The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation : a Text/reader

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Karen Elaine Rosenblum, Toni-Michelle C. Travis
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2000 - Social Science - 476 pages
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"The Meaning of Difference" is a combined text-reader about the social construction of difference as that operates in American formulations of race, sex and gender, social class, and sexual orientation. It is premised on the conviction that similar processes are operating when we see difference of color, gender, class, and sexuality - and that these processes likely also apply to other master statuses such as disability, ethnicity, or national-origin. Three framework essays provide the conceptual structure for the book. Each framework essay is followed by a set of readings that illustrate the concepts developed in the essays. Readings have been selected because they identify concepts that are generalizable to a variety of statuses.

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User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

I read this book for school. I liked how it rapped up in the end of how to make a difference. I wanted to throw the book sometimes on how awfully people have been treated due to their race, sex and gender, social class, and sexual orientation. It is inspiring. Read full review

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User Review  - Jelita McLeod - Goodreads

My essay, "Everybody's Ethnic Enigma" is part of this anthology. Read full review

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