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Local Issues, Global ImpactMichael Stern
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Local Issues, Global Impact

Perspectives on Contemporary Social Issues
Edited by Michael Stern

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-050-6, 286 pages


Local Issues, Global Impact: Perspectives on Contemporary Social Issues provides students with first-rate, interdisciplinary articles that examine and inform us on contemporary social issues at the local and global levels. The majority of this anthology contains peer-reviewed, empirical and theoretical scholarship grounded in the most current public debates and social problems.

Organized into eleven thematic sections, Local Issues, Global Impact is an ideal complement for texts in introductory or more advanced courses in sociology, criminal justice, political science, anthropology, and other social and behavioral science courses. It provides a broad spectrum of research and theory across a variety of subjects. This anthology delivers a balanced and comprehensive examination of timely national and international social issues that will encourage discussion and debate and give students the opportunity to think critically about contemporary social issues.

Michael J. Stern is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. He has published articles and edited journal symposia on a variety of contemporary social issues such as civic engagement, new media and society, sociology of sport, the dynamics of family and work life, social networks, inequality, and voting behavior, as well as the effects of psychological and structural factors that affect the way people complete surveys.