Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality : A Conceptual Framework

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Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: A Conceptual Framework, Second Edition, is the only text that develops a theoretical framework for the analysis of intersectionality. Weber argues that these social systems are historically and geographically contextual power relationships that are simultaneously expressed and experienced at both the macro level of social institutions and the micro level of individual lives and small groups. This is also the only text that teaches students how to apply the theory to their own analyses. Originally published in its first edition as two separate books, the second edition integrates the main text and the case studies into one volume. As in the previous edition, Weber uses education as an extended example to show students how to conduct a race, class, gender, and sexuality analysis. With completely updated data, this edition adds important new research in sexuality, globalization, and education. It also features new case studies, including one on Hurricane Katrina and another on the 2008 Presidential election. Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: A Conceptual Framework, Second Edition, can be used in a variety of courses: in social inequality, communication, women's and gender studies, ethnic studies, American studies, sociology, political science, human services, and public health.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 20mm | 458.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 8 illus.
  • 019538024X
  • 9780195380248

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The text is very accessible and clearly presented. Students can really learn how to develop a lens for an intersectional analysis. Focusing on education as a realm for exploration for students is great, since my students have little experience with another formal institution. * Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware * Exhaustively researched and lucidly written, this book is a model of intersectional scholarship. Weber brings to life the simultaneous workings of race, class, gender, and sexuality. She goes even further by providing students and professors the tools they need to connect systems of power and inequality. For years I have adopted the first edition of this unique and persuasive book. I would not want to teach my structural inequality course without this text. * Maxine Baca Zinn, Michigan State University * Weber is unwavering in her commitment to documenting the intersection of these constructs and she succeeds where others have not. The five themes are invaluable teaching tools and the case studies make for useful discussions in class. The text fills a void in the academic literature. It accomplishes what we, as instructors, all give voice to but are rarely able to achieve * a comprehensive analysis of the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality. *show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION ; SECTION I: LAYING THE FOUNDATION ; SECTION II: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK-FIVE THEMES ; SECTION III: A RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY ANALYSIS OF EDUCATION ; SECTION IV: CASE STUDIES: APPLYING THE FRAMEWORKshow more

About Lynn Weber

Lynn Weber is Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina.show more

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