Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 April 2018

544 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190647964

Bookseller Code (04)

The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality

Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

Seventh Edition

Tracy E. Ore

Now published by Oxford University Press--at a new, lower price--The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, Seventh Edition, surveys how and why the categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality are constructed, maintained, experienced, and transformed. This popular anthology moves beyond simply discussing various forms of stratification and the impact on members of marginalized groups by providing a thorough discussion of how such systems of stratification are formed, perpetuated, and interconnected. Each reading ends with critical-thinking questions to help students relate content to their own lives and understand how their attitudes, actions, and perspectives may serve to perpetuate a stratified system.

New to this Edition:

  • Fifteen new readings discussing issues of immigration and documentation, the growing racial wealth gap, social policy in the United States, and the impact of stereotypes held by case workers regarding poor women's reproductive decisions and relationships
  • Updated to include current statistics on economic conditions, issues of gender and sexuality, political and social discourse, and recent events in the U.S. and the world

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