Privilege: A Reader / Edition 2

Privilege: A Reader / Edition 2

by Michael S. Kimmel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813344263

ISBN-13: 9780813344263

Pub. Date: 12/29/2009

Publisher: Westview Press

In this new and timely anthology on the experience of privilege in America-as it relates to holding the identity of the dominant gender, class, race, and sexual preference-sociologists Michael Kimmel and Abby Ferber, along with a wide range of contributors, challenge students to think more critically about the myriad inequalities in society and especially to become

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In this new and timely anthology on the experience of privilege in America-as it relates to holding the identity of the dominant gender, class, race, and sexual preference-sociologists Michael Kimmel and Abby Ferber, along with a wide range of contributors, challenge students to think more critically about the myriad inequalities in society and especially to become more aware of how the dynamics that create inequality for some also benefit others. Designed to be used in both introductory sociology and race, gender, and class courses, this exciting volume asks that privilege-and students' own role in it-become more visible. With both well-known and previously published pieces as well as new contributions, Privilege uses an "intersectional approach" to explore the ways in which race, class, gender and sexuality interact in the lives of those who are privileged by one or more of these identities. Kimmel and Ferber have brought together leading thinkers and writers on all of these dimensions, to examine both the parallels and the ruptures among these different but connected relationships. Writing both personally and analytically, these essays can bring students inside the experiences, and enable us all to begin to theorize our own lives, as well as to explore the ways in which these systems intersect in people's lives.

About the Editors:

Michael S. Kimmel is professor of sociology at SUNY, Stonybrook. His books include Changing Men, Men Confront Pornography, Men's Lives, Against the Tide, The Politics of Manhood, Manhood, and The Gendered Society. He edits Men and Masculinities, an interdisciplinary scholarly journal, a book series on Men and Masculinity at the University of California Press, and the Sage Series on Men and Masculinities. He is the Spokesperson for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and lectures extensively on campuses in the U.S. and abroad.White Man Falling, co-author of Hate Crime in America and Making A Difference. She has been widely interviewed about her work on hate crimes and white supremacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344263
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Credit Lines ix

Preface xii

Introduction: Toward a Pedagogy of the Oppressor 1

I Making Privilege Visible

1 White Privilege and Male Privilege Peggy McIntosh 13

2 The Black Male Privileges Checklist Jewel Woods 27

3 Why Are Droves of Unqualified, Unprepared Kids Getting into Our Top Colleges? Because Their Dads Are Alumni John Larew 39

4 On Being Okie Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 49

5 Becoming 100 Percent Straight Michael A. Messner 65

6 The Heterosexual Questionnaire M. Rochlin 73

II Understanding Privilege

7 Privilege, Power, Differences and Us Allan Johnson 77

8 How Jews Became White Karen Brodkin Sacks 87

9 Masculinity as Homophobia Michael S. Kimmel 107

10 On White Pride, Reverse Racism, and Other Delusions Tim Wise 133

11 Class: Still Alive and Reproducing in the United States Diana Kendall 145

III Examining Intersections

12 Invisibility/Hypervisibility: The Paradox of Normative Whiteness Maureen T. Redding 155

13 Class and Race: The New Black Elite bell hooks 169

14 How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays Allan Bérubé 179

IV Moving Forward

15 Subverting Racism from Within Becky Thompson 213

16 Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection Patricia Hill Collins 233

17 Dismantling Privilege and Becoming an Activist Abby L. Ferber 251

Index 257

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