Privilege

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Innovative and thought-provoking, this timely anthology expands the concept of privilege in America beyond the traditional limiters of being white and male. In addition to readings from well-known authors in the field, this edition includes pieces from contemporary scholars breaking new ground in superordinate studies. Seventeen carefully selected essays explore the multifaceted aspects of privilege; how race, gender, class, and sexual preference interact in the lives of those who are privileged by one or more of...
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Overview

Innovative and thought-provoking, this timely anthology expands the concept of privilege in America beyond the traditional limiters of being white and male. In addition to readings from well-known authors in the field, this edition includes pieces from contemporary scholars breaking new ground in superordinate studies. Seventeen carefully selected essays explore the multifaceted aspects of privilege; how race, gender, class, and sexual preference interact in the lives of those who are privileged by one or more of these identities. Written from a variety of viewpoints, personal and analytic, the essays in this volume help students understand that ''race'' can mean white people, ''gender'' can mean men, and ''sexuality'' can mean heterosexuals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458761699
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael S. Kimmel is professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, 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. Abby L. Ferber is Director of Women's Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is the author of White Man Falling: Race, Gender, and White Supremacy, co-author of Hate Crime in America: What Do We Know? and Making A Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out. She has been widely interviewed about her work on hate crimes and white supremacy.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
Introduction: "Toward a Pedagogy of the Oppressor" 1
1 Oppression 13
2 The Matter of Whiteness 21
3 Class in America 33
4 Masculinity as Homophobia 51
5 The Heterosexual Questionnaire 75
6 White Privilege Shapes the U.S. 79
7 The Invention of Heterosexuality 83
8 Media Magic 99
9 Hiring Quotas for White Males Only 111
10 How Jews Became White 115
11 Why are Droves of Unqualified, Unprepared Kids Getting into our Top Colleges? Because Their Dads Are Alumni 135
12 White Privilege and Male Privilege 147
13 Teaching about Being an Oppressor 161
14 The King's English: A Campus Fable 173
15 Becoming 100 Percent Straight 181
16 White Like Me 189
17 Universal Freckle, or How I Learned to be White 195
18 Teasing Out the Lessons of the 1960s 215
19 On Being Okie 229
20 Class and Race: The New Black Elite 243
21 How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays 253
22 Men as Superordinates 287
23 White Reconstruction in the University 299
24 Defending the Culture of Privilege 319
25 Toward a New Vision 331
26 White Men's Roles in Multicultural Coalitions 349
27 Subverting Racism from Within 381
28 Being a Strong White Ally 401
Index 413
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