The Meaning of Difference American Constructions of Race Sex and Gender Social Class Sexual Orientation and Disability

Author: Karen Rosenblum
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077824358
Release Date: 2015-01-23
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Meaning of Difference American Constructions of Race Sex and Gender Social Class Sexual Orientation and Disability

Author: Karen Rosenblum
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078111641
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Genre: Social Science

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.

Behinderung und psychische Krankheit im zeitgen ssischen deutschen Spielfilm

Author: Petra-Andelka Anders
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826055546
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Germany

Behinderung und psychische Krankheit werden in Spielfilmen häufig thematisiert. In dieser Studie wird die These vertreten, dass das Spektrum der deutschen Spielfilme zum Thema sowohl bei „comic relief“ als auch bei extrem unwu ̈rdigem Darstellungen vielfältige Leerstellen aufweist. Zur Analyse eines Untersuchungskorpus aus Mainstream- und Arthouse-Filmen mit unterschiedlichen „Krankheitsbildern“, werden Disability Studies und Filmwissenschaften kombiniert. Besondere Bedeutung kommt dem Begriff „cultural beliefs“ zu. So können einzelne filmästhetische Mittel detailliert betrachtet werden. Außerdem wird die Analyse der Stereotype, die zentral für die Untersuchung narrativer Muster bezgl. Behinderung und psychischer Krankheit ist, durch Analysen zur Position der behinderten bzw. psychisch kranken Figur(en) innerhalb des gesamten Figurenensembles ergänzt. Die innovative Kombination zweier Forschungsfelder zeigt u.a., dass bestimmte Erzählmuster tatsächlich ausgeblendet bleiben, dasselbe filmästhetische Mittel pro oder contra „cultural beliefs“ eingesetzt werden kann und die Musikanalyse neue Impulse für entsprechende Filmanalysen liefert. Zukünftige Arbeiten zum Thema können Fragestellungen zu ästhetischen Aspekten und Deutungsansätzen vertiefen.

Outlines and Highlights for the Meaning of Difference

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1616549378
Release Date: 2009-12
Genre: Education

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 .

Handbook of Developmental Disabilities

Author: Samuel L. Odom
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606232484
Release Date: 2009-01-21
Genre: Psychology

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.

Developing Cultural Humility

Author: Miguel E. Gallardo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483320724
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Genre: Education

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.

Disability and Intersecting Statuses

Author: Sharon N. Barnartt
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781783501571
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Social Science

Disability can be either an ascribed status or an achieved status and its combination with other statuses will affect the person's social experiences. This issue challenges critical thinking about the interrelationships with disability. It questions if the concepts and methods of intersectionality can be applied to disability at all.

Overcoming Bias

Author: Sue Ellen Christian
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351816878
Release Date: 2017-05-11
Genre:

Journalists go out of their way to avoid purposeful bias in the news. But there is a more pervasive set of internal biases and flaws in thinking that can lead to unintentional inaccuracies and distortions in news coverage. This engaging book offers a fresh take on reporting without bias, targeting the way that we categorize people, filter information and default to rehearsed ways of thinking. Included throughout are stories and on-target advice from reporters and editors, providing real-world voices and experiences. This advice and guidance is coupled with practical exercises that give readers the chance to apply what they learn. Overcoming Bias will teach readers to edit their thinking for habitual errors, making them more perceptive journalists. It provides a career-long foundation for challenging bias. This is an ideal text for a course on multi-cultural reporting or journalism ethics; it may also be used as a supplement in any course on reporting and writing, as each chapter deals with potential biases that emerge at each stage of the story process, from story ideas to editing.

Inclusive Teaching Presence in the Classroom

Author: Cornell Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119036531
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Education

In this volume, the authors focus on the importance of inclusive teaching and the role faculty can play in helping students achieve, though not necessarily in the same way. To teach with a focus on inclusion means to believe that every person has the ability to learn. It means that most individuals want to learn, to improve their 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 to focus on inclusion • strategies for teaching that help learners connect what they know with the information presented • environments that maximize learners’ academic and social growth. The premise of inclusive teaching works to demonstrate that all people can and do learn. Educators and administrators can incorporate the techniques of inclusive learning and help learners retain more information. This is the 140th volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass higher education series New Directions for Teaching and Learning. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Experiences

Author: Linda Garnets
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231504942
Release Date: 2003-05-14
Genre: Psychology

Designed for both the undergraduate and graduate classroom, this selection of important articles provides a comprehensive overview of current thought about the psychological issues affecting lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men. The editors have revised and updated the introduction and included a new set of articles for the second edition, most of which have been published since the release of the first edition of Psychological Perspectives. The book is divided into eight sections that deal with the meaning of sexual orientation; the psychological dimensions of prejudice, discrimination, and violence; identity development; diversity; relationships and families; adolescence, midlife, and aging; mental health; and the status of practice, research, and public policy bearing on homosexuality and bisexuality in American psychology.

General Combo The Meaning of Difference with LearnSmart

Author: Karen Rosenblum
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1259322955
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality

Author: Tracy E. Ore
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: UOM:39015053109966
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This anthology examines the social construction of race, class, gender, and sexuality and the institutional bases for these relations. While other texts discuss various forms of stratification and the impact of these on members of marginalized groups, Ore provides a thorough discussion of how such systems of stratification are formed and perpetuated and how forms of stratification are interconnected. The anthology supplies sufficient pedagogical tools to aid the student in understanding how the material relates to her/his own life and how her/his own attitudes, actions, and perspectives may serve to perpetuate a stratified system..

Race Gender Sexuality and Social Class

Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483374970
Release Date: 2015-07-16
Genre: Social Science

An eye-opening exploration of how socials statuses intersect to shape our identities and produce inequalities. In this fully edited and streamlined Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity, Second Edition, Susan Ferguson has carefully selected readings that open readers’ eyes to the ways that social statuses shape our experiences and impact our life chances. The anthology represents many of the leading voices in the field and reflects the many approaches used by scholars and researchers to understand this important and evolving subject. The anthology is organized around broad topics (Identity, Power and Privilege, Social Institutions, etc.), rather than categories of difference (Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality) to underscore this fundamental insight: race, class, gender, and sexuality do not exist in isolation; they often intersect with one another to produce social inequalities and form the bases of our identities in society. Nine readings are new to this edition: Michael Polgar—on Jewish assimilation and culture in the U.S. Katherine Franke—on the 1940 Supreme Court case, Suneri v. Cassagne, concerning racial identity Carla Pfeffer—on transgender identity Michelle Alexander—on the New Jim Crow Richard Lachmann—on the decline of the U.S. as an economic and political power Abby Ferber—on privilege and “oppression blindness” Amada Hess—Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet Iris Marion Young—Five Faces of Oppression Ellis Cose—Rage of the Privileged “The choice of readings in Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity is better than my current text in terms of inequality and steps of closing the gaps.” – Dr. Deden Rukmana, Savannah State University “I really like how Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity deals with underlying concepts rather than difference by x, y, or z.” – Ana Villalobos, Brandeis University

Rethinking Normalcy

Author: Rod Michalko
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 9781551303635
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Rethinking Normalcy introduces the growing field of disability studies to an undergraduate audience in a variety of disciplines and programs based in the social sciences, humanities, and health sciences. The authors articulate the depth and breadth of this newly emerging field of study and provide a vibrant foretaste of the kind of work disability studies scholars and activists do to provocatively question the power of normalcy. Strongly interdisciplinary, this volume draws upon many different social and cultural approaches to the study of disability, and essentially addresses disability as a social and political issue. The chapters in this book exemplify ways of questioning our collective relations to normalcy, as such relations affect the lives of both disabled and currently non-disabled people. Over sixty per cent of this book features the work of disability studies scholars located in Canada.

Extraordinary Bodies

Author: Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231544771
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Literary Criticism

Extraordinary Bodies is a cornerstone text of disability studies, establishing the field upon its publication in 1997. Framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, the book added depth to oppressive narratives and revealed novel, liberatory ones. Through her incisive readings of such texts as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson exposed the social forces driving representations of disability. She encouraged new ways of looking at texts and their depiction of the body and stretched the limits of what counted as a text, considering freak shows and other pop culture artifacts as reflections of community rites and fears. Garland-Thomson also elevated the status of African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. Extraordinary Bodies laid the groundwork for an appreciation of disability culture and an inclusive new approach to the study of social marginalization.