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Framing Class

Framing Class Author Diana Kendall
ISBN-10 9781442202252
Release 2011-04-16
Pages 310
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Framing Class introduces students to the concepts of class and media framing, examining how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this groundbreaking book includes discussions of new media, updated sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayal of corporate executives and the new poor.



Framing Class

Framing Class Author Diana Elizabeth Kendall
ISBN-10 9781442202238
Release 2011
Pages 301
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Framing Class introduces students to the concepts of class and media framing, examining how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this groundbreaking book includes discussions of new media, updated sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayal of corporate executives and the new poor.



Framing Class

Framing Class Author Diana Elizabeth Kendall
ISBN-10 0742541681
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 277
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Framing Class is a cutting edge book that examines the sociological implications of class representations in the media and shows how slanted media framing of stories about wealth and poverty may significantly influence many people. Through a historical and contemporary analysis of newspaper articles and television shows, Framing Class demonstrates how the media perpetuate negative stereotypes about the working class and the poor while glorifying the material possessions and privileged status of the upper classes.



Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times Author Diana Kendall
ISBN-10 9781305856301
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 768
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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Power of Good Deeds

The Power of Good Deeds Author Diana Kendall
ISBN-10 9781461645238
Release 2002-07-01
Pages 208
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The Power of Good Deeds allows us to see behind the media image of upper-class women and to observe how these women use their social power not only to benefit other, less-fortunate people, but also to benefit themselves and their families. The personal narratives of elite women as they describe their views on philanthropy, the need for exclusivity in their by-invitation-only volunteer organizations (such as the Junior League and The Links), their childhood experiences and college years in prestigious schools and sororities, and the debutante presentations and other upper-class rituals in which they participate are drawn from Kendall's ethnographic research. Participating in meetings and social functions with elite women in several Texas cities, along with conducting systematic interviews, the author gained unprecedented access to elite women across racial and ethnic categories. The Power of Good Deeds provides new insights and greater depth to our knowledge about the upper classes and how the charitable activities of privileged women contribute to the process of legitimation, maintaining an ideology of class-based and race-based segregation in the United States.



Members Only

Members Only Author Diana Kendall
ISBN-10 9781461640103
Release 2008-06-25
Pages 198
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Members Only addresses how exclusive private clubs maintain and perpetuate class-based privilege and racial/ethnic and religious segregation, and how such patterns of social exclusion heighten social inequality. Members Only continues Kendall's study of the upper classes, which began with The Power of Good Deeds, and Framing Class.



Social Problems in a Diverse Society

Social Problems in a Diverse Society Author Diana Elizabeth Kendall
ISBN-10 0205337252
Release 2004
Pages 467
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"Social Problems in a Diverse Society" focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender; uses personal narratives to convey how problems are experienced by individuals and groups; and applies sociological perspectives throughout to examine social issues. The text includes five chapters on problems based on inequalities: wealth and poverty, race and ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation. In the third edition, Diana Kendall, who specializes in social theory, continues to blend contemporary feminist and humanist perspectives with the three main sociological perspectives. The third edition also includes new boxes entitled " Social Problems and Statistics, " which look at how statistics are used (or misused) to inform the public about social problems. Additionally, Kendall has added important new coverage of terrorism and national security, and white collar crime.



Images that Injure

Images that Injure Author Paul Martin Lester
ISBN-10 027597846X
Release 2003
Pages 322
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Offers a critical view of media stereotypes of diverse cultural groups, including ethnic, racial, and gender-related imagery.



Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights Author Robert W. McChesney
ISBN-10 9781595587497
Release 2011-05-24
Pages 384
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The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.



The Working Class Majority

The Working Class Majority Author Michael Zweig
ISBN-10 9780801464782
Release 2011-11-23
Pages 232
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From reviews of the first edition: "Zweig's investigation of politics goes beyond the electoral, focusing instead on how a broad working-class social movement (often in alliance with segments of the professional middle class) could reshape workplace and community power relations as well as national politics."-The Nation "Those who take (rather than give) orders at work are the working class; at 62 percent of the labor force, they are a majority distracted and diverted from its best interests for several generations. Zweig suggests the implications of this analysis for a number of key political issues, including the 'underclass,' 'family values,' globalization, and what workers get (and should get) from government. Putting class back on the table produces a thoughtful, provocative analysis of where the nation is going and what working people could do about it."-Booklist "In this pungent critique of class and economics in the United States -part economic theory, part political lecture, and part reportage of working-class life-Zweig offers an insightful, radical analysis that will make many readers rethink commonly held but unexamined beliefs. Zweig supports his arguments with statistics, facts and personal stories and argues with a forcefulness and conviction backed by a deeply moral sense of the dignity that is due to each person in their work and workplace."-Publishers Weekly "Michael Zweig provides us with a much needed discussion of class in contemporary American society. While students can benefit from the exposure to a perspective that is currently missing from the public landscape, union organizers and activists can also profit from his discussions of worker power and the rebirth of a democratic social movement among working people."-Contemporary Sociology In the second edition of his essential book-which incorporates vital new information and new material on immigration, race, gender, and the social crisis following 2008-Michael Zweig warns that by allowing the working class to disappear into categories of "middle class" or "consumers," we also allow those with the dominant power, capitalists, to vanish among the rich. Economic relations then appear as comparisons of income or lifestyle rather than as what they truly are-contests of power, at work and in the larger society.



The Meaning of Difference American Constructions of Race Sex and Gender Social Class Sexual Orientation and Disability

The Meaning of Difference  American Constructions of Race  Sex and Gender  Social Class  Sexual Orientation  and Disability Author Karen Rosenblum
ISBN-10 0078111641
Release 2011-02-11
Pages 592
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The Meaning of Difference focuses on the social construction of difference as it operates in American formulations of race and ethnicity, sex and gender, social class, sexual orientation, and disability. The conceptual structure of this text-reader comes from four framework essays that addressing the construction of difference, the experience of difference, the social meaning of difference, and social actions that might bridge differences. Each framework essay is followed by a set of readings selected for readability, conceptual depth, and applicability to a variety of statuses. Boxed inserts throughout offer first-person accounts, many of them from students. The readings in this edition, which include twenty-four new readings and ten new personal accounts, have been selected to speak to contemporary assumptions of a “post-racial” America.



New Class Society

New Class Society Author Robert Perrucci
ISBN-10 0742545547
Release 2008
Pages 451
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A fourth edition of this textbook is now available. The New Class Society provides a fresh, lucid, and compelling exploration of U.S. class structure, social inequities, and the fading American Dream. This third edition extends the author's distributional model of class analysis and class-based power networks model developed in earlier editions. The narrative has been revised and new, recent examples of topics, issues, and events are included that illustrate how the authors' approach to class analysis directly relates to today's news, social issues, and global developments. The book demonstrates how and why, over the last thirty years, class inequalities in the U.S. have been widened, hardened, and have been legitimized. The text includes new "Class Issues in the Media" sidebar readings at the end of each chapter and, like earlier editions, is written for a wide audience featuring many insightful figures, tables, and cartoons. This book is an essential text for students and citizens interested in understanding the nature and significance of class structures and inequalities in the U.S. today.



Media Sociology

Media Sociology Author Silvio Waisbord
ISBN-10 9780745684079
Release 2014-06-13
Pages 120
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Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology. Sociology was fundamental in defining the analytical boundaries of early media studies, from the study of news and communities to media effects and public opinion, in the first half of the last century. Since then, media sociology has experienced significant changes that have led to new theoretical questions and thematic priorities. This book aims to reassess the past and present relationship between media studies and sociology. With original contributions from leading scholars, Media Sociology: A Reappraisal examines the significance of sociology for the study of media economics, industries, news, audiences, journalism, and digital technologies, and the links between media and race, gender, and class. As a whole, this much-needed volume takes a retrospective view to trace the evolution of media sociology and assess current research directions.



A Dictionary of Sociology

A Dictionary of Sociology Author John Scott
ISBN-10 9780199533008
Release 2009
Pages 816
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Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.



Keywords for American Cultural Studies

Keywords for American Cultural Studies Author Bruce Burgett
ISBN-10 9780814799475
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 288
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Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity is the first collection devoted to demonstrating the role that religion and myth have played in the creation of the categories of “race” and “ethnicity.” When scholars approach religion and race, they tend to focus on such issues as how African Americans have expressed Christianity, or how Japanese or Mexicans have lived “religiously.” This volume, meant specifically for those new to the field, brings together an ensemble of prominent scholars and illuminates instead the role religious myths have played in shaping those very social boundaries that we call “races” and “ethnicities.” It asks, what part did Christianity play in creating “Blackness”? To what extent was Japanese or Mexican identity itself the product of religious life? The text, comprised of all original material, introduces readers to the social construction of race and ethnicity and the ways in which these concepts are shaped by religious narratives. It offers examples from both the U.S. and around the world, exploring these themes in the context of places as diverse as Bosnia, India, Japan, Mexico, Zimbabwe, and the Middle East. The volume helps make the case that any account of the social construction of race and ethnicity will be incomplete if it fails to consider the influence of religious traditions and myths. Contributors include: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Joel Martin, Jacob Neusner, Roberto S. Goizueta, Laurie Patton, and Michael A. Sells.



Dat Secrets Study Guide

Dat Secrets Study Guide Author DAT Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
ISBN-10 1609716183
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 286
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** DAT Secrets helps you ace the Dental Admission Test, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive DAT Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. DAT Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to DAT Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive Quantitative Reasoning review including: The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read, Solving for Variables, Breezing Through Word Problems, Keeping Probability Simple, Using the Right Formulas, Graphing for Success, Racing Through Ratios, Understanding Line Plotting, Mastering Difficult Problems; A detailed Reading Comprehension review including: Determining the Relationships, Making Strategic Eliminations, Recognizing Switchback Words, Understanding Word Types, Finding the Right Opportunities, When Truth Doesn't Equal Correctness, Avoiding the Trap of Familiarity, Making Logic Work for You, Skimming Techniques to Save Time; A comprehensive Natural Sciences review including: Strategic Choice Elimination, Using Similarities for Success, Experimental Explanations, How to Avoid Technicalities, Maintaining the Pace, Understanding the Flaws, Making Bizarre Decisions, Knowing for Certain, Deciphering Variables; A detailed Perceptual Ability review including: Watching the Dotted Line, Using Quick Symbology, Eyeballing the Middle, When Majority Rules, Looking for Similarities, Identifying the Differences, Using Rule Busters, Using Odd Shapes, System of Elimination, Working with Lines, and much more...



The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give Author Angie Thomas
ISBN-10 9780062498557
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 464
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8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.