Sociological Footprints Introductory Readings in Sociology

ISBN-10: 0495008117

ISBN-13: 9780495008118

Edition: 10th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Leonard Cargan, Jeanne H. Ballantine

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This anthology of 76 sociological studies provides a link between theoretical sociology and everyday life. SOCIOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS offers classical, contemporary, popular and multicultural articles in each chapter to show students a wide range of perspectives. Articles address today's most important social issues that are relevant to student's lives, such as violence, welfare reform, technology globalization, and terrorism. Each article is proceeded by a short introductory essay, a series of guideline questions and a list of glossary terms found in the article and therefore establishing the student's reading of the article into a solid sociological framework.
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List price: $111.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

The Discipline of Sociology
The Sociological Perspective: Is It Just Common Sense? An Idea Whose Time Has Come
What is a Social Fact?
The Tools For Scientific Investigation
The Practice of Social Research
The Promise
Becoming A Member Of Society
Culture: Our Way of Life
The Study of Culture
An Indian Father's Plea
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
India's Sacred Cow
Rethinking the Good Life
Socialization and Gender: A Lifelong Learning Process
Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation
Key Facts on TV Violence, The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myth of Boyhood
Influences of Gender Socialization and Athletics Involvement on the Occurrence of Eating Disorders
Anybody's Son Will Do
Social Interaction, Groups and Bureaucracy: Life Is with People
The Exchange of Social Rewards
The Sounds of Silence
You Can't Be A Sweet Cucumber in a Vinegar Barrel
Backboards and Blackboard: College Athletes and Role Engulfment
Characteristics of Bureaucracy
Inequalities Between Groups
Stratification: Some are More Equal than Others
Money and the World We Want
Upper-Class Power
Keeping Up With the Trumps
Class, Not Race
No, Poverty Has Not Disappeared
The Problems of Inequality ? Race, Class, and Gender
Racial Formation
In the Barrios: Latinos and the Underclass Debate
Varieties of Asian Americans
"This is White Country": The Racial Ideology of the Western Nations of the World-System
Because She Looks Like a Child
Deviance: Violating the Norm of Society
The Normalcy of Crime
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things
Crime Control in America: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
Top 10 Corporate Criminals of the Decade
On Being Sane in Insane Places
Major Institutions of Society
Marriage and Families: Diversity and Change
Family in Transition
Understanding the Effects of the Internet on Family Life
An Overview of the Natural Causes and Consequences of Abusive Family Relationships
An Agenda for Family Policy in the United States
Education: An Institution in a CrossFire
Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Deepening Segregation in American Public Schools
A Wider Lens On the Black-White Achievement Gap
Fraternity Hazing: Insights from the Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
Religion: The Supernatural and Society
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Secularism in Retreat
Popular Christianity and Political Extremism in the United States
Motivation and Ideology: What Drives the Anti-Abortion Movement
The Decline of the American Civil Religion
Economics: Necessities for Survival
Why Deregulation Has Gone too Far
The End of Work
Welfare Reform in America: A Clash of Politics and Research
The Credit Card: Private Troubles and Public Issues
Corporate Interests: How the News Media Portray the Economy
Politics: Power and Its Implication
The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited
Money Changes Everything
The New Terrorism: Securing the Nation Against a Messianic Foe
The End of War, Gregg Easterbrook
If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably
Some Processes of Social Life
Aging and Health
A World Growing Old
Fourteen Forecasts for an Aging Society
Boomers After All is Said and Done
Blood Sport: Do-or-Die Time
Some Sociological Aspects of HIV Disease
Spaceship Earth: Population, Urbanization and the Human Environment
A Planet Under Stress: Rising to the Challenge
Zooming in on Diversity
Urbanism as a Way of Life
Uniting Divided Cities
State of the World: A Year in Review
Social Movements and Global Change: Society in Flux
Globalization and the Mobilization of Gay and Lesbian Communities
Play Ball
Modernization's Challenge to Traditional Values: Who's Afraid of Ronald McDonald?
The New Age of Terrorism: Futurists Respond
Five Meta Trends Changing the World
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