Practical Skeptic

Practical Skeptic : Readings in Sociology

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Using a conceptual framework, "The Practical Skeptic: Readings In Sociology, 2nd Edition" includes classic sociological research writings, as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, "The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology, 2nd Edition" or other sociology texts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 182.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0767420780
  • 9780767420785

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Table of contents

PART I. THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION / C. Wright Mills, The Promise / Stephanie Coontz, How History and Sociology Can Help Today's Families / Lisa J. McIntyre, Hernando WashingtonPART II. THE RESEARCH CRAFT / Simon Davis, Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects: A Study of Personal Advertisements / Randy Blazak, Hate in the Suburbs: The Rise of Skinhead Counterculture / *Lisa J. McIntyre, Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in Social Research / Philip Meyer, If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? ProbablyPART III. CULTURE / Clyde Kluckhohn, Queer Customs / Horace Miner, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema / *Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, The Young, the Rich, and the Famous: Individualism as an American Cultural Value / Theodore Caplow, Rule Enforcement without Visible Means: Christmas Gift Giving in Middletown / Elijah Anderson, The Code of the Streets / *Candace Clark, The Rules of SympathyPART IV. SOCIAL STRUCTURE / Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life / Philip G. Zimbardo, Pathology of Imprisonment / Deborah Tannen, Marked: Women in the Workplace / Greta Foff Paule, "Getting" and "Making" a Tip / William E. Thompson, Handling the Stigma of Handling the Dead: Morticians and Funeral DirectorsPART V. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIALIZATION / Myra and David Sadker, Hidden Lessons / *Peter W. Cookson, Jr. and Caroline Hodges Persell, Preparing for Power: America's Elite Boarding Schools / *Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Bible Believers-The Nature and Admonition of the Lord: Raising Children / *Philip Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan, New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers / *Sarah Ryan, Management by Stress: The Reorganization of Work Hits Home in the 1990s. / Gwynne Dyer, Anybody's Son Will Do / Thomas J. Schmid and Richard S. Jones, Suspended Identity: Identity Transformation in a Maximum Security PrisonPART VI. DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL / Emile Durkheim, The Normality of Crime / William J. Chambliss, The Saints and the Roughnecks / D. L. Rosenhan, On Being Sane in Insane Places / A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade, Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women? / *Emily E. LaBeff, Robert E. Clark, Valerie J. Haines, and George M. Dickhoff, Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating / *Michael L. Benson, Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in White-Collar CrimePART VII. INEQUALITY / James Loewan, The Land of Opportunity / Melvin M. Tumin, Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis / Herbert J. Gans, The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All / Katherine Newman and Chauncy Lennon, The Job Ghetto / Robin D. G. Kelley, Confessions of a Nice Negro or Why I Shaved My Head / Yin Ling Leung, The Model Minority Myth: Asian Americans Confront Growing Backlash / Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D, Tales Out of Medical School*Indicates readings new to this edition
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