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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the “real world” work of public and applied sociologists.

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Gender
Gender

Gender, the social roles assigned to males and females, impacts every aspect of our lives. Today, gender inequality remains a social problem. Like race and class, our gender influences our social position in the world. Gender does much to shape how we view others and how we view ourselves. In the pieces in this chapter, sociologists in action discuss issues that are gender-related in their causes and consequences and present their approaches to working toward social change.

Amy Lubitow starts off this chapter with “Breast Cancer Activism: Learning to Write Collaboratively for Social Change.” In this piece, she discusses how she was drawn to study the issue of pinkwashing. Pinkwashing occurs when “major corporations contribute to increasing rates of breast cancer through the sale of ...

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