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The Privileges: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Jonathan Dee

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010

Smart and socially gifted, Adam and Cynthia Morey are perfect for each other. With Adam’s rising career in the world of private equity, a beautiful home in Manhattan, gorgeous children, and plenty of money, they are, by any reasonable standard, successful. But for the Moreys, their future of boundless privilege is not arriving fast enough. As Cynthia begins to drift, Adam is confronted with a choice that will test how much he is willing to ...
  
  











  



  
Privilege
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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, 2006

Now in paperback, the penetrating critique of elite universities and the culture of privilege they perpetuate Ross Gregory Douthat arrived at Harvard University in the fall of 1998 carrying an idealized vision of Ivy League life. But the Harvard of his dreams, an institution fueled by intellectual curiosity and entrusted with the keys to liberal education, never materialized. Instead, he found himself in a school rife with elitism and moneyed ...
  
  











  



  
Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege
Bob Mullaly

Oxford University Press, 2010

Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege is the definitive guide to anti-oppressive social work, which is a prominent part of social work theory and practice in Canada. Bob Mullaly examines the many forms that oppression can take, at the personal, cultural, and structural (or institutional) levels. The text outlines the necessary practices and approaches that social work must adopt in order to fight against oppression and assist those ...
  
  











  



  
Explorations in Diversity: Examining Privilege and Oppression in a Multicultural Society
Sharon K. Anderson, Valerie A. Middleton

Cengage Learning, 2010

This unique text features personal accounts from mental health professionals, professors and students facing issues of privilege and oppression in our diverse society. In this collection of articles, writers discuss discoveries and experiences about their own privileges and oppression, and ultimately, the compassion they've developed for individuals confronted with discrimination. Each essay will inspire you to reflect on your own encounters ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege)
Jessica Dotta

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2013

The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston’s position has never been more fragile. Orphaned and unmarried in a time when women are legal property of their fathers, husbands, and guardians, she finds herself at the mercy of an anonymous guardian who plans to establish her as a servant in far-off Scotland. With two months to devise a better plan, Julia’s first choice to marry her childhood sweetheart is denied. But when a titled ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Beautiful Disaster (Privilege)
Kate Brian

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009

Ariana Osgood ruled exclusive Easton Academy—until she was arrested for murdering Thomas Pearson. She’s spent the past two years at the Trumball Correctional Facility, for the criminally insane, plotting her escape, and she is determined to get a second chance at the glamorous life she left behind. And Ariana will do anything to get her way. . . .
  
  











  



  
The People on Privilege Hill
Jane Gardam

Europa Editions, 2008

It is a wet day in Dorset, and walking to a luncheon party is Sir Edward Feathers QC, followed by two elderly friends: his scruffy neighbour and sparring partner, Veneering, and Fiscal-Smith, the meanest lawyer ever to make a fortune at the Bar. Fans of Jane Gardam's bestselling novel, OLD FILTH, will be delighted to encounter Filth, now almost ninety, making his immaculate way to Privilege Hill, named perhaps for the Prive-Lieges who arrived ...
  
  











  



  
Executive Privilege
Phillip Margolin

Harper, 2009

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired to follow college student Charlotte Walsh, she never imagines the trail will lead to the White House. But the morning after Walsh's clandestine meeting with Christopher Farrington, President of the United States, the pretty young coed is dead—the latest victim, apparently, of a fiend dubbed "the D.C. Ripper." A junior associate in an Oregon law firm, Brad Miller is stunned by the death row ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race (Teaching/Learning ...
Frances Kendall

Routledge, 2012

Knowingly and unknowingly we all grapple with race every day. Understanding White Privilege delves into the complex interplay between race, power, and privilege in both organizations and private life. It offers an unflinching look at how ignorance can perpetuate privilege, and offers practical and thoughtful insights into how people of all races can work to break this cycle. Based on thirty years of work in diversity and colleges, ...
  
  











  








   



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