Meaning of Sociology A Reader

ISBN-10: 0135157862
ISBN-13: 9780135157862
Edition: 9th 2009
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Book details

List price: $72.20
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

This classic reader captures the excitement inherent in the field of sociology with 56 carefully chosen classic and contemporary selections from a wide variety of authors and sources. The reader is organized around basic sociological concepts and makes a concerted effort to relate those concepts.

Preface
The Discipline of Sociology
Sociology as a Passion to Understand
The Sociological Imagination
Critical Thinking About Statistics
Generalizing, Stereotyping, and Social Science
Religious Fundamentalism: A Sociological Study
The Perspective of Sociology: Humans as Social Beings
Social Identity
The Importance of Primary Groups
Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple
Collective Trauma at Buffalo Creek
The Meaning and the Importance of the City
Society, Social Control, and the Individual
Social Structure
Pathology of Imprisonment
If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably
The Mai Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience
Gender as Structure
Four Modes of Inequality
Social Structure: Class
The New American Class Structure
The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All
Class in Everyday Life
Inequality in Europe and the United States
The Polarization of Class in the World
Social Structure: Race and Ethnicity
Race, Wealth, and Equality
Occupational Opportunities and Race
Punishment and Inequality in America
Yellow Face: Asian Americans in Popular Culture
Children of Immigrants: Adaptation and Identity
Social Structure: Gender
The Meaning of Gender
The Working Wife as an Urbanized Peasant
What Marriage Means
The Betrayal of the American Man
Culture
Culture: A Sociological View
The Code of the Street
American Culture: Individualism and Community
The American Dream
Social Institutions: Economic and Political
The Meaning and Origin of Social Institutions
The Institution of Capitalism
The Rise of Big Business in the United States
The Dominance of the Corporation
Government Programs and Social Cohesion
Liberal Democracy and Democratic Culture
Social Institutions: Familial, Religious, Educational
Family in Transition, 2007
Family Life and Economic Success
Unequal Childhoods
The Meaning of Religion
Religious Diversity in America
The Shame of the Nation
The Culture of the School
Social Change
Class, Social Conflict, and Social Change
Society and Change
Social Movements and Social Change
American Social Trends
Globalization

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