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Meaning of Difference : American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability,9780072997460
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Meaning of Difference : American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability

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9780072997460

ISBN10:
007299746X
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Pub. Date:
7/18/2005
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

The Meaning of Difference is a text-reader about the social construction of difference as it operates in American formulations of race, sex and gender, social class, and sexual orientation. The book is based on the conviction that similar processes are at work in the construction of differences of color, sex and gender, class, and sexuality and that these processes likely also apply to other master statuses such as disability. Four framework essays provide the conceptual structure for the book. Following each framework essay is a set of readings that illustrate the concepts and processes described in the essays. The readings have been selected for readability, conceptual depth, and applicability to a variety of statuses.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
SECTION I---CONSTRUCTING CATEGORIES OF DIFFERENCE
Framework Essay
What Is Race?
Who Is Black? One Nation's Definition
37(8)
F. James Davis
The Evolution of Identity
45(1)
Washington Post
Census 2000: Seventeen Questions from the Long Form
46(3)
Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America
49(8)
Eva Marie Garroutte
Latinos in the U.S. Race Structure
57(7)
Clara E. Rodriguez
Personal Account: What's in a Name?
63(1)
Ruth C. Feldsberg
Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World
64(5)
Heather M. Dalmage
Personal Account: The Best of Both Worlds
70
Mindy Peral
Asian American Panethnicity
69(11)
Yen Le Espiritu
Personal Account: I Thought My Race Was Invisible
79(1)
Sherri H. Pereira
Whiteness as an ``Unmarked'' Cultural Category
80(7)
Ruth Frankenberg
What Is Sex? What Is Gender?
The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough
87(4)
Anne Fausto-Sterling
The Berdache Tradition
91(9)
Walter L. Williams
The Gendered Society
100(9)
Michael S. Kimmel
Personal Account: Basketball
108(1)
Andrea M. Busch
It's Your Gender, Stupid!
109(6)
Riki Wilchins
What Is Social Class?
What's Class Got to Do with It?
115(3)
Michael Zweig
Getting Ahead: Economic and Social Mobility in America
118(8)
Daniel P. McMurrer
Isabel V. Sawhill
Personal Account: Lucky Americans
125(1)
LeiLani Page
America's Economic Transformation
126(9)
Nancy Wiefek
Personal Account: I Am a Pakistani Woman
134(1)
Hoorie I. Siddique
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
135(11)
Barbara Ehrenreich
This Hard-Earned Money Comes Stuffed in Their Genes
146(2)
Dusty Horwitt
What Is Sexual Orientation?
The Hazards of Naming Sexual Attraction
148(5)
Michael R. Kauth
Personal Account: Living Invisibly
153(1)
Tara S. Ellison
Is Homosexual a Noun?
153(3)
Paul R. Abramson
Steven D. Pinkerton
The End of Gay (and the Death of Heterosexuality)
156(9)
Bert Archer
SECTION II---EXPERIENCING DIFFERENCE
Framework Essay
165(29)
Oppression
194(5)
Marilyn Frye
Race and Ethnicity
What Are You?
199(1)
Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto
Everybody's Ethnic Enigma
200(1)
Jelita McLeod
Ethnic Identity and Racial Formations: Race and Racism American-Style and a lo Latino
201(6)
Marta Cruz-Janzen
The Cost of Whiteness
207(6)
Thandeka
Personal Account: Play Some Rolling Stones
213(1)
Mark Donald Stockenberg
``Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?''
213(10)
Beverly Daniel Tatum
The Minority Quarterback
223(11)
Ira Berkow
A Day in the Life of Two Americas
234(4)
Leonard Steinhorn
Barbara Diggs-Brown
At a Slaughterhouse, Some Things Never Die
238(9)
Charlie LeDuff
Diversity and Its Discontents
247(5)
Arturo Madrid
Sex and Gender
Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut
252(6)
Emily White
Personal Account: Just Something You Did as a Man
258(1)
Francisco Hernandez
How Do We Know What Manhood Really Is?
258(5)
John Stoltenberg
Personal Account: He Hit Her
262(1)
Tim Norton
Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian-Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz
263(4)
Almas Sayeed
Sexual Orientation
Anti-gay Slurs Common at School: A Lesson in Cruelty
267(3)
Laura Sessions Stepp
Personal Account: An Opportunity to Get Even
269(1)
Gillian Carroll
For Children of Gays, Marriage Brings Joy
270(2)
Patricia Leigh Brown
Social Class
All Souls
272(4)
Michael Patrick MacDonald
Stupid Rich Bastards
276(7)
Laurel Johnson Black
Personal Account: That Moment of Visibility
282(1)
Rose B. Pascarell
Why are Droves of Unqualified, Unprepared Kids Getting into Our Top Colleges? Because Their Dads Are Alumni
283(5)
John Larew
Disability
Public Transit
288(8)
John Hockenberry
Personal Account: I Am Legally Blind
295(1)
Beth Omansky
``Can You See the Rainbow?'' The Roots of Denial
296(8)
Sally French
SECTION III---THE MEANING OF DIFFERENCE
Framework Essay
304(17)
Law, Politics, and Policy
Thirteen Supreme Court Cases and the Civil War Amendments
321(28)
Social Movements and the Politics of Difference
349(12)
Cheryl Zarlenga Kerchis
Iris Marion Young
After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation
361(10)
Charles T. Clotfelter
The Minority Rights Revolution
371(7)
John D. Skrentny
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
378(5)
George Lipsitz
What's Good Enough?
383(4)
Peter Schrag
Economy
Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
387(9)
Jeanette N. Cleveland
Margaret Stockdale
Kevin R. Murphy
The Bankruptcy of Virtuous Markets: Racial Inequality, Poverty, and ``Individual Failure''
396(8)
Michael K. Brown
Martin Carnoy
Elliott Currie
Troy Duster
David B. Oppenheimer
Marjorie M. Schultz
David Wellman
Personal Account: Just Like My Mama Said
403(1)
Anthony McNeill
The Model Minority: Asian American ``Success'' as a Race Relations Failure
404(8)
Frank Wu
Personal Account: Let Me Work for It
411(1)
Isabelle Nguyen
Science
A World of Their Own
412(6)
Liza Mundy
Disability Definitions: The Politics of Meaning
418(4)
Michael Oliver
Cause of Death: Inequality
422(3)
Alejandro Reuss
Popular Culture
Generation E.A.: Ethnically Ambiguous
425(2)
Ruth La Ferla
Patriarchy Gets Funky: The Triumph of Identity Marketing
427(5)
Naomi Klein
Is Race Over?
432(6)
David R. Roediger
Black Men: How to Perpetuate Prejudice without Really Trying
438(7)
Barry Glassner
Racism in the English Language
445(7)
Robert B. Moore
Gender Stereotyping in the English Language
452(6)
Laurel Richardson
Let's Spread the ``Fun'' Around: The Issue of Sports Team Names and Mascots
458(2)
Ward Churchill
To Be and Be Seen: The Politics of Reality
460(8)
Marilyn Frye
SECTION IV---BRIDGING DIFFERENCES
Framework Essay
468(8)
Influencing Public Policy
476(10)
Jeanine C. Cogan
What Can We Do? Becoming Part of the Solution
486(5)
Allan G. Johnson
Personal Account: Parents' Underestimated Love
490(1)
Octavio N. Espinal
In Defense of Rich Kids
491(3)
William Upski Wimsatt
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
494
Paul Kivel
Personal Account: Where Are You From?
499
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