Think Twice! Sociology Looks at Current Social Issues

ISBN-10: 0130995282
ISBN-13: 9780130995285
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: For use as a supplemental text in the Introductory Sociology, Global Issues, and Culture & Society courses. Think Twice! lets students realize for themselves that a sociological imagination can help them understand the burning questions of  More...

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Book details

List price: $81.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

For use as a supplemental text in the Introductory Sociology, Global Issues, and Culture & Society courses. Think Twice! lets students realize for themselves that a sociological imagination can help them understand the burning questions of today's society, and that this kind of thinking is within their grasp. It illustrates how understanding society means engaging with its issues. The Second Edition consists of a series of debates in which multiple sides of today's hottest topics are examined Is the environment improving? Is religion dead? Do poor people create their own poverty? Should marijuana be legalized? Is ethnic nationalism destructive? Revealing how much sociology has to contribute to our understanding of these topics, it encourages readers to Think Twice...then think again.

Preface
The Individual and Society
Culture
Shouldn't Everybody in This Country Think Just Like Me?
Do Poor People Have Bad Values?
What's Wrong with Gambling?
Socialization
Is Father Knows Best Best for Children?
Should Jamie Be Spanked?
Should We Teach That Money Buys Happiness?
Deviance and Control
Does More Poverty Equal More Crime?
Do We Have Enough Jails?
Should Getting High Be Legal?
Social Differences
Class and Stratification
Shouldn't Poor People Be Happy That Others Are Rich?
Who Gets Ahead in the "Land of Opportunity"?
Isn't Welfare Dangerous?
Global Inequality
Is Economic Development the Answer?
Does Western "Aid" Actually Help?
Is Democracy the Answer?
Race and Ethnic Relations
Is Love All You Need?
Are Two Wrongs Trying to Make a Right?
Is Too Much National Spirit a Bad Thing?
Religion
Are Traditional Religions against Women?
Whose Heritage Are We Protecting?
Should Churches Mix in Politics?
Gender Relations
Do Employers Treat Women Like Second-Class Men?
Whatever Happened to the "New Man"?
Do We Imitate the Males and Females We See on TV?
Social Institutions
Family
Do Families Have a Future?
Are Homosexual Unions Really Families?
Does a Happy Marriage Mean Finding "Mr. or Ms. Right"?
Work and the Economy
Is College a Waste of Time?
What Happened to Leisure?
Did We Lose the Wrong Jobs?
Education
Does School Streaming Keep Poor People Poor?
Should Religion Be a School Subject?
Why Not Stay Home to Learn?
Politics and the State
Who Needs States When There's MTV, the Internet, and McDonalds?
Does It Really Matter Who Runs the Jails?
Are the Mass Media Too Involved in Politics?
Health
Who's "Sick"?
Do People Everywhere Have the Same Chance of Good Health?
Should Mentally Ill People Be De-Institutionalized?
Social Change
Population
Are There Too Many People Around?
Are States the Biggest Cause of Death?
Is It Time to Raise the Drawbridge on Immigration?
Building a Better Future
Do We Need the Kyoto Accord?
Should the Internet Be Censored?
Has Individualism Become Excessive?

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