Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology

ISBN-10: 0199934924
ISBN-13: 9780199934928
Edition: 2012
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Description: Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociologyintroduces students to the field of sociology in an engaging, accessible manner. Designed to be used alone or with its companion,Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology, the book is organized around four themes  More...

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociologyintroduces students to the field of sociology in an engaging, accessible manner. Designed to be used alone or with its companion,Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology, the book is organized around four themes commonly examined in introductory courses: What is sociology? What unites society? What divides society? and How do societies change? Rather than provide encyclopedic responses to such questions,Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociologyengages students in critical thinking while presenting key concepts and methods in sociology. Edited by Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis, the text raises sociological questions, applies a sociological lens, illustrates how data are used, and presents core topics in a way that is easy for students to grasp. Each section begins with an introduction by Gould and Lewis, followed by three readings: one classical, one that uses qualitative data, and a third that uses quantitative data.

Kenneth A. Gould is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Brooklyn College and professor of sociology at the Cuny graduate center.

Introduction and Acknowledgments
Why Sociology?
The Sociological Imagination
Introduction
Excerpt from The Sociological Imagination (1959)
Excerpt from Invitation to Sociology (1963)
Excerpt from Dubious Conceptions: The Politics of the Teenage Pregnancy Crisis (1996)
Methods and Theory
Introduction
Excerpt from Suicide: A Study in Sociology (1951) [1897]
Excerpt from Constructing Social Research (1994)
Excerpt from Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists (2001)
What Unites Us?
Culture and Socialization
Introduction
Excerpt from Doing Things Together (1986)
Excerpt from The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism (2001)
Excerpt from Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (2004)
Social Institutions
Introduction
Excerpt from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (2009) [1905]
Excerpt from Corporation Nation (1998)
Excerpt from The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage (2004)
What Divides Us?
Race and Intersectionality
Introduction
Excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk (1990) [1903]
Excerpt from Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2003)
Excerpt from American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (1993)
Class and Intersectionality
Introduction
Excerpt from The Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848)
Excerpt from Class Acts: Service and Inequality in Luxury Hotels (2007)
Excerpt from Class Counts (2000)
Gender and Intersectionality
Introduction
Excerpt from Doing Gender (1987)
Excerpt from Black Feminist Thought (2000)
Excerpt from Families that Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment (2003)
How Do Societies Change?
Forces of Social Change
Introduction
Excerpt from The Strategy of Social Protest (1990) [1975]
Excerpt from Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail (1979)
Excerpt from Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970 (1982)
Global Dynamics
Introduction
Excerpt from The Modern World System (1974)
Excerpt from Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization on the Tomato Trail (2008)
Excerpt from Free Markets and Food Riots: The Politics of Global Adjustment (1994)
Public Sociology
Introduction
Excerpt from Public Sociologies Reader (2006)
Excerpt from The Next Upsurge: Labor and New Social Movements (2003)
Excerpt from Doing Sociology: Case Studies in Sociological Practice (2009)

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