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Sociology Readings Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

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ISBN-10: 0761987487

ISBN-13: 9780761987482

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: David M. Newman, Jodi O'Brien

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This companion anthology, carefully edited by David Newman and Jodi O'Brien, provides provocative, eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology in a well-edited and well-designed affordable format. It includes 38 short articles, chapters, and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues, or distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society. This Fourth Edition includes 21 new articles that touch on important and relevant sociological issues such as: the ethical dilemmas posed by studying prostitutes, organized sports and the construction of male identities, women in the military, gay and lesbian parents, medicine as a means of social control, Americans' hectic work schedules, the millennial generation, and more. When you adopt both the text and this anthology, a special package price is available from Pine Forge Press to your bookstore. Call or email Pine Forge Press for details.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

David M. Newman earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1981 and his graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle (M.A. 1984, PhD 1988). After a year at the University of Connecticut, David went to DePauw University in 1989 and has been there ever since. David teaches courses in Contemporary Society, Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships. Recently most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing and revising several books, including Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life (SAGE, 2014); Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (McGraw-Hill, 2012); and Families: A Sociological Perspective (McGraw-Hill, 2009). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that examines the cultural meaning, institutional importance, and social limitations of "second chance" narratives in everyday life.

Jodi O'Brien (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Professor of Sociology at Seattle University. She teaches courses in social psychology, sexuality, inequality, and classical and contemporary theory. She writes and lectures on the cultural politics of transgressive identities and communities. Her other books include Everyday Inequalities (Basil Blackwell), Encyclopedia of Gender and Society (Pine Forge Press), Social Prisms: Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes (Pine Forge Press), and The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, Fifth Edition (Pine Forge Press).

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Individual And Society
Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
The Mundanity of Excellence: An Ethnographic Report on Stratification and Olympic Swimmers
Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
The My Lai Massacre: Military Crime of Obedience
Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness
The Construction Of Self And Society
Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
The Crack Attack: Politics and Media in the Crack Scare
The Practice of Social Research
Building Order: Culture and History
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
A Geography of Time
The Melting Pot
Building Identity: Socialization
Life as the Maid's Daughter: An Exploration of the Everyday Boundaries of Race, Class, and Gender
Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities
Coming Out: Lesbian Identities and the Categorization Problem
Building Image: The Presentation of Self
Frederick the Great or Frederick's of Hollywood? The Accomplishment of Gender Among Women in the Military
Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience
Suspended Identity: Identity Transformation in a Maximum Security Prison
Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
The Saints and the Roughnecks
Branded with Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in America
Medicine as an Institution of Social Control
Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
No Place Like Home
Jesus Christ's Half-Brother Is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
Social Structure, Institutions, And Everyday Life
The Structure of Society: Organizations and Social Institutions
When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student
The Overworked American
The Smile Factory: Work at Disneyland
The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
Software Entrepreneurship Among the Urban Poor: Could Bill Gates Have Succeeded If He Were Black?...Or Impoverished?
Savage Inequalities in America's Schools Life on the Mississippi: East St. Louis, Illinois
The Code of the Streets
These Dark Satanic Mills
The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
Stephen Cruz
Whitenss as an "Unmarked" Cultrual Category
The Blacker the Berry: Gender, Skin Tone, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy
"Opening" Faces: The Politics of Cosmetic Surgery and Asian American Women
The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
The Mismeasure of Woman
Black Women and a New Definition of Womanhood
Still a Man's World: Men Who Do "Women's Work"
The Global Dynamics of Population: Demographic Trends
Planet Pokemon
Border Blues: Mexican Immigration and Mexican-American Identity
Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
Popular Christianity and Political Extremism in the United States
Challenging Power: Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White, Working-Class Women
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