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This website contains a variety of material for students to access as they read Understanding
Contemporary Social Problems through Media. Each chapter includes many options for further
understanding and critical analysis through films, web exercises, readings and watch online features.
Combining text and online material provides students with a wealth of information that will enhance
their learning experience. The exercises and film recommendations can be done in or out of the
classroom. This website will be updated regularly.
Each chapter has recommendations for films related to its material. Additional sources are found
through Mixed-Media Extras links. The “Thinking Sociologically” feature helps students consider
the application of films to the material in the book. While not all films are available online, those
that are will have links provided and many will have links to the films’ websites and trailers. Those
films not online can be found in university libraries or for rent/purchase through online sources such
as Amazon or Netflix. Many university libraries have accounts with online film sources. Commonly
used online sources of film are listed below.
Each chapter has many opportunities for students to access material online to read or watch and
then answer questions using sociological concepts. These web-based exercises are designed for use
as written assignments or in-class discussion.
These boxed features found in each chapter contain additional readings available online that
supplement the material in the text. These readings include academic journals, news sources, and
documents from governmental and international sources, among others.
Sometimes additional material is made available in Media Links that is relevant to the topic, but is
not in the book. Suggestions can be seen in this feature. This material will be added on an ongoing
Links to additional websites are provided at the end of each chapter and copied here for easy access.
Media Links organization: The boxed components in the chapters will be listed on this website in the
order in which they appear in each chapter.
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updates will provide alternative suggestions or newer material. If you find a website no longer works,
please contact Paradigm Publishers at [email protected] and report the
The Internet Movie Database: Search movie titles, get summaries and production
information, and see trailers.
Media Education Foundation: Lists documentaries on a range of social issues.
Website includes trailers, interviews, segments, transcripts, study guides, and related links.
PBS: Lists current and archived shows including Frontline, POV, and NOVA. Transcripts
and links available. See especially Frontline on PBS:
Top Documentary Films:
Snag Films:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
A Sociological Look at Social Crises
Chapter 2
What Makes Us Unequal?
Chapter 3
Crisis in Our Environment: Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
Chapter 4
Crisis in a Fragile World: Child Soldiers, Human Trafficking, and Genocide
Chapter 5
The Crisis in Health and Health Care: Obesity, HIV/AIDS, and Health-Care Reform
Chapter 6
Terrorism and Its Aftermath
Chapter 7
Privacy and Identity in an Age of Crisis: The Role of Technology in Shaping the TwentyFirst Century
Crises in Perspective: Agency and Action
A Sociological Look at Social Crises
(Table of Contents)
WEB EXERCISE 1.1: What Is the Sociological Imagination?
“Chapter One: The Promise” from The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
MOVIE PICKS 1.1: Merchants of Cool
Watch online in six chapter segments:
Mixed-Media Extra 1.1: Film website has a synopsis and more information such as interviews
with media executives, market researchers, and cultural critics and a list of “media giants”.
WEB EXERCISE 1.2: What’s My Connection to the Media Empire?
“Who Owns the Media?”
 CHECK THIS OUT: “Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice”
MOVIE PICKS 1.2: Weapons of Mass Deception
READING ROOM 1.1: Classical Theory
A Sociological Tour through Cyberspace: Matters of Theory
ASA Theory Section Links to Classical Theory Online
Dead Sociologists Society
 CHECK THIS OUT: “What is Sociological Theory?”
MOVIE PICKS 1.3: Lord of the Flies
READING ROOM 1.2: Sociological Research
Sociological Research and its Data Sources:
A Sociological Tour through Cyberspace: Research Methods and Statistics:
CHECK THIS OUT: “Approaches to Sociological Research”
ASA Theory Section Links to Classical Theory Online
The Sociological Imagination
Sociological Theorists
A Sociological Tour through Cyberspace: Matters of Theory
Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological
Dead Sociologists Society
Internet World Stats, 2009
Mills, C. Wright, Chapter One: The Promise” from The Sociological Imagination online
Nielsenwire, 2009
Sociology through Documentary Film
Theory Section of the American Sociological Association
What Makes Us Unequal?
(Table of Contents)
MOVIE PICKS 2.1: People Like Us: Social Class in America
People Like Us on YouTube (in 9 chapters):
Mixed-Media Extra 2.1:
People Like Us Companion Website:
WEB EXERCISE 2.1: Income Differences
The L-Curve on YouTube:
The L-Curve Companion Website:
READING ROOM 2.1: Statistics on Inequality
Domhoff, “Wealth, Income, and Power” at
“Inequality Data and Statistics” at
WEB EXERCISE 2.2: What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?
US Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13”
WATCH ONLINE 2.1: “A Town in Crisis”
60 Minutes, “A Town in Crisis” (February 6, 2009);photovideo
WEB EXERCISE 2.3: Calculating Poverty
Health and Human Services 2013 Poverty Guidelines (Updates each year)
Economic Policy Institute Basic Family Budget Calculator
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “Take a Tour of this Forgotten State”
An alternative version: “Tour Poverty USA” (scroll to title)
MOVIE PICKS 2.2: Ending Welfare as We Know It
Full film is not available online.
READING ROOM 2.2: “How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America”
Interactive graphic:
MOVIE PICKS 2.3: Killing Us Softly IV
Killing Us Softly III can be found online at:
Mixed-Media Extra 2.3: Companion study guide for Killing Us Softly IV by the Media Education
WEB EXERCISE 2.4: Work and Gender
“Why is Her Paycheck Smaller?” The New York Times “Business Day” (May 18, 2010)
READING ROOM 2.3: “Race and the Census”
“Race and the Census: The ‘Negro’ Controversy” by D’Vera Cohn.
“Race and Ethnicity and the Controversy over the US Census” by Margo Anderson and Stephen
Fienberg, Current Sociology Abstract:
WATCH ONLINE 2.2: Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
(4 parts, under 1 hour each)
Companion website:
READING ROOM 2.4: Race and Class
PBS interview with William Julius Wilson on The First Measured Century:
MOVIE PICKS 2.4: “Two Nations of Black America”
(PBS Frontline—not available online—purchase only)
Companion website:
WEB EXERCISE 2.5: Gender and Poverty
Alexandra Cawthorne “The Straight Facts on Women in Poverty”
READING ROOM 2.5: “Gendering the Birthright Citizenship Debate”
Michelle Chen, Huffington Post (August 20, 2010)
WATCH ONLINE 2.3: “Color Lines: Race and Economic Recovery”
WEB EXERCISE 2.6: Life in the Least Developed Nations (LDCs)
“About LDCs”
WATCH ONLINE 2.4: “Diamonds of War: Africa’s Blood Diamond”
National Geographic Special (can be purchased on Netflix):
MOVIE PICKS 2.5: Slumdog Millionaire
American Community Survey (2009) U.S. Census Bureau
The Brookings Institution
Central Intelligence Agency: World FactBook Retrieved 12/3/10
Children’s Defense Fund
Economic Policy Institute
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The Global Sociology Blog
Linktv: Television without Borders
Pew Research Center, Social and Demographic Trends
Poverty USA, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Campaign for Human
The Society Images: Sociological Images
The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality
United Nations
Urban Institute
U.S. Census Bureau
For poverty statistics:
“Why is Her Paycheck Smaller?” The New York Times “Business Day” (May 18, 2010):
Working Group on Extreme Inequality:
Crisis in Our Environment: Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
(Table of Contents)
WEB EXERCISE 3.1: What is Environmental Sociology?
American Sociological Association Section on Environment and Technology (link to the students section) (link to visitors section)
MOVIE PICKS 3.1: An Inconvenient Truth
Mixed-Media Extra 3.1: An Inconvenient Truth
WEB EXERCISE 3.2: Evidence that the Globe is Warming
“Global Warming 101”
NASA: Global Climate Change: Evidence
MOVIE PICKS 3.2: The Day after Tomorrow
Mixed-Media Extra 3.2:“The Science and Fiction of ‘Day after Tomorrow’”
 CHECK THIS OUT: An alternative site for discussion of this film can be found at the
website for Center for Climate and Energy Solutions:
MOVIE PICKS 3.3: There Will Be Blood
CHECK THIS OUT: “Petroleum History, United States” Encyclopedia of Earth
WEB EXERCISE 3.3: Where to Drill?
“About Peak Oil: Understanding Peak Oil” Collin J. Campbell, ASPO International:
Two sources for same video:
“Extreme Oil Drilling”
National Geographic Channel: “Explorer: Reaching Out for Oil”
MOVIE PICKS 3.4: Crude Impact
The full movie may be found on YouTube:
Link TV:
Mixed-Media Extra 3.4:“Crude Impact”
WEB EXERCISE 3.4: Climate Change, Flooding, and Society
“With Climate Change Comes Floods”
Pachuari and Reisinger “Earth Systems/Human Systems” (graph)
READING ROOM 3.1: The Sociological Imagination
“Chapter 1: The Promise” by C. Wright Mills
WEB EXERCISE 3.5: What is Your Carbon Footprint?
Nature Conservancy Carbon Footprint Calculator
WEB EXERCISE 3.6: Your Stuff
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard (Click on the link under “Featured Movies”)
OR on YouTube:
READING ROOM 3.2: What does Oil have to do with War?
Mufson, Steven (2008) “A Crude Case for War?” The Washington Post (March 16, 2008)
WEB EXERCISE 3.7: Who is Responsible?
“Chevron Toxico: The Campaign for Justice in Ecuador”
“Ecuador Lawsuit: Facts about Chevron and Texaco in Ecuador”
Crude Reflections (book)
Crude: The Real Price of Oil (film)
READING ROOM 3.3: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Prager and Thompson, 2005, “Findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: How Do the
Poor Fare?” World Resources Institute.
CHECK THIS OUT: Global Issues: “Poverty and the Environment”
WEB EXERCISE 3.8: Inequality and Hurricane Katrina
Susan Cutter, “The Geography of Social Vulnerability: Race, Class, and Catastrophe”
WEB EXERCISE 3.9: Is It Real?
How it All Ends
WEB EXERCISE 3.10: Are You an Advocate?
Check the links on your university website for student organizations related to environmental
concerns and recycling programs.
The Alliance for Climate Protection
American Sociological Association Section on the Environment and Technology (see especially section on the teach-in)
An Inconvenient Truth
The Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas
ChevronToxico: The Campaign for Justice in Ecuador
Crude Impact
Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World: Global Ecology
Geohive: Global Statistics
The Global Education Project
Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Nature Conservancy
New Scientist: Climate Change
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Global Change Research Program: The GlobalEducation Project
World View of Global Warming
Chapter 4
Crisis in a Fragile World: Child Soldiers, Human Trafficking, and Genocide
(Table of Contents)
WEB EXERCISE 4.1: Oil in a Fragile State
“Curse of the Black Gold” by Tom O’Neill (2007) and related video
WEB EXERCISE 4.2: Water Wars of the Future
“The Last Straw” by Stephan Faris and video “The Green Zones”
“Kashmir and the Politics of Water,” by Ayesha Siddiqi:
Flow: For the Love of Water
WEB EXERCISE 4.3: Case Study of Child Soldiers
“Facts and Figures on Child Soldiers” in Child Soldiers Global Report 2008
Click on link #5 (factsandfigures2031629.pdf)
MOVIE PICKS 4.1: No Childhood at All: A Story of Burma’s Child Soldiers
 CHECK THIS OUT: “Burma Continues to Enlist Child Soldiers”
READING ROOM 4.1: Seeing Child Soldiers in a Global Context
Morse, Jane (2008) “Child Soldiers a National and Global Security Issue, Expert Says,” (April 8,
2008) U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Italy or
MOVIE PICKS 4.2: Invisible Children
Mixed-Media Extra 4.2: Invisible Children Companion website
MOVIE PICKS 4.3: Lord’s Children
PBS Wide Angle:
Mixed-Media Extra 4.3: “Lord’s Children: Introduction”
READING ROOM 4.2: “What is Trafficking in Persons?”
Definitions and Methodology:
MOVIE PICKS 4.4: The Day My God Died
PBS Global Voices Video may be available at:;_ylt=Aq8NsE0gzj05fovSGmKlz5pR2vAI;_ylc=X1MDMjE0MjQ3O
For more information about the film and sex trafficking:
READING ROOM 4.3: “A World Enslaved”
“A World Enslaved.” Skinner, E. Benjamin. (2008) Foreign Policy. Washington: Mar/Apr 2009.
Iss. 165, p. 62-67.
READING ROOM 4.4: Defining Genocide
Rummel, R. J. (2002) Genocide.
Genocide Watch:
CHECK THIS OUT: Holocaust Encyclopedia: “What is Genocide?”
MOVIE PICKS 4.5: Hotel Rwanda
Mixed-Media Extra 4.5: Confronting Evil: Genocide in Rwanda (featuring Alison DeForges)
Human Rights Watch:
Ghosts of Rwanda:
WEB EXERCISE 4.4: The Crisis in Darfur
“Darfur Crisis: A timeline of the Darfur crisis and the response of the international community”
by the DARFUR Consortium
On Our Watch:
WEB EXERCISE 4.5: Understanding Refugees
UN Refugee Agency (2012) “A Year of Crises: UNHCR Global Trends 2011”
CHECK THIS OUT: Trends from UNHCR are updated annually. For more recent trends
check For “Midyear Trends 2013” see
READING ROOM 4.5: Human Trafficking in Haiti
Lendman, Stephen. 2010. “Child Slavery in Haiti” February 3rd, 2010 Dissident Voice
Kloer, Amanda (Jan 21, 2010) “Slavery Will Be the Next Disaster for Haiti’s Children”
MOVIE PICKS 4.6: The Lost Boys of Sudan
May be available for a free screening. See
Mixed-Media Extra 4.6:
Lost Boys of Sudan: 12 Years Later
Lost Boys of Sudan in Chicago
Lost Girls of Sudan
READING ROOM 4.6: “Why Are We Still Poor?”
Adusei, Lord Aikins (2009) “Why Are We Still Poor?” Modern Ghana News May 27, 2009.
MOVIE PICKS 4.7: Osama
Mixed-Media Extra 4.7:
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) and
“Afghan Women under the Tyranny of the Brutal Fundamentalists”
Sosan’s Story: Domestic Violence in Afghanistan
WATCH ONLINE: Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan
Can also be found at Human Rights Watch website:
WEB EXERCISE 4.6: Reconciliation in Rwanda
Rwanda Today: Rising from the Ashes
From Child Soldiers to International Prosecutor
“The Justice and Reconciliation Process in Rwanda”
National Unity and Reconciliation Commission of Rwanda
CHECK THIS OUT: “Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United
WEB EXERCISE 4.7: What Can One Person Do to Help Resolve a Social Problem?
The Reckoning (not available online
but information about the film and updates are available on the website)
Nepal: Women on the Move
Rwanda: Lessons from a Hero.
Amnesty International USA
“The Day My God Died”
Genocide Watch
Global Policy Forum
Human Rights Watch
IRIN: humanitarian news and analysis, a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs
International Labour Organization
United Nations
United Nations 21st Century Television Series
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
World Bank
The Crisis in Health and Health Care: Obesity, HIV/AIDS, and Health-Care Reform
(Table of Contents)
WEB EXERCISE 5.1: How Healthy Am I?
“College Health and Safety”
READING ROOM 5.1: Health at a Glance
MOVIE PICKS 5.1: Supersize Me
May be available on Hulu:
Mixed-Media Extra 5.1:
“Fast Food Facts from the Supersize Me Website”
International Networks Archive/Map of the Month at
“About the Issues”, Hungry for Change, Food Inc.
WEB EXERCISE 5.2: Too Fat to Fight
CHECK THIS OUT: “F as in Fat”:
WEB EXERCISE 5.3: Exploring the Global AIDS Epidemic
AIDSinfo: Epidemiological Status
MOVIE PICK 5.2—Yesterday
Mixed-Media Extra 5.2:
Original article is no longer available online. Please use the alternate article below.
“In Africa, AIDS often has a woman’s face” by Kerry Cullinan
MOVIE PICK 5.3: Philadelphia
Mixed-Media Extra 5.3: “Inspiring Stories of People Affected by HIV/AIDS” at The Body website
MOVIE PICKS 5.4: The Age of AIDS
 CHECK THIS OUT: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America (PBS Frontline) /
WEB EXERCISE 5.4: “Hidden Hurt”
“Hidden Hurt: Desperate for medical care, the uninsured flock by the hundreds to a remote
corner of Virginia for the chance to see a doctor”
MOVIE PICK 5.5: Sicko
Mixed-Media Extra 5.5:
Film Footnotes: Sicko
“Sicko” Factual Backup
MOVIE PICKS 5.6: Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs
Media Education Foundation
May be available at:
READING ROOM 5.2: Health-Care Reform Historical Timeline
“History of Health Reform Efforts in the U.S.”
Elisabeth Goodridge and Sarah Arnquist, “A History of Overhauling Health Care.”
READING ROOM 5.3: Health-Care Reform Updates—Are You an Advocate?
See the section “Learn” at
MOVIE PICK 5.7: Sick Around the World
Mixed-Media Extra 5.8:
Five Capitalist Democracies and How They Do It
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Chart set for Health at a Glance
MOVIE PICKS 5.8: Unnatural Causes…Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Unnatural Causes website:
Video clips:
Mixed-Media Extra 5.8: Health Equity Quiz
WEB EXERCISE 5.5: The Unequal Distribution of HIV/AIDS in the United States
The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States
Women and HIV in the U.S.
MOVIE PICKS 5.9: Sick around America
WEB EXERCISE 5.6: The Ultimate Symbolic Gesture: The AIDS Quilt
The AIDS Memorial Quilt:
Yahoo image site:
WEB EXERCISE 5.7: Media and Health-Reform Advocacy
The Heritage Foundation: “Health Care”
Health Care for America Now!
American Sociological Association medical sociology section
The Body
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child Trends
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Explained
Obesity Society
PEW Research Center
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
Sociosite: Sociology of Health
World AIDS Day
World Health Organization
Terrorism and Its Aftermath
(Table of Contents)
READING ROOM 6.1: Defining Terrorism Sociologically
Austin Turk, (2004) “Sociology of Terrorism” Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 30 pg. 271. Access
through university library. Find on Proquest:
CHECK THIS OUT: Hall, Robert “The Sociology of Terrorism” 2007 RUSI
READING ROOM 6.2: Timelines of Terrorist Attacks
Counter Terrorism 2013 Calendar and Interactive Map both available at National
Counterterrorism Center:
Interactive Map:
WEB EXERCISE 6.1: Global Terrorism
Johnston's Archive: Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Unconventional Warfare
WEB EXERCISE 6.2: Who Are the Terrorists?
U.S. Department of State (2012) Country Reports on Terrorism 2011, Chapter 6: “Terrorist
UPDATE NOTE: The Country Reports on Terrorism 2012, Chapter 6: “Terrorist Organizations” is
available at:
Check for updated reports in the late spring of each year.
National Counterterrorism Center “Counterterrorism 2013 Calendar: Terrorist Groups”
MOVIE PICK 6.1: A Perfect Terrorist
CHECK THIS OUT: “Son of Al Qaeda”
MOVIE PICK 6.2: Fahrenheit 9/11
Read about the film at “About the Movie: Fahrenheit 9/11” at
MOVIE PICK 6.3: Behind Taliban Lines (PBS Frontline)
Mixed-Media Extra 6.3: “Afghan Policy Review”
WATCH ONLINE: Inside Guantanamo;_ylt=A2KLqIXCY2lSs0QAiP_7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTB2b
CHECK THIS OUT: “Inside Guantanamo” on 60 Minutes: See also “60 Minutes Segment
Extras” links.
MOVIE PICK 6.4: Obama’s War
Mixed-Media Extra 6.4: “Introduction: Obama’s War”
“TOP SECRET AMERICA: A Washington Post Investigation”
Top Secret America: 9/11 to the Boston Bombings
WEB EXERCISE 6.4: What Is the Truth about the USA Patriot Act?
“America’s Surveillance Society” (American Civil Liberties Union, 2008)
“Dispelling Some of the Major Myths about the USA PATRIOT Act” from the
U.S. Department of Justice
READING ROOM 6.3: The 9/11 Commission Report
The full 9/11 Commission Report
“Executive Summary”
WEB EXERCISE 6.5: Generation 9/11 and the Sociological Imagination
“Generation 9/11” (Kay Randall, 2005)
“Generation 9/11” (Claudia Kalb 2009) Current title: “9/11’s Children Grow Up”
WEB EXERCISE 6.6: Cultural Change After 9/11
McCrummen, Stephanie (2006) “The Subtle Changes Since 9/11” The Washington Post,
(September 11, 2006)
MOVIE PICK 6.5: The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends
Film website and trailer:
Film may be available at:
Mixed-Media Extra 6.5: “A Soldier’s Journey from Iraq to Grad School,” NPR Morning Edition
Interview with Demond Mullens
READING ROOM 6.4: Islamophobia
Council on American-Islamic Relations
WEB EXERCISE 6.7: The Functions of Rebuilding
America Rebuilds II: Return to Ground Zero
READING ROOM 6.5: “The Evolution of Islamic Terrorism: An Overview”
“Definition of Terrorism” (includes a timeline):
“Terrorism in Historical Perspective” by Fred Halliday (2004)
WEB EXERCISE 6.8: Interpreting Terrorist Organization Symbols
WATCH ONLINE 6.2: 9/11 Heroes Now Sick and Dying
Anti-Defamation League
Council of American-Islamic Relations
Hearts and Minds: Information for Change “Anti-Terrorism Links”
Open Democracy: Free Thinking for the World
UN Action to Counter Terrorism
US Department of State
US Department of Homeland Security
Privacy and Identity in an Age of Crisis: The Role of Technology
in Shaping the Twenty-First Century
(Table of Contents)
WEB EXERCISE 7.1: Digital Strip Search: Too Far?
“TSA Tries to Assuage Privacy Concerns about Full-Body Scans” by Philip Rucker (The
Washington Post)
“Feds Admit Storing Checkpoint Body Scan Images” by Declan McCullagh (CNET News)
“TSA Meets ‘Resistance’ with New Pat-Down Procedures” by Suzanne Ito (ACLU Blog of Rights)
MOVIE PICK 7.1: Spying on the Homefront
Direct link to film:
Mixed-Media Extra 7.1: Spying on the Homefront webpage for links
CHECK THIS OUT: Stanley and Steinhardt, “Even Bigger Even Weaker: The Emerging
Surveillance Society: Where are we now?”
WEB EXERCISE 7.2: The “Numerati” are Watching You
NPR interview with Stephen Baker on “Our Digital Lives, Monitored by a Hidden ‘Numerati”
WEB EXERCISE 7.3: Cyberwar/Cybercrime
60 Minutes “Cyber War: Sabotaging the System”;photovideo
“ATM Thieves Conducted Massive Cyberattack” by Zachary A. Goldfarb (The Washington Post)
READING ROOM 7.1: The Human Genome Project Update
“All About the Human Genome Project (HGP)
CHECK THIS OUT: Minorities, Race and Genomics
WEB EXERCISE 7.4: Genes, Technology, and Society
“BLOODLINES: Technology Hits Home” (continue clicking for information even if there is a notice that
you need to go back to the main page)
CHECK THIS OUT: Saul, Stephanie (2009) “Building a Baby, with Few Ground Rules” The
New York Times, 12/13/09.
Mixed-Media Extra 7.2:
“How Technology May Soon ‘Read’ Your Mind”
“FBI building system that blows away fingerprinting”
CHECK THIS OUT: “Consumer Electronics Show will highlight new ways to collect
biometric data” Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post, 1/5/13.
WEB EXERCISE 7.6: Digital Native Culture
“Digital Native or Digital Immigrant, Which Language Do You Speak?”
“Digital Dossier”
MOVIE PICKS 7.3: Growing Up Online
Interview with C.J. Pascoe:
Direct link to video
CHECK THIS OUT: “Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century”
WEB EXERCISE 7.7: What about Your Tech Trash?
“High Tech Trash”
“The Story of Electronics” at
American Civil Liberties Union:
Center for Genetics and Society:
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section United States Department of Justice:
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC):
FBI, Cyber Crime:
Genetic Engineering and its Dangers (Ron Epstein):
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse:
Youth and Media:
Crisis in Perspective: Agency and Action
(Table of Contents)
WATCH ONLINE E.1: “The Ultimate Roller Coaster Ride: A Brief History of Fossil Fuels”
WATCH ONLINE E.2: Invisible Children Updates
Invisible Children website:
Multimedia link:
Also, read the blogs and other information on the Invisible Children website.
READING ROOM E.1: Patient’s Bill of Rights
“Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act’s New Patient’s Bill of Rights” (2010)
Also see “A New Patient’s Bill of Rights
READING ROOM E.2: Be the Change, Save a Life
READING ROOM E.3: Holiday Travel: National Opt-Out Day
The Washington Post Live Q & A’s with Kate Hanni, founder of
READING ROOM E.4: The Future of Technology
Future for All
“The Svalbard Global Seed Vault”
Future of Privacy