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Contemporary Readings in Sociology



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Contemporary Readings in Sociology selects some of the most contemporary, engaging, and esteemed journal articles in the field and presents them in a well-edited format, making them perfect for undergraduate students. Giving students access to the important topics in sociology through the words of original authors, this comprehensive reader provides an opportunity for students to explore important topics in depth. Key Features and Benefits Focuses on teaching the osociological eye,o or sociological perspective, to undergraduate students so they can learn more about the activities of actual sociologists Features rigorous research in an edited format, making important articles more accessible forA'and still challenging toA'undergraduate students Offers an emphasis on contemporary readings to introduce students to cutting-edge sociology research Includes more than 30 readings, including articles on social interaction, social institutions, the media, deviance, social stratification, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, global issues, and social movements, providing a well-rounded collection of original material on core topics Combines an array of unique pedagogy to make the reader even more valuable and user-friendly, including a topics guide to help instructors choose the best readings for specific course subjects, a detailed list of Internet resources, and discussion questions for each article Intended Audience With a large number of readings, this affordable, supplemental reader is flexible and appropriate for Introduction to Sociology, Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, or Special Topics courses in sociology.a Learn more about SAGE Pine ForgeA s Contemporary Readings in a Series at

Author Biography

Kathleen Odell Korgen is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, a comprehensive university in Wayne, New Jersey. In addition to her research on racial identity and race relations, she has written extensively in support of the public sociology movement. Kathleen enjoys teaching her students that sociology is a remarkably useful discipline and highlights how "Sociologists in Action" make a positive impact on society. Her published works on race relations and racial identity include Race Policy and Multiracial Americans; Multiracial Identity and Social Class (2010); Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships between Black and White Americans (2002); and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity among Americans (1998, 1999). Her works on public sociology include The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community (with Jonathan White, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014) and Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (2011, 2014) and Sociologist in Action: Inequalities (with Jonathan White and Shelley White, Forthcoming). Kathleen works as a consultant for other sociology departments as a member of the American Sociological Association Departmental Resources Group and received William Paterson University's award for Excellence in Scholarship/Creative Expression in 2006 and the university's award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.
Release date NZ
April 23rd, 2008
Edited by Kathleen Odell Korgen
Country of Publication
United States
SAGE Publications Inc
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