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

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

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by Paula S. Rothenberg
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429242172
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2013
Edition description:
Ninth Edition
Pages:
732
Sales rank:
35,626
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IThe Social Construction of Difference: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality7
1Racial Formations13
2The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch23
3Rethinking Women's Biology32
4The Social Construction of Gender33
5Ah, Ya Throw Like a Girl!46
6In a Male-Centered World, Female Differences Are Transformed into Female Disadvantages48
7The Social Construction of Sexuality52
8The Invention of Heterosexuality55
9Deconstructing the Underclass67
10Domination and Subordination73
Suggestions for Further Reading79
Pt. II"Us" and "Them": Becoming an American81
1Who Is an American?84
2"Is This a White Country, or What?"92
3How Jews Became White100
4Asian-American History Rises above Pitfalls for Trail of Success: Ups, Downs Compared to Plight of Blacks115
5Baiting Immigrants: Heartbreak for Latinos118
6The Border Patrol State121
7Five Myths about Immigration125
Suggestions for Further Reading128
Pt. IIIUnderstanding Racism, Sexism, and Class Privilege130
1The Problem: Discrimination135
2Oppression146
3Racism: Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Name150
4Smells Like Racism154
5White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack165
6Racial Relations Becoming More Complex across Country170
7Death of a Teenager Widens a Racial Rift between Two Towns175
8Gang Rape183
Suggestions for Further Reading187
Pt. IVThe Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the United States188
1Imagine a Country192
2Class in America: Myths and Realities202
3Who Killed the Middle Class?215
4Family Struggles to Make Do after Fall from Middle Class220
5Middle-Class Blacks Try to Grip a Ladder While Lending a Hand225
6Persistent Racial Segregation Mars Suburbs' Green Dream228
7The Wage Gap: Myths and Facts234
8How Workplaces May Look without Affirmative Action238
9Women Face Glass Walls as Well as Ceilings241
10Welfare: Exploding the Stereotypes242
11What Scholars Can Tell Politicians about the Poor249
Suggestions for Further Reading253
Pt. VMany Voices, Many Lives: Some Consequences of Racial, Gender, and Class Inequality255
1Racial and Ethnic Minorities: An Overview258
2On Being South Asian in North America270
3Then Came the War277
4An Ethnic Trump284
5TV Arabs286
6The Circuit288
7The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria292
8Aria: A Bilingual Childhood297
9Arturo306
10Suicide Note308
11Pursuit of Happiness310
12Black Hispanics: The Ties That Bind312
13Blacks and Hispanics: A Fragile Alliance315
14What I Learned about Jews319
15Pigskin, Patriarchy, and Pain325
16He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy328
17With No Immediate Cause334
18When Street Harassment Gets Nasty336
19The Triangular Tube of Pink Lipstick338
20"We Are Who You Are": Feminism and Disability339
21The Case of Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson: Ableism, Heterosexism, and Sexism346
22Requiem for the Champ356
23C. P. Ellis359
Suggestions for Further Reading368
Pt. VIHow it Happened: Race and Gender Issues in U.S. Law370
1Indian Tribes: A Continuing Quest for Survival378
2An Act for the Better Ordering and Governing of Negroes and Slaves, South Carolina, 1712383
3The "Three-Fifths Compromise": The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2388
4An Act Prohibiting the Teaching of Slaves to Read389
5Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848390
6The Antisuffragists: Selected Papers, 1852-1887394
7People v. Hall, 1854399
8Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1856401
9The Emancipation Proclamation405
10United States Constitution: Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendments407
11The Black Codes408
12Bradwell v. Illinois, 1873416
13Minor v. Happersett, 1874418
14California Constitution, 1876419
15Elk v. Wilkins, 1884420
16Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896421
17United States Constitution: Nineteenth Amendment (1920)424
18Korematsu v. United States, 1944425
19Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954429
20Roe v. Wade, 1973434
21The Equal Rights Amendment (Defeated)434
22Bowers v. Hardwick, 1986435
23Confronting Obstacles to Lesbian and Gay Equality437
Suggestions for Further Reading446
Pt. VIICreating and Maintaining Hierarchies: Stereotypes, Ideology, Language, Violence, and Social Control448
1Self-Fulfilling Stereotypes452
2Anti-Gay Stereotypes458
3Racism in the English Language465
4Sex and Race: The Analogy of Social Control475
5Am I Thin Enough Yet?489
6Pulling Train497
7Failing at Faimess: How America's Schools Cheat Girls503
8Tracking509
9Media Magic: Making Class Invisible510
10Blaming the Victim519
Suggestions for Further Reading529
Pt. VIIIRevisioning the Future530
1Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference533
2En rapport, In Opposition: Cobrando cuentas a las nuestras540
3Up Against the Wall546
4Toward a More Caring Society549
5A New Vision of Masculinity559
6Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism565
7Narrowing the Income Gap between Rich and Poor574
8Feminism: A Transformational Politic579
9Still I Rise586
10The woman in the ordinary588
Suggestions for Further Reading588
Index595

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