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This textbook anthology takes a fresh approach to the study of inequality, promoting a sharper understanding of the intersection of race, class, and gender. It helpfully encourages students to grapple with research articles, both quantitative and qualitative, while offering a readable array of provocative essays, many of them written by prominent scholars. The aim of the text is to give students a more solid, analytical foundation for understanding inequality, while exposing them to the key public debates in American society. Arrighi's lively introduction appeals to student interests and leads them smoothly toward a deeper understanding of the sociological research contained in the book.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Helpful Conceptual Tools Chapter 4 Mysterious Power of Social Structures Chapter 5 "They" Are All the Same, but Each Member of My Group is Unique Part 6 Embedded Ideology: Racism/Ethnocentrism and Sexism Chapter 7 Divining our Racial Themes Chapter 8 Black Women and Feminism Chapter 9 Cowboys and Arabs Chapter 10 What's in a Name: Confessions of a Mafia Princess Part 11 The Other Wears Many Faces Chapter 12 Diversity and its Discontents Chapter 13 Coping with the Alienation of White Male Students Chapter 14 The Second Sex Part 15 Structured Inequality Part I: The Invisible Iron Cage of Class Chapter 16 Masculinities and Athletic Careers Chapter 17 The Double-Bind of the "Working-Class" Feminist Academic: The Success of Failure or the Failure of Success Chapter 18 (In)Secure Times: Contructing White Working-Class Masculinites in the Late 20th Century Part 19 Structured Inequality Part II: Race/Ethnicity Chapter 20 Are Men Marginal to the Family?: Insights from Chicago's Inner City Chapter 21 Policing the Ghetto Underclass: The Politics of Law and Law Enforcement Chapter 22 Near Detroit, a Familiar Sting in Being a Black Driver Chapter 23 America's Iron Curtain: The Border Patrol State Chapter 24 The Heartland's Raw Deal: How Meatpacking is Creating a New Immigrant Underclass Part 25 Structured Inequality Part III Chapter 26 Bodies that Matter: On the Discoursive Limits of "Sex" Chapter 27 Believing is Seeing: Biology as Ideology Chapter 28 Towards Safer Societies: Punishment, Masculinities, and Violence Chapter 29 TomboysYes, Janegirls No Chapter 30 Hormonal Hurricanes: Menstruation and Female Behavior Part 31 Corporate Gatekeeping: Fitting In Chapter 32 Talking From 9 to 5: How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard, Who Gets Credit, and What Gets Done Chapter 33 Women in the Power Elite Chapter 34 Women above the Glass Ceiling: Perceptions on Corporate Mobility and Strategies for Success Chapter 35 What Do Men Want? Part 36 Women's Equality: Progress and Resistance Chapter 37 Women against Women: American Anti-Suffragism, 1880-1920 Chapter 38 Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media Chapter 39 Mating, Marriage, and the Marketplace: A Survey of College Student Attitudes and Expectations Part 40 Aging: Devalued Womenand Men Chapter 41 Jane Fonda, Barbra Bush, and other Aging Bodies: Femininity and the Limits of Resistance Chapter 42 The Aging Woman in Popular Film: Underrepresented, Unattractive, Unfriendly, and Unintelligent Chapter 43 Older Men as Invisible Men in Contemporary Society Part 44 The Price of Deviance Chapter 45 The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter Chapter 46 Too Old, Too Ugly, and not Deferential to Men Chapter 47 When an Anchor's Face is not Her Fortune Chapter 48 Black Man with a Nose Job: How We Defend Ethnic Beauty in America Part 49 Patriarchy and Its Consequences Chapter 50 The Subjection of Women Chapter 51 Real Rape Chapter 52 Clarence Thomas, Patriarchal Discourse, and Public/Private Spheres Part 53 Equality and the Millennium: The Crisis in Education Has Consequences for theIsms Chapter 54 Downsizing Higher Education: Confronting the New Realities of the High Tech Information Age Global Economy Chapter 55 Epilogue Chapter 56 Acknowledgements