Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality / Edition 1by David M. Newman
Pub. Date: 10/11/2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
We don’t experience our everyday lives through just one lens; rather, we experience all elements of our identityrace, class, gender, sexualitysimultaneously. This ground-breaking, engaging, highly accessible new book acknowledges this reality and brings to light the importance of studying the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality,… See more details below
We don’t experience our everyday lives through just one lens; rather, we experience all elements of our identityrace, class, gender, sexualitysimultaneously. This ground-breaking, engaging, highly accessible new book acknowledges this reality and brings to light the importance of studying the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality, both as elements of personal identity and as sources of social inequality.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Identities
Part II: Inequalities5. Expressing Inequalities: Prejudice and discrimination in Everyday LifeStereotypes: The building blocks of bigotryThe normality of stereotypesThe negativity of positive stereotypesA “model” minorityThe good motherPrejudice: Perceiving inequalityPrejudice, privilege, and ideologies of inferiorityRace and biological weaknessGender and biological inevitabilityThe hidden privilege of social dominanceIntersections: Wealthy white men and perceptions of raceWithin-group prejudiceIntersections: Race, gender, and colorismDiscrimination: Inequality in actionPersonal discriminationQuiet biasThe enduring importance of raceIntersections: Race, class, gender and everyday social encountersGlobal ethnic violenceInstitutional discriminationConclusionInvestigating Identities and Inequalities—Race and retail: Personal and institutional discrimination in everyday life6. Inequalities in health and illnessThe social construction of health and illnessThe embodiment of inequalityTo eat or not to eatHungerObesityIntersections: Race, class, gender and weightIt’s not how you feel, it’s how you lookUnequal and unwell: The stratification of health and health careGlobal inequalitiesWealth and health in the United StatesThe color of healthEnvironmental discriminationHealth care suspicionsGendered healthPre-menstrual syndromeThe medicalization of childbirthThe gendering of medical practice and researchMen’s healthHomosexuality and healthConclusionInvestigating Identities and Inequalities—Hospital stays: The unequal contours of American health care7. Inequalities in law and justiceThe social construction of lawsPower, politics, and legal definitionsThe laws of intimacyMiscegenation Same-sex marriage Race, class, and justiceRacial profilingClass and crimePrisonsIntersections: Race, class, and deathGendered justice Gender and the lawSexual harassmentGender and violenceIntersections: Poverty, gender, and human traffickingIntimate violenceRape and sexual assaultSpousal and partner violenceConclusionInvestigating Identities and Inequalities—Safe havens: Race, class, and the fear of crime8. Inequalities in economics and workUnderprivilege and overprivilege: Economic imbalances in everyday lifeGlobal inequalitiesAmerican inequalitiesThe middle-class squeezeThe face of American poverty: In the shadow of plentySleepless on the streetPoverty’s borderThe economies of raceIntersections: Race, class and immigrationThe economies of genderIntersections: Race, gender and the poverty of single parenthoodOn the job: Race, class, gender, and sexuality in the workplaceProfessional trainingThe corporate closetRacial discrimination in the workplaceAffirmative action: Overcoming institutional discriminationGender and workSeparate spheresGender discrimination in the workplaceIntersections: Gendered racism in the workplaceConclusionInvestigating Identities and Inequalities—Living on the outskirts of poverty: A balanced budget9. The futures of inequalities Possibilities: Altering inequalitiesFickle futuresEthnoracial outlooksEvolving a post-racial, post-ethnic societySubdividing race and ethnicityThe futures of gender and the sexual dichotomyThe futures of “[blank]sexuality”Stratification outlooks: Class dismissedFuture intersectionsFinal thoughts Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Organizing for a change: Student groups on campus
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