Women, Race, & Class

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307798496

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.
Posted in Social Science

Women, Race, and Class

Author: Angela Yvonne Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0394713516

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 6473

An in-depth study of women and race explores the complex relationship between racism and sexism, analyzes the role of women and race, and traces the historical connection between sexism, racism, and class consciousness
Posted in Social Science

American Muslim Women

Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender Within the Ummah

Author: Jamillah Karim

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814748104

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 1952

"Focusing on women, who sometimes move outside of their ethnic Muslim spaced and interact with other Muslim ethnic groups in search of gender justice, this ethnographic study of African American and South Asian immigrant Muslims in Chicago and Atlanta explores how Islamic ideas of racial harmony amd equality create hopeful possibilities in an American society that remains challenged by race and class inequalities."--Page 4 of cover.
Posted in Religion

Presumed Incompetent

The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia

Author: Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs,Yolanda Flores Niemann,Carmen G. González,Angela P. Harris

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1457181223

Category: Education

Page: 588

View: 9197

Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.
Posted in Education

Women Without Class

Girls, Race, and Identity

Author: Julie Bettie

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520235427

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 248

View: 9814

"Pathbreaking and original. Bettie's comparative analysis of race, class, and gender performance is unparalleled in current scholarship."--Angela Valenzuela, author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring "What a wonderful book! It deserves to be placed next to Paul Willis' Learning to Labour--or in front of it. Bettie seamlessly weaves bold theoretical arguments together with a nuanced portrayal of senior high school girls, Anglo and Mexican, working-class and middle-class--or in their words, the preps, hicks, smokers/rockers/trash and the Mexican preps, cholas/cholos, hard-cores, and las chicas. Her book is equally a challenge to feminists who can see only gender, and theorists of class and race who cannot see gender at all. It is one of the finest empirical and conceptual discussions of how gender, race, and class intersect. It is also a page-turner, lucidly and often movingly written."--Elizabeth Long, author of From Sociology to Cultural Studies: New Perspectives "Julie Bettie has written an extraordinary book. Engagingly written, empathetic, and filled with insight, Women Without Class makes a clear and convincing case that essentialized concepts of race and gender are not only inaccurate, but even worse, part of the ideological structure that renders class invisible. Bettie's book sets a new standard of excellence for studies of schooling and social identities."--George Lipsitz, author of American Studies in a Moment of Danger "In this fresh and realistic book, Julie Bettie tells us uncomfortable, but important truths about the lives of young women in an American high school. Within the kaleidoscope of gender and ethnic identities are injuries, exclusions, and the powerful (though often hidden) effects of class. This is a book to be read by everyone who wants to understand contemporary youth."--R.W. Connell, author of Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics "Women Without Class is an important contribution to scholarship on young women and the intersections of race and class with gender. The book is fantastically rich in observation and analysis. The author resists with vigor a victimology perspective, but at the same time shows how the marginalization of class from contemporary work in the field results in a failure to understand how assumptions about post-feminism, female success, and social mobility produce new and virulent exclusions."--Angela McRobbie, Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College London and author of Feminism and Youth Culture "Bettie is doing something no one has done before: she explores the many ways that BOTH Mexican American and White adolescent girls interpret and enact racially gendered class identities. This book is essential reading for any serious scholar of gender, class, and race-ethnicity."--Denise Segura, Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara "Rather than following traditional and stereotypical notions common in mainstream U.S. sociology and criminology, which portray youth as delinquent and criminals, Bettie gives the reader the vivid representations of a group of working-class youth who are searching for 'creative responses to the injuries of inequality.'"--Esther Madriz, author of Nothing Bad Happens to Good Girls: Fear of Crime in Women's Lives
Posted in FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Women, Culture & Politics

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030779850X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5021

A collection of speeches and writings by political activist Angela Davis which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality.
Posted in Social Science

Blessed Anastacia

Women, Race and Popular Christianity in Brazil

Author: John Burdick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136044221

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8557

The weakness of Brazil's black consciousness movement is commonly attributed to the fragility of Afro-Brazilian ethnic identity. In a major account, John Burdick challenges this view by revealing the many-layered reality of popular black consciousness and identity in an arena that is usually overlooked: that of popular Christianity.Blessed Anastacia describes how popular Christianity confronts everyday racism and contributes to the formation of racial identity. The author concludes that if organizers of the black consciousness movement were to recognize the profound racial meaning inherent in this area of popular religiosity, they might be more successful in bridging the gap with its poor and working-class constituency.
Posted in Social Science

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Author: Maxine Leeds Craig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198032557

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6747

"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.
Posted in Social Science

Gender, Race, Class and Health

Intersectional Approaches

Author: Amy J. Schulz,Leith Mullings

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787976637

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 6600

Gender, Race, Class, and Health examines relationships between economic structures, race, culture, and gender, and their combined influence on health. The authors systematically apply social and behavioral science to inspect how these dimensions intersect to influence health and health care in the United States. This examination brings into sharp focus the potential for influencing policy to improve health through a more complete understanding of the structural nature of race, gender, and class disparities in health. As useful as it is readable, this book is ideal for students and professionals in public health, sociology, anthropology, and women’s studies.
Posted in Medical

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030757444X

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 3137

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture. The works of Rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that allowed for the celebration of social, moral, and sexual values outside the constraints imposed by middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith−published here in their entirety for the first time−Davis demonstrates how the roots of the blues extend beyond a musical tradition to serve as a conciousness-raising vehicle for American social memory. A stunning, indispensable contribution to American history, as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism is a triumph.
Posted in Social Science

On Our Own Terms

Race, Class, and Gender in the Lives of African-American Women

Author: Leith Mullings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662677

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6493

This volume utilizes the cross-cultural, historical and ethnographic perspective of anthropology to illuminate the intrinsic connections of race, class and gender. The author begins by discussing the manner in which her experience as a participant observer led her to research and write about various aspects of African-American women's experiences. She goes on to provide a critical analysis of the new scholarship on African-American women, and explores issues of race, class and gender in the arenas of work, kinship and resistance.
Posted in Social Science

Women's Studies: The Basics

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135093881

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Women’s Studies: The Basics is an accessible introduction into the ever expanding and increasingly relevant field of studies focused on women. Tracing the history of the discipline from its origins, this text sets out the main agendas of women’s studies and feminism, exploring the global development of the subject over time, and highlighting its relevance in the contemporary world. Reflecting the diversity of the field, core themes include: the interdisciplinary nature of women’s studies core feminist theories and the feminist agenda issues of intersectionality: women, race, class and gender women, sexuality and the body global perspectives on the study of women the relationship between women’s studies and gender studies. Providing a firm foundation for all those new to the subject, this book is valuable reading for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in women’s studies and gender studies, and all those in related disciplines seeking a helpful overview for women-centred, subject specific courses.
Posted in Social Science

Writing the Range

Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West

Author: Elizabeth Jameson,Susan Hodge Armitage

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806129525

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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In mythic sagas of the American West, the wide western range offers boundless opportunity to profile a limited cast of white men. In this pathbreaking anthology, Jameson and Armitage brings together 29 essays which present the story of women from that era. Clearly written and accessible, "Writing the Range" makes a major contribution to ethnic history, women's history, and interpretations of the American West. 27 illustrations. 3 maps.
Posted in Social Science

Common Differences

Conflicts in Black and White Feminist Perspectives

Author: Gloria I. Joseph,Jill Lewis

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896083172

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 1767

An unprecedented analysis of an alarming schism in the wome's movement: the differences between black and white women's perspectives, attitudes and concerns. It presents an overview of women's status through history and discusses the vital issues where common differences occur; sexuality, men and marriage, mothers and daughters, media images, and the direction of the movement itself.
Posted in Social Science

The Women of Katrina

How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster

Author: Emmanuel David,Elaine Pitt Enarson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826517982

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2980

The transformative event known as "Katrina" exposed long-standing social inequalities. While debates rage about race and class relations in New Orleans and the Katrina diaspora, gender remains curiously absent from public discourse and scholarly analysis. This volume draws on original research and firsthand narratives from women in diverse economic, political, ethnic, and geographic contexts to portray pre-Katrina vulnerabilities, gender concerns in post-disaster housing and assistance, and women's collective struggles to recover from this catastrophe.
Posted in Political Science

Bringing the Empire Home

Race, Class, and Gender in Britain and Colonial South Africa

Author: Zine Magubane

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226501772

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 3346

How did South Africans become black? How did the idea of blackness influence conceptions of disadvantaged groups in England such as women and the poor, and vice versa? Bringing the Empire Home tracks colonial images of blackness from South Africa to England and back again to answer questions such as these. Before the mid-1800s, black Africans were considered savage to the extent that their plight mirrored England's internal Others—women, the poor, and the Irish. By the 1900s, England's minority groups were being defined in relation to stereotypes of black South Africans. These stereotypes, in turn, were used to justify both new capitalist class and gender hierarchies in England and the subhuman treatment of blacks in South Africa. Bearing this in mind, Zine Magubane considers how marginalized groups in both countries responded to these racialized representations. Revealing the often overlooked links among ideologies of race, class, and gender, Bringing the Empire Home demonstrates how much black Africans taught the English about what it meant to be white, poor, or female.
Posted in History

Race, Class, and Gender

An Integrated Study

Author: Paula S. Rothenberg

Publisher: Worth Publishers

ISBN: 9781464178665

Category: Social Science

Page: 650

View: 4192

This best-selling anthology effectively introduces students to the complexity of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the United States and illustrates how these categories operate and interact in society. The combination of thoughtfully selected readings, deftly written introductions, and careful organization make it the most engaging and balanced presentation of these issues available today. In Race, Class, and Gender, Paula Rothenberg offers scholarly selections from authors such as Beverly Tatum, Michelle Alexander, Annette Lareau, and Jonathan Kozol, as well as historical documents like the Three-Fifths Compromise, firsthand narrative accounts of how these issues have affected the lives of individuals, and popular press pieces reporting on discrimination in everyday life. This thoroughly updated new edition considers such relevant topics as citizenship and immigration including the DREAM act and the DACA program, transgender identity, mass incarceration, the school to prison pipeline, the black lives matter movement and its founders, the pathology of poverty, socioeconomic privilege vs. racial privilege, food insecurity, the roots of the framework of intersectionality, Sex crimes on campus, pollution on tribal lands, stereotype threat, gentrification and more.
Posted in Social Science

Gender, Race, and Class in Media

A Critical Reader

Author: Gail Dines,Jean M. Humez

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974410

Category: Social Science

Page: 671

View: 5474

From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in engaging students in critical media scholarship. By encouraging students to critically analyze those media they already interact with for pleasure, and by editing the articles, Gail Dines and Jean Humez are able to make sophisticated concepts and theories accessible and interesting to undergraduate students.
Posted in Social Science

Sex, Race and Class, the Perspective of Winning

A Selection of Writings 1952-2011

Author: Selma James,Marcus Rediker,Nina Lopez

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604864540

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 2769

Branching off Marx’s theories of class struggle, this impressive collection of essays on workers’ rights as they pertains to women’s rights aims to educate and inform those interested in radical feminist labor theory. Arguing that class struggle manifests itself as the conflict between the reproduction and survival of the human race, the general theme of the collected essays leans left and warns of market exploitation, war, and ecological disaster. Spanning nearly six decades and compiling essays that have appeared in anthologies or are selections from Selma James' books—some printed here for the first time—these selections preach equality in wages for men and women alike, especially in nontraditional work environments.
Posted in Political Science

Women and Socialism

Marxism, Feminism, and Women's Liberation

Author: Sharon Smith

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461807

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 4913

A socialist perspective on women's oppression and liberation, exploring the connection between women's rights and equality for all.
Posted in Social Science