ISBN-10:
0070539626
ISBN-13:
9780070539624
Pub. Date:
10/28/1995
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Meaning of Difference: Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation in Contemporary America / Edition 1

Meaning of Difference: Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation in Contemporary America / Edition 1

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Overview

A collection of readings that offers an integrated and comparative examination of contemporary American constructions of race,sex,social class,and sexual orientation. The book is divided into three sections,each beginning with an essay,written by the editors,providing a broad conceptual framework with which an essay,written by the editors,providing a broad conceptual framework with which to approach the readings. Section I,Constructing Categories of Difference,with subsections on race,sex,class,and sexual orientation,tries to answer the question what is. . . ? Section II deals with Experiencing Difference,with readings and first hand accounts written specifically for this book. Section III,The Meaning of Difference,offers subsections on Law and Politics which includes an essay summarizing Supreme Court Cases,and also subsections on the Economy,Science,and Popular Culture. As opposed to most books which emphasize victimization and oppression,Rosenblum and Travis include what is positive about being a member of a particular group,paromoting a sense of hopefulness about peoples ability to change themselves and the world around them.

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ISBN-13: 9780070539624
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 435

Table of Contents

SECTION I. Framework Essay: CONSTRUCTING CATEGORIES OF DIFFERENCE

What is Race?

1. Who is Black? One Nation's Definition, F. James Davis

A Wonderful Opportunity, R.M.A

2. The New Colored People, Jon Michael Spencer

3. Federal Indian Identification Policy, M. Annette Jaimes

4. La Raza and the Melting Pot: A Comparative Look at Multiethnicity, Carlos A. Fernandez

5. Asian American Panethnicity, Yen Le Espiritu

I Thought My Race Was Invisible, Sherri H. Pereira

6. Whiteness as an 'Unmarked' Cultural Category, Ruth Frankenberg

What is Sex? What is Gender?

7. The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough, Anne Fausto-Sterling

8. The Berdache Tradition, Walter L. Williams

9. Gender Stereotypes and Roles, Susan Basow

He Hit Her, Tim Norton

What is Social Class?

10. The Remedy: Class, Race, and Affirmative Action, Richard D. Kahlenberg

11. The Underclass: Concept, Controversy, and Evidence, Ronald B. Mincy

I Am a Pakistani Woman, Hoorie I. Siddique

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