The Matrix of Race : Social Construction, Intersectionality, and Inequality

Description

The Matrix of Race, for race and ethnic relations courses, is written by three leading scholars -- Rodney D. Coates, David L. Brunsma, and Abby L. Ferber -- and reflects a very contemporary way of looking at race, minorities, and intergroup relations. Older texts use a "categorical" approach and feature a series of chapters that examine one minority group at a time (African Americans, Latino/a Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, etc.). Newer texts designed within the last 5-10 years are more likely to be organized topically, discuss various racial and ethnic minorities within the context of these topics, and use the most current theories and perspectives in this field. The Matrix of Race is built around these core ideas: -Race is a both a social construction and a social institution -Race is intersectional--it is embedded within other statuses (such as gender, social class, sexuality) -Concepts of race change over time and as we move from one physical location to another -We are all active agents in upholding, reproducing, or resisting constructions of race.

Details

Author(s)
Rodney D. Coates, Abby L. Ferber, David L. Brunsma
Format
Paperback | 480 pages
Dimensions
187 x 231 x 17.78mm | 630g
Publication date
20 Dec 2017
Publisher
SAGE Publications Inc
Publication City/Country
Thousand Oaks, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1452202699
ISBN13
9781452202693
Bestsellers rank
2,645,956