Synopses & Reviews
RACE, CLASS, AND, GENDER, includes many interdisciplinary readings. The author's selection of very accessible articles show how race, class, and gender shape people's experiences, and help students to see the issues in an analytic, as well as descriptive way. The book also provides conceptual grounding in understanding race, class, and gender; has a strong historical and sociological perspective; and is further strengthened by conceptual introductions by the authors. Students will find the readings engaging and accessible, but may gain the most from the introduction sections that highlight key points and relate the essential concepts. Included in the collection of readings are narratives aimed at building empathy, and articles on important social issues such as prison, affirmative action, poverty, immigration, and racism, among other topics.
About the Author
Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Delaware. She is the co-editor of the best-selling anthology, RACE, CLASS AND GENDER, 6th ed. (Wadsworth, 2007; with Patricia Hill Collins), author of THINKING ABOUT WOMEN: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SEX AND GENDER 7th ed. (Allyn and Bacon, 2006); SOCIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 4th ed. (Wadsworth, 2006; co-authored with Howard F. Taylor); SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, 4th ed. (Wadsworth, 2007; also co-authored with Howard F. Taylor), UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, 2E (Wadsworth, 2004; co-edited with Kim Logio and Howard F. Taylor), and SOCIAL PROBLEMS (Addison Wesley Longman, 1997; coauthored with Frank R. Scarpitti and Laura L. O'Toole). She is a recipient of the University of Delaware's Excellence-in-Teaching Award and the College of Arts and Science Distinguished Teaching Award, former President of the Eastern Sociological Society, and Chair of the National Advisory Board for the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University where she has been a Visiting Professor. She was recently selected at the 2004-05 SWS Feminist Lecturer, an award given annually to a social scientist who has made significant contributions to the study of women in society.Patricia Hill Collins is Wilson Elkins Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, 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 SEXUAL POLITICS: AFRICAN AMERICANS, GENDER AND THE NEW RACISM (Routhledge, 2004) and BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT: KNOWLEDGE, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND THE POLITICS OF EMPOWERMENT (Urwin Hyman 1990; Rothledge, 2000) which won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her forthcoming book is FROM BLACK POWER TO HIP HOP: RACISM, NATIONALISM, AND FEMINISM (Temple University Press, 2005).
Table of Contents
Preface. About the Editors. About the Contributors. 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," Arturo Madrid. 2. "La Guera," Cherríe Moraga. 3. "Oppression," Marilyn Frye. 4. "A Different Mirror," Ronald T. Takaki. 5. "From a Native Daughter," Haunani-Kay Trask. 6. "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference," Audre Lorde. Suggested Readings. InfoTrac College Edition: Search Terms; InfoTrac College Edition: Bonus Reading/ Companion Website. PART II: SYSTEMS OF POWER AND INEQUALITY. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. Race and Racism. 7. "Racism without Racists," Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. 8. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," Peggy McIntosh. 9. "Of Race and Risk," Patricia Williams. 10. "Seeing More than Black and White," Elizabeth Martinez. 11. "What White Supremacists Taught a Jewish Scholar about Identity," Abby L. Ferber. Class and Inequality. 12. "Growing Gulf Between Rich and Rest of Us", Holly Sklar. 13. "Tired of Playing Monopoly?" Donna Langston. 14. "The Hidden Cost of Being African American," Thomas M. Shapiro. 15. "Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class," Mary Pattillo-McCoy. 16. "Broken Levees, Unbroken Barriers", Jason De Parle. Gender and Sexism. 17. "Sex and Gender Through the Prism of Difference," Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael Messner. 18. "Ideological Racism and Cultural Resistance: Constucting Our Own Images," Yen Le Espiritu. 19. "Masculinities and Athletic Careers," Michael Messner. 20. "A White Woman of Color," Julia Alvarez. 21. "Toward a Theory of Disability and Gender," Thomas J. Gerschick. Ethnicity and Nationality. 22. "Is This A White Country, or What?," Lillian Rubin. 23. "Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?," Mary Waters. 24. "Salsa and Ketchup: Transnational Migrants Straddle Two Worlds," Peggy Levitt. 25. "'Mexicanness' in New York: Migrants Seek New Place in Old Racial Order," Robert Smith. 26. "Migration and Vietnamese American Women: Remaking Ethnicity," Nazlia Kibria. Sexuality and Heterosexism. 27. "You Talkin' to Me?" Jean Kilbourne. 28. "Where Has Gay Liberation Gone: An Interview with Barbara Smith," Amy Gluckman and Betsy Reed. 29. "Globalizing Sex Workers' Rights," Kamala Kempadoo. 30. "Black Sexuality: The Taboo Subject," Cornel West. 31. "The Invention of Heterosexuality," Jonathan Ned Katz. Suggested Readings. InfoTrac College Edition: Search Terms; InfoTrac College Edition: Bonus Reading/ Companion Website. Part III: THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. Work And Economic Transformation. 32. "Race, Class, Gender and Women's Work," Teresa Amott and Julie Mattheai. 33. "The Indignities of Unemployment," Kenneth W. Brown. 34. "'Soft Skills' and Race" Philip Moss and Chris Tilly. 35. "The Invisible Poor" Katherine Newman. 36. "Doméstica" Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. Families. 37. "Our Mothers' Grief: Racial-Ethnic Women and the Maintenance of Families" Bonnie Thornton Dill. 38. "Navigating Interracial Borders" Erica Chito Childs. 39. "Straight is to Gay As Family is to No Family" Kath Weston. 40. "Unequal Childhoods " Annette Lareau. 41. "Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz" Almas Sayeed. Media and Culture. 42. "Racist Stereotyping in the English Language"Robert Moore. 43. "Crimes Against Humanity" Ward Churchill. 44. "Media Magic: Making Class Invisible" Gregory Mantsios. 45. "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria" Judith Ortiz Cofer. 46. "Gladiators, Gazelles, and Groupies: Basketball Love and Loathing" Julianne Malveaux. Health and Social Welfare. 47. "Can Education Eliminate Race, Class, and Gender Inequality?" Roslyn Arlin Mickelson and Stephen Samuel Smith. 48. "Welfare Reform, Family Hardship and Women of Color," Linda Burnham. 49. "Aid to Dependent Corporations: Exposing Federal Handouts to the Wealthy," Chuck Collins. 50. "Race, Poverty and Disability: Three Strikes and You're Out! Or Are You?" Pamela Black, Fabricio Balcazar and Christopher Keys. 51. "Just Choices": Women of Color, Reproductive Health, and Human Rights," Loretta J. Ross, Sarah L. Brownless, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Luz Rodriquez, and Sistersong Women of Color Reproductive Health Project. State Institutions and Violence. 52. "The First Americans: Americans Indians," C. Matthew Snipp. 53. "Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization," Jael Silliman. 54. "Military Mirrors a Working-Class America," David M. Halbinger and Steven A. Holmes. 55. "Rape, Racism, and the Law," Jennifer Wriggins. 56. "How Safe is America," Desiree Taylor. Suggested Readings. InfoTrac College Edition: Search Terms; InfoTrac College Edition: Bonus Reading/ Companion Website. PART IV: SOCIAL CHANGE AND SITES OF CHANGE. Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. Sites of Change. 57. "The Starbucks Paradox" Kim Fellner. 58. "Interrupting Historical Patterns: Bridging Race and Gender Gaps between Senior White Men and other Organizational Groups," Nancie Zane. 59. "Women of Color on the Front Line" Celene Krauss. 60. "'Whosoever' Is Welcome Here: An Interview with Reverend Edwin C. Sanders II" Gary David Comstock. 61. "Silent Covenants," Derrick Bell. Processes of Change. 62. "How the New Working Class Can Transform Urban America" Robin Kelley. 63. "From the Ground Up" Charon Asotoyer. 64. "Manifesta " Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards. 65. "What Does an Ally Do?" Paul Kivel. 66. "Can I Get a Witness? Testimony from a Hip Hop Feminist," Shani Jamila. Suggested Readings. InfoTrac College Edition: Search Terms; InfoTrac College Edition: Bonus Reading/ Companion Website. Subject Index.