Sociology As A Life Or Death Issue by Robert J. BrymSociology As A Life Or Death Issue by Robert J. Brym

Sociology As A Life Or Death Issue

byRobert J. Brym

Paperback | January 14, 2011

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"Magnificent introduction to sociology! Brilliant execution! - Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley; President, International Sociological Association



"When I first assigned this I heard for the first time that 'I couldn't put the book down.' I have never had students grasp so quickly and precisely what it means to take on the sociological imagination, nor have I ever had them become so animated and enamoured with a book." - Linda Derksen, University of Vancouver Island



In six beautifully written essays, Robert Brym analyzes the social causes of death, revealing the powerful social forces that help to determine who lives and who dies, and incisively demonstrating the promise of the sociological imagination.

Examining hip hop culture, Palestinian suicide bombers, the victims of hurricanes on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and the social bases of cancer in Canada, this collection of linked essays by an internationally renowned sociologist takes readers into worlds that figure prominently in popular culture and headline news stories. This book is an eye-opener, an inspiration, and a guide for sociology students and anyone with an inquiring mind and hopes for a better world.
Robert Brym is S. D. Clark Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the President's Teaching Academy, and a winner of the Northrop Frye Prize for academic and teaching excellence. His introductory-level textbooks have been published in Canada, Quebec (...
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Title:Sociology As A Life Or Death IssueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.63 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:January 14, 2011Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176503560

ISBN - 13:9780176503567

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sociology as a Life or Death Issue Chapter 2: Hip Hop from Caps to Bling Chapter 3: Explaining Suicide Bombers Chapter 4: Hurricane Katrina and the Myth of Natural Disasters Chapter 5: The Social Bases of Cancer Chapter 6: Sociology as a Vocation Glossary References Index