This incisive, accessible collection of readings is arranged to highlight and underscore some of the most intriguing and cutting-edge thinking on the discussion of gender, race, and class. While other anthologies often separate race, class, and gender into distinct components, this anthology frames each reading within an analysis of all three cultural forces. Additionally, the intersection of sexuality with gender, race, and class is highlighted throughout the text. A collection of work by both U.S. and international writers, the text begins with a historical section that brings the past into contemporary focus. Section Two features personal narratives that make research and theoretical material immediately relevant to students. Other sections address family and community relationships, institutions, privilege, activism, and new sociological perspectives. Brief introductions frame each reading, and discussion questions spark student interest and enhance their understanding of the material.