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

Author: Karen Elaine Rosenblum; Toni-Michelle Travis
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Elaine Rosenblum; Toni-Michelle Travis
ISBN: 9780078111648 0078111641
OCLC Number: 664665954
Description: xiv, 520, 4, 21 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 --
Disability --
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.
Responsibility: Karen E. Rosenblum, Toni-Michelle C. Travis [editors].

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