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Dynamics of Inequality : Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the United States - 03 edition

Dynamics of Inequality : Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the United States (ISBN10: 0130976377; ISBN13: 9780130976376)
ISBN13: 978-0130976376
ISBN10: 0130976377

Summary: For undergraduate courses in Social Stratification, Introduction to Women's Studies, and Race, Class, and Gender.

This anthology helps students understand issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality at the individual level--by including stories by or about people who have actually experienced discrimination, prejudice, or inequality because of who they were. It then explains the historical, cultural, and institutional roots of inequality, before turning moreto theoretical explanations, and finally to a section on activism oriented toward social change.

  • A general introduction to the reader.
    • Explains to students why the issues discussed are important.
  • An introduction to each section.
    • Provides students with an overview about why the particular issue discussed in that section is important to understand.
  • Both academic and popular press articles are included.
    • Makes the material interesting and enjoyable for students to read.
  • Critical Thinking Questions and Getting Involved Activities.
    • Encourages students to move beyond rote memorization of the material toward a more active, engaged style of learning.
  • Coverage of sexuality issues--Not found in other texts.
    • Enables students to focus on this important aspect of inequality in the United States--including discrimination against gay men, lesbians, and transgenders.
  • Suggested Websites--At the end of each section.
    • Prompts students to use the Internet as a valuable tool for furthering their reading and understanding of text topics. less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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