Practical Skeptic Readings in Sociology

ISBN-10: 0073380032

ISBN-13: 9780073380032

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Lisa J. McIntyre

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"The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology" includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, "The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology" or other sociology texts. Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors' offices and even public restrooms. The readings focus around the essential message that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
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List price: $57.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 9/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Sociological Imagination
The Promise
How History and Sociology Can Help Today’s Familiest
Hernando Washington
The Research Craft
Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects: A Study of Personal Advertisements
Skipping Class: An Analysis of Absenteeism Among First-Year College Students
Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in Social Research
If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably
Queer Customs
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Act Your Age
Marital Name Change: Plans and Attitudes of College Students
The Code of the Streets
Rock in a Hard Place: Grassroots Cultural Production in the Post-Elvis Era
Social Structure
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Not-So-Lonely Crowd: Friendship Groups in Collective Behavior
Pathology of Imprisonment
“Getting” and “Making” a Tip
Commanding the Room in Short Skirts: Cheering as the Embodiment of Ideal Girlhood
The Rest Room and Equal Opportunity
Social Institutions and Socialization
Socialization Messages in Primary School: An Organizational Analysis
"How Can You Do It?" Dirty Work and the Challenge of Constructing a Positive Identity
Anybody’s Son Will Do
Suspended Identity: Identity Transformation in a Maximum Security Prison
How Women Reshape the Prison Guard Role
Not Just Bodies: Strategies for Desexualizing the Physical Examination of Patients
Deviance and Social Control
The Normality of Crime
The Saints and the Roughnecks
On Being Sane in Insane Places
Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?
Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating
Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in White-Collar Crime
The Land of Opportunity
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
The Job Ghetto
"Race Doesn't Matter, but..." The Effect of Race on College Professors' Experiences and Emotion Management in the Undergraduate College Classroom
Confessions of a Nice Negro or Why I Shaved My Head
The Model Minority Myth: Asian Americans Confront Growing Backlash
Tales Out of Medical School
The Sociological Eye and Its Blinders
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