Race, Class, and Gender in the United States : An Integrated Study

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Pub. Date: 2003-07-03
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Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Studypresents students with a compelling, clear study of issues of race, gender, and sexuality within the context of class. Rothenberg offers students 126 readings, each providing different perspectives and examining the ways in which race, gender, class, and sexuality are socially constructed. Rothenberg deftly and consistently helps students analyze each phenomena, as well as the relationships among them, thereby deepening their understanding of each issue surrounding race and ethnicity.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Social Construction of Difference: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualityp. 7
Racial Formationsp. 13
The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketchp. 23
Rethinking Women's Biologyp. 32
The Social Construction of Genderp. 33
Ah, Ya Throw Like a Girl!p. 46
In a Male-Centered World, Female Differences Are Transformed into Female Disadvantagesp. 48
The Social Construction of Sexualityp. 52
The Invention of Heterosexualityp. 55
Deconstructing the Underclassp. 67
Domination and Subordinationp. 73
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 79
"Us" and "Them": Becoming an Americanp. 81
Who Is an American?p. 84
"Is This a White Country, or What?"p. 92
How Jews Became Whitep. 100
Asian-American History Rises above Pitfalls for Trail of Success: Ups, Downs Compared to Plight of Blacksp. 115
Baiting Immigrants: Heartbreak for Latinosp. 118
The Border Patrol Statep. 121
Five Myths about Immigrationp. 125
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 128
Understanding Racism, Sexism, and Class Privilegep. 130
The Problem: Discriminationp. 135
Oppressionp. 146
Racism: Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Namep. 150
Smells Like Racismp. 154
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsackp. 165
Racial Relations Becoming More Complex across Countryp. 170
Death of a Teenager Widens a Racial Rift between Two Townsp. 175
Gang Rapep. 183
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 187
The Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the United Statesp. 188
Imagine a Countryp. 192
Class in America: Myths and Realitiesp. 202
Who Killed the Middle Class?p. 215
Family Struggles to Make Do after Fall from Middle Classp. 220
Middle-Class Blacks Try to Grip a Ladder While Lending a Handp. 225
Persistent Racial Segregation Mars Suburbs' Green Dreamp. 228
The Wage Gap: Myths and Factsp. 234
How Workplaces May Look without Affirmative Actionp. 238
Women Face Glass Walls as Well as Ceilingsp. 241
Welfare: Exploding the Stereotypesp. 242
What Scholars Can Tell Politicians about the Poorp. 249
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 253
Many Voices, Many Lives: Some Consequences of Racial, Gender, and Class Inequalityp. 255
Racial and Ethnic Minorities: An Overviewp. 258
On Being South Asian in North Americap. 270
Then Came the Warp. 277
An Ethnic Trumpp. 284
TV Arabsp. 286
The Circuitp. 288
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Mariap. 292
Aria: A Bilingual Childhoodp. 297
Arturop. 306
Suicide Notep. 308
Pursuit of Happinessp. 310
Black Hispanics: The Ties That Bindp. 312
Blacks and Hispanics: A Fragile Alliancep. 315
What I Learned about Jewsp. 319
Pigskin, Patriarchy, and Painp. 325
He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissyp. 328
With No Immediate Causep. 334
When Street Harassment Gets Nastyp. 336
The Triangular Tube of Pink Lipstickp. 338
"We Are Who You Are": Feminism and Disabilityp. 339
The Case of Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson: Ableism, Heterosexism, and Sexismp. 346
Requiem for the Champp. 356
C. P. Ellisp. 359
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 368
How it Happened: Race and Gender Issues in U.S. Lawp. 370
Indian Tribes: A Continuing Quest for Survivalp. 378
An Act for the Better Ordering and Governing of Negroes and Slaves, South Carolina, 1712p. 383
The "Three-Fifths Compromise": The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2p. 388
An Act Prohibiting the Teaching of Slaves to Readp. 389
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848p. 390
The Antisuffragists: Selected Papers, 1852-1887p. 394
People v. Hall, 1854p. 399
Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1856p. 401
The Emancipation Proclamationp. 405
United States Constitution: Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendmentsp. 407
The Black Codesp. 408
Bradwell v. Illinois, 1873p. 416
Minor v. Happersett, 1874p. 418
California Constitution, 1876p. 419
Elk v. Wilkins, 1884p. 420
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896p. 421
United States Constitution: Nineteenth Amendment (1920)p. 424
Korematsu v. United States, 1944p. 425
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954p. 429
Roe v. Wade, 1973p. 434
The Equal Rights Amendment (Defeated)p. 434
Bowers v. Hardwick, 1986p. 435
Confronting Obstacles to Lesbian and Gay Equalityp. 437
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 446
Creating and Maintaining Hierarchies: Stereotypes, Ideology, Language, Violence, and Social Controlp. 448
Self-Fulfilling Stereotypesp. 452
Anti-Gay Stereotypesp. 458
Racism in the English Languagep. 465
Sex and Race: The Analogy of Social Controlp. 475
Am I Thin Enough Yet?p. 489
Pulling Trainp. 497
Failing at Faimess: How America's Schools Cheat Girlsp. 503
Trackingp. 509
Media Magic: Making Class Invisiblep. 510
Blaming the Victimp. 519
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 529
Revisioning the Futurep. 530
Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Differencep. 533
En rapport, In Opposition: Cobrando cuentas a las nuestrasp. 540
Up Against the Wallp. 546
Toward a More Caring Societyp. 549
A New Vision of Masculinityp. 559
Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexismp. 565
Narrowing the Income Gap between Rich and Poorp. 574
Feminism: A Transformational Politicp. 579
Still I Risep. 586
The woman in the ordinaryp. 588
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 588
Indexp. 595
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