Privilege, power, and difference

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McGraw-Hill, 2006 - Social Science - 184 pages
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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 classroom, to shed light on issues of power and privilege.

Allan Johnson has worked on issues of social inequality since receiving his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1972. He has more than thirty years of teaching experience and is a frequent speaker on college and university campuses. Johnson has earned a reputation for writing that is exceptionally clear and explanations of complex ideas that are accessible to a broad audience.

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Professor Johnson’s social justice work focuses on what we can do to understand and change our shared legacy of life organized around oppressive systems. Where privilege is built in to the system, and ... Read full review

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Worthwhile exploration of the way racism affects us all; enough examples to convince everyone. Sadly, throughout the book we are led to believe a solution will be presented. But, short of 'change the ... Read full review


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Allan G. Johnson is Professor of Sociology at Hartford College for Women. His previous publications include "The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise" (1997), "The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy" (1997), and "Human Arrangements "(fourth edition, 1996).