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Engaged Sociologist Connecting the Classroom to the Community

ISBN-10: 1412936594
ISBN-13: 9781412936590
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Publication date: 11/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

View a clip of co-author Jonathan M. White discussing this book, and volunteering generally, by scrolling to 'A closer look at volunteering' here: www.boston.com/news/necn/Shows/wired/"I??? really enjoyed reading the book. It gave lots of great examples, it was easy and fun to read, and I truly feel like I learned something by reading it. I also love the fact that it wasn't 3000 pages long and that it didn't cost 100 bucks!: ) "????? Satisfied Student"The book "The Engaged Sociologist" was very informative and easy to follow. The details and examples used made it fun to read this powerful book. This book was wonderfully written."??? Satisfied Student "However, The Engaged Sociologist is a text that is clear and really gets to the point. It gives you a ton of information in a concise way. The questions and activities throughout each chapter enable students to think beyond the information written. It really presents the subject matter in an understandable and effective way." ??? Satisfied Student The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community brings the "public sociology" movement into the classroom, as it teaches students to use the tools of sociology to become effective participants in our democratic society. Through exercises and projects, authors Kathleen Korgen and Jonathan M. White encourage students to practice the application of these tools in order to get both hands-on training in sociology and experience with civic engagement in their communities. Key Features: ????Connects the classroom to the community: Chapters relate the key topics covered in Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems courses to civic engagement exercises. Provides fun, interesting, and easy ways to learn the tools of sociology: Each chapter contains both hands-on data collection exercises (e.g. surveys, interviews, observations), and library-based research. Offers a global perspective: Each chapter contains at least one international example on the subject area, connecting students to the global, as well as local and national communities. Illustrates how students can influence society: An "Engaged Sociologist" section highlights a sociologist or sociology student working on an issue presented in the chapter. Entices students to become more active, effective citizens: The book suggests specific actions students can take in their community such as throwing a fundraiser, participating in "actions" via the web, organizing a forum on campus, etc. Additional Resources for Students - plus Sample Chapters for Professors - on this Website!???? Click "Sample Materials and Chapters" at left for: For Professors: Sample chapters on Culture; Family and the Economy; and Race and EthnicityA sample syllabus for using this text in an Intro to Sociology course;Interested in chapter-by-chapter test banks? Contact your sales rep at??textsales@sagepub.com or by calling 1-866-434-2577. Verification of adoption of this text??required to receive test bank.For Students: Research guidelines??Links to websites and peer-reviewed articles related to the topics covered in each of the chapters, Exercises linked to Research and Ethics (Chapter 3) and other exercises;A survey, scoring sheet, interview guidelines, and more for Chapter 12, Resources for Civic-Engagement Organizations, Job and Volunteer Opportunities, and more??Intended Audience: ???? This is an excellent, low-cost supplemental aswell as an effective brief stand-alone core text for a variety of undergraduate courses in Introductory Sociology such as Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Applied Sociology, and more.

Kathleen Odell Korgen, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Her primary areas of specialization are race relations, racial identity, and public sociology. She has conducted trainings in corporate and campus settings on issues of diversity. Dr. Korgenrsquo;s published work on race relations and racial identity includes Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans (2002) and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity Among Americans (1998, 1999). Raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Korgen now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, Jeff; daughters Julie and Jessica; and her mother, Patricia.

Jonathan M. White , PhD, is director of the Bentley Service Learning Center�and associate professor of sociology at Bentley University in Massachusetts.�His primary areas of specialization are inequality, poverty, globalization,�human rights, and public sociology. Dr. White has received numerous teaching�and humanitarian awards. He is the founding director of Sports for�Hunger, the Hunger Resource Center, and the Halloween for Hunger, We are�Silent, and Pass-the-Fast campaigns. He serves on the board of directors for�Free The Children, Peace Through Youth, Me to We, and the Graduation�Pledge Alliance. Dr. White has authored several articles in the fields of�inequality and globalization. His work on public sociology includes coediting�(with Kathleen Korgen and Shelley White) Sociologists in Action:�Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (2014) and Sociologists in�Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (2015). He is also currently writing a book titled Hungry to Be Heard: Voices From a Malnourished America . Dr. White lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Shelley, and is the very proud uncle of his 13 nieces and nephews, Jarred, Kyle, Tyler, Arielle, Cameron, Brianna, Mikayla, Joshua, Jack, Logan, Tyler, Joey, and Brookelyn.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Engaged Sociologist: The Sociological Perspective and the Connections Between Sociology, Democracy, and Civic Engagement
Founders and Foundations of Sociology: Theory
How Do We Know What We Think We Know? Sociological Methods
Creating Civic Engagement Versus Creating Apathy: Culture
Learning How to Act in Society: Socialization
Social Institutions: Family and Economy
Social Institutions, Continued: Education, Government, and Religion
Deviant Behavior and Social Movements
Big Money Doesn't Always Win: Stratification
Sex, Gender, and Power
What Does a "Typical American" Look Like Today?: Race and Ethnicity
The Engaged Sociologist in Action
Index
About the Authors

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