The Matrix of Race: Social Construction, Intersectionality, and Inequality (PDF/Mobi) for ethnic and race relations courses, is written by 3 leading scholars — Rodney D. Coates, Abby L. Ferber, and David L. Brunsma — and reflects a very contemporary way of looking at minorities, race, and intergroup relations. Older textbooks use a “categorical” approach and feature a series of chapters that examine one minority group at a time (Latino/a Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, etc.). Newer textbooks designed within the last 5-10 years are more likely to be organized topically, discuss various ethnic and racial minorities within the context of these topics, and use the most current theories and perspectives in this field. The Matrix of Race (mobi/PDF) is built around these core ideas:
- Race is both a social construction and a social institution
- We are all active agents in reproducing, upholding, or resisting constructions of race.
- Concepts of race change over time and as we move from one physical location to another
- Race is intersectional — it is embedded within other statuses (such as social class, gender, sexuality)
NOTE: The original file format of this ebook, The Matrix of Race: Social Construction, Intersectionality, and Inequality is .MOBI and it can be opened via any free ebook reader like Calibre. A converted PDF is also included with the order, in which page numbering may be different from the original. Online codes are NOT included.