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Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class
Dimensions of Inequality and Identity

Third Edition
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August 2019 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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How do social statuses intersect to shape our identities and produce inequalities?  

In the updated Third Edition of this bestseller, Susan Ferguson has carefully selected readings that open readers’ eyes to the ways that social statuses shape our experiences and impact our life chances. Readers will hear from leading experts in the field about the many approaches used to understand this important and evolving subject. This anthology also gives readers the tools they need to enact social change that will lessen injustices in our society. Praised for the its intersectional approach, Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class is organized around broad topics (Identity, Power and Privilege, Social Institutions, etc.), to underscore a key fundamental insight: race, class, gender, and sexuality do not exist in isolation; they often intersect with one another to produce social inequalities and form the bases of our identities in society. 

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Table of Contents by Theme/Topic
 
Preface
 
About the Editor
 
PART I • INTRODUCTION TO RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIAL CLASS: CONCEPTS, HISTORY, AND THEORIES OF DIFFERENCE
 
Chapter 1. Defining Contested Concepts
 
Chapter 2. What Is Racial Domination?
 
Chapter 3. Creating a World of Dichotomy: Categorizing Sex and Gendering Cultural Messages
 
Chapter 4. The Social Construction of Disability
 
Chapter 5. Rethinking the Paradigm: Class
 
Chapter 6. Racial Domination and the Evolution of Racial Classification
 
Chapter 7. Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas
 
Chapter 8. The Invention of Heterosexuality
 
Chapter 9. Foundations of Class Analysis: A Marxist Perspective
 
Chapter 10. Is Capitalism Gendered and Racialized?
 
Chapter 11. The Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race: An Integrative Framework
 
Chapter 12. Critical Thinking About Inequality: An Emerging Lens
 
Chapter 13. Queer as Intersectionality: Theorizing Gay Muslim Identities
 
Chapter 14. Dis/ability Critical Race Studies (DisCrit): Theorizing at the Intersections of Race and Dis/ability
 
PART II • IDENTITIES MATTER: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION AND EXPERIENCE OF RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIAL CLASS
 
Chapter 15. Who Am I? Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
 
Chapter 16. Gender and Identity
 
Chapter 17. The Racial Formation of American Indians: Negotiating Legitimate Identities Within Tribal and Federal Law
 
Chapter 18. What Does a White Woman Look Like? Racing and Erasing in Law
 
Chapter 19. “Doing Race”: Latino Youth’s Identities and the Politics of Racial Exclusion
 
Chapter 20. Using Racial and Ethnic Concepts: The Critical Case of Very Young Children
 
Chapter 21. Women Without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and the Presence/Absence of Class Identity
 
Chapter 22. Queers Without Money: They Are Everywhere. But We Refuse to See Them
 
Chapter 23. The View From the Country Club: Wealthy Whites and the Matrix of Privilege
 
Chapter 24. On the Limits of “Trans Enough”: Authenticating Trans Identity Narratives
 
Chapter 25. My Body, My Closet: Invisible Disability and the Limits of Coming-Out Discourse
 
Chapter 26. Fitting In and Fighting Back: Stigma Management Strategies Among Homeless Kids
 
Chapter 27. Passing as Black: Racial Identity Work Among Biracial Americans
 
Chapter 28. The Stigma of Brown Skin and “Foreign” Names
 
Chapter 29. “I Don’t Like Passing as a Straight Woman”: Queer Negotiations of Identity and Social Group Membership
 
PART III • SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE PERPETUATION OF INEQUALITY
 
Chapter 30. It’s All in the Family: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Nation
 
Chapter 31. An Intersectional Approach to Resistance and Complicity: The Case of Racialized Desire Among Asian American Women
 
Chapter 32. The Home and the Street: Violence Against Queer People
 
Chapter 33. How Tracking Undermines Race Equity in Desegregated Schools
 
Chapter 34. The Schooling of Latino Children
 
Chapter 35. Class Matters
 
Chapter 36. Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations
 
Chapter 37. Are Emily and Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination
 
Chapter 38. Families on the Frontier: From Braceros in the Fields to Braceras in the Home
 
Chapter 39. Social Determinants and Family Health
 
Chapter 40. Racism’s Hidden Toll
 
Chapter 41. A Slow, Toxic Decline: Dialysis Patients, Technological Failure, and the Unfulfilled Promise of Health in America
 
Chapter 42. Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Conspicuous Consumption
 
Chapter 43. Avatars of Whiteness: Racial Expression in Video Game Characters
 
Chapter 44. Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet
 
Chapter 45. Race, Legality, and the Social Policy Consequences of Anti-immigration Mobilization
 
Chapter 46. The New Jim Crow
 
Chapter 47. The Roots of American Decline
 
PART IV • POWER AND PRIVILEGE UNMASKED
 
Chapter 48. The Culture of Privilege: Color-Blindness, Postfeminism, and Christonormativity
 
Chapter 49. Five Faces of Oppression
 
Chapter 50. Rage of the Privileged
 
Chapter 51. The Many Costs of Anti-Asian Discrimination
 
Chapter 52. How Environmental Decline Restructures Indigenous Gender Practices: What Happens to Karuk Masculinity When There Are No Fish?
 
Chapter 53. Criminalized Masculinities: How Policing Shapes the Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Poor Black Communities
 
Chapter 54. Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: The Power and Meaning of “Girl Watching”
 
Chapter 55. The Intersections of Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Race: The Political Economy of Gendered Violence
 
PART V • EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE
 
Chapter 56. Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
 
Chapter 57. How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color in the Struggle to End Racism
 
Chapter 58. Doing Anti-Racism: Toward an Egalitarian American Society
 
Chapter 59. It’s Getting Better: Queer Hope, Queer Courage
 
Chapter 60. Policy Steps Toward Closing the Gap
 
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NEW TO THIS EDITION:

14 of the 60 readings in the Third Edition are included for the first time, reflecting some of the most compelling, relevant, and cutting-edge scholarship available, such as:

  • An excerpt from Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas by David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín, winner of the 2017 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the American Sociological Association
  • Dis/ability Critical Race Studies (DisCrit): Theorizing at the Intersections of Race and Dis/ability by Subini Ancy Annamma, David J. Connor, and Beth A. Ferri
  • How Environmental Decline Restructures Indigenous Gender Practices: What Happens to Karuk Masculinity When There Are No Fish by Kari Marie Norgaard, Ron Reed, and J.M. Bacon
  • Criminalized Masculinities: How Policing Shapes the Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Poor Black Communities by Forrest Stuart and Ava Benezra
  • Fitting in and Fighting Back: Stigma Management Techniques Among Homeless Kids by Anne R. Roschelle and Peter Kaufman.  

KEY FEATURES:         

  • A collection of accessible readings from journals, ethnographies, and case studies expose students to a wide range of sources.
  • Reflects the movement in this field away from discrete categorical identities and toward a more intersectional understanding of power, privilege, and difference.       
  • 85% of the readings are taken from contemporary sources (15% from classical sources), making this one of the most current anthologies on the market.         
  • An alternative table of contents help scholars and teachers organize the diverse readings around particular topics or themes.        
  • Introductory essays at the beginning of each of the five parts introduce the major concepts and themes of that part. This essay also briefly introduces the readings and explains their pertinence.         
  • A brief headnote at the beginning of each reading introduces the reading, the author(s), and their affiliations. The headnote also provides historical context for the piece and gives information on the source of the reading.
  • Discussion questions appear at the end of each reading to help students review the main points and apply the reading.

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