Teaching Economic Inequality and Capitalism in Contemporary America

Editors: Haltinner, Kristin, Hormel, Leontina (Eds.)

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  • Features thoughtful reflections on teaching about economic inequality and capitalism by pioneers in the field
  • Presents in-depth, critical analyses of the current pedagogical and theoretical challenges facing educators as well as the importance of the contemporary study of gendered politics
  • Offers successful strategies for teaching important concepts through case studies and active learning exercises
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This book discusses pedagogical solutions that enable students to see how capitalist processes and economic inequalities intersect and shape our assumptions and behaviours. The contributors provide thoughtful reflections on the struggles and opportunities instructors face in teaching about these topics while competing against the invisibility of capitalist forces and prevalent social myths, such as “anyone who works hard can achieve”. This book will not only help instructors empower students to recognize economic injustice and its interaction with capitalist organization, but also develops and acts on transformative solutions. Through analysis of the classed dimensions of the current political, economics, and cultural climate, as well as presenting novel lesson plans and classroom activities, this book is of great value for college and university professors.

About the authors


Kristin Haltinner is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Idaho. Her research is on right-wing ideology and social movement organizations; racial formation and discourse; and social inequality. She has previously conducted research on the Tea Party Patriots and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. Her current research projects include a grounded study of climate change skepticism and another on traumatic child birth experiences. Haltinner teaches a variety of classes on topics related to diversity and inequality including: Diversity and Stratification, Racial and Ethnic Relations, and the Sociology of Gender.

Leontina Hormel is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Idaho. Her areas of research and teaching include political economy, community action research, and environmental inequalities. Currently, Leontina is working with a low-income, mobile home park residents whose experiences intersect with environmental justice and rural housing insecurity. She has conducted research with Nez Perce activists in northern Idaho, while other fieldwork has taken her to various parts of Idaho to examine community trust in science. Leontina’s courses include Global Sociology: Gender, Race, and Class Around the World; Economic (In)Justice in the United States; and Environment, Policy, and Justice.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Katz-Fishman, Walda

  • ‘Teaching Naked’ in Late Capitalism: Instructors’ Personal Narratives and Classroom Self-disclosure as Pedagogical Tools

    Pages 13-25

    Docka-Filipek, Danielle

  • Untold Stories: Bringing Class into the Classroom

    Pages 27-40

    Marshall, Adj (et al.)

  • ‘Self-made’ Success on the Private Dole: An Illustration of the Reproduction of Capitals

    Pages 41-53

    Gerbrandt, Roxanne (et al.)

  • Financial Stumbles, Consumer Bankruptcy, and the Sociological Imagination

    Pages 55-66

    Thorne, Deborah

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Economic Inequality and Capitalism in Contemporary America
Editors
  • Kristin Haltinner
  • Leontina Hormel
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71141-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71141-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71140-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89040-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 380
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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