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Author Arrighi, Barbara A.

Title Understanding Inequality : the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Gender
Edition Second edition
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (400 pages)
Contents Part One: Helpful Conceptual Tools -- 1 Mysterious Power of Social Structures / Charles Lemert -- 2 "They" Are All the Same, but Each Member of My Groupis Unique / Stephen Worchel -- Part Two: Embedded Ideology: Racism/Ethnocentrism and Sexism -- 3 Black Women and Feminism bell hooks -- 4 Divining Our Racial Themes / Derrick Bell -- 5 Size 6: The Western Women's Harem / Fatema Mernissi -- Part Three: The Other Wears Many Faces -- 6 Diversity and Its Discontents / Arturo Madrid -- 7 Coping With the Alienation of White, Male Students / Billie Wright Dziech -- 8 The Second Sex / Simone de Beauvoir -- Part Four: Structured Inequality--The Invisible Iron Cage of Class -- 9 The Double-Bind of the "Working-Class," Feminist Academic: The Success of Failure or the Failure of Success? / Diane Reay -- 10 (In) Secure Times: Constructing White Working-Class Masculinities in the Late Twentieth Century / Michelle Fine, Lois Weis, Judi Addelston, and Julia Marusza -- Part Five: Structured Inequality--Race/Ethnicity -- 11 A Black Woman Took My Job / Michael Kimmel -- 12 Are Men Marginal to the Family? Insights from Chicago's Inner City / Haya Stier and Marta Tienda -- 13 Policing the Ghetto UndercIass: The Politics of Lawand Law Enforcement / William J. Chambliss -- 14 America's Iron Curtain: The Border Patrol State / Leslie Marmon Silko -- 15 The Heartland's Raw Deal: How Meatpacking is Creatinga New Immigrant UndercIass / Marc Cooper -- Part Six: Structured Inequality--Acquiring Gender -- 16 Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex" / Judith Butler -- 17 Believing Is Seeing: Biology as Ideology / Judith Lorber -- 18 Toward Safer Societies: Punishment, Masculinities, and Violence against Women / Laureen Snider -- 19 Tomboys Yes, Janegirls Never / Barbara A. Arrighi -- 20 Hormonal Hurricanes: Menstruation and Female Behavior / Anne Fausto-Sterling -- Part Seven: Corporate Gatekeeping: Fitting In -- 21 Talking from 9 to 5: How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard, Who Gets Credit, and What Gets Done at Work / Deborah Tannen -- 22 Women in the Power Elite / Richard L. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff -- 23 Women above the Glass Ceiling: Perceptions on Corporate Mobility and Strategies for Success / Sally Ann Dauies-Netzley -- 24 Invisible Women / Katha Pollitt -- Part Eight: Women's Equality: Progress and Resistance -- 25 Women against Women: American Antisuffragism, 1880-1920 / Jane Jerome Camhi -- 26 Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media / Susan J. Douglas -- 27 Mating, Marriage, and the Marketplace: A Survey of College Students' Attitudes and Expectations / Barbara A. Arrighi -- Part Nine: The Price of Deviance -- 28 The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter / Kathleen Rowe -- 29 Black Man with a Nose Job: How We Defend Ethnic Beauty in America / Lawrence Otis Graham -- 30 Hitting Bottom: Homelessness, Poverty, and Masculinity / Timothy Nonn -- 31 Older Men as Invisible Men in Contemporary Society / Edward H. Thompson -- Part Ten: Patriarchy and Its Consequences -- 32 The Subjection of Women / John Stuart Mill -- 33 Real Rape / Susan Estrich -- 34 Clarence Thomas, Patriarchal Discourse, and Public/Private Spheres / Mary F. Rogers -- Part Eleven: Equality and the Millennium: The Crisis in Education Has Consequences for the -Isms -- 35 How Harvard Helped Curb Title IX's Rolein Admitting Women / Karen Blumenthal -- 36 Downsizing Higher Education: Confronting the New Realities of the High-Tech Information Age Global Economy / Walda Katz-Pishman
Summary As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Equality -- United States.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- United States.
Social classes -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Addelston, Judi
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
Bell, Derrick, 1930-2011.
Blumenthal, Karen.
Butler, Judith, 1956-
Camhi, Jane Jerome, 1936-
Chamblis, William J
Cooper, Marc.
Davies-Netzley, Sally Ann.
Domhoff, G. William.
Douglas, Susan J
Dziech, Wright
Estrich, Susan.
Fine, Billie Michelle
Graham, Lawrence.
Hall, Julia (Professor of sociology)
Katz-Fishman, Walda.
Kimmel, Michael.
Lemert, Charles
Lorber, Judith.
Madrid-Barela, Arturo.
Mernissi, Fatima.
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873.
Nonn, Timothy
Pollitt, Katha.
Reay, Diane.
Rogers, Mary F. (Mary Frances), 1944-
Karlyn, Kathleen Rowe, 1947-
Silko, Leslie Marmon, 1948-
Snider, Laureen.
Shṭayer, Ḥayah.
Tannen, Deborah.
Thompson, Edward H., Jr., 1945-
Tienda, Marta.
Weis, Lois.
Worchel, Stephen.
Zweigenhaft, Richard L.
ISBN 1299790437 (ebk)
1461646545 (electronic bk.)
9781299790438 (ebk)
9781461646549 (electronic bk.)