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Summary: This reader speaks to the common issues of the introductory courses. It includes articles that are based on new research, contemporary and demonstrate the new sociological issues in the world today; as well as articles that are near to students' experiences, highly readable, and based on the everyday concerns that influence their lives.Edition/Copyright: 01
Adler, Patricia A. : University of Colorado
Patricia A. Adler received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego and is now a Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado. She has written and taught in the areas of deviance, drugs in society, and the sociology of children.
Adler, Peter : University of Denver
Peter Adler received his doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, and is now a Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver, where he served as Chair from 1987 to 1993. His research interests include social psychology, qualitative methods and the sociology of sport and leisure.
PART I: THE SOCIOLOGICAL VISION.
1. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
Randall Collins, The Sociological Eye.
C. Wright Mills, The Promise of Sociology.
2. HOW DO SOCIOLOGISTS THINK?
Joel Charon, Should We Generalize about People?
Paul Colomy, Three Sociological Perspectives.
4. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN.
Emily Stier Adler and Paula J.
Foster, Anatomy of an Experiment: Values Through Literature.
5. SURVEY RESEARCH.
Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels, Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americans.
6. FIELD RESEARCH.
Patricia A. Adler, Researching Dealers and Smugglers.
PART II: SOCIOLOGICAL BLUEPRINTS.
7. MAINSTREAM CULTURE.
Horace Miner, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.
Elijah Anderson, The Code of the Street.
Kevin Young and Laura Craig, Canadian Male Street Skinheads.
10. GENDER SOCIALIZATION.
Spencer E. Cahill, Fashioning Gender Identity.
11. IDENTITY TRANSFORMATION.
David Karp, Lynda Lytle Holmstrom, and Paul S. Gray, Leaving Home for College: Expectations for Selective Reconstruction of Self.
12. IMPACTS ON IDENTITY.
Melissa Milkie, The Impact of Pervasive Beauty Images on Black and White Girls' Self-Concepts.
13. PRIVATE PRESENTATIONS.
Spencer E. Cahill, et al., Meanwhile Backstage: Behavior in Public Bathrooms.
14. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS.
Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi and Robert Zussman, High School Reunions and the Management of Identity.
15. INTERACTIONAL DYNAMICS.
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, Inclusion and Exclusion in Preadolescent Cliques.
16. STRUCTURAL OPPORTUNITY.
Dean A. Dabney and Richard C. Hollinger, Pharmacists and Illicit Prescription Drug Use.
17. FOSTERING DEVIANCE.
A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade, Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture.
18. MANAGING DEVIANCE.
Adina Nack, Identity and Stigma of Women with STDs.
PART III: SOCIAL INEQUALITY.
19. G. William Domhoff, Who Rules America?: The Corporate Community and the Upper Class.
20. MIDDLE CLASS.
Alan Wolfe, The Duality of the Middle Class.
Mark Rank, Welfare Recipients Living on the Edge.
Joel Perlmann, Multiracials, Intermarriage, Ethnicity.
23. NEW IMMIGRANTS.
Cecilia Garza, Mexican American Domestic Workers.
Ilsoo Kim, Koreans in Small Entrepreneurial Businesses.
24. THE DECLINE OF ETHNICITY.
Edward S. Shapiro, The Decline of Jewish Identity.
25. AT SCHOOL.
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, Girls' and Boys' Popularity.
26. AT HOME.
Deborah Tannen, Men and Women in Conversation.
27. AT WORK.
Barbara Reskin and Irene Padavic, Sex Differences in Moving Up and Taking Charge.
PART IV: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
28. CURRENT ISSUES.
Stephen Nock, The Problem with Marriage.
29. HUSBANDS AND WIVES.
Barbara Risman, Playing Fair.
Sharon Hays, Responsibilities of Intensive Mothering.
31. FAMILY AND RACE.
William B. Brown, African-American Mothers and Gang Daughters.
32. CONTEMPORARY TRENDS.
N.J. Demerath III, American Religion: The State, the Congregation, and the People.
33. INTERSECTION OF INSTITUTIONS.
Andrew Billingsley and Cleopatra Howard Caldwell, The Church, The Family, and the School in the African American Community.
34. THE REPLACEMENT OF RELIGION.
Michael Novak, Sport as Religion.
35. STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCES.
Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities.
36. EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.
David Karp and William Yoels, Student Participation in the College Classroom.
37. RACIAL CONFLICT.
Ruth Sidel, Conflict within the Ivory Tower.
38. HEALTH CARE AVAILABILITY.
Debra M. McPhee, The Structure of the U.S. Health Care System.
39. DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONS.
Howard Waitzkin, Patient-Doctor Relations in the Era of Managed Care.
40. GLOBALIZED MEDICINE.
Ken Silverstein, Millions for Viagara, Pennies for Diseases of the Poor.
PART V: SOCIAL CHANGE.
41. THE BUREAUCRATIZATION OF SOCIETY.
George Ritzer, The McDonaldization of Society.
42. THE THEMING OF SOCIETY.
Alan Bryman, The Disneyization of Society.
43. THE EROSION OF TRADITIONAL FORMS.
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone.
44. THE CREATION OF NEW FORMS.
Andrew Shapiro, The Net that Binds.
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