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Riddles of Human Society

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ISBN-10: 076198562X

ISBN-13: 9780761985624

Edition: 1999

Authors: Conrad L. Kanagy, Donald B. Kraybill

List price: $82.00
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Why are all U.S. Presidents white men? Why does technology enchant us? Why do some people commit suicide? Why are sports so important to Americans? How will the Internet change society? Why do people do good? This very teachable and short new introductory text explores these and other riddles to stir students sociological curiosity and promote active learning as the sure path toward mastering the fundamentals of the discipline. "Once again, Pine Forge Press has done us Intro teachers a great service with The Riddles of Human Society. The authors have produced a remarkable text, designing it from the point of view of how students actually acquire sociological tools and imagination when reflecting on their social world. It is written as a conversation with readers, yet is organized with learning tools like chapter summaries, discussion questions, and an in-text glossary. It considers a broad range of topics from micro to macro levels, thus uniquely blending the best of a shorter textbook and a monograph. It will serve very well as a main text for introductory sociology courses. I recommend it highly." Stephen Sharkey, Department of Social Science, Alverno College
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Introduction
Introduction to Social Riddles
The Exploration of Social Riddles
Sociological Thinking
The Perspectives of Sociology
The Concepts of Sociology
The Methods of Sociology
Foundational Concepts in Sociology
Culture
The Software of Social Life
Structure
The Architecture of Social Life
Ritual
The Drama of Social Life
Case Studies of Social Riddles
Micro Riddles
Macro Riddles
The Grand Riddle
The Riddle of Human Freedom
A Guide for Exploring Social Riddles
Guidelines for a Socioautobiography
Socioautobiography Samples