Race, Gender, and Sexuality: Philosophical Issues of Identity and Justice / Edition 1

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This anthology of contemporary articles (and court cases provides a philosophical analysis of race, sex and gender concepts and issues. Divided into three relatively independent yet thematically linked sections, the anthology first addresses identity issues, then injustices and inequalities, and then specific social and legal issues relevant to race, sex and gender. By exposing readers to both theoretical foundations, opposing views, and "real life" applications, the anthology prepares them to make critically reasoned decisions concerning today's race, gender and sex social issues. Sex and Gender Identity. Sexuality and Sexual Orientation. Race and Ethnicity. Racism. Sexism. Heterosexism and Homophobia. Equality and Preferential Treatment. Discriminatory Harassment. Identity Speech and Political Speech. Sexual Speech. Sexual Assault. For anyone interested in the philosophical underpinnings of today's Race, Sex, and Gender issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130980816
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/6/2002
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Introduction and concludes with Case Studies.)


Tips for Reading the Articles in This Text. Thinking Critically About Race, Sex, and Gender.


1. Sex and Gender Identity.

The Five Sexes, Anne Fausto-Sterling. The Other Questions, Kate Borstein. Are Lesbians Women?, Jacob Hale. Transgender Butch, Judith Halberstam. Littleton v. Prange.

2. Sexuality and Sexual Orientation.

The Homosexual Role, Mary McIntosh. The Thing of It Is, Richard Mohr. Choosing Lesbianism, Claudia Card. Male Lesbians and the Postmodernist Body, Jacquelyn Zita. Bowers v. Hardwick.

3. Race and Ethnicity.

Du Bois on the Invention of Race, Tommy Lott. Whiteness Is…, Peter McLaren. Mestizo Identity, Linda Alcoff. “But What Are You Really?,” Charles Mills. Takao Ozawa v. United States. United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind. Doe v. State of Louisiana.


4. Racism.

Racisms, Anthony Appiah. Uplifting the Race, Bill E. Lawson. Decision Making, Robert D. Bullard. Cowboys and…, Jimmie Durham. McCleskey v. Kemp.

5. Sexism.

Racism, Sexism, and Preferential Treatment, Richard Wasserstrom. Demarginalizing the Intersection, Kimberle Crenshaw. Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images, Patricia Hill Collins. Oppression by Choice, Ann E. Cudd. Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County. Rostker v. Goldberg.

6. Heterosexism and Homophobia.

Gay Basics, Richard Mohr. Gender Treachery, Patrick Hopkins. The Unique Propensity to Engage in Homosexual Acts, Jami L. Anderson. In the Shadows of a Diva: Committing Homosexuality in David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, David L. Eng. Roe v. Roe. Bottoms v. Bottoms. Boy Scouts of America v. Dale.


7. Equality and Preferential Treatment.

The Morality of Reparation, Bernard Boxill. Why Do We Need Affirmative Action?, Laura M. Purdy. Secondary Sexism and Quota Hiring, Mary Anne Warren. University of California Regents v. Bakke. United States v. Paradise. Moore v. Hughes Heliocopers, Inc.

8. Discriminatory Harassment.

Crimes Against Humanity, Ward Churchill. Police Discretion and Discrimination, Howard McGary. A Feminist Definition of Sexual Harassment, Anita Superperson. Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc. Joseph Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Incorporated, et al. Allen v. Michigan Department of Corrections.

9. Identity Speech and Political Speech.

If He Hollers Let Him Go, Charles Lawrence. Doe v. University of Michigan. R.A.V. v. St. Paul Minnesota. The Outing Controversy, Richard Mohr. Coming Out, Outing, and the Right to Privacy, James S. Stramel. Sipple v. Chronicle Publishing Company.

10. Sexual Speech.

Sex, Lies, and Respect, Ann Garry. Looking for My Penis—The Exoticized Asian in Gay Video Porn, Richard Fung. Just Looking for Trouble: Robert Maplethorpe and Fantasies of Race, Kobena Mercer. American Booksellers Assn. v. Hudnut. Barnes v. Glen Theatre.

11. Sexual Assault.

Is Rape Sex or Violence? Conceptual Issues and Implications, Muelenhard, Danoff-Burg, Powch. Rape, Racism, and the Myth of the Black Rapist, Angela Davis. Deconstructive Strategies and the Movement Against Sexual Violence, René Heberle. State of Maryland v. Edward Salvatore Rusk. Commonwealth v. Mlinarich.

Appendix: Glossary of Legal Terms.

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