ISBN-10:
0813544556
ISBN-13:
9780813544557
Pub. Date:
01/15/2009
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Emerging Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender in Theory, Policy, and Practice

Emerging Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender in Theory, Policy, and Practice

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Overview

The United States is known as a "melting pot" yet this mix tends to be volatile and contributes to a long history of oppression, racism, and bigotry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813544557
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bonnie Thornton Dill is a professor and chair of the department of women's studies and founder of the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ruth Enid Zambrana is a professor of women's studies and director of the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, and interim director of the U.S. Latino Studies Initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Emerging Intersections-Building Knowledge and Transforming Institutions Patricia Hill Collins vii

Acknowledgments xv

1 Critical Thinking about Inequality: An Emerging Lens Bonnie Thornton Dill Ruth Enid Zambrana 1

2 Entering a Profession: Race, Gender, and Class in the Lives of Black Women Attorneys Elizabeth Higginbotham 22

3 The Intersection of Poverty Discourses: Race, Class, Culture, and Gender Debra Henderson Ann Tickamyer 50

4 Staggered Inequalities in Access to Higher Education by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Ruth Enid Zambrana Victoria-Maria Macdonald 73

5 Developing Policy to Address the Lived Experiences of Working Mothers Mary Gatta 101

6 Exploring the Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Class on Maternity Leave Decisions: Implications for Public Policy Tiffany Manuel Ruth Enid Zambrana 123

7 Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in the Workforce, Education, and Training under Welfare Reform Avis Jones-Deweever Bonnie Thornton Dill Sanford Schram 150

8 Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Early School Leaving (Dropping Out) L. Janelle Dance 180

9 Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Political Participation and Civic Engagement Lorrie Ann Frasure Linda Faye Williams 203

10 Intersections, Identities, and Inequalities in Higher Education Bonnie Thornton Dill 229

11 Transforming the Campus Climate through Institutions, Collaboration, and Mentoring Bonnie Thornton Dill Ruth Enid Zambrana Amy Mclaughlin 253

12 Conclusion: Future Directions in Knowledge Building and Sustaining Institutional Change Ruth Enid Zambrana Bonnie Thornton Dill 274

Contributors 291

Index 297

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