Publisher description for The social construction of difference and inequality : race, class, gender, and sexuality / [selected and edited by] Tracy Ore.


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This anthology examines the social construction of race, class, gender, and sexuality and the institutional bases for these relations. While other texts discuss various forms of stratification and the impact of these on members of marginalized groups, Ore provides a thorough discussion of how such systems of stratification are formed and perpetuated and how forms of stratification are interconnected. Critical thinking questions at the end of each reading and part opening essays aid students in understanding how the material relates to their lives and how their own attitudes, actions, and perspectives may serve to perpetuate a stratified system. 13 new readings have been added focusing on the experiences of immigrants, contemporary issues in social institutions, current examples of how the media portrays events and much more.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Pluralism (Social sciences) -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions.
Social classes -- United States.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Gays -- United States -- Social conditions.
Discrimination -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Ethnic relations.