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Gender, Race, and Class: An Overview

Gender, Race, and Class: An Overview

Lynn S. Chancer, Beverly Xaviera Watkins

ISBN: 978-0-631-22035-0

Feb 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

160 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$47.95

Description

Gender, Race, and Class is a critical overview of these three well-known dimensions of the social world. The study of gender, race and class as a combined topic has evolved over the years, and this concise, accessible volume shows why the subject continues to resonate both in and outside the academy.

  • Examines recent scholarship to how one’s gender, with the added dimension of race and class, can impact one’s experiences in society.
  • Probes deeper under the surface of different biases to see whether common elements of discrimination may also be at work.
  • Includes a conceptual “vocabulary” that describes how gender, race and class interrelate.
Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction: Why Gender, Race, and Class?.

2. Gender Defined and Refined.

3. Complexifying Race: a Multi-Dimensional Approach.

4. Class Matters.

5. Concluding Thoughts.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

"The author clearly lays out major ideas and conflicts regarding these variables using both historical and contemporary thinkers, including de Beauvoir, Marx, Weber, Bourdieu, and W. J. Wilson ... Amongt the book's strengths, complex ideas are explained clearly without oversimplification, and numerous examples make the material understandable and relevant ... Highly Recommended." Choice<!--end-->

"Chancer and Watkins provide a textbook which explores the connections between these characteristics and demonstrates their importance to sociology." Sage Race Relations Abstracts


  • Provides a critical introduction to social inequalities through the study of gender, race and class
  • Examines recent scholarship on how one’s gender, with the added dimension of race and class, can impact one’s experiences in society
  • Probes deeper under the surface of different biases to see whether common elements of discrimination may exist
  • Includes a conceptual “vocabulary” that describes how gender, race and class interrelate.