The Neglect of Social Class: Why Should We Care? What Should We Do?

The Neglect of Social Class: Why Should We Care? What Should We Do? Sex Roles (2009) 61:142–143 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9572-6 BOOK REVIEW The Neglect of Social Class: Why Should We Care? What Should We Do? Psychology and Economic Injustice: Personal, Professional and Political Intersections. By Bernice Lott and Heather E. Bullock, Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2007. 190 pp. $49.95 (hardback) IBSN 1-59147-429-9 Maureen C. McHugh Published online: 28 January 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 “Despite the overwhelming evidence of its powerful Rhode Island and has received awards acknowledging her contribution to human experience, social class remains a scholarly, teaching, mentoring and social policy contribu- relatively neglected subject in psychology” (p.3). This is tions from APA’s Committee on Women, Division 35 of how Bernice Lot and Heather Bullock introduce their text. APA, The Association for Women in Psychology (AWP), Their work is a call to action for psychologists, urging more and the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. serious attention to the realities of the lives of poor women Here, she describes herself as a child of a low-income and their families, and arguing that social class is essential immigrant Jewish family, and traces her personal odyssey to our understanding of the human experience. Lott and through educational systems, marriage, children, Sex Roles Springer Journals

The Neglect of Social Class: Why Should We Care? What Should We Do?

Sex Roles , Volume 61 (2) – Jan 28, 2009

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