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.
James Crone has been a member of the sociology faculty at Hanover College faculty for over 30 years. In the course of his career, he has taught courses on social problems, social stratification, and social theory. Research in all these areas has contributed to his Pine Forge Press book, How Can We Solve Our Social Problems? During his time at Hanover, Professor Crone has served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, president of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and president of the Hanover Town Council.
Introduction - James Crone Taming the Beast: An Economist Explains Why Reducing the Deficit Will Require Big Cuts in Military Spending - Marcellus Andrews Can We Save Our Civilation? - Lester R. Brown Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy - Barbara Ehrenreich & Arlie Russell Hochschild Update on the State of the Future - Jerome C. Glenn & Theodore J. Gordon A User's Guide to the Century - Jeffrey D. Sachs All Happy Families: The Looming Battle over Gay Parenting - Julian Sanchez The World Is Not Unfolding as It Should - Rosalie Silberman Abella What Do We Deserve? - Namit Arora Cruel & Unusual: The True Costs of Our Prison System - Robert DeFina & Lance Hannon Was Marx Right? It's Not Too Late to Ask - Terry Eagleton Reimagining Capitalism - William Greider The Rule of the Rich - Bill Moyers How Socialists Built America - John Nichols America's Addiction to Belief - Brian Trent Pledging Allegiance to Peace - Tony White