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Framing 21st Century Social Issues

Series Editor: France Winddance Twine

The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html

For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

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  1. DIY: The Search for Control and Self-Reliance in the 21st Century

    By Kevin Wehr

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    From the driveway mechanic to the backyard gardener, many diverse people are "doing it themselves" by building or repairing the stuff of their daily lives without the aid of experts. Do It Yourself uses Habermas’s colonization of the lifeworld as a frame and mobilizes Marx’s concepts of alienation...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Nuclear Family Values, Extended Family Lives

    The Power of Race, Class, and Gender

    By Natalia Sarkisian, Naomi Gerstel

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Nuclear Family Values, Extended Family Lives shows how the current emphasis on the nuclear family – with its exclusion of the extended family – is narrow, even deleterious, and misses much of family life. This omission is tied to gender, race, and class. This book is broken down into six...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Disposable Youth: Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty

    By Henry A. Giroux

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Facing a crisis unlike that of any other generation, young people are caught between the discourses of consumerism and a powerful crime-control-complex, and are viewed increasingly as commodities or are subjected to the dictates of an ever expanding criminal justice system. Drawing upon critical...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Foreign Remedies: What the Experience of Other Nations Can Tell Us about Next Steps in Reforming U.S. Health Care

    By David A. Rochefort, Kevin P Donnelly

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act marked a watershed in U.S. health policy, but controversy over its passage rages on, and much uncertainty surrounds the law’s transformation from blueprint into operational program. How can the experience of other nations help us to reconcile the...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age

    By Ben Agger

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    People ‘overshare’ when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Due Process Denied: Detentions and Deportations in the United States

    By Tanya Golash-Boza

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Due process protections are among the most important Constitutional protections in the United States, yet they do not apply to non-citizens facing detention and deportation. Due Process Denied describes the consequences of this lack of due process through the stories of deportees and detainees....

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. How Ethical Systems Change: Abortion and Neonatal Care

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Elyshia Aseltine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Roe v. Wade came like a bolt from the blue, but support had been building for years. For many, the idea that life in the womb was not fully protected under the Constitution was simply not acceptable. Political campaigns were organized and protests launched, including the bombing of clinics and the...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. How Ethical Systems Change: Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dying

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Elyshia Aseltine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Medical advances prolong life. They also sometimes prolong suffering. Should we protect life or alleviate suffering? This dilemma formed the foundation for a powerful right-to-die movement and a counterbalancing concern over an emerging culture of death. What are the qualities of a life worth...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. How Ethical Systems Change: Eugenics, the Final Solution, Bioethics

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Julie Beicken

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Mandatory sterilization laws enacted in dozens of states coast-to-coast and approved by the U.S. Supreme Court formed the initial pillar for what became the Final Solution. Following WWII, there was renewed interest in a more inclusive view of social worth and the autonomy of the individual. Social...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Danielle Dirks

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Slavery, lynching and capital punishment were interwoven in the United States and by the mid-twentieth century these connections gave rise to a small but well-focused reform movement. Biased and perfunctory procedures were replaced by prolonged trials and appeals, which some found messy and...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Confronting Campus Rape: Legal Landscapes, New Media, and Networked Activism
    By Danielle Dirks, Caroline Heldman
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  2. Hate Crime: A Global Perspective
    By Paul Iganski, Jack Levin
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  3. We Like to Watch: Race and the Sociology of Surveillance
    By Simone Browne
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  4. Global Beauty Industry
    By Meeta Rani Jha
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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