Social Inequality & the Politics of Representation: A Global Landscape
By: Celine-Marie Pascale (editor)Paperback
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This anthology critically analyzes how cultures around the world make social categories of race, class, gender and sexuality meaningful in particular ways. The collection uses a wide range of readings to examine how contemporary issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality are constructed, mobilized, and transformed. Unlike many books in this area, the U.S. is not analytical center. However, for U.S. students this approach allows them to appreciate their personal class system from a more dynamic and ultimately relevant perspective. They will feel compelled to challenge their personal beliefs about inequality and will be encouraged to contemplate how the growing global economy will impact their personal social standings. This anthology will include 4 sections -- race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, wealth/poverty -- and approximately 20 total readings. The book, as well as each section, will include comprehensive introductions to frame the international issues for U.S. students.
Celine-Marie Pascale is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at American University, Washington, DC, where she teaches courses on language and inequality. Her primary scholarly interest is in exploring the (re)production of culture, knowledge, and power through sociological analyses of language and representation. Most broadly, she has expertise in qualitative methodologies and contemporary theory. Professor Pascale received the 2008 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender, and Class for her first book Making Sense of Race, Gender and Class: Commonsense, Power and Privilege in the United States (Routledge, 2007). Pascale's second book Cartographies of Knowledge: Exploring Qualitative Epistemologies was published by Sage in 2010. Pascale's scholarship also is published in numerous national and international peer-reviewed journals. She serves as president of the Research Committee on Language and Society for the International Sociological Association and is a former Research & Media Fellow of the Center for Social Media at American University.
Introduction - Celine-Marie Pascale SECTION ONE: CLASS 1. Class Invisibility and Stigmatization: Irish Media Coverage of a Public Housing Project in Limerick - Martin Power, Amanda Haynes and Eoin Devereaux 2. Inequality and Representation: Critical Discourse Analysis of News Coverage about Homelessness - Viviane de Melo Resende and Viviane Tamalho 3. Poverty and the Survival of Discourses of Discrimination: Otomi Speakers in Mexico - Roland Terborg and Laura Garcia Landa 4. Race-Class Intersections as Interactional Resources in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Kevin Whitehead SECTION TWO: RACE 5. The Representation of Ehtnic-cultural Otherness: The Roma Minority in Serbian Press - Natasa Simeunovic Bajic 6. You Are Trying to Make Race an Issue! Race-baiting and Social Categorizatino in US Immigrant Debates - Shiao-yun Chiang 7. Global Media and Cultural Identities: The Case of Indians in Post-Amin Uganda - Hemant Shah 8. Representing and Reconstructing Chinatown: A Social Semiotic Analysis of Place Names in Urban Planning Policies of Washington, DC - Jackie Jia Lou SECTION THREE: SEXUALITY 9. Sexual Citizenship and Suffering Subjects: Media Discourse about Teenage Homosexuality in South Korea - Hae Yeon Choo and Myra Marx Ferree 10. Hidden Sex: Behind the Veil and in the Forest - Sanya Osha 11. The Bad and the Good (Queer) Immigrant in Italian Mass Media - Valentina Pagliai 12. The Surplus of Paradoxes: Queering/Images of Sexuality and Economy - Antke Engel SECTION FOUR: GENDER 13. Positioning the Veiled Woman: An Analysis of Austrian Press Photographs in the Context of the European Headscarf Debates - Ricarda Drueke, Susanne Kirchhoff and Elisabeth Klaus 14. Constructing the Other: Young Men's Talk on Ethnic and Racist Violence - Kjerstin Andersson 15. Language as a Means of 'Civilizing' Kurdish Women in Turkey - Ebru Sungun 16. Contested Identity: Transgendered People in Malaysia - Caesar DeAlvais, Maya Khemlani David and Francisco Perlas Dumanig SECTION FIVE: NATION 17. Language and Identity: Minority Language Policy, Turkish Soap Operas and Language in the Bulgarian Mediascape - Nadezhda Georgieva-Stankova 18. Tiny Neitzen Mocking Great Firewall: Research on the Discourse of Power and Politics of Representation in China, 2005-2010 - Weizhun Mao 19. Framing Extreme Violence: Collective Memory-Making in Argentina - Roberta Villalon 20. The Changing Dynamics of Political Discourse About Orphans in Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods - Margarita Astoyants
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