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Social Inequality in a Global Landscape : The Politics of Representation

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ISBN13:

9781412992213

ISBN10:
1412992214
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/25/2012
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

This anthology critically analyzes how cultures around the world make social categories of race, class, gender and sexuality meaningful in particular ways. The collection uses a wide range of readings to examine how contemporary issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality are constructed, mobilized, and transformed. Unlike many books in this area, the U.S. is not analytical center. However, for U.S. students this approach allows them to appreciate their personal class system from a more dynamic and ultimately relevant perspective. They will feel compelled to challenge their personal beliefs about inequality and will be encouraged to contemplate how the growing global economy will impact their personal social standings. This anthology will include 4 sections race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, wealth/poverty and approximately 20 total readings. The book, as well as each section, will include comprehensive introductions to frame the international issues for U.S. students.


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