Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class

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An eye-opening exploration of how socials statuses intersect to shape our identities and produce inequalities. In this fully edited and streamlined Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity, Second Edition, Susan Ferguson has carefully selected readings that open readersa€™ eyes to the ways that social statuses shape our experiences and impact our life chances. The anthology represents many of the leading voices in the field and reflects the many approaches used by scholars and researchers to understand this important and evolving subject. The anthology is organized around broad topics (Identity, Power and Privilege, Social Institutions, etc.), rather than categories of difference (Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality) to underscore this fundamental insight: race, class, gender, and sexuality do not exist in isolation; they often intersect with one another to produce social inequalities and form the bases of our identities in society. Nine readings are new to this edition: Michael Polgara€”on Jewish assimilation and culture in the U.S. Katherine Frankea€”on the 1940 Supreme Court case, Suneri v. Cassagne, concerning racial identity Carla Pfeffera€”on transgender identity Michelle Alexandera€”on the New Jim Crow Richard Lachmanna€”on the decline of the U.S. as an economic and political power Abby Ferbera€”on privilege and a€œoppression blindnessa€ Amada Hessa€”Why Women Arena€™t Welcome on the Internet Iris Marion Younga€”Five Faces of Oppression Ellis Cosea€”Rage of the Privileged a€œThe choice of readings in Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity is better than my current text in terms of inequality and steps of closing the gaps.a€ a€“ Dr. Deden Rukmana, Savannah State University a€œI really like how Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity deals with underlying concepts rather than difference by x, y, or z.a€ a€“ Ana Villalobos, Brandeis UniversityMany imagine that these social distinctions can be only the basis of division and conflict, and that our individual and societal ... of prejudice, discrimination, and inequality, they can alsoa€”and sometimes simultaneouslya€”be the source of pride, anbsp;...

Title:Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class
Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2015-07-16

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