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Privilege : A Reader

ISBN: 9780813344263 | 0813344263
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books
Pub. Date: 12/22/2009

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Innovative and thought-provoking, this timely anthology expands the concept of privilege in America beyond the traditional limiters of being white and male. In addition to readings from well-known authors in the field, this edition includes pieces from contemporary scholars breaking new ground in superordinate studies. Seventeen carefully selected essays explore the multifaceted aspects of privilege: how race, gender, class, and sexual preference interact in the lives of those who are privileged by one or more of these identities. Written from a variety of viewpoints, personal and analytic, the essays in this volume help students understand that "race" can mean white people, "gender" can mean men, and "sexuality" can mean heterosexuals. Contents Part One. Making Privilege Visible 1. White Privilege and Male Privilege (Peggy McIntosh) 2. Black Male Privilege (Jewell Wood) 3. Why Are Droves of Unqualified, Unprepared Kids Getting into Our Top Colleges? (John Larew) 4. On Being Okie (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) 5. Becoming 100% Straight (M. Messner) 6. The Heterosexual Questionnaire (M. Rochlin) Part Two. Understanding Privilege 7. Privilege, Power, and Difference and Us (Allan Johnson) 8. How Jews Became White (Karen Brodkin Saks) 9. Masculinity as Homophobia (M. Kimmel) 10. Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male (Tim Wise) 11. Class in the United States: Not Only Alive but Reproducing (Diane Kendall) Part Three. Examining Intersections 12. Invisibility/Hypervisibility: The Paradox of Normative Whiteness (Maureen Reddy) 13. Class and Race: The New Black Elite (Bell Hooks) 14. How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays (Allan Berube) Part Four. Moving Forward 15. Subverting Racism from Within (Becky Thompson) 16. Toward a New Vision (Patricia Hill Collins) 17. Dismantling Privilege and Becoming an Ally (Abby Ferber)


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