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Race, Class, and Gender in the United States


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Regarded as the best reader of its kind, Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study invites students to think critically about complex issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Rothenberg deftly and consistently helps students analyze each phenomenon, as well as the relationships among them, thereby deepening their understanding of each issue. The result is a reader at home in any number of classes.

Table of Contents

*  NEW articles

** REVISED articles

Part I - The Social Construction of Difference: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 

1. Racial Formations - Michael Omi and Howard Winant 

2. The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch - Richard Wright 

3. Constructing Race, Creating White Privilege - Pem Davidson Buck 

4. How Jews Became White - Karen Brodkin 

5. “Night to His Day”: The Social Construction of Gender - Judith Lorber 

6. The Social Construction of Sexuality - Ruth Hubbard 

7. The Invention of Heterosexuality - Jonathan Ned Katz 

8. Masculinity as Homophobia - Michael S. Kimmel 

9. Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History - Douglas C.  Baynton 

10. Deconstructing the Underclass - Herbert Gans 

11. Domination and Subordination - Jean Baker Miller 

Suggestions for Further Reading 

Part II - Understanding Racism, Sexism, Heterosexism, and Class Privilege 

1. Defining Racism: “Can We Talk?” - Beverley Daniels Tatum 

2. Color-Blind Racism - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

*3. White Like Me - Frank Rich

**4. Smells Like Racism - Rita Chaudhry Sethi 

5. Oppression - Marilyn Frye 

6. Patriarchy - Allan G. Johnson 

7. Homophobia As a Weapon of Sexism - Suzanne Pharr 

8. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Peggy McIntosh 

**9. Class in America—2009 – Gregory Mantsios

Suggestions for Further Reading 

Part III – Race in the 21st Century: Complicating Questions of Race and Ethnicity 

*1. A Nation of None and All of the Above – Sam Roberts

2. Immigration and the US - MPI staff, updated by Kevin Jernegan 

3. Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves - Evelyn Alsutany 

4. Going Beyond Black and White, Hispanics in Census Pick ‘Other - Mireya Navarro 

5. Shades of Belonging: Latinos and Racial Identity - Sonya Tafoya 

6. Asian American - Sonia Shah 

7. The Myth of the Model Minority - Noy Thrupkaew 

8. “Is This a White Country, or What?” - Lillian Rubin 

9. Personal Voices: Facing Up to Race - Carrie Ching 

Suggestions for Further Readings 

Part IV – Some Examples of  Discrimination in Everyday Life

1. The Problem: Discrimination - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 

2. Abercrombie Settles Class Action Suit 

*3. Apparel Factory Workers were Cheated, State Says - Steven Greenhouse

4. Refusal to Hire Unattractive Saleswoman Led to Dismissal - Steven  Greenhouse 

5. Where “English Only” Falls Short - Stacy A. Teicher 

6.  Women in the State Police: Trouble in the Ranks - Jonathan Schuppe 

7 . Blacks vs. Latinos at Work - Miriam Jordan 

8. Manhattan Store Owner Accused of Underpaying and Sexually Harassing Workers -Steven Greenhouse 

9. Muslim Running Back off the Team at New Mexico State - Mathew Rothschild  

10. Tennessee Judge Tells Immigrant Mothers: Learn English or Else - Ellen Barry 

11. Goodbye to Pat Morita, Best Supporting Asian - Lawrence Downes 

12.  Arsonist Sentenced for Hate Crimes - Tom Kertscher 

13. My Black Skin Makes My White Coat Vanish - Mana Lumumba-Kasongo 

14. Closing Doors on Americans Housing Choices - Margery Austin Turner and  Carla Herbig 

15. The Segregated Classrooms of a Proudly Diverse School - Jeffrey Gettleman

*16. Race and Family Income of Students  Influence Guidance Counselors  Advice, Study Finds – Eric Hoover 

17.  College Choices Are Limited for Students from Needy Families, Report Says—Stephen Burd 

18. Wealthy Often Win the Race for Merit-Based College Aid - Jay Mathews 

*19.  A Death in Patchogue—New York Times Editorial

20. On L.I., Raid Stirs Dispute over Influx of Immigrants - Bruce Lambert 

21. More Blacks Live with Pollution - Associated Press

22. Lesbian Sues School District over Harassment - Judy Peet 

*23. Director Accuses Police Complaint Board of Bias - Christine Hauser

Suggestions for Further Reading


PART V - The Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the United States 

**1. Imagine a Country—2009 – Holly Sklar

*2.  Income Gap is Widening -  David Cay Johnston

*3.  Meet the Wealth Gap – Gabriel Thompson

4.   Billionaires R Us - Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel 

5.   Shhh, Dont Say “Poverty” - Bob Herbert

*6.  Race and Extreme Inequality – Derick Muhammad

*7.  Post-Racial?  Not Yet – Fred McKissak Jr.

*8.  Forty Acres and a Gap in Wealth – Henry Louis Gates Jr.

9.   The Economic Reality of Being Latino/a in the U.S. - Meizhu Lui and others 

10.  The Economic Reality of Being Asian American - Meizhu Lui and others 

*11. Women Losing Ground – Ruth Conniff

*12. “Lillys Big Day” – Gail Collins

13.  The Wage Gap and and Its Costs

*14. The Sons Also Rise - Paul Krugman 

15.  The Education of Jessica Rivera - Kim Phillips-Fein 

16.  “Savage Inequalities” Revisited - Bob Feldman 

17.  Cause of Death: Inequality - Alejandro Reuss 

18.  Immigrations Aftermath - Alejandro Portes  

19.  Suggestions for Further Reading 

PART VI - Many Voices, Many Lives: Some Consequences of Race, Class, and Gender Inequality 
1. Civilize Them with a Stick - Mary Brave Bird (Crow Dog) with Richard Erdoes 

2. Then Came the War - Yuri Kochiyama 

3. Yellow - Frank Wu 

4. The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria - Judith Ortiz Cofer 

5. The Arab Woman and I - Mona Fayad 

*6. Beach Blanket Baja – Helena María Viramontes

7. Crossing the Border Without Losing Your Past - Oscar Casares 

8. The Event of Becoming - Jewelle L. Gomez 

9. This Person Doesnt Sound White - Ziba Kashef 

10. Family Ties and the Entanglements of Caste - Joseph Berger 

11. What I Learned about Jews - Joe Wood 

12. Pigskin, Patriarchy, and Pain - Don Sabo 

13. The Slave Side of Sunday - Dave Zirin 

14. How to Sell Humvees to Men - Mary Beckman 

15. He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy - Tommi Avicolli 

16. With No Immediate Cause - Ntozake Shange 

17. Requiem for the Champ - June Jordan 

*18. Her College Experience Is Not His -  Linda Sax

*19. Gay Marriage Is a Question of Love – Keith Olbermann

*20. Eight Is Enough -  Patricia J. Williams

21. Out of the Closet, But Not Out of Middle School - Libby Copeland 

*22. For You, My Lovely, A Face Lift - Natasha Singer

23. Before Spring Break, The Anorexic Challenge - Alex Williams 

24. My First Time - Allana Allen 

25. The Case of Kowalski & Thompson: Ableism, Heterosexism, and Sexism - Joan Griscom 

26. Lame - Joyce Avies

27. C. P. Ellis - Studs Terkel

Suggestions for Further Reading

PART VII - How It Happened: Race and Gender Issues in U.S. Law 

1. Indian Tribes: A Continuing Quest for Survival - U.S. Commission on Human Rights 

2. An Act for the Better Ordering and Governing of Negroes and Slaves, South Carolina, 1712 

3. The "Three-Fifths Compromise" - The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2 

4. An Act Prohibiting the Teaching of Slaves to Read 

5. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 

6. The Antisuffragists: Selected Papers, 1852–1887 

7. People v. Hall, 1854 

8. Dred Scot v. Sandford, 1857 

9. The Emancipation Proclamation - Abraham Lincoln 

10. United States Constitution: Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendments 

11. The Black Codes - W.E.B. Du Bois 

12. Bradwell v. Illinois, 1875 

13. Minor v. Happersett, 1875 

14. California Constitution, 1876 

15. Elk v. Wilkins, November 3, 1884 

16. Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 

17. United States Constitution: Nineteenth Amendment (1920) 

18. Korematsu v. United States, 1944 

19. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954 

20. Roe v. Wade, 1973 

21. The Equal Rights Amendment (Defeated) 

*22. Lawrence et al. v. Texas, 2003 

*23. From Criminals and Psychopaths to the Family Next Door – Paula L. Ettelbrick

Suggestions for Further Reading 

PART VIII  Maintaining Race, Class, and Gender Hierarchies: Reproducing “Reality” 

1. Self-Fulfilling Stereotypes - Mark Snyder 

2. Anti-Gay Stereotypes - Richard D. Mohr 

3. White Lies - Maurice Berger 

4. Am I Thin Enough Yet? - Sharlene Hesse-Biber 

5. Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse - Sut Jhally 

6. The Plutocratic Culture: Institutions, Values, and Ideologies - Michael Parenti   

7. Media Magic: Making Class Invisible - Gregory Mantsios 

8. Still Separate, Still Unequal: Americas Educational Apartheid - Jonathan  Kozol 

*9. Sex and Race: The Analogy of Social Control - William Chafe

10. Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex - Angela Davis 

11. Blaming the Victim - William Ryan

Suggestions for Further Reading 

PART IX: Social Change: Revisioning the Future and Making a Difference
1.  Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference - Audre Lorde 

2.  Feminism: A Transformational Politic - bell hooks 

3.  A New Vision of Masculinity - Cooper Thompson 

4.  Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression: The Role of Allies as Agents of Change - Andrea Ayvazian 

*5  Organizing the Fields – Kirk Nielsen

*6. Solidarity at the Liquor Store – Miriam Y. Cintron 

*7. Upload Real Change – Roberto Lovato

8.  Rethinking Volunteerism in America – Gavin Leonard

9.  Here. Now. Do Something. – William Rivers Pitt 

Suggestions for Further Reading 




Product Details

Rothenberg, Paula S
Worth Publishers
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Rothenberg, Paula S.
Rothenberg, Paula
Ethnic Studies - General
Social classes
Gender Studies
Sociology - General
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Eighth Edition
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