Everyday Sociology Reader

ISBN-10: 0393934292
ISBN-13: 9780393934298
Edition: 2010
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Description: Everyday Sociology Reader combines classic and contemporary readings by sociologists and seeks to meet students where they are, offering observations on popular culture, family life, news events, and other aspects of everyday life. Posts from the  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 331
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Everyday Sociology Reader combines classic and contemporary readings by sociologists and seeks to meet students where they are, offering observations on popular culture, family life, news events, and other aspects of everyday life. Posts from the Everyday Sociology Blog and traditional readings have been chosen for their relevance and readability; all are written in an engaging manner in order to engage students new to sociology and sociological thinking. Each section of the book features three blog posts and two traditional readings, as well as discussion questions, activities, research ideas, and essay suggestions so that students become not just active in the learning process, but creators of sociological thinking as well.

About The Everyday Sociology Reader
Acknowledgments
Thinking Sociologically and Doing Sociology
The Sociological Perspective
The Promise
Sociological Theory
Fractals, Theories, and Patterns
Research Questions
Matching Research Methods to Research Questions
Conducting Research
Where to Sit: Doing Qualitative Research
Statistics
Scary Numbers
Culture, Consumption, and Media
Consumption
Conspicuous Consumption
Lifestyle
The Visible Lifestyle: American Symbols of Status
Television
Reality Life
Magazines
Beauty Myths and Magazines
Email
Marketing Ideas and Fears through Email: Pass Along Hoaxes and Urban Legends
Self and Interaction
The Public Self
[Impression Management]
Breaching Norms
Grocery Shopping, Ordering Whoppers, and Borat
Managing Stigma
Stand By Our Man
Identity
Grappling with the Medicated Self: The Case of ADHD College Students
Identity and Value
Romantic Exchanges
Community, Organizations, and Social Groups
Organizations
Bureaucracy
Organizational Failure
Bureaucracy: Resistance to Change and Adaptation
Declining Civic Engagement
Civic Participation
Increasing Civic Engagement
Beyond Bowling Alone
Barriers to Involvement
Social Movements and Your Attention Span
Crime and Deviance
Understanding Crime Statistics
Murder and Statistics
A Theory of Crime
Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety
Challenging a Theory of Crime
Beyond Broken Windows
Understanding Deviance
[The Relationship Between Celebrity and Deviant Behavior]
Navigating the Deviant Label
Rehab, Labeling, and Deviance
Stratification
American Class Structure
Class in America
The Intersection of Race and Class
Class and Race
Class in Everyday Life
Class Consciousness
Media Representations of Class
Class Action in the Media
Shifting Perceptions of Homelessness
The Disaster of Homelessness
Gender and Sexuality
Gender as a Performance
Doing Gender
Performing Masculinity
The Well-coiffed Man: Class, Race, and Heterosexual Masculinity in the Hair Salon
Gender and Power
Language, Gender, and Power
Gender and Sex
Back Stage Out in Front: Impressions of Teen Pregnancy
Sexual Orientation
Does Finger Size Reveal Sexual Orientation?
Race and Ethnicity
Constructing Race
Racial Formation
Racial Identity
Black and White or Rainbow Colors: Tiger Woods and the "One-Drop Rule"
Race Relations
Racial Tensions and Living in a Color-blind Society
Constructing Ethnicity
The Costs of a Costless Community
Ethnic Identity
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day: Symbolic Ethnicity
Social Institutions
Families and Work
The Overextended Family
Child Care
Who Cares for America's Babies?
Work and the Economy
White-collar Downward Mobility
Work and Social Networks
Getting a Job: Weak Social Ties and Online Connections
Education and Inequality
Hitting Them Hardest When They're Small
Education and Globalization
Globalization and Higher Education
Religion and Spirituality
Bridging the Gap: The Split between Society and Spirituality
Religion and Deviance
What Is a Cult?
Government and Power
The Sociology of Conspiracy
Social Change
Generational Change
Generations X, Y, and Z: Are They Changing America?
Immigration Trends
Black Ethnicity: The Foreign-born in America
Immigration and Social Change
Rethinking Crime and Immigration
Fear of Immigration and Change
Statistics and Myths about Immigrants
Social Movements and Social Change
Social Movements and the Environment
Credits

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