Privilege, Power, and Difference

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McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Social Science - 197 pages
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This brief supplemental book provides students with an easily applied theoretical model for thinking about systems of privilege and difference. Writing in accessible, conversational prose, Johnson joins theory with engaging examples in ways that enable students to see the nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it.

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Professor Johnson’s social justice work focuses on what we can do to understand and change our shared legacy of life organized around oppressive systems. Where privilege is built in to the system, and ... Read full review

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Worthwhile exploration of the way racism affects us all; enough examples to convince everyone. Sadly, throughout the book we are led to believe a solution will be presented. But, short of 'change the ... Read full review


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Allan G. Johnson is a nationally recognized sociologist, nonfiction author, novelist, and public speaker best known for his work on issues of privilege and oppression, especially in relation to gender and race. He is the author of The Gender Know; Unraveling our Patriarchal Legacy, and The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice and Promise and Privilege, Power, and Difference. His work has been translated into several languages and excerpted in numerous anthologies. Visit him online at and follow his blog at

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