The book offers a conceptual vocabulary and discusses why and how commonalities and differences exist in studies of gender, race, and class. The authors engage with the subject through their classroom teaching experience, and probe why and how discriminatory biases operate. Students and scholars will find this an ideal text for understanding and utilizing the basic concepts and theories underlying contemporary studies of social inequalities.
1. Introduction: Why Gender, Race, and Class?.
2. Gender Defined and Refined.
3. Complexifying Race: a Multi–Dimensional Approach.
4. Class Matters.
5. Concluding Thoughts.
"Chancer and Watkins provide a textbook which explores the connections between these characteristics and demonstrates their importance to sociology." Sage Race Relations Abstracts