Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class
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DescriptionThis incisive, accessible collection of readings is arranged to highlight and underscore some of the most intriguing and cutting-edge thinking on the discussion of gender, race, and class. While other anthologies often separate race, class, and gender into distinct components, this anthology frames each reading within an analysis of all three cultural forces. Additionally, the intersection of sexuality with gender, race, and class is highlighted throughout the text.
A collection of work by both U.S. and international writers, the text begins with a historical section that brings the past into contemporary focus. Section Two features personal narratives that make research and theoretical material immediately relevant to students. Other sections address family and community relationships, institutions, privilege, activism, and new sociological perspectives. Brief introductions frame each reading, and discussion questions spark student interest and enhance their understanding of the material.
"Instructors of undergraduate social inequalities courses who want to employ an intersectional approach to the material will find this reader invaluable; but the appeal of the book is not limited to them. Graduate students will also find much food for thought and analysis here, as these diverse articles will provide them with an excellent sense of just how promising--and challenging--a race/class/gender approach to the study of social inequalities is. Segal and Martinez have put together an excellent volume with much to offer all readers."--Betsy Lucal, Indiana University-South Bend, from a review in Teaching Sociology, 36(2), April 2008, pp. 173-74
"Combining classic statements of power and inequality with new voices representative of our nation's diverse populations, Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class: Central Issues In a Changing Landscape is a dynamic set of readings and a perfect sociological snapshot of life in contemporary America."--Charles Gallagher, Georgia State University
"The sociological problem of the 21st century will be the problem of intersectionality. The Segal-Martinez gender, race, and class anthology is an outstanding contribution to address this pressing problem written with undergraduate students in mind. The breadth and depth of offerings in this book is impressive, and I appreciated the inclusion of selections dealing with global matters."--Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University