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Social Construction of Difference and Inequality Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality

ISBN-10: 0073380083

ISBN-13: 9780073380087

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Tracy E. Ore

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List price: $94.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Tracy E. Ore is currently an Assistant professor of Sociology and the Director of the Applied Sociology Program at Saint Cloud State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Michigan. She serves as a consultant for multicultural education and curriculum to a variety of universities, organizations, and agencies and conducts workshops and trainings across the country related to issues of inequality. Her research areas include social inequality, race and ethnicity, and the development of effective teaching pedagogy.

Preface
Constructing Differences
Examining what categories are constructed, how this is done, and why such categories of difference are constructed.
Race and Ethnicity
Racial Formations
Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?
Becoming Suspects
How Did Jews Become White Folks?
Social Class
Race, Wealth, and Equality
Media Magic: Making Class Invisible
Doubly Divided: The Racial Wealth Gap
Getting Corporations off the Public Dole
Sex and Gender
The Social Construction of Gender
The Five Sexes, Revisited
The Transgender Paradigm Shift toward Free Expression
Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity
Sexuality
The Invention of Heterosexuality
Sexuality and Gender in Children's Daily Worlds
Sexual Identity and Bisexual Identities: The Struggle for Self-Description in a Changing Sexual Landscape
Naming All the Parts
Maintaining Inequalities: Systems of Oppression and Privilege
Examining what elements of social structure work to maintain systems of stratification based on constructions of difference.
Social Institutions: Family
Our Mothers' Grief: Racial-Ethnic Women and the Maintenance of Families
Families on the Fault Line: America's Working Class Speaks about the Family, the Economy, Race, and Ethnicity
Stability and Change in Chicano Men's Family Lives
Gay and Lesbian Families Are Here
Social Institutions: Education
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Preparing for Power: Cultural Capital and Curricula in America's Elite Boarding Schools
Civilize Them with a Stick
Missing in Interaction
Schools and the Social Control of Sexuality
Social Institutions: Work and Economy
Jobless Ghettos: The Social Implications of the Disappearance of Work in Segregated Neighborhoods
"We'd Love to Hire Them, But... ": The Meaning of Race for Employers
The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the "Female" Professions
Cause of Death: Inequality
Social Institutions: The State and Public Policy
Welfare Reform, Family Hardship, and Women of Color
Beyond Crime and Punishment: Prisons and Inequality
No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System
The Effects of Affirmative Action on Other Stakeholders
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracy and the "White" Problem in American Studies
Social Institutions: Media
Five Decades and Three Hundred Sitcoms about Class and Gender
Distorted Reality: Hispanic Characters in TV Entertainment
Gay Characters in Conventional Spaces: Will and Grace and the Situation Comedy Genre
Metaphors Matter: Disaster Myths, Media Frames, and Their Consequences in Hurricane Katrina
Language and Culture
Racism in the English Language
Self, Identity, and the Naming Question: Reflections on the Language of Disability
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
The Dark Side of Sports Symbols
Violence and Social Control
Where Race and Gender Meet: Racism, Hate Crimes, and Pornography
Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why Are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?
The Construction of Masculinity and the Triad of Men's Violence
Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism
Experiencing Difference and Inequality in Everyday Life
Examining the impact of constructions of difference and maintaining inequalities on members of society.
Making Systems of Privilege Visible
"Yes, I Follow Islam, But I'm Not a Terrorist"
A Dozen Demons
Always Running
The Story of My Body
Separated by Deportation
"Gee, You Don't Seem Like an Indian from the Reservation"
Living Fearlessly with and within Differences: My Search for Identity beyond Categories and Contradictions
Nickel-and-Dimed On (Not) Getting by in America
I Am Your Welfare Reform
Learning to Fight
Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me
Resistance and Social Change
Examining how people working within individual and institutional contexts transform difference from a system of inequality to a system of liberation.
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
Cultural Resistance: Reconstructing Our Own Images
Good for the 'Hood?
Seeing More Than Black and White: Latinos, Racism, and the Cultural Divides
How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color in the Struggle to End Racism
Dismantling Noah's Ark: Gender and Equality
Voices of a New Movimiento