THE MATRIX READER EXAMINING THE DYNAMICS OF OPPRESSION AND PRIVILEGE

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The Matrix Reader Examining The Dynamics Of Oppression And Privilege

Author : Christina Jimenez
ISBN : 007340411X
Genre : Social Science
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Written by four authors from different disciplinary backgrounds, this reader promotes a commitment to an intersectional approach to teaching race, class, gender and sexuality. Unlike most books of its kind, it highlights the duality of privilege and oppression and the effects that race, gender, and sexuality have on our lives. This reader includes poems, reflective literary prose, historical events and documents, images drawn from the media, contemporary statistics of inequalities, visual images, and tools that empower students to become agents for social change.
Category: Social Science

Privilege

Author : Michael S. Kimmel
ISBN : 9780429974434
Genre : Social Science
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Privilege is about more than being white, wealthy, and male, as Michael Kimmel, Abby Ferber, and a range of contributors make clear in this timely anthology. In an era when 'diversity' is too often shorthand for 'of color' and/or 'female' the personal and analytical essays in this collection explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how gender, class, race, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and religion interact to create nuanced layers of privilege and oppression. The individual essays (taken together) guide students to a deep understanding of the dynamics of diversity and stratification, advantage, and power. The fourth edition features thirteen new essays that help students understand the intersectional nature of privilege and oppression and has new introductory essays to contextualize the readings. These enhancements, plus the updated pedagogical features of discussion questions and activities at the end of each section, encourage students to examine their own beliefs, practices, and social location.
Category: Social Science

Monopoly Capital

Author : Paul A. Baran
ISBN : 9780853450733
Genre : Business & Economics
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Critically analyzes the American capitalistic system using Marx's view of competitive capitalism as a model
Category: Business & Economics

Cuban Artists Across The Diaspora

Author : Andrea O’Reilly Herrera
ISBN : 9780292773332
Genre : Art
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As an island—a geographical space with mutable and porous borders—Cuba has never been a fixed cultural, political, or geographical entity. Migration and exile have always informed the Cuban experience, and loss and displacement have figured as central preoccupations among Cuban artists and intellectuals. A major expression of this experience is the unconventional, multi-generational, itinerant, and ongoing art exhibit CAFÉ: The Journeys of Cuban Artists. In Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora, Andrea O'Reilly Herrera focuses on the CAFÉ project to explore Cuba's long and turbulent history of movement and rupture from the perspective of its visual arts and to meditate upon the manner in which one reconstitutes and reinvents the self in the context of diaspora. Approaching the Cafeteros' art from a cultural studies perspective, O'Reilly Herrera examines how the history of Cuba informs their work and establishes their connections to past generations of Cuban artists. In interviews with more than thirty artists, including José Bedia, María Brito, Leandro Soto, Glexis Novoa, Baruj Salinas, and Ana Albertina Delgado, O'Reilly Herrera also raises critical questions regarding the many and sometimes paradoxical ways diasporic subjects self-affiliate or situate themselves in the narratives of scattering and displacement. She demonstrates how the Cafeteros' artmaking involves a process of re-rooting, absorption, translation, and synthesis that simultaneously conserves a series of identifiable Cuban cultural elements while re-inscribing and transforming them in new contexts. An important contribution to both diasporic and transnational studies and discussions of contemporary Cuban art, Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora ultimately testifies to the fact that a long tradition of Cuban art is indeed flourishing outside the island.
Category: Art

Understanding Families

Author : William Egelman
ISBN : 0205352626
Genre : Social Science
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"Understanding Families" offers students the opportunity to perform meaningful, hands-on research exercises, using contemporary and historical data on families. Through an interactive workbook format, readers are introduced to a number of interesting issues and research questions, such as the fertility rates of American families, the health and welfare of children in families, and the impact of dual worker parents on family life. Each chapter consists of a brief introduction to a major issue or research question, followed by a research exercise. This book can be used to introduce or reinforce lectures and discussions or as a lab manual for in-class use or homework assignments. Other titles in the "Critical Thinking and Analysis" series include: "Understanding Social Issues: Critical Thinking and Analysis, Sixth Edition" Gai Berlage and William Egelman (2003; ISBN 0-205-35108-5) "Understanding Racial and Ethnic Groups: Critical Thinking and Analysis" William Egelman (2002; ISBN 0-205-33352-4)
Category: Social Science

White Man Falling

Author : Abby L. Ferber
ISBN : 9781461647027
Genre : Social Science
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Ferber's provocative critique examines white supremacists' firm belief that white men are becoming victims and the repercussions of their attempts to assert white male power.
Category: Social Science

Leading A Multicultural Church

Author : Malcolm Patten
ISBN : 9780281075058
Genre : Religion
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Over the last 60 years the ethnic diversity of the western world has changed dramatically as a result of successive waves of immigration. The impact of this on the church is evident in the growing number of congregations that are now multicultural to a greater or lesser extent. This presents challenges as well as opportunities to those leading these congregations. This book aims to explore this within the context of both Scripture and society. It will also consider competencies and skills that may help leaders of churches and other Christian organisations unlock the potential that this diversity offers. Malcolm Patten has been a Baptist Minister for over twenty years and this book combines his congregational sociological research and his years of experience as a Pastor in multicultural churches. He will also be interviewing others who are involved in working with multicultural churches across the denominations (Anglican, Methodist, URC) as well as drawing in expertise from BME networks, the Evangelical Alliance, Churches Together and Independent churches with multicultural congregations such as Kensington Temple, Westminster Chapel and Emmanuel Church, Westminster.
Category: Religion

Sex Gender And Sexuality

Author : Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Abby L Ferber
ISBN : 0190278641
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Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that will engage and challenge students. Now in its third edition, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics features many vibrant voices in the ongoing dialogue between gender and sexuality studies, constructing a compelling new model for making sense of gender and sexuality. It integrates a variety of selections, including first-person accounts and narratives, poems, theoretical analyses, and critiques of existing research. In addition, the editors have created a unique glossary that provides current definitions of both basic and leading-edge terms.
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