Reading Between the Lines Toward an Understanding of Current Social Problems

ISBN-10: 0072821523

ISBN-13: 9780072821529

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $89.06
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Toward an Understanding of Current Social Problems
A Conceptual Tool Kit
Thinking About Social Problems
The Sociological Imagination
Why history is necessary to understand experience; how social problems (issues) differ from individual troubles
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
How everyone's life experience exists within overlapping structures of race, gender and class
The Limits of Science in Understanding Who We Are
How science constructs problems and solutions
Why I Love Trash
How the media shapes our common sense understandings of difference and deviance
The Reproduction of Inequality: Interactionist Analysis
How our uncritical choices and behavior remake inequality every day
Social Problems and Inequality
Power, Capitalism and Globalization
One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism
How the forces of global capitalism contribute to worldwide inequality
Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption
How U.S. consumerism is affecting other cultures around the world
Corporate Welfare
How the U.S. government spends more money on aid to wealthy corporations than on aid to the nation's poor
The Social Psychology of Modern Slavery
How contemporary forms of slavery are created and maintained within the global economy
Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women in the Global Economy, Grace Chang How immigration laws lead to the economic exploitation women
Poverty
A World of Poverty
Why wealthy corporation share responsibility for the conditions of impoverished countries
Ghetto-Related Behavior and the Structure of Opportunity
How poverty and racism limit the choices available to individuals in poor neighborhoods
The Enemy Within
Why women on welfare have become the scapegoat for a variety of social problems
Without a Safety Net
What happens to former welfare recipients when the jobs are gone
Making Ends Meet on a Welfare Check
An examination of the many difficulties facing families on welfare
Race and Ethnicity
American Diversity and the 2000 Census
How race has been constructed through 200 years of governmental census taking
Exploring Asian Americans: The Myth of the 'Model Minority' and the Reality of Their Lives
How racial stereotypes obscure ethnic differences and real social problems
The Black-White Test Score Gap
How biased edicational tests hinder the success of non-whites
The Place of Women Inside Organized Racism
How traditional gender roles support organized racist groups
Beyond Black and White: Ethnoviolence Between Oppressed Groups
How intercultural violence works to maintain social boundaries, group privileges, and racial hierarchies
Gender and Sexuality
Supremacy Crimes, Gloria Steinem Serious consequences of media blindness to the gender of the killers at Columbine High School
Why Gender Matters: Women, Militarism, and Violence
Why attention to women is necessary to curb support for terrorism and to secure peace
Domestic Violence Among the Navajo: A Legacy of Colonization
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