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The meaning of difference : American constructions of race, sex and gender, social class, sexual orientation, and disability : a text/reader

Print Book, English, 2012
McGraw-Hill, New York, 2012
xiv, 520, 4, 21 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780078111648, 0078111641
Constructing categories of difference
Framework essay
What is race? what is ethnicity?
"Race" and the construction of human identity / Audrey Smedley
Who is black? : one nation's definition / F. James Davis
The evolution of identity : the Washington Post : personal account : a loaded vacation / Niah Grimes
Real Indians : identity and the survival of native America / Eva Marie Garroutte
Asian American panethnicity : contemporary national and transnational possibilities / Yen Le Espiritu
Personal account : I thought my race was invisible / Sherri H. Pereira
Whiteness as an "unmarked" cultural category / Ruth Frankenberg
America's changing color lines : immigration, race/ethnicity, and multiracial identification / Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean
Personal account : the price of nonconformity / Julia Morgenstern
From friendly foreigner to enemy race / John Tehranian
Personal account : master status : pride and danger / Sumaya Al-Hajebi
What is sex? : what is gender?
The gendered society / Michael S. Kimmel
Personal account : basketball / Andrea M. Busch
Where's the rulebook for sex verification? / Alice Dreger
All together now : intersex infants and IGM / Riki Wilchins
What is social class?
What's class got to do with it? / Michael Zweig
More or less equal? / The Economist
The silver spoon : inheritance and the staggered start / Stephen J. McNamee and Robert K. Miller Jr
Personal account : I am a Pakistani woman / Hoorie I. Siddique
What is sexual orientation?
The biology of the homosexual / Roger N. Lancaster
A new paradigm for understanding women's sexuality and sexual orientation / Letitia Anne Peplau and Linda D. Garnets
The heterosexual questionnaire / Martin Rochlin
What is disability?
Disability definitions : the politics of meaning / Michael Oliver
Personal account : invisibly disabled / Heather L. Shaw
A world of their own / Liza Mundy
Ethnicity, ethics, and the deaf-world / Harlan Lane
Section II: Experiencing difference
Framework essay
Race and ethnicity
Formulating identity in a globalized world / Carola Surez-Orozco
Latinos and the U.S. race structure / Clara E. Rodriguez
Muslim American youth / Selcuk R. Sirin and Michelle Fine
Personal account : hair / Sarah Faragalla
Everybody's ethnic enigma / Jelita McLeod
Personal account : my strategies / Eric Jackson
Sex and gender
It's all in the family : intersections of gender, race, and nation / Patricia Hill Collins
Proving manhood / Timothy Beneke
Personal account : just something you did as a man / Francisco Hernandez
Gendered sexuality in young adulthood / Laura Hamilton and Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Sexual orientation
Beyond the closet : the transformation of gay and lesbian life / Steven Seidman
Personal account : living invisibly / Tara S. Ellison
Dude, you're a fag / C.J. Pascoe
Sexual orientation and sex in women's lives : conceptual and methodological issues / Esther D. Rothblum
Social class
Class and the transition to adulthood / Annette Lareau and Elliot B. Weininger
Personal account : that moment of visibility / Rose B. Pascarell
Cause of death : inequality / Alejandro Reuss
Why are droves of unqualified, unprepared kids getting into our top colleges? : because their dads are alumni / John Larew
Public transit / John Hockenberry
"Can you see the rainbow?" the roots of denial / Sally French
Not blind enough : living in the borderland called legal blindness / Beth Omansky
Personal account : a time I didn't feel normal / Heather Callender
The meaning of difference
Framework essay
Ideology : natural-law language and stereo types oppression / Marilyn Frye
Blink in black and white / Malcolm Gladwell
Personal account : just like my mama said / Anthony McNeill
See baby discriminate / Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Between barack and a hard place / Tim Wise
The model minority : Asian American "success" as a race relations failure / Frank Wu
Personal account : let me work for it! / Isabelle Nguyen
The gender revolution uneven and stalled / Paula England
Law, public policy, and economy
Fourteen key supreme court cases and the civil war amendments
Segregation : the rising costs for America / James H. Carr and Nandinee K. Kutty
Personal account : learning my own privilege / Mireille M. Cecil
Land rich, dirt poor : challenges to asset building in native America / Meizhu Lui, Barbara J. Robles, Betsy Leondar-Wright, Rose M. Brewer, and Rebecca Adamson
Multiple origins, uncertain destinies : Hispanics and the American future / Marta Tienda and Faith Mitchell, editors
Personal account : what's in a name? / Ruth C. Feldsberg
Crossing the color line : a historical assessment and personal narrative of loving V. Virginia / Robert A. Pratt
Popular culture
Framing class : media representations of wealth and poverty in America / Diana Kendall
Loot or find : fact or frame? / Cheryl I. Harris and Devon W. Carbado
Personal account : he hit her / Tim Norton
The protean n-word / Randall Kennedy
Disability and representation / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Female chauvinist pigs / Ariel Levy
Gender stereotyping in the English language / Laurel Richardson
Bridging differences
Framework essay
Lilly's big day / Gail Collins
The other movement that Rosa Parks inspired : by sitting down, she made room for the disabled / Charles Wilson
Influencing public policy / Jeanine C. Cogan