Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study / Edition 9

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Like its preceding editions, this fourth edition of Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study undertakes a study of race, gender, and sexuality within the context of class. With 28 new readings and 5 revised readings, this edition also contains an entirely new section entitled "'Us' and 'Them': Becoming an American." This section examines the ways in which the concept of "citizen" has been constructed in the United States over time and studies the role that issues of race, class, and gender have played in determining who is included inand excluded from - this category.
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Presents 102 readings gathered to present as full a picture as possible of the ways that various types of oppression have interacted with each other in American society. The readings are organized into eight thematic sections that respectively focus on: the social construction of difference; the way these issues have determined the construction of the concept of "citizen;" the role of privilege; the economics of oppression; consequences of inequality; race and gender issues in US law; the use of stereotypes, ideology, language, violence, and social control in the creation and maintenance of hierarchies; and finally, suggestions for moving beyond racism, classism, and sexism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429242172
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 774
  • Sales rank: 736
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I The Social Construction of Difference: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 7
1 Racial Formations 13
2 The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch 23
3 Rethinking Women's Biology 32
4 The Social Construction of Gender 33
5 Ah, Ya Throw Like a Girl! 46
6 In a Male-Centered World, Female Differences Are Transformed into Female Disadvantages 48
7 The Social Construction of Sexuality 52
8 The Invention of Heterosexuality 55
9 Deconstructing the Underclass 67
10 Domination and Subordination 73
Suggestions for Further Reading 79
Pt. II "Us" and "Them": Becoming an American 81
1 Who Is an American? 84
2 "Is This a White Country, or What?" 92
3 How Jews Became White 100
4 Asian-American History Rises above Pitfalls for Trail of Success: Ups, Downs Compared to Plight of Blacks 115
5 Baiting Immigrants: Heartbreak for Latinos 118
6 The Border Patrol State 121
7 Five Myths about Immigration 125
Suggestions for Further Reading 128
Pt. III Understanding Racism, Sexism, and Class Privilege 130
1 The Problem: Discrimination 135
2 Oppression 146
3 Racism: Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Name 150
4 Smells Like Racism 154
5 White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack 165
6 Racial Relations Becoming More Complex across Country 170
7 Death of a Teenager Widens a Racial Rift between Two Towns 175
8 Gang Rape 183
Suggestions for Further Reading 187
Pt. IV The Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the United States 188
1 Imagine a Country 192
2 Class in America: Myths and Realities 202
3 Who Killed the Middle Class? 215
4 Family Struggles to Make Do after Fall from Middle Class 220
5 Middle-Class Blacks Try to Grip a Ladder While Lending a Hand 225
6 Persistent Racial Segregation Mars Suburbs' Green Dream 228
7 The Wage Gap: Myths and Facts 234
8 How Workplaces May Look without Affirmative Action 238
9 Women Face Glass Walls as Well as Ceilings 241
10 Welfare: Exploding the Stereotypes 242
11 What Scholars Can Tell Politicians about the Poor 249
Suggestions for Further Reading 253
Pt. V Many Voices, Many Lives: Some Consequences of Racial, Gender, and Class Inequality 255
1 Racial and Ethnic Minorities: An Overview 258
2 On Being South Asian in North America 270
3 Then Came the War 277
4 An Ethnic Trump 284
5 TV Arabs 286
6 The Circuit 288
7 The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria 292
8 Aria: A Bilingual Childhood 297
9 Arturo 306
10 Suicide Note 308
11 Pursuit of Happiness 310
12 Black Hispanics: The Ties That Bind 312
13 Blacks and Hispanics: A Fragile Alliance 315
14 What I Learned about Jews 319
15 Pigskin, Patriarchy, and Pain 325
16 He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy 328
17 With No Immediate Cause 334
18 When Street Harassment Gets Nasty 336
19 The Triangular Tube of Pink Lipstick 338
20 "We Are Who You Are": Feminism and Disability 339
21 The Case of Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson: Ableism, Heterosexism, and Sexism 346
22 Requiem for the Champ 356
23 C. P. Ellis 359
Suggestions for Further Reading 368
Pt. VI How it Happened: Race and Gender Issues in U.S. Law 370
1 Indian Tribes: A Continuing Quest for Survival 378
2 An Act for the Better Ordering and Governing of Negroes and Slaves, South Carolina, 1712 383
3 The "Three-Fifths Compromise": The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2 388
4 An Act Prohibiting the Teaching of Slaves to Read 389
5 Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 390
6 The Antisuffragists: Selected Papers, 1852-1887 394
7 People v. Hall, 1854 399
8 Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1856 401
9 The Emancipation Proclamation 405
10 United States Constitution: Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendments 407
11 The Black Codes 408
12 Bradwell v. Illinois, 1873 416
13 Minor v. Happersett, 1874 418
14 California Constitution, 1876 419
15 Elk v. Wilkins, 1884 420
16 Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 421
17 United States Constitution: Nineteenth Amendment (1920) 424
18 Korematsu v. United States, 1944 425
19 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954 429
20 Roe v. Wade, 1973 434
21 The Equal Rights Amendment (Defeated) 434
22 Bowers v. Hardwick, 1986 435
23 Confronting Obstacles to Lesbian and Gay Equality 437
Suggestions for Further Reading 446
Pt. VII Creating and Maintaining Hierarchies: Stereotypes, Ideology, Language, Violence, and Social Control 448
1 Self-Fulfilling Stereotypes 452
2 Anti-Gay Stereotypes 458
3 Racism in the English Language 465
4 Sex and Race: The Analogy of Social Control 475
5 Am I Thin Enough Yet? 489
6 Pulling Train 497
7 Failing at Faimess: How America's Schools Cheat Girls 503
8 Tracking 509
9 Media Magic: Making Class Invisible 510
10 Blaming the Victim 519
Suggestions for Further Reading 529
Pt. VIII Revisioning the Future 530
1 Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference 533
2 En rapport, In Opposition: Cobrando cuentas a las nuestras 540
3 Up Against the Wall 546
4 Toward a More Caring Society 549
5 A New Vision of Masculinity 559
6 Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism 565
7 Narrowing the Income Gap between Rich and Poor 574
8 Feminism: A Transformational Politic 579
9 Still I Rise 586
10 The woman in the ordinary 588
Suggestions for Further Reading 588
Index 595
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