Readings for Diversity and Social Justice

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Maurianne Adams, Warren J. Blumenfeld, Rosie Castaneda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline L. Peters, Ximena Zuniga
Psychology Press, 2000 - Education - 521 pages

The first reader to cover the scope of oppressions in America, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice covers six thematic issues: racism, sexism, Anti-Semitism, heterosexism, classism, and ableism. The reader contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays as well as entries designed to challenge students to take action to end oppressive behavior and to affirm diversity and racial justice.

(For the original version of chapter 48, please refer to: Herek, Gregory, "Heterosexism and Homophobia," in Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health, ed. Robert Cavaj and Terry S. Stein, 1996, American Psychiatric Press, pp. pp. 101-113.)

 

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The book is very subjective. It only has on side of the story. Several concepts are erroneous. This is the textbook used in one of my Psychology classes and it is not a Psychology book. What a waste of money and time.

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I have used this textbook in classes for over 19 years, and my students, of all races, genders, nationalities and class backgrounds have found it extremely helpful.

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Contents

Conceptual Frameworks
5
The Cycle of Socialization
15
Individual Institutional
31
Making Systems of Privilege Visible
50
Racism
61
Sharing the Pie The Sinking Majority
73
Can We Talk?
79
Antiblack
83
Biphobia
276
Homophobia in Black Communities
283
What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?
290
Personal Voices
296
The Men with the Pink Triangles
302
International Bill of Gender Rights
309
Ableism
319
Social Interaction Discrimination and Activism
330

Seeing More than Black and White
93
How Meatpacking Is Creating
99
In Honor of My Ancestors
110
An Asian Lesbians Struggle
118
Moving Beyond White Guilt
127
Antisemitism
133
The Massacre of the Jews
135
The Christian Heritage
144
Maps
150
Europe and America
163
Including Jews in Multiculturalism
169
On BlackJewish Relations
177
Short Black Hair
185
Jews Building Bridges
191
Sexism
199
Fear Shame and Silence
213
Which Outlaws? Or Who Was That Masked Man?
220
The Conundrum of Difference
228
A Movement to End Sexist Oppression
238
The Rape of Mr Smith
246
Pornography and Mens Consciousness
247
Adopting the Principle of ProFeminism
254
Heterosexism
261
How Homophobia Hurts Everyone
267
A Separate and Unequal Education for Minorities
340
Time and Space
352
Recovering Our Sense of Value after Being Labeled Mentally IlI
359
Next Steps and Action
367
Computers and Disability
373
Classism
379
Steve Brouwer
382
Who Owns How Much?
391
Tired of Playing Monopoly?
397
Racism or Solidarity? Unions and Asian Immigrant Workers
407
Why Are Droves of Unqualified Unprepared Kids
418
So How Did I Get Here?
425
Next Steps and Action
432
Working for Social Justice Visions and Strategies for Change
447
Race Class and Gender as Categories
457
The Cycle of Liberation
463
Developing a Liberatory Consciousness
470
Allies
475
Next Steps and Action
483
Building Successful Multicultural
494
Thematic Table of Contents
507
Permission Acknowledgments
514
About the Editors
520
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Maurianne Adams is Chair of the Social Justice in Education Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her previous works include Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge 1997) and Strangers and Neighbors (1999).
Warren J. Blumenfeld's previous works include Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (1992) and Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life (1993). National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education, US
Ximena Zúņiga is Lecturer in the Social Justice Education Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and co-editor of Multicultural Teaching in the University (1995).
Rosie Castaņeda, Heather W. Hackman, and Madeline L. Peters are all at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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