Seeing Ourselves

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

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For courses in introductory sociology. Seeing Ourselves, Canadian Edition, presents the very best of sociological thought, from the work of the discipline's pioneers to the men and women who are doing today's leading-edge research. The 72 articles in this anthology explore Canadian and American social issues as well as the global trends influencing us all. This reader provides excellent material for a wide range of courses including introductory sociology, social problems, cultural anthropology, social theory, social stratification, Canadian and American studies, women's studies, and marriage and the family.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 952.54g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 0130391212
  • 9780130391216

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(NOTE: Canadian articles are marked with an asterisk.) Preface. THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. 1. Classic: The Promise of Sociology, by C. Wright Mills. 2. Classic: Invitation to Sociology, by Peter L. Berger. *3. Contemporary: Defining Features of Canadian Sociology, by Bruce Ravelli. 4. Cross-Cultural: Body Ritual among the Nacirema, by Horace Miner. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 5. Classic: The Case for Value-Free Sociology, by Max Weber. 6. Contemporary: The Importance of Social Research, by Earl Babbie. 7. Cross-Cultural: Arab Women in the Field, by Soraya Altorki CULTURE. 8. Classic: Symbol: The Basic Element of Culture, by Leslie A. White. *9. Classic: Canada and the United States: A Comparative View, by S.M. Lipset. *10. Contemporary: Canadian and American Value Differences through an Analysis of Media Portrayals of Native Issues, by Bruce Ravelli. 11. Cross-Cultural: India's Sacred Cow, by Marvin Harris. SOCIETY. 12. Classic: Manifesto of the Communist Party, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. 13. Contemporary: How the Internet Nurtures Long-Distance Relationships and Local Ties, by John B. Horrigan. 14. Cross-Cultural: The Amish: A Small Society, by John A. Hostetler. SOCIALIZATION. 15. Classic: The Self, by George Herbert Mead. *16. Contemporary: The Importance of the Family as an Agent of Socialization: Developmental Pathways and Crime Prevention, by Mike Boyes, Nancy Ogden and Joseph P. Hornick. 17. Contemporary: Socialization and the Power of Advertising, by Jean Kilbourne. 18. Cross-Cultural: Parents' Socialization of Children in Global Perspective, by D. Terri Heath. SOCIAL INTERACTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. 19. Classic: The Presentation of Self, by Erving Goffman. *20. Contemporary: The Body Beautiful: Adolescent Girls and Images of Beauty, by Beverly J. Matthews. 21. Cross-Cultural: The DOs and TABOOs of Body Language around the World, by Roger E. Axtell. GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS. 22. Classic: The Characteristics of Bureaucracy, by Max Weber. 23. Contemporary: McJobs: McDonaldization and the Workplace, by George Ritzer. 24. Cross-Cultural: Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business, by Boye De Mente. DEVIANCE. 25. Classic: The Functions of Crime, by Emile Durkheim. *26. Contemporary: The Rebels: A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers, by Daniel R. Wolf. 27. Cross-Cultural: The Code of the Streets, by Elijah Anderson. SEXUALITY. 28. Classic: Understanding Sexual Orientation, by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin. *29. Contemporary: Streets, Strangers and Solidarity: A Study of Lesbian Interaction in the Public Realm, by Tracy Nielsen. 30. Cross-Cultural: Homosexual Behavior in Cross-Cultural Perspective, by J.M. Carrier. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. *31. Classic: The Vertical Mosaic, by John Porter. *32. Contemporary: Does the Vertical Mosaic Still Exist? Ethnicity and Income in Canada, 1991, by Jason Z. Lian and David Ralph Matthews. 33. Cross-Cultural: The Uses of Global Poverty: How Economic Inequality Benefits the West, by Daina Stukuls Eglitis. GENDER. 34. Classic: Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, by Margaret Mead. *35. Contemporary: Playing by the Rules of the Game: Women's Experiences and Perceptions of Sexual Harassment in Sport, by Vivian Krauchek and Gillian Ranson. 36. Cross-Cultural: Mothers and Children in the World Today, by Save the Children. RACE AND ETHNICITY. 37. Classic: The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. Du Bois. *38. Contemporary: Aboriginal Identity: The Need for Historical and Contextual Perspectives, by Jean-Paul Restoule. 39. Cross-Cultural: Out of Harmony: Health Problems and Young Native American Men, by Jennie R. Joe. AGING AND THE ELDERLY. 40. Classic: The Tragedy of Old Age in America, by Robert N. Butler. *41. Contemporary: Aging Families: Have Current Changes and Challenges Been 'Oversold'? by Carolyn J. Rosenthal. *42. Cross-Cultural: Growing Old in Inuit Society, by Lee Guemple. THE ECONOMY AND WORK. 43. Classic: Alienated Labor, by Karl Marx. 44. Contemporary: When Work Disappears, by William Julius Wilson. 45. Cross-Cultural: Getting a Job in Harlem: Experiences of African American, Puerto Rican, and Dominican Youth, by Katherine S. Newman. POLITICS, GOVERNMENT, AND THE MILITARY. 46. Classic: The Power Elite, by C. Wright Mills. 47. Contemporary: Understanding the September 11th Attacks: A Human Rights Approach, by Kathryn Sikkink. 48. Cross-Cultural: Freedom in the World: A Global Survey, by Adrian Karatnycky. FAMILY. 49. Classic: "His" and "Her" Marriage, by Jessie Bernard. *50. Contemporary: Housework in Canada: The National Picture, by M.R. Nakhaie. 51. Cross-Cultural: Mate Selection and Marriage Around the World, by Bron B. Ingoldsby. RELIGION. 52. Classic: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, by Max Weber. 53. Contemporary: Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way, by Kimon Howland Sargeant. 54. Cross-Cultural: Women and Islam, by Jane I. Smith. EDUCATION. 55. Classic: Education and Inequality, by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis. *56. Contemporary: Any Changes Since Residential School? by Jacqueline Hookimaw-Witt. 57. Cross-Cultural: Academic Achievement in Southeast Asian Refugee Families, by Nathan Caplan, Marcella H. Choy and John K. Whitmore. HEALTH AND MEDICINE. 58. Classic: The Social Structure of Medicine, by Talcott Parsons. *59. Contemporary: "Even if I don't know what I'm doing I can make it look like I know what I'm doing": Becoming a Doctor in the 1990s, by Brenda L. Beagan. 60. Cross-Cultural: Female Genital Mutilation, by Efua Dorkenoo and Scilla Elworthy. POPULATION AND URBANIZATION. 61. Classic: The Metropolis and Mental Life, by Georg Simmel. *62. Contemporary: Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community, by Donald H. Clairmont and Dennis W. Magill. 63. Cross-Cultural: Let's Reduce Global Population, by J. Kenneth Smail. ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY. 64. Classic: Why Humanity Faces Ultimate Catastrophe, by Thomas Robert Malthus. 65. Contemporary: Rich Planet, Poor Planet: Global Environment and Poverty in 2001, by Christopher Flavin. 66. Cross-Cultural: Supporting Indigenous Peoples, by Alan Thein Durning. COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. 67. Classic: On the Origin of Social Movements, by Jo Freeman. *68. Contemporary: Looking for Solutions in the Canadian North: Modern Treaties as a New Strategy, by James C. Saku and Robert M. Bone. 69. Cross-Cultural: Abortion Movements in Poland, Great Britain, and the United States, by Janet Hadley. SOCIAL CHANGE AND MODERNITY. 70. Classic: The Disenchantment of Modern Life, by Max Weber. *71. Contemporary: Running Out of Control: Dilemmas of Globalization, by Alan R. Hedley. 72. Cross-Cultural: The Price of Modernization: The Case of Brazil's Kaiapo Indians, by Marlise Simons.show more

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