The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality / Edition 3

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This anthology examines the social construction of race, class, gender, and sexuality and the institutional bases for these relations. The editor's goal is to help students see race, class, gender, and sexuality as both sources of identity and systems of social stratification.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072997569
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/4/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

* An asterisk indicates a new reading.
Part I: Constructing Differences
Examining what categories are constructed, how this is done, and why such categories of difference are constructed.

Race & Ethnicity
1. Racial Formations- Michael Omi and Howard Winant
2. Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?- Mary C. Waters
*3. We are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11- Tram Nguyen
4. How Jews Became White Folks and What that Says about Race in America- Karen Brodkin

Social Class
5. Race, Wealth, and Equality- Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro
6. Media Magic: Making Class Invisible- Gregory Mantsios
*7. Doubly Divided: The Racial Wealth Gap- Meizhu Lui
*8. Getting Corporations off the Public Dole- Janice Shields

Sex & Gender
9. The Social Construction of Gender- Judith Lorber
*10. The Five Sexes, Revisited- Anne Fausto-Sterling
11. The Transgender Paradigm Shift toward Free Expression- Holly Boswell
12. Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity- Michael S. Kimmel

13. The Invention of Heterosexuality- Jonathan Ned Katz
*14. Sexuality and Gender in Children’s Daily Worlds- Barrie Thorne and Zella Luria
15. Sexual Identity and Bisexual Identities: The Struggle for Self-Description in a Changing Sexual Landscape- Paula C. Rust
16. Naming All the Parts- Kate Bornstein

Part II: Maintaining Inequalities: Systems of Oppression & Privilege
Examining what elements of social structure work to maintain systems of stratification based on constructions of difference.

Social Institutions

17. Our Mothers’ Grief: Racial Ethnic Women and the Maintenance of Families- Bonnie Thornton Dill
18. Families on the Fault Line: America’s Working Class Speaks About the Family, the Economy, Race, and Ethnicity- Lillian B. Rubin
19. Stability and Change in Chicano Men’s Family Lives- Scott Coltrane
*20. Gay and Lesbian Families Are Here- Judith Stacey

21. Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools- Jonathan Kozol
22. Preparing for Power: Cultural Capital and Curricula in America’s Elite Boarding Schools- Peter W. Cookson, Jr and Caroline Hodges Persell
23. Civilize Them with a Stick- Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes
24. Missing in Interaction- Myra Sadker and David Sadker
*25. Schools and the Social Control of Sexuality- Melinda Miceli

Work & the Economy
26. Jobless Ghettos: The Social Implications of the Disappearance of Work in Segregated Neighborhoods- William J. Wilson
27. "We’d Love to Hire Them But?": The Meaning of Race for Employers- Joleen Kirschenman and Kathryn M. Neckerman
28. The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the ‘Female’ Professions- Christine L. Williams
29. Cause of Death: Inequality- Alejandro Reuss

The State & Public Policy
*30. Welfare Reform, Family Hardship, and Women of Color- Linda Burnham
*31. Beyond Crime and Punishment- Bruce Western and Becky Petit
32. A Half Century of Class and Gender in American Television Domestic Sitcoms- Richard Butsch
33. The Effects of Affirmative Action on Other Stakeholders- Barbara Reskin
34. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracy and the “White” Problem in American Studies- George Lipsitz

35. A Half Century of Class and Gender in American TV Domestic Sitcoms- Richard Butsch
36. Distorted Reality: Hispanic Characters in TV Entertainment- Robert
*37. Gay Characters in Conventional Spaces: Will and Grace and the Situation Comedy Genre- Kathleen Battles and Wendy Hilton-Morrow
*38. Metahors Matter: Disaster Myths, Media Frames, and Their Consequences in Hurricane Katrina- Kathleen Tierney, Christine Bevc, and Erica Kuligowski

Language & Culture
39. Racism in the English Language- Robert B. Moore
40. Self, Identity & the Naming Question: Reflections on the Language of Disability- Irving Kenneth Zola
41. How to Tame a Wild Tongue- Gloria Anzaldúa
42. The Dark Side of Sports Symbols- Stanley D. Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn

Violence & Social Control
43. Where Race and Gender Meet: Racism, Hate Crimes, and Pornography- Helen Zia
44. Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?- A. Ayres Boswell & Joan Z. Spade
45. The Construction of Masculinity and the Triad of Men’s Violence- Michael Kaufman
46. Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism- Suzanne Pharr

Part III: Experiencing Difference & Inequality in Everyday Life
Examining the impact of constructions of difference and maintaining inequalities on members of society.
47. Making Systems of Privilege Visible- Stephanie M. Wildman with Adrienne D. Davis.
48. “Yes, I Follow Islam, But I’m Not a Terrorist”- Nada El Sawy
49. A Dozen Demons- Ellis Cose
*50. Always Running- La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.- Luis Rodriguez
51. The Story of My Body- Judith Ortiz Cofer
*52. We are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11- Tram Nguyen
53. "Gee, You Don’t Seem Like An Indian From the Reservation"- Barbara Cameron
*54. Living Fearlessly With and Within Differences: My Search for Identity Beyond Categories and Contradictions- Shefali Milczarek-Desai
55. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America- Barbara Ehrenreich
56. I Am Your Welfare Reform- Annie Downey
57. Learning to Fight- Geoffrey Canada
58. Bisexuality, Feminism, Men, and Me- Robyn Ochs
Part IV: Resistance & Social Change
Examining how people working within individual and institutional contexts transform difference from a system of inequality to a system of liberation.
59. Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection- Patricia Hill Collins
60. Cultural Resistance: Reconstructing Our Own Images- Yen Le Espritu
*61.Good for the Hood?- Anmol Chaddha
62. Seeing More Than Black & White: Latinos, Racism, and the Cultural Divides- Elizabeth Martinez
*63. How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color in the Struggle to End Racism- Paul Kivel
64. Dismantling Noah’s Ark: Gender and Equality- Judith Lorber
*65. Voices of a New Movimiento- Roberto Lovato

* An asterisk indicates a new reading.
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