"Race, Class, and Gender in the US" Book Review

"Race, Class, and Gender in the US"
An analysis of the main ideas in the book "Race, Class, and Gender in the United States" by Paula S. Rothenberg.
# 117352 | 1,564 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US

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In this paper, the writer explores Rothenberg's three main themes in her book "Race, Class, and Gender in the United States": the formation and definition of differences, historical accounts of race, class and gender, and suggestions for moving beyond racism, sexism and classism. The writer shows how Rothenberg presents the reader with the materials to formulate a personal opinion on the issues of race, class, and gender and to determine how they affect him in contemporary society. The writer also offers a personal response to Rothenberg's ideas.

From the Paper:

"A primary theme in Rothenberg's (2007) book is the formation and definition of differences. Sections I-IV constructs the basis on how society in the United States construct differences in the areas of race, class, and gender and helps the reader to think about the meaning of racism, classism and sexism (p. 3). Section I contains readings that investigates how White privilege was developed by the construction of racial differences among the European settlers, slaves and natives to create a division of labor. Also discussed was how there developed a greater distinction among Jewish immigrants and how they were grafted into the White majority and other immigrants after World War II. Section I-IV of Rothenberg's (2007) book also discusses the construction of gender and how differences in gender have created differences in the division of labor, pay, and gender roles and stereotypes."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rothenberg, P. S. (2007). Race, class, and gender in the United States (7th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.

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