Mapping the Social Landscape Readings in Sociology

ISBN-10: 0073528218

ISBN-13: 9780073528212

Edition: 6th 2010

Authors: Susan J. Ferguson

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Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 58 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. In addition to classic works by authors such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, C. Wright Mills, David Rosenhan, Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore, this anthology presents a wide range of contemporary scholarship, some of which provides new treatments of traditional concepts. By integrating issues of diversity throughout the book, Ferguson helps students see the inter-relationships of race, social class, and gender, and the ways in which they have shaped the experiences of all people in society.
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List price: $82.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The Sociological Perspective
The Promise--classic piece on the sociological imagination
Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead-End Kids--applying the sociological imagination to teen suicide
An Intersection of Biography and History: My Intellectual Journey--applying the sociological imagination to domestic service
Social Research
Finding Out How the Social World Works--a summary of what it means to be sociologically mindful
Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison--classic piece on the research design of Zimbardo's famous experiment
Sidewalk--an ethnographic study of street vendors in New York City
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things--one perspective of American culture
The Decline of the Date and the Rise of the College Hook Up--an investigation into the dating culture on one college campus
Instant Karma: The Commercialization of Asian Indian Culture--how culture and identity are transformed when commercialized
Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture--an examination of cultural commodification and exploitation
"Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender--the socialization of gender identity
What It Means to Be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender System--one woman's narrative of gender identity and performance
Making It By Faking It: Working-Class Students in an Elite Academic Environment--working class identity and law school socialization
Anybody's Son Will Do--resocialization into the total institution of the military
Groups and Social Structure
Peer Power: Clique Dynamics among School Children--a study of the structure and interactional dynamics among groups of school children
Gang Business--a functional analysis of a primary group
Shopping as Symbolic Interaction: Race, Class, and Gender in the Toy Store--a study of secondary group relationships and social interaction
Descent Into Madness: The New Mexico State Prison Riot--an example of social structure breaking down
Deviance, Crime, and Social Control
On Being Sane in Insane Places--classic piece on labeling and social deviance
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: The Development of Deviant Identities--the social construction of deviant identities
Down on Main Street: Drugs and the Small-Town Vortex--an ethnographic study of the social networks of illicit drug use in rural small towns
Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why Are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?--the social organization of crime
Social Inequality
Social Class
Some Principles of Stratification --classic piece on the functions of social stratification
Who Rules America?: The Corporate Community and the Upper Class--the lifestyles and social institutions of the upper class
The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality--an examination of social class and racial differences in wealth
Nickel-and-Dimed on (Not) Getting by in America--an exploration of the lives of the working poor
Gender as Structure--a review of four theories that explain sex and gender
'Dude, You're a Fag': Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse--an examination of masculinity and homophobia in high schools
Drinking Like a Guy: Frequent Binge Drinking Among Undergraduate Women--research on drinking and gender identity among college women
Working at Bazooms: The Intersection of Power, Gender, and Sexuality--an investigation of gender and sexuality in the workplace
Race and Ethnicity
"New Racism," Color-Blind Racism, and the Future of Whiteness in America the persistence of whiteness and racial inequality in America
At a Slaughterhouse, Some Things Never Die--an examination of the racial dynamics at one workplace site
Out of Sorts: Adoption and (Un)Desirable Children--how race and racism influence adoption decisions
The Cosmopolitan Canopy--an enthnographic account of how urban spaces can transform race relations
Social Institutions
Power and Politics
The Power Elite--classic piece on the power elite
Alan Neustadtl,and Mark Weller, Dollars and Votes: How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy--an application of Mills' power elite
One World Under Business--the financial dynamics and politics of globalization
Mass Media
Media Magic: Making Class Invisible--how the mass media distorts social class
Muslim Americans in the News before and after 9/11--the U.S. media's treatment of Muslim Americans
It's Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture's Influence On Children--an examination of media violence and its effects on children
The Economy and Work
The Manifesto of the Communist Party--classic piece on the relationship between the capitalists and the workers
Over the Counter: McDonald's--an ethnographic study of the routinization of work
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work--how individuals combine their work and home lives
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism--classic piece on the influence of religion on the economy
Religion and Society: Of Gods and Demons--a sociological overview of the institution of religion
Faith at Work--how some Christians are bringing faith into the workplace
Health and Medicine
Sand Castles and Snake Pits--an examination of how deinstitutionalization increased the numbers of mentally ill among the homeless
Dying Alone: The Social Production of Urban Isolation--the health consequences of the 1995 Chicago heat wave
Illness and Identity--an interview study of people with depression
Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, Civilize Them With A Stick--education as an institution of social control
Jonathan Kozol, Still Separate, Still Unequal: America's Educational Apartheid--racial segregation in American schools
Ann Arnett Ferguson, Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity--racial and gender stereotyping in American schools
The Family
The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage--an examination of the weakening of social norms in the institution of marriage
The Mommy Tax--the income discrimination faced by working mothers
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life--a study of social class differences in parenting and child rearing in African American and white families
Social Change
American Social Trends--an overview of social change in America
The Atrophy of Social Life--how social isolation is affecting society
What Can We Do? Becoming a Part of the Solution--social change strategies to deal with privilege and oppression
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