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  1. Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer
    Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer
    Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer
    Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer
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  2. Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer

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Is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games? Does cyber-bullying lead to an increase in suicide rates? Are teens promiscuous because of Teen Mom? As Karen Sternheimer clearly demonstrates, popular culture is an easy scapegoat for many of society’s problems, but it is almost always the wrong answer.

Now in its second edition, Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture goes beyond the news-grabbing headlines claiming that popular culture is public enemy number one to consider what really causes the social problems we are most concerned about. The sobering fact is that a "media made them do it" explanation fails to illuminate the roots of social problems like poverty, violence, and environmental degradation. Sternheimer’s analysis deftly illustrates how welfare "reform," a two-tiered health care system, and other difficult systemic issues have far more to do with our contemporary social problems than Grand Theft Auto or Facebook.

The fully-revised new edition features recent moral panics—think sexting and cyberbullying—and an entirely new chapter exploring social media. Expanded discussion of how we understand society’s problems as social constructions without disregarding empirical evidence, as well as the cultural and structural issues underlying those ills, allows students to stretch their sociological imaginations.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Karen Sternheimer
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Westview Press
EAN
9780813347233
Edition
2
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0813347238
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Westview Press
Manufacturer
Westview Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
320
PublicationDate
2013-03-12
Publisher
Westview Press
Studio
Westview Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Used it for a media literacy course, it was good
I had initially bought the 2010 edition of this book for class but was made to buy the latest edition. While there are some biases that I do not agree with, I like the way the book is written. It flows well.
My students loved it.
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