The Meaning of Sociology

The Meaning of Sociology : A Reader

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For a freshman/sophomore-level Introduction to Sociology course.Ideal for use with any introductory to sociology text, this classic reader captures the excitement inherent in the field of sociology with 65 carefully chosen classic and contemporary selections from a wide variety of authors and sources. The reader is better organized around basic sociological concepts and makes a concerted effort to interrelate those concepts.
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130336769
  • 9780130336767

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*Denotes readings new to this edition.I. THE MEANING OF SOCIOLOGY. 1. Sociology as a Passion to Understand, Peter L. Berger. 2. The Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills. 3. *The Perspective of Sociology, Allan G. Johnson. 4. *Science and Paranormalism, Erich Goode. 5. *Generalizing, Stereotyping, and Social Science, Joel M. Charon. 6. *The Craft of Sociological Inquiry, Robert R. Alford. II. HUMANS AS SOCIAL. 7. Human Nature, Charles Cooley. 8. A Case of Extreme Isolation, Kingsley Davis. 9. Socialization: The Internalization of Society, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann. 10. Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Erving Goffman. 11. Social Identity, Richard Jenkins. 12. *The Social Interaction of Human Beings, Herbert Blumer. 13. Socialization, Pain, and the Normalization of Sports Injury, Timothy Jon Curry. 14. The Origins of Institutions, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann. III. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. 15. The Importance of Primary Groups, Dexter C. Dunphy. 16. Honor and Reputation in the Chicano Gang, Ruth Horowitz. 17. Collective Trauma at Buffalo Creek, Kai Erikson. 18. *The Meaning of Community, John F. Freie. 19. *Jim Jones and the People's Temple, Charles Lindholm. IV. SOCIAL STRUCTURE. 20. Corner Boys: A Study of Clique Behavior, William Foote Whyte. 21. Pathology of Imprisonment, Philip E. Zimbardo. 22. If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably, Philip Meyer. 23. The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience, Herbert Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton. 24. *Gender as Structure, Barbara J. Risman. 25. *Four Modes of Inequality, William M. Dugger. V. SOCIAL CLASS. 26. *The New American Class Structure, Robert Purrucci and Earl Wysong. 27. The Children of Affluence, Robert Coles. 28. The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All, Herbert J. Gans. 29. *Blue Collar Blues, Bernard Carl Rosen. VI. ETHNIC AND RACIAL INEQUALITY. 30. Occupational Opportunities and Race, Stephen Steinberg. 31. Race and Middle Class Identity in America, Clarence Page. 32. Blacks in America, Andrew Hacker. 33. Mexican Americans, John Farley. 34. *Yellow Face: Asian Americans in Popular Culture, Robert G. Lee. VII. GENDER INEQUALITY. 35. *The Meaning of Gender, Judith Howard and Jocelyn A. Hollander. 36. The Gender Gap: Contours and Causes, Andrew Hacker. 37. Fraternities and Rape on Campus, Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer. VIII. CULTURE. 38. Culture: A Sociological View, Howard S. Becker. 39. Culture and the Definition of Work, A.R. Gini and T.J. Sullivan. 40. Culture and Violence in America, Arnold Goldstein. 41. *The Code of the Street, Elijah Anderson. IX. SOCIAL CONTROL AND SOCIAL DEVIANCE. 42. The Meaning of Social Controls, Peter L Berger. 43. An Introduction to Deviance, Erich Goode. 44. The Social Creation of Stigma, Erich Goode. 45. The Saints and the Roughnecks, William J. Chambliss. 46. *Society, Crime, and Punishment, Emile Durkheim. 47. *Diversity, Inequality and Social Order, Henry A. Walker, Phyllis Moen, and Donna Dempster-McClain. X. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC. 48. The Politics of the Contented, John Kenneth Galbraith. 49. *Violence and Fear in Latin America, Dirk Kruijt and Kees Koonings. 50.*The Institution of Capitalism, Michael Zweig. 51. *The Dominance of the Corporation, Carl Boggs. 52. Jobs-Joblessness-In a Technological America, S. Aronowitz and W. Di Fazio. XI. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: KINSHIP, RELIGIOUS, EDUCATIONAL. 53. Family in Transition, 1997, Arlene and Jerome Skolnick. 54. Profiling Violent Families, Richard Gelles and Murray Straus. 55. *Families and Class Placement, Daniel P. McMurrer and Isabel V. Sawhill. 56. *The Meaning of Religion, Emile Durkheim. 57. *Religion and Community, John F. Freie. 58. Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp, Harry L. Gracey. 59. American Education: Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol. XII. SOCIAL CHANGE. 60. Violence and Political Power: The Meek Don't Make It, William A. Gamson. 61. Social Change and Race Relations, Lewis M. Killian. 62. *Globalization, Anthony Giddens. 63. *Class, Social Conflict and Social Change, Karl Marx. 64. Society and Change, Michel Crozier. XIII. THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIOLOGY. 65. Sociology and Democracy, Joel M. Charon.
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