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.
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
All Happy Families: The Looming Battle over Gay Parenting
Rosalie Silberman Abella
The World Is Not Unfolding as It Should
What Do We Deserve?
Robert DeFina & Lance Hannon
Cruel & Unusual: The True Costs of Our Prison System
Was Marx Right? It’s Not Too Late to Ask
The Rule of the Rich
How Socialists Built America
America’s Addiction to Belief
Pledging Allegiance to Peace