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Sociology as a Life or Death Issue, 4th Edition

  • Robert J. Brym
  • ISBN-10: 0176700048
  • ISBN-13: 9780176700041
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2012, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

In eight beautifully written essays, Robert Brym analyzes the social causes of death. Using topics such as hip-hop culture, the motivations of suicide bombers, the social bases of cancer, and gender risk, Dr. Brym reveals the powerful social forces that help to determine who lives and who dies and demonstrates the promise of a well-informed sociological understanding of the world. All essays found in the previous edition have been updated and a new chapter on Canadian genocide, reflective of the consequences European settlement and immigration had on the Indigenous population has been added. This is a great companion for any Sociology course!

About the Author

Robert J. Brym

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 (in French), the United States, Brazil (in Portuguese), and Australia. He has published research on the sociology of intellectuals, social movements in Canada, Jews in Russia, and collective and state violence in Israel and Palestine. Currently, his research focuses on the 2010–11 Arab Spring and the ensuing Arab Winter.

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: Gender Risk
Chapter 7: Canadian Genocide
Chapter 8: Sociology as a Vocation