From Slavery to 9/11: Readings in the Sociology and Social Psychology of Extreme Situations
An edited collection of readings exploring sociological and social psychological analysis of extreme situations
From Slavery to 9/11: Readings in the Sociology and Social Psychology of Extreme Situations explores the social structure of total institutions and extreme situations and survival and coping mechanisms used by the people who have been affected by these institutions and events.
Topics include many of the defining events of the 19th and 20th centuries and the beginning of the 21st century: institutionalized slavery; genocidal atrocities and the Holocaust; September 11, 2001; and Hurricane Katrina.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- Explore historical and contemporary events
- Make connections between the institutions and events explored in the book
- Understand how people in total institutions, survivors of man-made disasters, and victims of natural disasters cope with their experiences
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About the Author
Sidney Langer holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. His areas of specialization include crime, delinquency, and the sociology of deviant behavior. Dr. Langer is professor of sociology at Kean University in New Jersey, where he has been a faculty member since 1975. Dr. Langer is a past recipient of Outstanding Teacher of the Year, awarded by Alpha Sigma Lambda- The National Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education- Alpha Kappa Chapter of Kean University.
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