Featuring a readable 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, gender, and sexuality shapes their experiences and who they become as individuals. Each reading addresses a timely-and often controversial-topic, such as health care inequality, undocumented students, domestic violence, genetic technologies, and the effect of the media on body image, thereby giving readers a multidimensional perspective on a number of social issues. Co-editors Andersen and Collins begin each section with an in-depth introduction to provide readers with a framework for approaching and understanding the articles.
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 (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, where she has also served in several senior administrative positions, including most recently as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity. She holds secondary appointments in Black American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of several books, including (among others) THINKING ABOUT WOMEN, recently published in its tenth edition; the best-selling anthology, RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins, now in its ninth edition); LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR; and ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Past Vice President of the American Sociological Association, and Past President of the Eastern Sociological Society, from which she received the ESS Merit Award. She has also received two teaching awards from the University of Delaware and the American Sociological Association's Jessie Bernard Award.
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.
Asterisks (**) identify new selections. Part I: WHY RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER STILL MATTER. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. 1. "Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference," by Audre Lorde.** 2. "A Different Mirror," by Ronald T. Takaki. 3. "The First Americans: American Indians," by C. Matthew Snipp. 4. "From a Native Daughter," by Haunani-Kay Trask. 5. "Label Us Angry," by Jeremiah Torres. Part II: SYSTEMS OF POWER AND INEQUALITY. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. A. RACE AND RACISM. 6. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy McIntosh. 7. "Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America," by Charles A. Gallagher. 8. "What White Supremacists Taught a Jewish Scholar About Identity," by Abby Ferber. 9. "Seeing More Than Black and White," by Elizabeth Martinez. 10. "Are Asian Americans Becoming 'White?'" by Min Zhou.** 11. "Race as Class," by Herbert J. Gans. B. CLASS AND INEQUALITY. 12. "Is Capitalism Gendered and Racialized?" by Joan Acker. 13. "The Great Divergence," by Timothy Noah.** 14. "Closing the Wealth Gap: A Review of Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Homeownership," by Meghan Kuebler.** 15. "The Intersection of Poverty Discourses: Race, Class, Culture, and Gender," by Debra Henderson and Ann Tickamyer.** 16. "Health and Wealth: Our Appalling Health Inequality Reflects and Reinforces Society's Other Gaps," by Lawrence R. Jacobs and James A. Morone. C. ETHNICITY, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONALITY. 17. "Is This a White Country, or What?" by Lillian Rubin. 18. "The Power of Culture," by Lisa Lowe.** 19. "Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?" by Mary C. Waters. 20. "Living 'Illegal': The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration," by Marie Friedmann Marquardt, Timothy J. Steigenga, Philip J. Williams, and Manual A. Vásquez.** 21. "A Dream Deferred: Undocumented Students at CUNY," by Carolina Bank Munoz. D. GENDER AND SEXISM. 22. "Sex and Gender through the Prism of Difference," by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael Messner. 23. "Seeing Privilege Where It Isn't: Marginalized Masculinities and the Intersectionality of Privilege," by Bethany M. Coston and Michael Kimmel.** 24. "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria," by Judith Ortiz Cofer. 25. "Keep Your 'N' in Check: African American Women and the Interactive Effects of Etiquette and Emotional Labor," by Marlese Durr and Adia M. Harvey Wingfield.** 26. "The Gendered Rice Bowl: The Sexual Politics of Service Work in Urban China," by Amy Hanser.** E. SEXUALITY AND HETEROSEXISM. 27. "Prisons for Our Bodies; Closets for Our Minds: Racism, Sexism, and Black Sexuality," by Patricia Hill Collins. 28. "'Dude, You're a Fag': Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse," by C.J. Pascoe.** 29. "The Invention of Heterosexuality," by Jonathan Ned Katz. 30. "Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality," by Hanne Blank.** 31. "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. 32. "Seeing in Three D: A Race, Class and Gender Lens on the Economic Downturn," by Margaret L. Andersen. 33. "Inequality and the Growth of Bad Jobs," by Matt Vidal.** 34. "Are Emily and Greg more Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination," by Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mnllainathan. 35. "Racism in Toyland," by Christine L. Williams. 36. "Gender Matters, So Do Race and Class: Experiences of Gendered Racism on the Wal-mart Shop Floor," by Sandra Weissinger. B. FAMILIES. 37. "Our Mothers' Grief: Racial-Ethnic Women and the Maintenance of Families," by Bonnie Thornton Dill. 38. "Exploring the Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Class on Maternity Leave Decisions: Implications for Public Policy," by Tiffany Manuel and Ruth Enid Zambrana.** 39. "Straight Is to Gay As Family Is to No Family," by Kath Weston. 40. "Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples and Their Social Worlds," by Erica Chito Childs. C. EDUCATION. 41. "Affirming Identity in an Era of School Desegregation," by Beverly Tatum.** 42. "From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt: Understanding Achievement in U.S. Schools," by Gloria Ladson-Billings.** 43. "How a Scholarship Girl Becomes a Soldier: The Militarization of Latina/o Youth in Chicago Public Schools," by Gina Perez. 44. "Unspeakable Offenses: Untangling Race and Disability in Discourses of Intersectionality," by Nirmala Erevelles and Andrea Minear.** D. MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE. 45. "Representations of Latina/o Sexuality in Popular Culture," by Deborah. R. Vargas.** 46. "Where's the Honor? Attitudes toward the 'Fighting Sioux' Nickname and Logo," by Dana M. Williams.** 47. "Media Magic: Making Class Invisible," by Gregory Mantsios. 48. "Gender Norms in the Twilight Series," by Rebecca Hayes-Smith.** 49. "Rethinking Cyberfeminism(s): Race, Gender and Embodiment," by Jessie Daniels.** E. BODIES, BEAUTY, AND SPORTS. 50. "Brown Body, White Wonderland," by Tressie McMillan Cottom.** 51. "A Different Contender? Barack Obama, the 2008 Presidential Campaign and the Racial Politics of Sport," by Mary G. McDonald and Samantha King.** 52. "Sustainable Food and Privilege: Why Green Is Always White (and Male and Upper-Class)," by Janani Balasubramanian. 53. "There's No Business Like the Nail Business," by Miliann Kang.** F. THE STATE AND VIOLENCE. 54. "Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization," by Jael Silliman. 55. "The Color of Justice," by Michelle Alexander. 56. "Rape, Racism, and the Law," by Jennifer Wriggins. 57. "Interpreting and Experiencing Anti-Queer Violence: Race, Class, and Gender Differences among LGBT Hate Crime Victims," by Doug Meyer. Part IV: AN INTERSECTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR CHANGE: FROM THE LOCAL TO THE GLOBAL. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. 58. "Multicultural Training Intervention to Address American Indian Stereotypes," by Jesse A. Steinfeldt and Matthew Clint Steinfeldt.** 59. "Growing Food and Justice: Dismantling Racism through Sustainable Food Systems," by Alfonso Morales.** 60. "The Intersectional Paradigm and Alternative Visions to Stopping Domestic Violence: What Poor Women, Women of Color, and Immigrant Women Are Teaching Us about Violence in the Family," by Natalie J. Sokoloff.** 61. "Movement Intersectionality: The Case of Race, Gender, Disability, and Genetic Technologies," by Dorothy Roberts and Sujatha Jesudason.** 62. "Globalization and Its Mal(e)Contents," by Michael Kimmel.** 63. "Intersectionality in a Transnational World," by Bandana Purkayastha.** 64. "Feminism without Borders," by Mohanta Chanty.**