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Privilege, Power, and Difference
Allan G. Johnson

McGraw-Hill, 2005

This brief book is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Johnson links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable readers to see the underlying nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it. This extraordinarily successful book has been used across the country, both inside and outside the ...


Privilege: A Reader
Michael S. Kimmel, Abby L. Ferber

Westview Press, 2013

Privilege is about more than being white, wealthy, and male—as Michael Kimmel, Abby Ferber, and a wide range of contributors make clear in this innovative and timely anthology. In an era when “diversity” is too often shorthand for “of color” and/or “female,” the personal and analytical essays in this collection explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how gender, class, race, sexual orientation, (dis)ability and ...


Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race
Jean Halley, Amy Eshleman, ...

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011

This interdisciplinary textbook challenges students to see race as everyone's issue. Drawing on sociology, psychology, history, and economics, Seeing White introduces students to the concepts of white privilege and social power. Seeing White is designed to help break down some of the resistance students feel in discussing race. Each chapter opens with compelling concrete examples to help students approach issues from a range of perspectives. The ...


Privilege and Power 3 (Romance about first times), 2014

A novella of ~ 24,000 words, just under 100 pages. Disaster has struck!! Allies brother, Elton Jnr. lies fighting for his life in a hospital bed. Who is the shooter, and why was he shot? Investigating the shooting, James goes where no police officer should go, exposing himself to crazy risks and danger in the process. Anton uncovers more of Elton Jnr’s dirty business dealings, and discovers a mysterious photograph on his ...


Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
Shamus Rahman Khan

Princeton University Press, 2012

As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. In Privilege , Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has ...


Privilege: A Reader

Westview Press, 2009

Innovative and thought-provoking, this timely anthology expands the concept of privilege in America beyond the traditional limiters of being white and male. In addition to readings from well-known authors in the field, this edition includes pieces from contemporary scholars breaking new ground in superordinate studies. Seventeen carefully selected essays explore the multifaceted aspects of privilege: how race, gender, class, and sexual ...


Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class
Ross Gregory Douthat

Hyperion, 2005

In the spirit of Scott Turow's One L and David Brooks's Bobos in Paradise , a penetrating critique of elite universities and the culture of privilege they perpetuate, written by a recent Harvard alumnus. Part memoir, part social critique, Privilege is an absorbing assessment of one of the world's most celebrated universities: Harvard. In this sharp, insightful account, Douthat evaluates his social and academic education--most notably, ...


Privilege, Power, and Difference
Allan G Johnson

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2001

This brief supplemental book provides students with an easily applied theoretical model for thinking about systems of privilege and difference. Writing in accessible, conversational prose, Johnson joins theory with engaging examples in ways that enable students to see the nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it.


The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of ...
Madeline, PhD Levine

Harper Perennial, 2008

In recent years, numerous studies have shown that bright, charming, seemingly confident and socially skilled teenagers from affluent, loving families are experiencing epidemic rates of depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders—rates higher than in any other socioeconomic group of American adolescents. Materialism, pressure to achieve, perfectionism, and disconnection are combining to create a perfect storm that is devastating ...


Kate Brian

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008

MOST GIRLS WOULD DIE FOR A LIFE OF PRIVILEGE.... SOME WOULD EVEN KILL FOR IT. Ariana Osgood ruled exclusive Easton Academy -- until she was arrested for murdering Thomas Pearson. She's spent the past two years at the Brenda T. Trumbull Correctional Facility for Women plotting her escape and is determined to get a second chance at the glamorous life she left behind. And Ariana will do anything to get her way.... From the author of the ...


The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story
Dave Pelzer

Plume, 2004

From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy , from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself , Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune.  In The Privilege of Youth , he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood.  With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making ...


Privilege the Text!: A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching
Abraham Kuruvilla

Moody Publishers, 2013

Privilege the Text! spans the conceptual gap between biblical text and life application by providing a rigorous theological hermeneutic for preaching. Kuruvilla describes the theological entity that is the intermediary between ancient text and modern audience, and defines its crucial function in determining valid application. Based on this hermeneutic, he submits a new mode of reading Scripture for preaching: a Christiconic ...


White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism
Paula S. Rothenberg

Worth Publishers, 2011

Studies of racism often focus on its devastating effects on the victims of prejudice. But no discussion of race is complete without exploring the other side--the ways in which some people or groups actually benefit, deliberately or inadvertently, from racial bias. This is the subject of Paula Rothenberg's groundbreaking anthology, White Privilege. The new edition of White Privilege once again challenges readers to explore ideas for using ...


Patient Privilege

Dreamspinner Press, 2014

2nd Edition Dr. Erik Daniels knows how it feels to lose everything. His addiction to alcohol cost him his fiancé and his private practice, but he finally managed to regain control over his life and become a successful substance abuse counselor. He helps people regardless of their ability to pay. It isn't the dream life he had in San Francisco, but at least he has something to be proud of. Everything seems to be getting back on the right ...


Price of Privilege
Jessica Dotta

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2015

Having finally discovered the truth of her birthright, Julia Elliston is determined to outwit Chance Macy at his own game. Holding a secret he’d kill to keep, however, is proving more difficult than she imagined. Just when Julia thinks she’s managed to untangle herself from Macy’s clutches, he changes tactics with a risky ploy. As the scandal of the century breaks loose, drawing rooms all over London whisper what so far newspapers have ...


Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2013

The term "white skin privilege" was first made popular during the 1960s by the Weatherman terrorists as they launched their bombing run against "Amerikkka," calling on whites to give up the power their skin color gave them and join the global race war the radicals believed was already in progress. Weatherman was a fringe group most of whose ideas were rejected by the dominant culture. But unfortunately their views on race were not. In succeeding ...


Privilege Preserved (A Poor Man at the Gate Series, Book 5)

The Electronic Book Company, 2014

Privilege Preserved: Tom and Joseph’s sons are increasingly successful in the world of commerce. Even James, who returns to London crippled, faces new challenges. Tom is rebuilding his personal life but is inevitably being side-lined by their successes. Wealthy from dealings in New Orleans, Henry Star becomes involved in murder. He contemplates marrying the daughter of an American judge – not however, for her looks! Meanwhile, the ...


The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
Robert Jensen

City Lights Publishers, 2005

In The Souls of Black Folks , W.E.B. DuBois wrote that the question whites wanted to ask him was: “How does it feel to be a problem?” In The Heart of Whiteness , Robert Jensen writes that it is time for white people in America to self-consciously reverse the direction of that question and to fully acknowledge that in the racial arena, they are the problem. While some whites would like to think that we have reached “the end of racism” ...


Born To Privilege (A Poor Man at the Gate Series, Book 3)

The Electronic Book Company, 2014

Born To Privilege: In this classic historical fiction novel, first published in 2014, erstwhile smuggler, Caribbean privateer and now a wealthy but unscrupulous businessman, Thomas Andrews is married with teenage children. He exerts increasing influence in the corridors of power. His wife Lady Verity plans to see daughter Charlotte wed to a suitable match. Both Tom’s and partner Joseph Star’s sons venture out into the world as a rite of ...


The Privilege of Being a Woman
Alice von Hildebrand

The Catholic University of America Press, 2005

Women historically have been denigrated as lower than men or viewed as privileged. Dr. Alice von Hildebrand characterizes the difference between such views as based on whether man's vision is secularistic or steeped in the supernatural. She shows that feminism's attempts to gain equality with men by imitation of men is unnatural, foolish, destructive, and self-defeating. The Blessed Mother's role in the Incarnation points to the true privilege ...



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