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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality



© 2015 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior  Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality.  Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the "real world" work of public and applied sociologists.

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Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
1. Race
Amplifying the Youth Voice of the Food Justice Movement with Film: Action Media Projects and Participatory Media Production Michael Cermak
Place and Race: Cultural Democracy and Reclaiming Public Space Diane Grams
Social Movements in Action: Combating Environmental Racism on a Native American Reservation Brandon Hofstedt
When Resilience is Not Enough: Recovery, Privilege, and Hurricane Katrina Pamela Jenkins
Living the DREAM: Race, Privilege, and DREAMs of a Brighter Future Joshua Warren
Bridging the Campus and the Community: Blogging about the Asian American Experience C.N. Le
Discussion Questions  
Resources  
 
2. Class
Confronting Slavery with the Tools of Sociology Kevin Bales
From Magazine Publishing to Homelessness, From Public Housing Research to Congressional Testimony Deirdre Oakley
An Accidental Activist: My Stumble Upon Sociology Bria Wilbur
Putting a New Theory of Philanthropy Into Practice: Challenges and Opportunities Susan A. Ostrander
Localizing International Human Rights: Engaging with the World Social Forum Process Jackie Smith
Housing and HIV/AIDS: A Tale of Academic, Provider, Advocacy, and Public Policy Collaboration Angela Aidala
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3. Gender
Breast Cancer Activism: Learning to Write Collaboratively for Social Change Amy Lubitow
Honor Killings: Murder of Mores, Mores of Murder Mazhar Bagli
Speaking Out for Social Justice: Sociology and Cultural Transformation Brian Klocke
On Becoming a Public Sociologist: Amplifying Women’s Voices in the Quest for Environmental Justice Tracy Perkins
Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Linking Research and Action on Domestic Violence Margaret Abraham
Transforming Rape Culture on a College Campus: Using Peer Advocacy for Social Change Linda Olson
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4. Sexuality
Being an Academic Ally: Gender Justice for Sex Workers Crystal A. Jackson
Disrupting a Narrative: Developing a New Discourse of Empowerment for LGBT People of Color Juan Battle and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana
Indian Blood: Two-Spirit Cultural Dissolution, Mixed-Race Identity, and Sexuality---A Journey of Return Andrew Jolivette
Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: Influencing State Policy on a Complex Social Issue Jennifer J. Reed
From Damaged Goods to Empowered Patients Adina Nack
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5. Intersections
Social Movements and Activist Sociology Charles Derber
How Refugee Girls Change the World (and How You Can Too) Laura Boutwell
Becoming a Sociologist in Action through Theory and Practice: A Personal Journey Nancy Mezey
Using Sociology to Increase Citizen Participation in a Medium-Sized Midwestern City Michael Stout
Knowledgeable Power and Powerful Knowledge: Research and Organizing for Educational and Social Justice Mark R. Warren
Learning from Each Other’s Struggles Laurence Cox
Taking it to the Streets: Addressing Inequalities through the Human Rights Cities Movement Shelley K. White and Dottie Stevens
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Index
 
About the Editors

I like Newman's book better.

Dr Henry Bartlett
History, Philosophy & Social Sciences, SUNY Broome
April 8, 2015

Still trying to determine if book would work as a supplemental text for Social Problems class, to be taught Fall 2015. It wouldn't work as well for the Introduction to Sociology course.

Liza Kuecker
Social Sciences, Western New Mexico University
February 27, 2015

It provides a wide array of information concerning diversity in society.

Dr Kimmery Newsom
Sch Of Family Stds Human Svcs, Kansas State University
December 31, 2014

It's fascinating but too sophisticated for my students.

Ms Aegina Barnes
Foreign Lang Esl Human Dept, Cuny York College
August 26, 2014
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Sociologists in Action” pieces” (five to seven in each chapter) demonstrate how sociologists use their sociological tools to create social change.
  • The book helps students see the power and usefulness of sociology to address problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, class, gender, sexuality, and their intersections.
  • The book closely aligns with sociology courses that are taught through the central lens of diversity.
  • Chapter-ending discussion questions and additional readings and resources help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the real-world work of public and applied sociologists.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


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