Privilege, Power, and Difference

Front Cover
McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Social Science - 197 pages
57 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Maybe it was just my teacher that made it a waste of my life but reading this i couldn't keep my eyes open for more than 5 minutes.

Review: Privilege, Power, and Difference

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Read for Sociology class in college. A great read. The author is good at succinctly explaining the power differentials in society. Read full review


Were In Trouble
We Cant Talk about It If We Cant Use the Words
Who Are We?

21 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2001)

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

Bibliographic information