The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology, gender studies, anthropology, political science, social policy, history, and public health. As a result, the interdisciplinary nature of race, gender, and class and its ability to reach a large audience has been part of its appeal. The Handbook provides clear and informative essays by experts from a variety of disciplines, addressing the diverse and broad-based impact of race, gender, and class studies.
The Handbook is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a basic history, overview of key themes, and future directions for the study of the intersection of race, class, and gender. Scholars new to the area will also find the Handbook’s approach useful. The areas covered and the accompanying references will provide readers with extensive opportunities to engage in future research in the area.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: Theorizing Race, Class, and Gender Studies 1. Conceptualizing Intersectionality in Superordination: Masculinities, Whiteness, and Dominant Classes 2. Unpacking the Intersections of Identity and Politics & the Politics of Studying Identity: A Black Feminist Theoretical and Epistemological Tool Kit Part II: Conversations on Race, Class, and Gender 3. Difficult Conversations: Race, Class and Gender in White Australia 4. Making Visible the Invisible: Cultural Scripts that Inform Relationships Among African American Women 5. Intersections in Everyday Conversations: Race, Class, and Gendertalk in the Workplace Part III: Race, Class, Gender, and Migration 6. Anti-Immigrant Sentiments and Immigrant Concentration at Work in Contemporary Japan 7. Kurdish Migrant Women Negotiating the Complex Web of Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in the City 8. Muslim Women and Work in Scotland Part IV: Race, Class, Gender and Sexualities 9. Herbivore Masculinity: Opposition or Accommodation to Hegemonic Masculinity 10. Sex as Subversion: The Ethnosexual Protestor and the Ethnosexual Defender 11. The (Pink) Elephant in the Room: The Structure and Existence of Race and Violence in the Lives of Transgender Prisoners in California Part V: Race, Class, Gender and Social Institutions: Education 12. The Role of Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Social Capital Formation: A Case Study of Supportive Peer Networks among Somali Working-Class Immigrant Adolescents 13. Race, Class, Gender, and Online Courses in the Academy: New Questions for the 21st Century 14. Facing Ethnic, Gender, and Class Inequality in Academia Part VI: Race, Class, Gender, and Work 15. The Empirical Challenge of Intersectionality: Understanding Race, Class, and Gender through a Study of Occupations 16. Professional Ghettoization: The Clustering of Workers at the Intersections of Gender, Race, (and Class) Part VII: Cultural Contexts and Identity 17. Fluidity and Realities of Race, Class, and Gender: Different Places, Times, and Contexts 18. "We’re 80% More Patriotic": Atlanta’s Muslim South Asian Americans and Cultural Citizenship Part VIII: Conclusion: Contemporary Trends in the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender 19. Race, Colour and Class in Caribbean Society 20. Gender, Caste, and Class: Structural Violence in India 21. A Decade of Little Change: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in State Legislatures, 2003-2012
Shirley A. Jackson’s areas of specialization are race and ethnicity; gender; social movements; skin color; and community. Dr. Jackson has done research on race/skin color and class in Cuba since the Cuban Revolution. She has traveled to Cuba several times. She also does work on African American women's organizations and on race, gender, and violence in editorial cartoons. Dr. Jackson is an active member of several professional sociology associations.
Kimmel and Leek provide a thought-provoking framework for the subsequent chapters, which examine a variety of disciplinary, geographical, and sociopolitical topics. The result is an interdisciplinary volume that illustrates the importance of including race, class, and gender analyses in research in any field. The handbook’s interdisciplinarity and accessibility will make it a valuable addition to most academic libraries, and the information and analyses it shares can be applied to a variety of settings, including equity and diversity work in higher education.
Karla j. Strand, Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies