The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Written by four authors from different disciplinary backgrounds, this reader promotes a commitment to an intersectional approach to teaching race, class, gender and sexuality. Unlike most books of its kind, it highlights the duality of privilege and oppression and the effects that race, gender, and sexuality have on our lives. This reader includes poems, reflective literary prose, historical events and documents, images drawn from the media, contemporary statistics of inequalities, visual images, and tools that empower students to become agents for social change.

Table of Contents

The Matrix Reader:Examining the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege
Table of Contents Leslie Feinberg, Excerpt
Constructing Identities and Examining Intersections • Poem: “I am not your Princess” Chrystos, in Amy Kesselman
Constructing Identity
Excerpts from Becoming a Visible Man
Gender Relations
The Invention of Heterosexuality
Excerpts from “Masculinity as Homophobia
Historical Image: From Norman Kleeblatt (ed.), “The physiognomy of race in the medical anthropology of the late 19th century”
Racial Formations
Historical Advertisement: Kathy Peiss, “Black Skin Remover”
Failing to See”
Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves
"Social Class Matters"
Bringing Classism into the Race & Gender Picture
The Social Construction of Disability” Examining the Intersections • Poem: “One”
Sharon Hwang Colligan in Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
Patricia Hill Collins, “Toward a New Vision”
What White Supremacists Taught a Jewish Scholar About Identity
Is Capitalism Gendered and Racialized?
Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism
You’re Not a Real Boy if You’re Disabled
Choosing Up Sides
Seeing More Than Black and White
Understanding Oppression and Privilege • Poem: Joy Harjo, "I Give You Back"
White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Throughout Work in Women’s Studies
Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference
Defining Racism: Can We Talk?
Privilege: Expanding on Marilyn Frye’s ‘Oppression
Excerpts from Racism without Racists
La Guera
White Privilege Shapes the U.S.Robert Jensen
The Costs of American Privilege
How We Got Here: The Historical Context • Poem: “I, too,” Langston Hughes in Voices & visions: the poet in America. Helen Vendler, (ed.), New York : Random House, 1987. The Big Picture: Understanding the Historical Context • Poem: Alice Walker, “Patriot,”
Gregory Campbell, “Many Americas: The Intersection of Class, Race, and Ethnic Identity” • Postcard: Kenneth W. Goings, Depicting a little girl in a watermelon patch with a swollen stomach • Souvenir: Kenneth W. Goings, Mechanical cast-iron bank
Disability Discrimination and the Evolution of Civil Rights in Democratic Societies
A History of Women’s Bodies
Thirteen Key
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