16-08 Segment 1: W.E.B. Du Bois: The scholar denied

  Synopsis: At the beginning of the 20th century, the study of sociology was dominated by the University of Chicago and other, historically white universities. Scholars at these schools conducted “armchair” theorizing – developing theories without actually going into cities and towns to talk to the people they were studying. One man – an African-American …

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16-08 Segment 2: Teens and Dystopian Literature

  Synopsis: A great many books and films these days deal with a dark, forbidding world where young people are warring with the villainous adults to save civilization. Teens are drawn to these stories, but why? What is it about dystopian fiction that fascinates young people? We talk to two successful authors of these stories …

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