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15 Disturbing Things We Need to Know

15 Disturbing Things We Need to Know

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June 2012 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
15 Disturbing Things We Need to Know is a supplementary anthology of 15 'disturbing' articles on topics designed to pique the students’ interests and launch great class discussions. The book is also designed to serve as a resource to help students becoming aware of the not-so-pleasant things in life, society, and the world. The topics are related to typical introductory sociology courses, including gender, race, class, sexual orientation, sexuality, cultures, deviance, crime, groups, organizations, globalization, interaction, social mobility, social change, and social movements.

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James Crone
Marcellus Andrews
Taming the Beast: An Economist Explains Why Reducing the Deficit Will Require Big Cuts in Military Spending
Lester R. Brown
Can We Save Our Civilation?
Barbara Ehrenreich & Arlie Russell Hochschild
Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
Jerome C. Glenn & Theodore J. Gordon
Update on the State of the Future
Jeffrey D. Sachs
A User’s Guide to the Century
Julian Sanchez
All Happy Families: The Looming Battle over Gay Parenting
Rosalie Silberman Abella
The World Is Not Unfolding as It Should
Namit Arora
What Do We Deserve?
Robert DeFina & Lance Hannon
Cruel & Unusual: The True Costs of Our Prison System
Terry Eagleton
Was Marx Right? It’s Not Too Late to Ask
William Greider
Reimagining Capitalism
Bill Moyers
The Rule of the Rich
John Nichols
How Socialists Built America
Brian Trent
America’s Addiction to Belief
Tony White
Pledging Allegiance to Peace

Really interesting spin on various issues such as families and finances. Gave a different perspective to be had.

Miss Johanne Child
early years, Wakefield College
May 7, 2015

Structure of book did not fit the hybrid nature of the course - a more traditional intro text is needed.

Dr Lisa Weinberg
Sociology Dept, Florida State University
November 5, 2013

Special Topics course not developed yet.

Linda Scola
Sociology, Bethune Cookman College
September 13, 2013

Book did not seem to be enough to stand alone. I will definetly consider adding it to one of my classes, it is well done, just not specifically what I was hoping for, good work nonetheless.

Mr Barry Schecter
Health , SUNY Cortland
July 11, 2013

Not yet, hopefully will integrate into next semester as an add-on.

Mr Barry Schecter
Health , SUNY Cortland
November 8, 2012

This book is disappointing. I wasn't expecting the content I reviewed...

Professor KC Williams
Social Behavioral Sci Division, Coastal Carolina Community College
October 25, 2012

I will use this book in the 2012/2013 academic year in my Introduction to sociology class as a mandatory supplemental text.

Dr Christopher Helland
Sociology Dept, Dalhousie Univ
September 27, 2012
Key features

Features & Benefits:

  • The resource is organized in a way that allows the instructor flexibility in assigning the readings when appropriate.
  • The selected articles are written at a level that is accessible to students.
  • The articles focus on timely and high-interest topics such as "Human rights, Sex, Trafficking, and Prostitution," to pique student interest and keep them engaged.

Sample Materials & Chapters


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