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Beyond Loving - Discussion Guide
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Krull, Laura. 2021. “Beyond Loving - Discussion Guide”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, January. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This resource provides discussion questions for Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships by Amy Steinbugler (2012). In this discussion guide, I provide questions specific to each chapter, as well as suggested activities. Beyond Loving prompts important conversations about race and sexuality in intimate...

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Resource Type(s):
Class Activity
Class Level(s):
College 200
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Usage Notes

The discussion questions provided here can be used in multiple ways. I used them as part of a structured “book club” meeting, wherein each member had a pre-assigned role with a small written assignment to accomplish before the meeting and a specific task to complete as they talked. Each week, group members took on one of four roles: discussion starter...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. To describe and analyze key patterns of racework in straight, gay, and lesbian interracial couples
  2. To think critically about social scientific research by applying findings to new situations

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Students will demonstrate their understanding and analysis through small group and/or large class discussions.
  2. Students will complete collaborative application activities to demonstrate critical thinking

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