Readings for Sociology

ISBN-10: 0393932443

ISBN-13: 9780393932447

Edition: 6th 2008

Authors: Garth Massey

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Readings for Sociology provides students with engaging selections that reveal the complexities of our social world and offer insights into sociological analysis. With over 20% of the selections new to the book, Readings for Sociology includes work from popular and academic journals as well as lively book excerpts. While Readings for Sociology is comprehensive in its scope, offering a wide range of selections on the standard topics in the introductory course, the new edition features several essays on the sociology of food and the environment. The book also continues to emphasize coverage globalization; social inequality; and race, class, and gender.
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Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Garth Massey is on the Sociology faculty, and is the current Director of the International Studies Program at the University of Wyoming. He was visiting professor at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania (1979-80), the University of Zagreb in Yugoslavia (1986-88), the University of Godollo in Hungary (1993-4), Flinders University in Australia (2002), Hebrew University in Israel (2003) and taught in the UW's London Semester (1998). His international experience is reflected in both his teaching and research interests.Dr. Massey is the author of numerous scholarly articles as well as the editor of Readings for Sociology, 6e, published by W.W. Norton.

To the Instructor
The Study of Sociology
Sociology as an Individual Pastime (from Invitation to Sociology)
From The Sociological Imagination
What Makes Sociology Different? (from The Rules of Sociological Method)
Public Sociologies: Contradictions, Dilemmas, and Possibilities
The My Lai Massacre: A Crime of Obedience? (from Crimes of Obedience: Toward a Social Psychology of Authority and Responsibility)
Telling the Truth about Damned Lies and Statistics
Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Culture and Society
From Nike Culture: The Sign of the Swoosh
McDonald's in Hong Kong: Consumerism, Dietary Change, and the Rise of a Children's Culture (from Golden Arches East)
A Look Behind the Veil
The Code of the Street
Deviance and Liminality (from Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties)
Social Interaction and Identity
On Face-Work
Civility and Order: Adult Social Control of Children in Public Places (from Alone Together)
The Body and Bathing: Help with Personal Care at Home
Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities
Women Without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and the Presence/Absence of Class Identity
My Secret Life as a Black Man
Love and Race Caught in the Public Eye
Go North, Young Man
Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?
Social Inequality and Labor
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Manifesto of the Communist Party
Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line
"Getting" and "Making" a Tip (from Dishing It Out: Power and Resistance among Waitresses in a New Jersey Restaurant)
Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth (from Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life)
Upward Mobility Through Sport?
From Maid in the USA
The Saints and the Roughnecks
From When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor
Uses of the Underclass in America
Social Control and Organizational Power
From the Panopticon to Disney World
From Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison
Police Accounts of Normal Force
The Rise and Fall of Mass Rail Transit (from Building American Cities: The Urban Real Estate Game)
America's National Eating Disorder (from The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals)
Size Does Count, at Least for French Fries: Minnesota's Straight River (from Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters)
The Foundations of Third World Poverty (from Promises Not Kept: The Betrayal of Social Change in the Third World)
Social Institutions
From The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Love, Arranged Marriage, and the Indian Social Structure
Shared Paternity
Domestic Networks (from All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community)
Marriage, Culture and Law (from Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law)
The Emotional Geography of Work and Family Life (from The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work)
The McDonald's System (from The McDonaldization of Society)
Religious Community and American Individualism (from Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life)
From Amish Society
Social Change
Job on the Line
Grassroots Activism: Mothers of East Los Angeles
House Bound: Women's Agency in White Separatist Movements
The Cuban Diet
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