Engaged Sociologist Connecting the Classroom to the Community

ISBN-10: 1412992893
ISBN-13: 9781412992893
Edition: 4th 2014
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Description: This concise text carries the public sociology movement into the classroom and teaches students to think sociologically, to develop a sociological eye, and to use sociological tools to become effective participants in a democratic society. Students  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This concise text carries the public sociology movement into the classroom and teaches students to think sociologically, to develop a sociological eye, and to use sociological tools to become effective participants in a democratic society. Students gain hands-on training in sociology while experiencing civic engagement within their own communities. ·10% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Free the Children·

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: A Note From the Authors to the Students Reading This Book
Acknowledgments
The Engaged Sociologist: The Sociological Perspective and the Connections Among 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
Deviant Behavior and Social Movements
Big Money Doesn't Always Win: Stratification and Social Class
What Does a "Typical American" Look Like Today? Race and Ethnicity
Sex, Gender, and Power
Social Institutions: Family and Economy
Social Institutions, Continued: Education, Government, and Religion
The Engaged Sociologist in Action
Index
About the Authors

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