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The only text of its kind to explore central topics in sociology through feature films
This one-of-a-kind text takes readers beyond watching movies; it helps them “see” films sociologically and develops critical thinking and analytical skills that will be useful in college coursework and beyond. Cinematic Sociology's 15 essays from expert scholars in sociology and cultural studies explore the ways social life is presented-distorted, magnified, or politicized- in popular film. Exploring a variety of captivating classic and current films such as Forty Year Old Virgin, The Devil Wears Prada, North Country, and My Fair Lady, this unique book helps students to view films sociologically while also providing much needed pedagogy for teaching sociology through film.
Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film is intended as a primary text for a wide variety of courses that use feature film as the medium for studying core areas in sociology from Introductory Sociology and Social Problems to Sociology through Film, Popular Culture, and Culture and Society.
2. Social Class & Inequality
3. Race & Ethnicity
4. Gender and Sexuality
5. Work & Family
6. Global Connections
7. Social Change & the Environment Film Index Preface - Elizabeth Higginbotham