Connecting social problems and popular culture why media is not the answer karen sternheimer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games does cyber bullying lead to an increase in suicide rates are teens promiscuous because of teen mom as karen sternheimer clearly demonstrates. Connecting social problems and popular culture is an unconvincing study of how the media is blameless for many problems that exist in society if the author is not citing research reports she uses her personal anecdotes sometimes she sounds like she is writing a student paper. Rather than viewing popular culture as guilty or innocent the central theme running through connecting social problems and popular culture is that various media and the popular culture they promote and produce are reflections of deeper structural conditions such as poverty racism sexism and homophobia and economic disparities woven into major social institutions. As karen sternheimer clearly demonstrates popular culture is an easy scapegoat for many of societys problems but it is almost always the wrong answernow in its second edition connecting social problems and popular culture goes beyond the news grabbing headlines claiming that popular culture is public enemy number one to consider what . Connecting social problems popular culture why media is not the answer by karen sternheimer available in trade paperback on powellscom also read synopsis and reviews tackling the essential social problems in america through a popular culture lens this original book
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