Featuring an accessible and diverse collection of more than 60 writings by a variety of scholars, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER demonstrates how the complex intersection of people's race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes their experiences, and who they become as individuals. Each reading addresses a timely--and often controversial--topic, such as the sub-prime mortgage crisis, health care inequality, undocumented students, and social media, thus giving readers a multidimensional perspective on a number of social issues. To provide an analytical framework for the articles, co-editors Andersen and Hill Collins begin each section with an in-depth introduction.
Race, Class, And, Gender, includes many interdisciplinary readings. The author's selection of very accessible articles show how race, class, and gender shape people's experiences, and help students to see the issues in an analytic, as well as descriptive way. The book also provides conceptual grounding in understanding race, class, and gender; has a strong historical and sociological perspective; and is further strengthened by conceptual introductions by the authors. Students will find the readings engaging and accessible, but may gain the most from the introduction sections that highlight key points and relate the essential concepts. Included in the collection of readings are narratives aimed at building empathy, and articles on important social issues such as prison, affirmative action, poverty, immigration, and racism, among other topics.
Margaret L. Andersen--raised in Oakland, California; Rome, Georgia; and Boston--is Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her B.A. from Georgia State University. She is the author of THINKING ABOUT WOMEN: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SEX AND GENDER (Allyn and Bacon) and the best-selling Wadsworth Cengage Learning text RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER: AN ANTHOLOGY (with Patricia Hill Collins). She is also the author of ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION and LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR. She has recently served as Vice President of the American Sociological Association, from which she has also received the prestigious Jessie Bernard Award. She has also been awarded the SWS Feminist Lecturer Award, given annually by SWS (Sociologists for Women in Society) to a social scientist whose work has contributed to improving the status of women in society. She currently serves as Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. She has served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Delaware, where she has also won the University's Excellence in Teaching Award. She lives on the Elk River in Maryland with her husband, Richard Rosenfeld.
Patricia Hill Collins is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Charles Phelps Taft Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of numerous articles and books including BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT: KNOWLEDGE, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND THE POLITICS OF EMPOWERMENT, which won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems; and BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS: AFRICAN AMERICANS, GENDER, AND THE NEW RACISM, which won ASA's 2007 Distinguished Publication Award. She is also author of ANOTHER KIND OF PUBLIC EDUCATION: RACE, SCHOOLS, THE MEDIA, AND DEMOCRATIC POSSIBILITIES; the HANDBOOK OF RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES, edited with John Solomos; and ON INTELLECTUAL ACTIVISM. She served as the 100th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 2009. Dr. Collins received her B.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University, and her M.A.T. from Harvard University.
PREFACE. Part I: WHY RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER STILL MATTER. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. 1. "Missing People and Others: Joining Together to Expand the Circle," by Arturo Madrid. 2. "Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz," by Almas Sayeed. 3. "From a Native Daughter," by Haunani-Kay Trask. 4. "Label Us Angry," by Jeremiah Torres. 5. "A Different Mirror," by Ronald T. Takaki. 6. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy Mcintosh. 7. Race, Poverty and Disability: Three Strikes and You're Out! Or Are You?" by Pamela Block, Fabricio E. Balcazar, and Christopher B. Keys. Part II: SYSTEMS OF POWER AND INEQUALITY. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. A. RACE AND RACISM. 8. "Seeing More than Black and White," by Elizabeth Martinez. 9. "Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America," by Charles A. Gallagher. 10. "What White Supremacists Taught a Jewish Scholar About Identity," by Abby Ferber. 11. "The Contested Meaning of 'Asian American': Racial Dilemmas in the Contemporary U.S.," by Nazli Kibria. 12. "Race as Class," by Herbert J. Gans. B. CLASS AND INEQUALITY. 13. "Shadowy Lines That Still Divide," by Janny Scott and David Leonhardt. 14. "Is Capitalism Gendered and Racialized?" by Joan Acker. 15. "Health and Wealth: Our Appalling Health Inequality Reflects and Reinforces Society's Other Gaps," by Lawrence R. Jacobs and James A. Morone. 16. "Sub-Prime as a Black Catastrophe," by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro. 17. "Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America's Future," by Insight Center for Community Economic Development. C. GENDER AND SEXISM. 18. "Sex and Gender through the Prism of Difference," by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael Messner. 19. "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria," by Judith Ortiz Cofer. 20. "Becoming Entrepreneurs: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender at the Black Beauty Salon," by Adia M. Harvey. 21. "The Well-Coiffed Man: Class, Race, and Heterosexual Masculinity in the Hair Salon," by Kristen Barber. 22. "The Culture of Black Femininity and School Success," by Carla O'Connor, R. L'Heureux Lewis, and Jennifer Mueller. D. ETHNICITY AND NATIONALITY. 23. "The First Americans: American Indians," by C. Matthew Snipp. 24. "Is This a White Country, or What?" by Lillian Rubin. 25. "Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?" by Mary C. Waters. 26. "Places and People: The New American Mosaic," by Charles Hirschman and Douglas S. Massey. 27. "A Dream Deferred: Undocumented Students at CUNY," by Carolina Bank Munoz. E. SEXUALITY AND HETEROSEXISM. 28. "Prisons for Our Bodies; Closets for Our Minds: Racism, Sexism, and Black Sexuality," by Patricia Hill Collins. 29. "The Invention of Heterosexuality," by Jonathan Ned Katz. 30. "An Intersectional Analysis of 'Six packs, ' 'Midriffs' and Hot Lesbians' in Advertising," by Rosalind Gill. 31. "Darker Shades of Queer: Race and Sexuality at the Margins," by Chung-suk Han. 32. "Selling Sex for Visas: Sex Tourism as a Stepping-stone to International Migration," by Denise Brennan. Part III: THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. A. WORK AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION. 33. "Race, Class, Gender, and Women's Works," by Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei. 34. "Seeing in Three D: A Race, Class and Gender Lens on the Economic Downtown," by Margaret L. Andersen. 35. "Racism in Toyland," by Christine L. Williams. 36. "Are Emily and Greg more Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination," by Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mnllainathan. 37. "Gender Matters, So Do Race and Class: Experiences of Gendered Racism on the Wal-mart Shop Floor," by Sandra Weissinger. B. FAMILIES. 38. "Our Mothers' Grief: Racial-Ethnic Women and the Maintenance of Families," by Bonnie Thornton Dill. 39. "Rethinking Families and Community: The Color, Class, and Centrality of Extended Kin Ties," by Naomi Gerstel. 40. "Straight Is to Gay As Family Is to No Family," by Kath Weston. 41. "Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples and Their Social Worlds," by Erica Chito Childs. 42."Families on the Frontier," by Pierrette Hondagnen-Sotelo. C. MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE. 43. "White Flight in Networked Publics: How Race and Class Shaped American Teen Engagement with MySpace and Facebook," by Danah Boyd. 44. "The Bachelor: Whiteness in the Harem," by Rachel E. Dubrofsky. 45. "Crimes Against Humanity," by Ward Churchill. 46. "Media Magic: Making Class Invisible," by Gregory Mantsios. 47. "Gladiators, Gazelles, and Groupies: Basketball Love and Loathing," by Julianne Malveaux. D. EDUCATION. 48. "Historic Reversals, Accelerating Resegregation, and the Need for New Integration Strategies," by Gary Orfield and Chungmei Lee. 49. "'I Hate It When People Treat Me Like a Fxxx-up,'" by Gastou Alonso, Noel S. Anderson, Celina Su, and Jeanne Theoharis. 50. "Across the Great Divide: Crossing Classes and Clashing Cultures," by Barbara Jensen. 51. "How a Scholarship Girl Becomes a Soldier: The Militarization of Latina/o Youth in Chicago Public Schools," by Gina Perez. E. THE STATE AND VIOLENCE. 52. "Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization," by Jael Silliman. 53. "The Color of Justice," by Michelle Alexander. 54. "Rape, Racism, and the Law," by Jennifer Wriggins. 55. "Interpreting and Experiencing Anti-Queer Violence: Race, Class, and Gender Differences among LGBT Hate Crime Victims," by Doug Meyer. Part IV: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. Part IV: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER. 56. "We Are Not Ophelia: Empowerment and Activist Identities," by Jessica K. Taft. 57. "Tapping Our Strength," by Eisa Nefertari Ulen. 58. "'Whosoever Is Welcome Here: An Interview with Reverend Edwin C. Sanders, II," by Gary David Comstock. 59. "Sustainable Food and Privilege: Why Green is Always White (and Male and Upper-Class)," by Janani Balasnbramanian. 59. "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Re-defining Difference," by Audre Lorde. 60. "How the New Working Class Can Transform Urban America," by Robin D. G. Kelley. 61. Women's Rights as Human Rights: Toward A Re-Vision of Human Rights," by Charlotte Bunch.