Higher Education

Race, Class, & Gender: An Anthology, 8th Edition

  • Margaret L. Andersen University of Delaware
  • Patricia Hill Collins University of Maryland at College Park
  • ISBN-10: 1111830940  |  ISBN-13: 9781111830946
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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Featuring an accessible and diverse collection of more than 60 writings by a variety of scholars, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER demonstrates how the complex intersection of people's race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes their experiences, and who they become as individuals. Each reading addresses a timely--and often controversial--topic, such as the sub-prime mortgage crisis, health care inequality, undocumented students, and social media, thus giving readers a multidimensional perspective on a number of social issues. To provide an analytical framework for the articles, co-editors Andersen and Hill Collins begin each section with an in-depth introduction.

Features and Benefits

  • This edition includes more than 20 new readings, chosen by Andersen and Hill-Collins for their high interest level and their ability to illuminate how race, class, gender, and sexuality shape individuals' lives and their social realities.
  • Sharpen students' focus on the prevailing social messages of our day with the "Media and Popular Culture" section.
  • Discuss reflective, personal accounts of the effect of race, class, and gender on society, as well as the individual. This unique collection of readings successfully combines analytical articles that are both conceptually and theoretically informed with a high degree of accessibility that engages students at a deeper level.
  • Convey the significance of articles in the text, as well as the impact of the issues on society, with in-depth introductions at the beginning of each of the text's four parts. Written by co-editors Andersen and Hill Collins, these 16- to 30-page pieces offer students differing perspectives, as well as insightful comparative analysis.
  • Give students a textbook with both diversity and focus. The articles were selected with two things in mind: their accessibility to all students and their importance in race, class, and gender issues.
  • Travel through the history of the sociological perspective with several articles that provide a historical foundation for understanding how race, class, and gender have emerged.
  • Help students prioritize study time with the detailed subject index in each section, which provides quick and easy reference to key topics.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins.
1. "Missing People and Others: Joining Together to Expand the Circle," by Arturo Madrid.
2. "Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz," by Almas Sayeed.
3. "From a Native Daughter," by Haunani-Kay Trask.
4. "Label Us Angry," by Jeremiah Torres.
5. "A Different Mirror," by Ronald T. Takaki.
6. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy Mcintosh.
7. Race, Poverty and Disability: Three Strikes and You''re Out! Or Are You?" by Pamela Block, Fabricio E. Balcazar, and Christopher B. Keys.
Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins.
8. "Seeing More than Black and White," by Elizabeth Martinez.
9. "Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America," by Charles A. Gallagher.
10. "What White Supremacists Taught a Jewish Scholar About Identity," by Abby Ferber.
11. "The Contested Meaning of ''Asian American'': Racial Dilemmas in the Contemporary U.S.," by Nazli Kibria.
12. "Race as Class," by Herbert J. Gans.
13. "Shadowy Lines That Still Divide," by Janny Scott and David Leonhardt.
14. "Is Capitalism Gendered and Racialized?" by Joan Acker.
15. "Health and Wealth: Our Appalling Health Inequality Reflects and Reinforces Society''s Other Gaps," by Lawrence R. Jacobs and James A. Morone.
16. "Sub-Prime as a Black Catastrophe," by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro.
17. "Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America''s Future," by Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
18. "Sex and Gender through the Prism of Difference," by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael Messner.
19. "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria," by Judith Ortiz Cofer.
20. "Becoming Entrepreneurs: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender at the Black Beauty Salon," by Adia M. Harvey.
21. "The Well-Coiffed Man: Class, Race, and Heterosexual Masculinity in the Hair Salon," by Kristen Barber.
22. "The Culture of Black Femininity and School Success," by Carla O''Connor, R. L''Heureux Lewis, and Jennifer Mueller.
23. "The First Americans: American Indians," by C. Matthew Snipp.
24. "Is This a White Country, or What?" by Lillian Rubin.
25. "Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?" by Mary C. Waters.
26. "Places and People: The New American Mosaic," by Charles Hirschman and Douglas S. Massey.
27. "A Dream Deferred: Undocumented Students at CUNY," by Carolina Bank Munoz.
28. "Prisons for Our Bodies; Closets for Our Minds: Racism, Sexism, and Black Sexuality," by Patricia Hill Collins.
29. "The Invention of Heterosexuality," by Jonathan Ned Katz.
30. "An Intersectional Analysis of ''Six packs, '' ''Midriffs'' and Hot Lesbians'' in Advertising," by Rosalind Gill.
31. "Darker Shades of Queer: Race and Sexuality at the Margins," by Chung-suk Han.
32. "Selling Sex for Visas: Sex Tourism as a Stepping-stone to International Migration," by Denise Brennan.
Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins.
33. "Race, Class, Gender, and Women''s Works," by Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei.
34. "Seeing in Three D: A Race, Class and Gender Lens on the Economic Downtown," by Margaret L. Andersen.
35. "Racism in Toyland," by Christine L. Williams.
36. "Are Emily and Greg more Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination," by Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mnllainathan.
37. "Gender Matters, So Do Race and Class: Experiences of Gendered Racism on the Wal-mart Shop Floor," by Sandra Weissinger.
38. "Our Mothers'' Grief: Racial-Ethnic Women and the Maintenance of Families," by Bonnie Thornton Dill.
39. "Rethinking Families and Community: The Color, Class, and Centrality of Extended Kin Ties," by Naomi Gerstel.
40. "Straight Is to Gay As Family Is to No Family," by Kath Weston.
41. "Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples and Their Social Worlds," by Erica Chito Childs.
42."Families on the Frontier," by Pierrette Hondagnen-Sotelo.
43. "White Flight in Networked Publics: How Race and Class Shaped American Teen Engagement with MySpace and Facebook," by Danah Boyd.
44. "The Bachelor: Whiteness in the Harem," by Rachel E. Dubrofsky.
45. "Crimes Against Humanity," by Ward Churchill.
46. "Media Magic: Making Class Invisible," by Gregory Mantsios.
47. "Gladiators, Gazelles, and Groupies: Basketball Love and Loathing," by Julianne Malveaux.
48. "Historic Reversals, Accelerating Resegregation, and the Need for New Integration Strategies," by Gary Orfield and Chungmei Lee.
49. "''I Hate It When People Treat Me Like a Fxxx-up,''" by Gastou Alonso, Noel S. Anderson, Celina Su, and Jeanne Theoharis.
50. "Across the Great Divide: Crossing Classes and Clashing Cultures," by Barbara Jensen.
51. "How a Scholarship Girl Becomes a Soldier: The Militarization of Latina/o Youth in Chicago Public Schools," by Gina Perez.
52. "Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization," by Jael Silliman.
53. "The Color of Justice," by Michelle Alexander.
54. "Rape, Racism, and the Law," by Jennifer Wriggins.
55. "Interpreting and Experiencing Anti-Queer Violence: Race, Class, and Gender Differences among LGBT Hate Crime Victims," by Doug Meyer.
Introduction by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins.
56. "We Are Not Ophelia: Empowerment and Activist Identities," by Jessica K. Taft.
57. "Tapping Our Strength," by Eisa Nefertari Ulen.
58. "''Whosoever Is Welcome Here: An Interview with Reverend Edwin C. Sanders, II," by Gary David Comstock.
59. "Sustainable Food and Privilege: Why Green is Always White (and Male and Upper-Class)," by Janani Balasnbramanian.
59. "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Re-defining Difference," by Audre Lorde.
60. "How the New Working Class Can Transform Urban America," by Robin D. G. Kelley.
61. Women''s Rights as Human Rights: Toward A Re-Vision of Human Rights," by Charlotte Bunch.

What's New

  • Give your course a new tone for a new generation! RACE, CLASS, & GENDER reflects on current multiracial support for a black presidential candidate, analyzing its effect on race in America, and acknowledging that race, class, and gender are still stratifying phenomena.


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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133001297 | ISBN-13: 9781133001294)

This Instructor's Manual and Test Bank contains a brief summary of each reading, as well as 5-10 multiple choice questions, 3-5 essay questions, and Internet activities for each reading. There are also general teaching tips, suggested films, and suggested resources.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Margaret L. Andersen

Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, where she has also served in several senior administrative positions, including most recently as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity. She holds secondary appointments in Black American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of several books, including (among others) THINKING ABOUT WOMEN, recently published in its tenth edition; the best-selling anthology, RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins, now in its ninth edition); LIVING ART: THE LIFE OF PAUL R. JONES, AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR; and ON LAND AND ON SEA: A CENTURY OF WOMEN IN THE ROSENFELD COLLECTION. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Past Vice President of the American Sociological Association, and Past President of the Eastern Sociological Society, from which she received the ESS Merit Award. She has also received two teaching awards from the University of Delaware and the American Sociological Association's Jessie Bernard Award.

Patricia Hill Collins

Patricia Hill Collins is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Charles Phelps Taft Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of numerous articles and books including BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT: KNOWLEDGE, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND THE POLITICS OF EMPOWERMENT, which won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems; and BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS: AFRICAN AMERICANS, GENDER, AND THE NEW RACISM, which won ASA's 2007 Distinguished Publication Award. She is also author of ANOTHER KIND OF PUBLIC EDUCATION: RACE, SCHOOLS, THE MEDIA, AND DEMOCRATIC POSSIBILITIES; the HANDBOOK OF RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES, edited with John Solomos; and ON INTELLECTUAL ACTIVISM. She served as the 100th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 2009. Dr. Collins received her B.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University, and her M.A.T. from Harvard University.