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Race, Class, & Gender: An Anthologyby Margaret L. Andersen
Synopses & Reviews
Featuring an accessible and diverse collection of more than 60 writings by a variety of scholars, RACE, CLASS, and GENDER demonstrates how the complex intersection of people's race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes their experiences, and who they become as individuals. Each reading addresses a timely--and often controversial--topic, such as the sub-prime mortgage crisis, health care inequality, undocumented students, and social media, thus giving readers a multidimensional perspective on a number of social issues. To provide an analytical framework for the articles, co-editors Andersen and Hill Collins begin each section with an in-depth introduction.
RACE, CLASS, and GENDER: AN ANTHOLOGY demonstrates how the complex intersection between race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes the human experience. Timely and diverse, this collection of articles by various authors addresses important and often controversial topics, such as prison, affirmative action, Muslim life in America, and the working poor, to provide readers with many different perspectives. To give the readings analytical context and highlight key social issues, each of the text's four major parts begins with an in-depth introduction by co-editors Andersen and Hill Collins.
About the Author
Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, where she has also served in several senior administrative positions, including most recently as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity. She holds secondary appointments in Black American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of several books, including (among others) THINKING ABOUT WOMEN, recently published in its tenth edition; the best-selling anthology, RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins, now in its ninth edition); LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR; and ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Past Vice President of the American Sociological Association, and Past President of the Eastern Sociological Society, from which she received the ESS Merit Award. She has also received two teaching awards from the University of Delaware and the American Sociological Association's Jessie Bernard Award. Patricia Hill Collins is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Charles Phelps Taft Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of numerous articles and books including BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT: KNOWLEDGE, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND THE POLITICS OF EMPOWERMENT, which won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems; and BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS: AFRICAN AMERICANS, GENDER, AND THE NEW RACISM, which won ASA's 2007 Distinguished Publication Award. She is also author of ANOTHER KIND OF PUBLIC EDUCATION: RACE, SCHOOLS, THE MEDIA, AND DEMOCRATIC POSSIBILITIES; the HANDBOOK OF RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES, edited with John Solomos; and ON INTELLECTUAL ACTIVISM. She served as the 100th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 2009. Dr. Collins received her B.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University, and her M.A.T. from Harvard University.
Table of Contents
PREFACE. Part I: WHY RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER STILL MATTER. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. 1. "Missing People and Others: Joining Together to Expand the Circle," by Arturo Madrid. 2. "Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz" by Almas Sayeed. 3. "From a Native Daughter," by Haunani-Kay Trask. 4. "Katrina, Black Women, and the Deadly Discourse on Black Poverty in America," by Barbara Ransby. 5. "Oppression," by Marilyn Frye. 6. "Label Us Angry," by Jeremiah Torres. 7. "A Different Mirror," by Ronald T. Takaki. Part II: SYSTEMS OF POWER AND INEQUALITY. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. RACE AND RACISM. 8. "Seeing More than Black and White," by Elizabeth Martinez. 9. "Of Race and Risk," by Patricia J. Williams. 10. "Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America," by Charles A. Gallagher. 11. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy McIntosh. 12. "What White Supremacists Taught a Jewish Scholar About Identity," by Abby Ferber. 13. "Race as Class," by Herbert J. Gans. CLASS AND INEQUALITY. 14. "Shadowy Lines That Still Divide," by Janny Scott and David Leonhardt. 15. "Across the Great Divide: Crossing Classes and Clashing Cultures," by Barbara Jensen. 16. "The Hidden Cost of Being African American," by Thomas M. Shapiro. 17. "Is Capitalism Gendered and Racialized?" by Joan Acker. 18. "How the New Working Class Can Transform Urban America," by Robin D. G. Kelley. GENDER AND SEXISM. 19. "Sex and Gender through the Prism of Difference," by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael Messner. 20. "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria," by Judith Ortiz Cofer. 21. "The Bachelor: Whiteness in the Harem," by Rachel E. Dubrofsky. 22. "Masculinities and Athletic Careers," by Michael Messner. 23. "Gladiators, Gazelles, and Groupies: Basketball Love and Loathing," by Julianne Malveaux. ETHNICITY AND NATIONALITY. 24. "Is This a White Country, or What?" by Lillian Rubin. 25. "Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?" by Mary C. Waters. 26. "Global Woman," by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild. 27. "The Contested Meaning of 'Asian American': Racial Dilemmas in the Contemporary U.S.," by Nazli Kibria. 28. "No Lattes Here: Asian American Youth and the Cyber Cafe Obsession," by Mary Yu Danico and Linda Trinh Vo. SEXUALITY AND HETEROSEXISM. 29. "Prisons for Our Bodies; Closets for Our Minds," by Patricia Hill Collins. 30. "The Invention of Heterosexuality," by Jonathan Ned Katz. 31. "Get a Life, Girls," by Ariel Levy. 32. "Darker Shade of Queer," by Chung-suk Han. 33. "Sell Sex for Visas: Sex Tourism as a Stepping-stone to International Migration," by Denise Brennan. Part III: THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. WORK AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION. 34. "Race, Class, Gender, and Women's Works," by Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei. 35. "Racism in Toyland," by Christine L. Williams. 36. "The Indignities of Unemployment," by Kenneth W. Brown. 37. "'Soft' Skills and Race," by Philip Moss and Chris Tilly. 38. "The Invisible Poor," by Katherine S. Newman. FAMILIES. 39. "Our Mothers' Grief: Racial-Ethnic Women and the Maintenance of Families," by Bonnie Thornton Dill. 40. "Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples and Their Social Worlds," by Erica Chito Childs. 41. "Straight Is to Gay As Family Is to No Family," by Kath Weston. 42. "Unequal Childhoods," by Annette Lareau. 43. "Domestica," by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE. 44. "Re-Reading 'Sex and the City': Exposing the Hegemonic Feminist Narrative," by Rebecca Brasfield. 45. "Racist Stereotyping in the English Language," by Robert B. Moore. 46. "Crimes Against Humanity," by Ward Churchill. 47. "Media Magic: Making Class Invisible,, by Gregory Mantsios. 48. "Who(se) Am I? The Identity and Image of Women in Hip-Hop," by Imani Perry. EDUCATION AND HEALTH. 49. "Can Education Eliminate Race, Class, and Gender Inequality?" by Roslyn Arlin Mickelson and Stephen Samuel Smith. 50. "Why Segregation Matters: Poverty and Educational Inequality," by Gary Orfield and Chungmei Lee. 51. "How a Scholarship Girl Becomes a Soldier: The Militarization of Latina/o Youth in Chicago Public Schools," by Gina Perez. 52. "Life at the Top in America Isn't Just Better, It's Longer," by Janny Scott. 53. "Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender in Public Health Interventions," by Amy J. Schulz, Nicholas Freudenberg, and Jessie Daniels. SOCIAL POLICIES, THE STATE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 54. "The First Americans: American Indians," by C. Matthew Snipp. 55. "Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization," by Jael Silliman. 56. "Rape, Racism, and the Law," by Jennifer Wriggins. 57. "Race, Poverty and Disability: Three Strikes and You're Out! Or Are You?" by Pamela Block, Fabricio E. Balcazar, and Christopher B. Keys. 58. "Women's Human Rights: It's about Time!" by Rita Arditti. Part IV: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. 59. "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Re-defining Difference," by Audre Lorde. 60. "Feminism's Future: Young Feminists of Color Take the Mic," by Daisy Hernandez and Pandora K. Leong. 61. "Tapping Our Strength," by Eisa Nefertari Ulen. 62. "'Whosoever Is Welcome Here: An Interview with Reverend Edwin C. Sanders, II," by Gary David Comstock. 63. "The Starbucks Paradox," by Kim Fellner. 64. "Women of Color on the Front Line," by Celene Krauss. 65. "Becoming Entrepreneurs: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender at the Black Beauty Salon," by Adia M. Harvey. GLOSSARY.
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