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Understanding Society : An Introductory Reader

Understanding Society : An Introductory Reader - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0495504306

Cover of Understanding Society : An Introductory Reader 3RD 08 (ISBN 978-0495504306)
ISBN13: 978-0495504306
ISBN10: 0495504300
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2008
International: No

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Understanding Society : An Introductory Reader - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495504306

Margaret L. Andersen, Kim A. Logio and Howard F. Taylor

ISBN13: 978-0495504306
ISBN10: 0495504300
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

and modern readings that were handpicked for timeliness, diversity, and interest. Students across the country find the articles included to be easy to understand and intriguing. UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Third Edition, includes the most up-to-date selection available today. Out of 70 total articles, 60 percent are new in this edition. New topics include Internet dating, school shootings, gay marriage, immigration, single motherhood, globalization, video games, and religious diversity. As always, the editors have included the top names in the field. Five themes run throughout the text: classical sociological theory, contemporary research, diversity, globalization, and the application of the sociological perspective. In addition, new ''Applying Sociological Knowledge'' features help you bridge the gap between abstract knowledge and a concrete understanding.

Table of Contents

Part I: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 1. C. Wright Mills, "The Sociological Imagination." 2. Allan Johnson, "The Forest and the Trees." 3. Elaine Bell Kaplan, "Not Our Kind of Girl." 4. Joel Best, "Promoting Bad Statistics." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part II: CULTURE. 5. Fatima Mernissi, "Size 6: The Western Woman�s Harem." 6. Karen Steinheimer, "Do Video Games Kill?" 7. George Ritzer, "September 11, 2001: Mass Murder and Its Roots in the Symbolism of American Consumer Culture." 8. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, "The Cult of Thinness."

Part III: SOCIALIZATION AND THE LIFE COURSE. 9. David Karp, Linda Lytle Holmstrom, and Paul S. Gray, "Leaving Home for College: Expectations for Selective Reconstruction of Self." 10. Michael A. Messner, "Barbie Girls vs. Sea Monsters." 11. Yen Le Espiritu, "We Don�t Sleep Around Like White Girls Do." 12. Toni M. Calasanti and Kathleen F. Slevin, "Age Matters." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part IV: SOCIETY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. 13. Erving Goffman, "The Presentation of Self." 14. Elijah Anderson, "Code of the Street." 15. Thomas Wells Brignall III and Thomas Van Valey, "The Impact of Internet Communications on Social Interaction." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part V: GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS. 16. Patricia Adler and Peter Adler, "Clique Dynamics." 17. Elizabeth Armstrong et. al. "Sexual Assault on Campus: a Multilevel, Integrative Approach to Party Rape." 18. Christine L. Williams, "The Social Organization of Toy Stores." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part VI: DEVIANCE AND CRIME. 19. Emile Durkheim, "The Functions of Crime." 20. Peter Conrad and Joseph W. Schneider, "The Medicalization of Deviance." 21. Katherine Newman et. al., "Rampage." 22. Jeffrey Reiman, "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison?" Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part VII: SOCIAL CLASS AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. 23. Karl Marx and Frederich Engles, "The Communist Manifesto." 24. Janny Scott and David Leonhardt, "Shadowy Lines That Still Divide." 25. Avis A. Jones-DeWeever and Heidi Hartmann, "Abandoned Before the Storms: A Glaring Disaster of Gender, Race, and Class Disparities in the Gulf." 26. Thomas M. Shapiro, "The Color of the Safety Net." 27. Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas, "Unmarried with Children." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part VIII: GLOBAL STRATIFICATION. 28. Edna Bonacich, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton, and Paul Ong, "The Garment Industry in the restructuring Global Economy." 29. Arlie Russell Hochschild, "The Nanny Chain." 30. Patricia Hill Collins, "New Commodities, New Consumers." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part IX: RACE AND ETHNICITY. 31. W. E. B. DuBois, "The Souls of Black Folk." 32. Charles Gallagher, "Color-blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America." 33. Nancy Foner, "Immigrant Women and Work: Then and Now." 34. Elizabeth Martinez, "Seeing More Than Black and White." 35. Amanda Lewis, "Everyday Race Making." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part X: GENDER. 36. Margaret Andersen, "The Social Construction of Gender." 37. Maxine Leeds Craig, "Ain�t I a Beauty Queen?" 38. Michael Kimmel, "A Black Woman Took My Job." 39. Pamela Fletcher, "Whose Body Is It Anyway?" Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part XI: SEXUALITY AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS. 40. Helene M. Lawson and Kira Leck, "Dynamics of Internet Dating." 41. Ariel Levy, "Get a Life, Girls." 42. Diane Vaughan, "The Long Goodbye." 43. Paula Rust, "The Impact of Multiple Marginalization." Applying Sociological Knowledge: An Exercise for Students.

Part XII: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. A. Family. 44. Anita Garey, "Weaving Work and Motherhood." 45. Ruth Rosen, "The Care Crisis." 46. Steven Seidman, "Gay Marriage

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