1st Edition

Understanding Contemporary Social Problems Through Media





ISBN 9781612056340
Published March 30, 2014 by Routledge
231 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Goldberg uses a multi-media approach to critically examine the most significant and volatile issues of our times: the environmental crisis, upheavals in the developing world, health, terrorism, and technology. The book is unique in its in-depth coverage of these pressing social concerns and its use of extensive media resources through a companion website. An introductory section reviews basic sociological concepts and theories, including the sociological imagination and class, gender, and race stratification all of which are revisited in each chapter. The book helps students appreciate the magnitude of the problems of the twenty-first century as they develop the intellectual tools to understand them sociologically and personally.Features of the text: "

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"This is a breakthrough book in its use of media to explore some of the most pressing social problems of our time. It also provides a clear, engaging introduction to fundamental sociological concepts. Both students and instructors will be pleased with it.”
—Dennis Gilbert, Hamilton College