Sociology as a Life or Death Issue

ISBN-10: 049560075X
ISBN-13: 9780495600756
Edition: 2009
Authors: Robert J. Brym
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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

This beautifully written book examines the social causes of death through analyses of hip hop culture, the motivations of Palestinian suicide bombers, and the plight of victims of hurricanes in the Caribbean region and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The five linked essays bring sociology alive by taking you into worlds that figure prominently in todays popular culture and headline news stories. Ending with a synopsis of the promise of the sociological imagination, this thought-provoking book will inspire your hope for a better world for future generations.

Robert J. Brym studied sociology in Canada and Israel. He is now on faculty at the University of Toronto, which awarded him the 2007 Northrop Frye Award for combining excellence in teaching and research. He especially enjoys teaching introductory sociology to 1,400 students in Canada's biggest university course. Bob has lectured at Harvard, Oberlin College, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Moscow State University, the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Brazil, and other universities. He has written many books and articles about the social bases of politics in Russia and Canada, and he recently received a large research grant to study suicide bombers in Israel. His Nelson textbooks include New Society, Sociology: Your Compass for a New World, Sociology: The Points of the Compass, and Society in Question. His most recent book for Nelson is Sociology as a Life or Death Issue, which demonstrates the promise of the sociological imagination by analyzing hip-hop culture, Palestinian suicide bombers, and the plight of victims of hurricanes in the Caribbean region and on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Preface: The Fifth Dimension
Sociology as a Life or Death Issue
Hip Hop from Caps to Bling
Explaining Suicide Bombers
Hurricane Katrina and the Myth of Natural Disasters
Sociology as a Vocation
Glossary
References
Index About the Author

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