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Included in RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER are 64 interdisciplinary readings. The authors provide very accessible articles that show how race, class, and gender shape people's experiences, and help students to see the issues in an analytic, as well as descriptive way. The book provides conceptual grounding in understanding race, class, and gender; it has a strong historical and s ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published June 12th 2003 by Wadsworth Publishing (first published January 1st 1992)
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Nancy
So far, an excellent collection of essays that shows clearly what is wrong with the world and how deeply and insidiously the lives of so many people are affected by power imbalances in our society.

It looks like I won't be finishing this book.

Some fucker stole it off my desk at work last night.
Damien
I read this book in the Winter of 2003; while I had been against racism, classism, and (hetero)sexism for my whole adult life, I didn't realize how serious all these issues really were until I read this anthology.
Sure, I always knew they were serious issues, but like most Americans, I almost felt like MY particular life was some how unaffected by them, or that freedom from institutionalized oppression was "just around the corner".
Since I was a young child, I knew that things were wrong on many
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Amy
My favorite textbook ever...
Terri Lynn
I enjoyed this very much. After growing up in the 1960's and 1970's in Atlanta, Georgia, I got to see the civil rights movement and the women's liberation movement up close and was involved because my parents were liberals who fought for blacks and other minorities to have equal rights, were feminists, and who also fought even then for gay rights. I am fortunate to have been raised by people who set me on the same path of caring about social justice.

How far have we come in seeing social justice
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Amy Oh
It was definitely an eye opening class with this book
Kimberly
Got this book used for $72.00 for Soc class this Fall. Realize that I read it when my daughter took the class some years ago! Still good. This book is a difficult read, at times, due to the complex subject matter and the small font! Most of the essays I really enjoy but the class quizzes on essays not so much! Really difficult quizzes so far! So much for acing the class but I love it and am learning a lot!
Kris
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Nancy Babbitt
A great book that explores the intersecting relationships of power and privilege within socially constructed systems of race, class and gender.
Beth
Really interesting collection of stories and essays on the topic. Highly recommended.
Lauramaria
I had to read this and similar anthologies for a class and really enjoyed it.
Kelsey Byers
another interesting collection of essays and articles
Jana
Probably one of my favorite textbooks to date.
Hena
Aug 06, 2008 Hena rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nerds, intellectual types
Recommended to Hena by: brother's bookshelf
Shelves: political
i read some bits, t'was interesting
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T. Smith
anthology; in several editions now
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