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