The Meaning of Difference

American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability

Author: Karen E. Rosenblum,Toni-Michelle C. Travis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073380056

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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The Meaning of Difference focuses on the social construction of difference as it operates in American formulations of race and ethnicity, sex and gender, social class, sexual orientation, and disability. The conceptual structure of this text-reader comes from four framework essays addressing the construction of difference, the experience of difference, the social meaning of difference, and social action that might bridge differences. Each framework essay is followed by a set of readings selected for readability, conceptual depth, and applicability to a variety of statuses. Boxed inserts throughout offer first-person accounts from real people, many of them students. This edition features an expanded focus on disability and 29 new readings, including articles on how immigration is transforming the nature of American race and ethnic categories, the changing shape of higher education, and the experience of Americans of Middle-Eastern descent.
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The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability

Author: Karen Rosenblum,Toni-Michelle Travis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077824350

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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How do categories of people come to be seen as “different”? How does being “different” affect people’s lives? What does difference mean at the level of the individual, social institutions, or society? What difference does “difference” make? The Meaning of Difference offers a conceptual structure and up-to-date readings on the differences distinctive to American life—differences of race and ethnicity, sex and gender, social class, sexuality, and disability.
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Outlines and Highlights for the Meaning of Difference

American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Karen E. Rosenblum

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781616549374

Category: Education

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780073380056 .
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The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability

Author: Toni-Michelle Travis,Karen Rosenblum

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078111648

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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The Meaning of Difference focuses on the social construction of difference as it operates in American formulations of race and ethnicity, sex and gender, social class, sexual orientation, and disability. The conceptual structure of this text-reader comes from four framework essays that addressing the construction of difference, the experience of difference, the social meaning of difference, and social actions that might bridge differences. Each framework essay is followed by a set of readings selected for readability, conceptual depth, and applicability to a variety of statuses. Boxed inserts throughout offer first-person accounts, many of them from students. The readings in this edition, which include twenty-four new readings and ten new personal accounts, have been selected to speak to contemporary assumptions of a “post-racial” America.
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Handbook of Developmental Disabilities

Author: Samuel L. Odom,Robert H. Horner,Martha E. Snell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606232487

Category: Psychology

Page: 654

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This authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge about developmental disabilities: neuroscientific and genetic foundations; the impact on health, learning, and behavior; and effective educational and clinical practices. Leading authorities analyze what works in intervening with diverse children and families, from infancy through the school years and the transition to adulthood. Chapters present established and emerging approaches to promoting communication and language abilities, academic skills, positive social relationships, and vocational and independent living skills. Current practices in positive behavior support are discussed, as are strategies for supporting family adaptation and resilience.
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Developing Cultural Humility

Embracing Race, Privilege and Power

Author: Miguel E. Gallardo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483320723

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Developing Cultural Humility offers a unique look into the journeys of psychologists striving towards an integration of multiculturalism in their personal and professional lives. Contributing authors—representing a mix of “cultural backgrounds” but stereotypically identified as “White”—engage in thoughtful dialogue with psychologists from underrepresented communities who are identified as established and respected individuals within the multicultural field. The contributing authors discuss both the challenges and rewards they experienced in their own journeys and how they continue to engage in the process of staying connected to their cultural identity and to being culturally responsive. In addition, psychologists who represent historically disenfranchised communities have similarly reflected on their own journey, while offering commentary to the personal stories of White psychologists. This text is useful for stimulating discussions about privilege, power, and the impact race has on either bringing people together or creating more distance, whether intentionally or unintentionally. It demonstrates to readers how to engage in the process of examining one’s own “culture” in more intentional ways, and discusses the implications as we move towards engaging in more dialogue around multicultural issues.
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A Portrait of America

The Demographic Perspective

Author: John Iceland

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520959108

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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Portrait of America describes our nation’s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth; the American family today; gender inequality; economic well-being; immigration and diversity; racial and ethnic inequality; internal migration and residential segregation; and health and mortality. The discussion of these topics is informed by several sources, including an examination of household survey data, and by syntheses of existing published material, both quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the current issues and controversies around these themes, highlighting their role in everyday debates taking place in Congress, the media, and in American living rooms. Each chapter includes historical background, as well as a discussion of how patterns and trends in the United States compare to those in peer countries.
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Seduced by Twilight

The Allure and Contradictory Messages of the Popular Saga

Author: Natalie Wilson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga has maintained a tight grip on the contemporary cultural imagination. This timely and critical work examines how the Twilight series offers addictively appealing messages about love, romance, sex, beauty and body image, and how these charged themes interact with cultural issues regarding race, class, gender and sexuality. Through a careful analysis of the texts, the fandom and the current socio-historical climate, this work argues that the success of the Twilight series stems chiefly from Meyer’s negotiation of cultural mores.
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Communication Yearbook 33

Author: Christina S. Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135227314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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The Communication Yearbook annuals publish diverse, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews across the field of communication. Sponsored by the International Communication Association, volumes offer insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents a diverse, international selection of articles that highlight empirical and theoretical intersections in the communication discipline.
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Inclusive Teaching: Presence in the Classroom

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 140

Author: Cornell Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119036534

Category: Education

Page: 96

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In this volume, the authors focus on the importance of inclusiveteaching and the role faculty can play in helping students achieve,though not necessarily in the same way. To teach with a focus oninclusion means to believe that every person has the ability tolearn. It means that most individuals want to learn, to improvetheir ability to better understand the world in which they live,and to be able to navigate their pathways of life. This volume includes the following topics: • best practices for teaching students with social,economic, gender, or ethnic differences • adjustments to the teaching and learning process tofocus on inclusion • strategies for teaching that help learners connect whatthey know with the information presented • environments that maximize learners’ academic andsocial growth. The premise of inclusive teaching works to demonstrate that allpeople can and do learn. Educators and administrators canincorporate the techniques of inclusive learning and help learnersretain more information. This is the 140th volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass highereducation series New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Itoffers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improvingcollege teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructorsand the latest findings of educational and psychologicalresearchers.
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