Seeing Ourselves

Seeing Ourselves : Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology

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For courses in introductory sociology and courses where the various aspects of society are considered.Drawing on the work of the pioneers of sociology, as well as that of the men and women conducting today's research, this best-selling collection of 77 classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural articles conveys sociology's diversity of viewpoints and methodologies. Important issues and debates are presented by scholars from many positions on the political spectrum, and capture the fascinating complexity of the social world.
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  • Paperback | 503 pages
  • 179.1 x 234.7 x 24.4mm | 836.05g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 5th edition
  • 0130813583
  • 9780130813589

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(NOTE: Readings in bold are new to this edition.)THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. 1. Classic: The Promise of Sociology, C. Wright Mills. 2. Classic: Invitation to Sociology, Peter L. Berger. 3. Contemporary: How Would a Sociologist Look at Sport? , Jay J. Coakley. 4. Cross-Cultural: Body Ritual among the Nacirema, Horace Miner. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 5. Classic: The Case for Value-Free Sociology, Max Weber. 6. Contemporary: The Importance of Social Research, Earl Babbie. 7. Cross-Cultural: Sensitivity in Field Research: A Study of Policing in Northern Ireland, John D. Brewer. CULTURE. 8. Classic: Symbol: The Basic Element of Culture, Leslie A. White. 9. Classic: Manifest and Latent Functions, Robert K. Merton. 10. Contemporary: The Rape Culture, Dianne F. Herman. 11. Cross-Cultural: India's Sacred Cow, Marvin Harris. SOCIETY. 12. Classic: Manifesto of the Communist Party, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. 13. Classic: Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaf, Ferdinand Tonnies. 14. Contemporary: Welcome to Cyber-Society!, John J. Macionis. 15. Cross-Cultural: The Amish: A Small Society, John A. Hostetler. SOCIALIZATION. 16. Classic: The Self, George Herbert Mead. 17. Contemporary: Socialization and Television Violence, George Gerbner. 18. Cross-Cultural: Parents' Socialization of Children in Global Perspective, D. Terri Heath. SOCIAL INTERACTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. 19. Classic: The Dyad and the Triad, Georg Simmel. 20. Classic: The Presentation of Self, Erving Goffman. 21. Contemporary: You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, Deborah Tannen. 22. Cross-Cultural: The DOs and TABOOs of Body Language around the World, Roger E. Axtell. GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS. 23. Classic: Primary Groups, Charles Horton Cooley. 24. Classic: The Characteristics of Bureaucracy, Max Weber. 25. Contemporary: McJobs: McDonaldization and the Workplace, George Ritzer. 26. Cross-Cultural: Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business, Boye De Mente. DEVIANCE. 27. Classic: The Functions of Crime, Emile Durkheim. 28. Contemporary: On Being Sane in Insane Places, David L. Rosenhan. 29. Cross-Cultural: The Code of the Streets, Elijah Anderson. SEXUALITY. 30. Classic: Understanding Sexual Orientation, Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin. 31. Contemporary: Sex in America: How Many Partners Do We Have?, Robert T. Michael, John H. Gagnon, Edward O. Laumann, and Gina Kolata. 32. Cross-Cultural: Homosexual Behavior in Cross-Cultural Perspective, J.M. Carrier. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. 33. Classic: Some Principles of Stratification, Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore with a response by Melvin Tumin. 34. Contemporary: Who Has How Much and Why, Andrew Hacker. 35. Cross-Cultural: Women's Poverty in Africa, Daphne Topouzis. GENDER. 36. Classic: Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, Margaret Mead. 37. Contemporary: How Subtle Sex Discrimination Works, Nijole V. Benokraitis. 38. Cross-Cultural: Women in Today's World, Naomi Neft and Ann D. Levine. RACE AND ETHNICITY. 39. Classic: The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois. 40. Contemporary: Controlling Images and Black Women's Oppression, Patricia Hill Collins. 41. Contemporary: The Rise of Hispanic Affluence, William O'Hare. 42. Cross-Cultural: A Comeback for American Indians, C. Matthew Snipp. AGING AND THE ELDERLY. 43. Classic: The Tragedy of Old Age in America, Robert N. Butler. 44. Contemporary: How the Grandparent Role Is Changing, Roseann Giarrusso, Merril Silverstein, and Vern L. Bengston. 45. Cross-Cultural: Our Aging World, Frank B. Hobbs and Bonnie L. Damon. THE ECONOMY AND WORK. 46. Classic: Alienated Labor, Karl Marx. 47. Contemporary: When Work Disappears, William Julius Wilson. 48. Cross-Cultural: Maid in the U.S.A., Mary Romero. POLITICS, GOVERNMENT, AND THE MILITARY. 49. Classic: The Power Elite, C. Wright Mills. 50. Contemporary: Pornography: Not a Moral Issue, Catharine A. MacKinnon. 51. Cross-Cultural: Freedom in the World: A Global Survey, Adrian Karatnycky. FAMILY. 52. Classic: "His" and "Her" Marriage, Jessie Bernard. 53. Contemporary: The Decline of Marriage and Fatherhood, David Popenoe. 54. Cross-Cultural: Mate Selection and Marriage around the World, Bron B. Ingoldsby. RELIGION. 55. Classic: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber. 56. Contemporary: Culture Wars, James Davison Hunter. 57. Cross-Cultural: Women and Islam, Jane I. Smith. EDUCATION. 58. Classic: Education and Inequality, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis. 59. Contemporary: Savage Inequalities: Children in U.S. Schools, Jonathan Kozol. 60. Cross-Cultural: Academic Achievement in Southeast Asian Refugee Families, Nathan Caplan, Marcella H. Choy, and John K. Whitmore. HEALTH AND MEDICINE. 61. Classic: The Social Structure of Medicine, Talcott Parsons. 62. Contemporary: The Health of Latino Families, Ruth E. Zambrana, Claudia Dorrington, and David Hayes-Bautista. 63. Cross-Cultural: Female Genital Mutilation, Efua Dorkenoo and Scilla Elworthy. POPULATION AND URBANIZATION. 64. Classic: The Metropolis and Mental Life, Georg Simmel. 65. Classic: Urbanism as a Way of Life, Louis Wirth. 66. Contemporary: The Urban Real Estate Game: Traditional and Critical Perspectives, Joe R. Feagin and Robert Parker. 67. Cross-Cultural: Let's Reduce Global Population, J. Kenneth Smail. ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY. 68. Classic: Why Humanity Faces Ultimate Catastrophe, Thomas Robert Malthus. 69. Contemporary: The State of the World's Natural Environment,Lester R. Brown. 70. Cross-Cultural: Supporting Indigenous Peoples, Alan Thein Durning. COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. 71. Classic: On the Origin of Social Movements, Jo Freeman. 72. Contemporary: The Animal Rights Movement as Moral Crusade, James M. Jasper and Dorothy Nelkin. 73. Cross-Cultural: Abortion Movements in Poland, Great Britain, and the United States, Janet Hadley. SOCIAL CHANGE AND MODERNITY. 74. Classic: Anomy and Modern Life, Emile Durkheim. 75. Classic: The Disenchantment of Modern Life, Max Weber. 76. Contemporary: The Search for Meaning in Modern America, Robert N. Bellah et al. 77. Cross-Cultural: The Price of Modernization: The Case of Brazil's Kaiapo Indians, Marlise Simons.
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