Structured Inequality in the United States

Structured Inequality in the United States : Discussions on the Continuing Significance of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

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Supplemental text for the racial and ethnic relations or stratification courses taught in sociology departments.

This edited volume focuses on the consequences of structured social inequality for racial and ethnic groups with United States society. It examines the relationship between differential access to valued resources and the social position of racial and ethnic minorities today. The goal of this work is to show students how oppression, due to race, ethnicity, or gender, still exists today and how it is relevant to their every day lives.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 177.5 x 235 x 20.1mm | 626.83g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013097403X
  • 9780130974037

Table of contents

1. The Study of Structured Inequality in American Society.

Structured Inequality in American Society. Attributing Blame for Inequality. The Sociological Context for the Study of Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Inequality in the United States. Study Questions. Suggested Readings. Notes.

The Earliest of Perceptions: The Right of the Discoverer [Conqueror]: Johnson v. McIntosh. The Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders: A Comment, Louis L. Knowles and Kenneth Prewitt. The Nature of Oppression, Jonathan H. Turner, Royce Singleton, Jr., and David Musick. Women of Color: Fighting Sexism and Racism, Nijole V. Benokraitis and Joe R. Feagin. Unwanted Sex. Stephen Schulhofer..

2. Inequality in the American Educational System.

Population Change. School Segregation. Educational Segregation. Invidious Distinctions in Education. Violence and Victimization in School. Inequality in Higher Education. A Case Study of Inequality in Higher Education. Summary. Study Questions. Suggested Readings. Notes.

Racism in the Deep Structure of U.S. Higher Education: When Affirmative Action is Not Enough, Edna Bonacich. International Journal of Education and Society. Hate Speech on Campus: A Practical Approach, Patrick Hogan. Racism in Academia: The Old Wolf Revisited, Maria de la Luz Reyes and John J. Halcon. American Indians in Higher Education: A History of Cultural Conflict, Bobby Wright and William G. Tierny..

3. Inequality in the American Criminal Justice System.

Selective Law Enforcement. Bias in the Judicial System. Gender and Minority Status. Race and Capital Punishment. Summary. Study Questions. Suggested Readings. Notes.

Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist, Angela Y. Davis. Where Did Black Jurors Go? A Theoretical Synthesis of Racial Disenfranchisement in the Jury System and Jury Selection, Hiroshi Fukurai, Edgar Butler and Richard Krooth. Minority and Female: A Criminal Justice Double Bind, Coramae Richey Mann. Racism, Capital Punishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, Adalberto Aguirre, Jr. and David V. Baker.

4. Inequality in the American Family.

Dimensions of Family Violence. Poverty and Family Violence. Child Victimization. Summary. Study Questions. Notes.

.The Truth About Domestic Violence: A Falsely Framed Issue, R.L. McNeeley and Gloria Robinson-Simpson. Poverty and Violence Toward Children, Robert L. Hampton and Richard J. Gelles. Child Maltreatment Among Asian and Pacific Islander Refugees and Immigrants: The San Diego Case, Kenja Ima and Charles F. Holm.

5. Inequality in the Economic Institution.

Occupational Segregation. Unemployment. Racial Divisiveness in the American Workplace. Safety in the Workplace. Child Labor in the United States. Housing Discrimination. Poverty. Study Questions. Suggested Readings. Notes.

Black Women in the Workforce: A New Look at an Old Problem, Ernest Spaights and Ann Whitaker. Native American Unemployment: Statistical Games and Coverups, George E. Tiinker and Loring Bush. Child Labor: Still With Us After All These Years, Philip J. Landrigan and Jane B. McCammon. The Settlement Experience of Latinos in Chicago, John J. Betancur. Women, Welfare, Reform and the Preservation of a Myth, Susan L. Thomas.

6. Inequality in the Political Institution.

Introduction. Unauthorized Immigration. Affirmative Action. Homelessness. Minority Status and Medical Experimentation. Study Questions. Suggested Readings. Notes.

Unauthorized Immigration to the United States, Thomas J. Espenshade. Violations of Human and Civl Rights on the U.S.Mexico Border, 1995 to 1997: A Report, End Game: The Rise and Fall of Affirmative Action in Higher Education. Reconfiguring Power: Challenges for the 21st Century, Anthony M. Platt An Ethnographic Study of Homeless Women with Children, Shirley P. Thrasher and Carol T. Mowbray. The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, James Jones.

7. Inequality in the Cultural Community.

Introduction. The Media and Racist Ideology. Hate Crime. Environmental Racism. Conclusions. Study Questions. Suggested Readings. Notes.

The Rape of Mike Tyson: Race, the Press, and Symbolic Types, Jack Lule. The Struggle Against Hate Crime: Movement at a Crossroads, Terry A. Maroney. The Impact of Race on Environmental Quality: An Empirical and Theoretical Discussion, Raquel Pinderhughes. A Hair Piece: Perspectives on the Intersection of Race and Gender, Paulette M. Caldwell.

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