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The Matrix of Race
Social Construction, Intersectionality, and Inequality

Second Edition


August 2021 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

 
PART I. INTRODUCTION TO RACE AND THE SOCIAL MATRIX
 
Chapter 1. Race and the Social Construction of Difference
 
Chapter 2. The Shaping of a Nation: The Social Construction of Race in America
 
PART II. THE MATRIX PERSPECTIVE ON SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Chapter 3. The Social Construction and Regulation of Families
 
Chapter 4. Work and Wealth Inequity
 
Chapter 5. Health, Medicine, and Health Care
 
Chapter 6. Education
 
Chapter 7. Crime and Deviance
 
Chapter 8. Power, Politics, and Identities
 
Chapter 9. Sports and the American Dream 302
 
Chapter 10. The Military, War, and Terrorism
 
Chapter 11. The Media and Communication Technologies
 
Chapter 12. Transforming the Matrix, Transforming the Future
Key features

?KEY FEATURES:

  • Unlike many texts, The Matrix of Race is organized around the social institutions where race is lived and experienced, rather than the examination of individual groups.
  • A historical perspective throughout allows students to see how race has been shaped, maintained and transformed at multiple points across time.
  • The “Matrix” framework helps readers see the complexity and dynamic aspects of race, and incorporates a number of important theories and perspectives throughout:

o   Race is socially constructed—it changes from one place to another and across time.

o   Race is intersectional—it is embedded in other socially-constructed categories of difference like ethnicity, gender, social class, ethnicity, sexuality.

o   There are two sides to race—oppression and privilege—and many of us experience forms of both.

o   It is more useful to focus on the structures of society than to blame individuals for racial inequality.

  • The text emphasizes the powerful role of narrative in the social construction of race and difference, using four different types of stories:

o   Stock stories told mainly by the dominant group.

o   Concealed stories that reveal hidden truths about race.

o   Resistance stories that directly challenge the status quo.

o   Transforming stories that offer a vision of a racial justice.

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