Buy Used
$8.99
Condition: Used: Good
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Paperback – February 25, 2008

9 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0073380087 ISBN-10: 0073380083 Edition: 4th

Used
Price: $8.99
13 New from $7.95 69 Used from $0.01
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.95 $0.01

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Tracy E. Ore is currently an Assistant professor of Sociology and the Director of the Applied Sociology Program at Saint Cloud State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Michigan. She serves as a consultant for multicultural education and curriculum to a variety of universities, organizations, and agencies and conducts workshops and trainings across the country related to issues of inequality. Her research areas include social inequality, race and ethnicity, and the development of effective teaching pedagogy.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 4 edition (February 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073380083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073380087
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Gold N Boy on May 20, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Was a required reading, hence I rented it. This book is pretty horrendous. The quality of the writings are terrible, not something I would consider Master's level reading, yet I had to read it in a Master's level program. Atrocious is also a word that comes to mind when remembering the readings I had to do. Would Not recommend to buy, perhaps you can 'borrow' a friends copy for your semester and save the dollars on the rental. This book is not even worth a rental. No new knowledge is gained from reading this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By DC on March 6, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The product arrived on time, product was as expected, properly protected, no surprises, no problems, and no complaints. Will purchase from again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay Johnson on February 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
Great analysis for the deconstructing of social constructions such as race, gender, and class. Very easy to understand, and full of interesting topic material. From more works like this, you start to understand the disparity and hegemony that imbalances of power have perpetuated. With hope, we can progress to become a more equal and fair society for everyone
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mithlas on May 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
The book, despite its name, spends little effort on the injustices done to socioeconomic class. Race is mentioned several times, but lacks thorough investigations into the psychological or social machinations that have created the inequalities that the book is supposed to cover. Sexual identity takes a disproportionately large space of the book, while unfortunately saying little more than 'this needs more research'. Minorities are given surprisingly little attention and detail, and those outside the United States (such as the Seljuks or other Turkic peoples in China) are completely ignored.

A lack of conclusions or even useful speculative conjecture make the book in general less than useful. The fact that all people are at some point for some reason victimized is ignored, and the impact of varied regions or histories is practically unmentioned. The general feel of the book also lead me (and the class who read it) to believe that it was written by a class of graduate students who submitted short essays that lacked the citations to be able to go out and do useful follow-up research (or, in some cases, to confirm the information at all).

This may be required reading for certain classes, but outside of those places I would not recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. CHANG on February 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
I brought this used book as a textbook for a class. Its condition was quite good for an used one. The package arrived on time so my class was not delayed. I will certainly do business with this seller again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again