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

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 - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780130976376

ISBN10: 0130976377

Dynamics of Inequality : Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the United States by Patricia Gagne and Richard Tewksbury - ISBN 9780130976376
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Dynamics of Inequality : Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the United States by Patricia Gagne and Richard Tewksbury - ISBN 9780130976376

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ISBN10: 0130976377

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Edition: 03

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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 to 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.

Author Bio

Gagne, Patricia : University of Louisville

Tewksbury, Richard : University of Louisville

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Personal Experience of Inequality.

Ragtime, My Time, Alton Fitzgerald White. The End of the Line, Samuel G. Freedman. Coming Out Now, J. Baker and N. Joseph. Race, Skin Color, and Body Parts, Ta'Shia Asanti. Becoming a Man: The Personal Account of a Female-to-Male Transsexual, Mark Rees.

2. Linking the Past with the Present.

The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity in Corporate America, George Davis. Alabama Prison Chain Gangs: Reverting to Archaic Punishment to Reduce Crime and Discipline Offenders, James F. Anderson, Laronistine Dyson, Willie Brooks, Jr. Gender and the "American Way of Life" : Women in the Americanization Movement, John F. McClymer. The Hidden Half: A History of Native American Women's Education, Deirdre A. Almeida. Lesbian/Gay Rights and Immigration Policy: Lobbying to End the Medical Model, William B. Turner. Lifting the Ban on Gays in the Civil Service: Federal Policy Toward Gay and Lesbian Employees Since the Cold War, Gregory B. Lewis.

3. How Inequality is Perpetuated: Culture and Its Impact.

The Problem of the Color Line, Anna Quindlen. The Enemy Within: The Demonization of Poor Women, Ruth Sidel. Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Social Class, Thomas J. Gorman. The Beauty Myth, Patricia J. Williams. Never Too Buff, John Cloud. Racial Warriors and Weekend Warriors: The Construction of Masculinity in Mythopoetic and White Supremacist Discourse, Abby L. Ferber. The Hardening Face of Anti-Semitism, Mark Sappenfield, James N. Thurman, William Echikson, Corinna Schuler, Tom Regan, Peter Grier. Overcoming Reservation about Leaving the Reservation, Michael Ridgway.

4. Barriers to Equality.

40 Acres and a Mule, Dalton Conley. A Busted Trust, Colman McCarthy. How the Government Killed Affordable Housing, John O. Norquist. Race in the Workplace, Robert J. Grossman. Institutional and Racial Barriers to Employment Equity for Hispanics, Jerry Yaffe. Temps Are Here to Stay, Jan Larson. Women in Management: How Far Have We Come and What Needs to be Done as We Approach 2000? Jeanne M. Brett, Linda K. Stroh. Designing Mom-Size Jobs, Joan Williams. Where Are the Civil Rights for Gay and Lesbian Teachers? Christine Yared. Conformity Pressures and Gender Resistance Among Transgendered Individuals, Patricia Gagne, Richard Tewksbury. Pain Relief in U.S. Emergency Rooms Is Related to Patients' Race, Deborah Josefson. The Health of African American Men, John A. Rich. Inadequate Housing: A Health Crisis for the Children of the Poor, Joshua Sharfstein, Megan Sandel. Construction of Masculinity and Their Influence on Men's Well-Being: A Theory of Gender and Health, Will H. Courtenay. The Impact of Medical and Sexual Politics on Women's Health, Linda Gannon. Stigma, Health Beliefs and Experiences with Health Care in Lesbian Women, Patricia E. Stevens, Joanne M. Hall. Busing Rolls to a Stop, Lucille Renwick. Racial Desegregation: Magnet Schools, Vouchers, Privatization, and Home Schooling, Loretta F. Meeks, Wendall A. Meeks, Claudia A. Warren. Gender Equity: Still Knocking at the Classroom Door, David Sadker. Back Seat Boys, Christian Science Monitor. Triumph Over Trauma, Sabrina McIntosh. New Facts on Racial Profiling, Jeffrey Prescott. Police Brutality Must End, The Progressive. Too Poor to Be Defended, Economist. Requiem for a Public Defender, Alan Berlow. An Ethnographic Assessment of the Policing of Domestic Violence in Rural Eastern Kentucky, Neil Websdale. Out in This World: The Social and Legal Context of Gay and Lesbian Families, Katherine Arnup. Legal Scholars of Gay Rights Offer Strategies to Combat the 'Apartheid of the Closet," D.W. Miller.

5. Violent Barriers to Equality.

Coming Out of Hatred, Mark Flanigan. Dancing to Hate: White Power Music, Bob Herbert. The Code of the Streets, Elijah Anderson. Factors Contributing to Juvenile Violence in Indian Communities, Larry EchoHawk. In Their Own Words: Battered Women's Assessment of the Criminal Processing System's Responses, Edna Erez, Joanne Balknap. Wife Rape: A Social Problem for the 21st Century, Kersti Yllo. "Honey, We Don't Do Men," Denise A. Donnelly, Stacy Kenyon. The Execution of PVT. Barry Winchell: The Real Story Behind the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Murder, Thomas Hackett.

6. Theoretical Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualities.

Simple Justice: Affirmative Action and American Racism in Historical Perspective, J. Blaine Hudson. Invisible Masculinity, Michael S. Kimmel. Race, Gender, Class in the Lives of Asian Americans, Yen L. Espiritu. Reflections on Race, Class, and Gender in the U.S.A., Lisa Lowe (interview with Davis). Embattled Terrain: Gender and Sexuality, Judith Lorber.

7. Social Movements and Resistance.

A New Civil Rights Agenda, Joyce A. Ladner. Dismantling Environmental Racism in the U.S.A., Robert D. Bullard. The Ugly Side of the Modeling Business, Deborah Gregory, Patricia Jacobs. Race, Gender, and Class: The Challenges Facing Labor Educators, Bill Fletcher, Jr. Women of Color in Leadership, Helen Zia. The Rise of the Workplace Movement: Fighting for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Rights in Corporate America, Nicole C. Raeburn. The Promise of Stonewall, Ann-Marie Cusac. Whose Movement Is It? Mubarak Dahir.