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Localizing/Glocalizing Oppression: A Critical Exploration of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Second Edition)Sarah M. Pitcher

Localizing/Glocalizing Oppression

A Critical Exploration of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Second Edition)
Edited by Sarah Pitcher

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-223-4, 382 pages


Any examination of oppression these days needs to begin with an understanding that the local issues of our everyday lives have global consequences. This text is a testament to the ever-changing global world we live in—one which requires us as global citizens to “think globally and act locally.”

This book dives into this concept by exploring the underlying issues of oppression in our society. Each of the sections of this book asks us to engage critical thinking skills to better examine those issues as they relate to the social constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the U.S. through both the readings and the “Reflection Activities” provided at the end of each section. To bring the local into a global understanding, the concluding section explores how the “local” issues discussed also have a global reality.

Sarah M. Pitcher earned both her master's degree and her Ph.D. in sociology at Syracuse University in New York. A professor of sociology at City College in San Diego, Dr. Pitcher regularly teaches classes in introductory sociology, gender studies, social problems, sociological theory, and globalization and social change, with the understanding that sociology begins and ends with experience. Throughout her over 20 years of teaching, she has worked to make sociology not only fun and engaging for students, but also a form of active critical thought about our social world. In addition to her work in the classroom, she is an honors program advisor, as well as the advisor to the Visionary Feminists Club.

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