What's the Problem?: A Brief Guide to Thinking Critically

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With What's the Problem? A Brief Guide to Thinking Critically Paula Rothenberg applies her hallmark insight to some of the most relevant and controversial problems of our day. Utilizing high interest and readable articles, the 8 parts of this brief collection present multiple perspectives on such urgent societal issues as hunger, homelessness, consumerism, crime, abstinence education and more.  With the aid of part introductions and questions sets, students are challenged to first, identify the individual author perspectives and then, more broadly, to think critically about how these issues are framed in the public eye.  

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Paula Rothenberg is a  Senior Fellow at The Murphy Institute, City University of New York and Professor Emerita at William Patterson University of New Jersey. From 1989 to 2006 she served as Director of The New Jersey Project on Inclusive Scholarship, Curriculum, and Teaching.   She is the author of several books including autobiographical Invisible Privilege: A Memoir about Race, Class, and Gender.  She is also co-editor of a number of anthologies including Creating and Inclusive College Curriculum:  A Teaching Sourcebook from the New Jersey Project and Feminist Frameworks: Alternative Theoretical Accounts of the Relations between Women and Men, one of the first women's studies texts. Her articles and essays appear in journals and anthologies across the disciplines and have been widely reprinted.  Her work was instrumental in the creation of women's studies and multicultural studies as academic disciplines.  

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