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Identities and Inequalities Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

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ISBN-10: 0073124060

ISBN-13: 9780073124063

Edition: 2007

Authors: David M. Newman

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List price: $61.67
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Differences and Similarities Similarities and differences in everyday life: Drawing lines “Classified” information: Forming impressions Variation between groups, variation within groups
The power of “normality”: All differences are not created equal Stratification, power, and privilege Theories of inequality Structural-functionalism Conflict theories Cultural capital Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Identity inheritance: Climbing up (or down) your family tree
Manufacturing Difference: The Social Construction of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Perspectives on identity Essentialism Constructionism Definitions of differences and identities Racial/ethnic identities
The social construction of race and ethnicity Multiracial identity Class identities
How do Americans determine class standing?
Who is poor?
Gender identities Gender roles: Doing gender
The sexual dichotomy Male, female, and other Intersexuals and biological ambiguity Sexual Orientations Heteronormativity “The closet”
The complexity of sexual identity Intersections: Identities on the borderlands Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—A sociological treasure hunt: The artifacts of identity
Portraying Difference: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Language and the Media Symbols and language Slurs
The language of difference Gendered language Ethnoracial language Sexual language
The use of language to conceal variation
The differences of language
The battle over “political correctness”
Media representations of difference Gender in the media Children’s exposure to gender in the media Media-reinforced femininity
Media-reinforced masculinity Race and ethnicity in the media Sexuality in the media Social class in the media Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—But I play one on TV: Media portraits of race, gender, and sexuality
Learning difference: Families, schools, and socialization
Identity socialization in families Learning genders Biological predispositions Gender training Intersections: The influence of race on gender socialization Androgyny Learning racial identities Intersections: The effects of gender and class on racial identities Learning sexualities Was I just born this way?
Intersections: The effect of gender on learning sexualities Bisexualities Learning social classes Intersections: Class, race, and motherwork Identity socialization in schools Peer influence Gendered lessons Segregating the sexes Intersections: Gender, race, and bullying Coaching masculinities Class and race lessons
Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Go to your room: Race, gender, and childhood discipline
Expressing Inequalities: Prejudice and discrimination in Everyday Life Stereotypes: The building blocks of bigotry The normality of stereotypes
The negativity of positive stereotypes A “model” minority
The good mother Prejudice: Perceiving inequality Prejudice, privilege, and ideologies of inferiority Race and biological weakness Gender and biological inevitability
The hidden privilege of social dominance Intersections: Wealthy white men and perceptions of race Within-group prejudice Intersections: Race, gender, and colorism Discrimination: Inequality in action Personal discrimination Quiet bias
The enduring importance of race Intersections: Race, class, gender and everyday social encounters Global ethnic violence Institutional discrimination Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Race and retail: Personal and institutional discrimination in everyday life
Inequalities in health and illness
The social construction of health and illness
The embodiment of inequality To eat or not to eat Hunger Obesity Intersections: Race, class, gender and weight It’s not how you feel, it’s how you look Unequal and unwell: The stratification of health and health care Global inequalities Wealth and health in the United States
The color of health Environmental discrimination Health care suspicions Gendered health Pre-menstrual syndrome The medicalization of childbirth
The gendering of medical practice and researchMen’s health Homosexuality and health Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Hospital stays: The unequal contours of American health care
Inequalities in law and justice
The social construction of laws Power, politics, and legal definitions
The laws of intimacy Miscegenation Same-sex marriage Race, class, and justice Racial profiling Class and crime Prisons Intersections: Race, class, and death Gendered justice Gender and the law Sexual harassment Gender and violence Intersections: Poverty, gender, and human trafficking Intimate violence Rape and sexual assault Spousal and partner violence
Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Safe havens: Race, class, and the fear of crime
Inequalities in economics and work Underprivilege and overprivilege: Economic imbalances in everyday life Global inequalities American inequalities
The middle-class squeeze
The face of American poverty: In the shadow of plenty Sleepless on the street Poverty’s border
The economies of race Intersections: Race, class and immigration
The economies of gender Intersections: Race, gender and the poverty of single parenthood On the job: Race, class, gender, and sexuality in the workplace Professional training
The corporate closet Racial discrimination in the workplace Affirmative action: Overcoming institutional discrimination Gender and work Separate spheres Gender discrimination in the workplace Intersections: Gendered racism in the workplace
Conclusion Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Living on the outskirts of poverty: A balanced budget
The futures of inequalities Possibilities: Altering inequalities Fickle futures Ethnoracial outlooks Evolving a post-racial, post-ethnic society Subdividing race and ethnicity
The futures of gender and the sexual dichotomy
The futures of “[blank]sexuality” Stratification outlooks: Class dismissed Future intersections Final thoughts Investigating Identities and Inequalities—Organizing for a change: Student groups on campus