Sex Roles, Vol. 42, Nos. 3/4, 2000 Book Reviews Gender, culture and ethnicity: Current research about women and men. L. A. Peplau, R. C. Venigas, and P. L. Taylor, Eds. Mountainview, CA: Mayﬁeld Publishing, 1999, 368 pp., $29.95 (paperback). Race, class and gender: Common bonds, different voices. E. N. Chow, D. Wilkinson, and M. Baca Zinn, Eds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1996, 432 pp., $29.95 (paperback). As the projected demographics of our nation shift over the coming decades, professionals in numerous ﬁelds are being called upon to consider the ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender shape our lives. By ‘‘our lives,’’ I mean the lives of both minority and majority group members; undoubtedly, systems of power which beneﬁt one group over another effect us all. These systems of power represent complex constellations of factors. One cannot say gender alone shapes our experiences as men and women. Instead numer- ous factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class simultaneously form systems of power and meaning. It is these interactive systems which shape our experience. The present volumes each represents a compilation of active voices within the discussion of these systems. The ﬁrst, Gender, culture and eth-
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