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In this vigorous and provocative e-book, feminist public sociologists flip to classical social thinkers—W. E. B. Du Bois, Max Weber, Karl Marx, and Émile Durkheim—to comprehend a sequence of twenty-first century social traumas, together with the bloodbath at Columbine highschool, the 11th of September assaults, the torture at Abu Ghraib legal, and typhoon Katrina. each one occasion was once overwhelming in its personal correct, whereas the relentless speed at which they happened made it approximately most unlikely to take in and interpret them in any however the such a lot superficial methods. but, every one exposed social difficulties that cry out for our realizing and remediation.

In When the guts Is on Fire, Becky Thompson and Diane Harriford assert that classical social theorists grappled with the human in ways in which stay profoundly suitable. They express, for instance, that the lack of "double recognition" that Du Bois pointed out in African americans enabled political elites to show a blind eye to the poverty and vulnerability of a lot of New Orleans's voters. The authors' compelling, occasionally irreverent, frequently searing interpretations make this booklet crucial interpreting for college students, activists, generations X, Y, and Z, and everyone bored by means of the 6 o'clock news.

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