Privilege and Prejudice: Twenty Years with the Invisible Knapsack

Privilege and Prejudice: Twenty Years with the Invisible Knapsack

by Karen Weekes (Editor)

Hardcover(New Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443810098
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Karen Weekes is Division Head of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College. Her chief area of study is contemporary American women's writing, with published criticism on Lorrie Moore, Audre Lorde, Susan Minot, and Maxine Hong Kingston. She is the editor of Women Know Everything! (Quirk, 2007).

Table of Contents

Foreword Peggy McIntosh ix

Preface xv

Introduction 1

White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies Peggy McIntosh 7

Race, Class, and Higher Education

Knapsacks, Codes, and Blinded Vision Simona J. Hill Lucien T. Winegar 20

Different Worlds and Divergent Paths: Academic Careers Defined by Race and Gender Juanita Johnson-Bailey Ronald M. Cervero 39

Uncovering "Colossal Unseen" Discrimination in the Law School Application Process Donna K. Axel 65

Male Privilege and Females' Choices

Multiple Privileges and Powers: How the Population Control Paradigm Affects Female Sterilization Trends Kyla Bender-Baird 90

Unpacking the Computer Backpack: Gender Privilege in Information and Communications Technology Mary Carney 110

Stereotypes and Gender

Gender Differences in Messages of Children's Birthday Cards: Socialization of Agency and Emotion Janice C. Stapley 130

Dancing Like a Man: A Phenomenological Study of Gender, Class, and Sexuality Ellen Miller 145

Contributors 173

Index 176

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