The first reader to cover the scope of oppressions in America, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice covers six thematic issues: racism, sexism, Anti-Semitism, heterosexism, classism, and ableism. The reader contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays as well as entries designed to challenge students to take action to end oppressive behavior and to affirm diversity and racial justice.
(For the original version of chapter 48, please refer to: Herek, Gregory, "Heterosexism and Homophobia," in Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health, ed. Robert Cavaj and Terry S. Stein, 1996, American Psychiatric Press, pp. pp. 101-113.)
Professor Emerita at UMass Amherst, Maurianne Adams (Ph.D.) is co-editor/chapter author of Teaching for diversity and social justice (2nd edition, 2007) and the companion volume of readings Readings for diversity and social justice (3rd edition, 2013). She co-edited Strangers and neighbors: Relations between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999) and edited Promoting Diversity in the College Classroom (1992). She has authored encyclopedia and handbook segments on social justice and social justice education, and book chapters and articles on social justice pedagogy, inclusive teaching, religious oppression, antisemitism, and classism. She regularly presents on topics related to social justice and diversity faculty leadership and student development, and consults on social justice programming. Her current research focuses on social justice instructional outcomes, and on the histories of religious oppressions. Adams is editor for the education journal Equity & Excellence in Education.