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Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life by David M. Newman
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The Sixth Edition of David Newman's Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life once again invites students into the world of sociological thought. David Newman encourages students to think less about the next test and more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives. New to the Sixth Edition: - new and updated examples and statistical information; - new and revised Micro-Macro Connections geared towards helping readers to make the link between individual existences and the architecture of society; - new and updated visual essays now appear in the chapters.

Table of Contents

PART I THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY Chapter 1 Taking a New Look at a Familiar World Sociology and the Individual The Insights of Sociology The Sociological Imagination Emile Durkheim: A Sociological View of Suicide CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 2 Seeing and Thinking Sociologically How Individuals Structure Society Social Influence: The Impact of Other People in Our Everyday Lives Stanley Milgram: Ordinary People and Cruel Acts Societal Influence: The Effect of Social Structure on Our Everyday Lives Statuses and Roles Groups Organizations Social Institutions Marion Nestle: The Economics and Politics of Food Culture Micro-Macro Connection: Family Privacy Versus Children's Welfare Visual Essay: The Old Ball Game Social Structure in Global Context Three Perspectives on Social Order The Structural-Functionalist Perspective The Conflict Perspective Symbolic Interactionism CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Part II THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY Chapter 3 Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge Understanding the Social Construction of Reality Laying the Foundation: The Bases of Reality Culture and Language Micro-Macro Connection: The Language of War Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Faith and Incorrigible Propositions Building the Walls: Conflict, Power, and Social Institutions The Economics of Reality The Politics of Reality The Medium Is the Message Micro-Macro Connection: Missing From the News Moral Entrepreneurs Visual Essay: Personal Billboards Appreciating the Contributions of Sociological Research The Empirical Nature of Sociological Research Qualitative and Quantitative Research Theories, Variables, and Hypotheses Modes of Research The Trustworthiness of Social Research Laud Humphreys: The Tearoom Trade CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 4 Building Order: Culture and History Dimensions of Culture Material and Nonmaterial Culture Micro-Macro Connection: The Chair Global Culture Subcultures History: The "Archives" for Everyday Living Cultural Expectations and Social Order Micro-Macro Connection: Can You Hear Me Now? Social Institutions and Cultural Norms Micro-Macro Connection: The "Right" Emotions Norms and Sanctions In-Groups and Ethnocentrism Cultural Variation and Everyday Experience Health and Illness Sex Visual Essay: Funeral Rituals in the Netherlands CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 5 Building Identity: Socialization Social Structure and the Construction of Human Beings Socialization: Becoming Who We Are The Acquisition of Self Resocialization Spencer Cahill: The Professional Socialization of Funeral Directors The Self in Cultural Context Socialization and Stratification: Growing Up With Inequality Social Class Annette Lareau: Unequal Childhoods Race and Ethnicity Gender Micro-Macro Connection: Girls' Toys and Boys' Toys Institutions and Socialization Education Visual Essay: Becoming a Mariner Religion Mass Media CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 6 Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self Forming Impressions of Others Social Group Membership Physical Appearance Micro-Macro Connection: Obesity Verbal and Nonverbal Expression Managing Impressions Visual Essay: Looking Cool Image Making Dramaturgy: Actors on a Social Stage Peter Ubel: Elevator Talk Among Doctors and Nurses Social Influences on Impression Management Elijah Anderson: Streetwise Collective Impression Management Mismanaging Impressions: Spoiled Identities Embarrassment Remedies for Spoiled Identities Stigma CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 7 Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families Life With Others Social Diversity and Intimate Choices Religious Background in Intimate Choices Race and Ethnicity in Intimate Choices Social Class in Intimate Choices Family Life Historical Trends in Family Life The Culture of Intimacy and Family Visual Essay: "Family Friendly" Family and Social Structure How Other Institutions Influence Family Micro-Macro Connection: Dual-Earner Parents How Social Diversity Influences Family Mary Pattillo-McCoy: Privilege and Peril in Middle-Class Black Families Family Dilemmas Divorce Family Violence CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 8 Constructing Difference: Social Deviance Defining Deviance Absolutist Definitions of Deviance Relativist Definitions of Deviance Visual Essay: A Culture of Tramps The Elements of Deviance Micro-Macro Connection: Sexual Abuse and the Clergy Explaining Deviant Behavior Deterring Deviance Labeling Deviants Nancy Herman: Becoming an Ex-Crazy Linking Power, Deviance, and Social Control The Criminalization of Deviance The Medicalization of Deviance Micro-Macro Connection: The Pharmaceutical Personality CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Part III SOCIAL STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE Chapter 9 The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization Social Structure and Everyday Life Social Dilemmas: Individual Interests and Structural Needs The Tragedy of the Commons The Free-Rider Problem Solutions to Social Dilemmas The Structure of Organizations Bureaucracies: Playing by the Rules George Ritzer: The McDonaldization of Society The Hierarchical Makeup of Organizations The Construction of Organizational Reality Organizations and Institutions Organizational Networks Within Institutions Micro-Macro Connection: The U.S. Health Care System Institutional Pressures Toward Similarity Globalization and Social Institutions Communication Media Economics Visual Essay: The Trail of the Tomato Education Religion CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 10 The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality Stratification Systems Slavery Micro-Macro Connection: Buying and Selling Humans Caste Systems Estate Systems Social Class Systems Visual Essay: Images of Social Class Sociological Perspectives on Stratification The Structural-Functionalist View of Stratification The Conflict View of Stratification Class Inequality in the United States How U.S. Society Is Stratified Mike Rose: The Mind at Work What Poverty Means in the United States Why Poverty Persists Global Development and Inequality The Global Economic Gap Micro-Macro Connection: The Global Health Divide Explanations for Global Stratification Global Financial Organizations Multinational Corporations CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 11 The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity Race and Ethnicity: More Than Just Biology Micro-Macro Connection: Politics and Multiracial Identity Histories of Oppression and Inequality Native Americans Visual Essay: "Civilizing" the Indians Latino/as African Americans Asian Americans Racial and Ethnic Relations Personal Racism Joe Feagin and Eileen O'Brien: White Men on Race The Cultural Ideology of Racism Micro-Macro Connection: Racial Superiority and the Dominant Black Athlete Institutional Racism: Injustice Built Into the System Global Perspective on Racism CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 12 The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender Sexism at the Personal Level Sexism and Social Interaction Laura Miller: Gender, Power, and Harassment in the Military Violence Against Women The Ideology of Sexism: Biology as Destiny Institutions and Sexual Inequality Micro-Macro Connection: Women, Men, and Medicine Gender Inequality in the Media Gender Inequality in the Law Gender Inequality in Families Gender Inequality in Education Gender Inequality in the Economy The Global Devaluation of Women CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 13 The Global Dynamics of Population: Demographic Trends The Influence of Birth Cohorts Baby Boomers Generation X The Millennium Generation Demographic Dynamics Population Growth Age Structure Geographic Distribution The Impact of Population Trends in the United States Immigration and the Changing Face of the United States Visual Essay: Immigrant Nation Micro-Macro Connection: The Peculiar Politics of Immigration The "Graying" of the United States CONCLUSION YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB Chapter 14 Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society Social Change Micro-Macro Connection: Parental Pressure in Childhood Sports The Speed of Social Change Causes of Social Change Social Movements Types of Social Movements Elements of Social Movements Robert Bullard and Beverly Wright: The Environmental Justice Movement The Sociological Imagination Revisited Visual Essay: Coal Miner's Struggle CONCLUSION AND FAREWELL YOUR TURN CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS KEY TERMS STUDY SITE ON THE WEB

Author Biography

David M. Newman (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Professor of Sociology at DePauw University. In addition to the introductory course, he teaches courses in research methods, family, social psychology, and deviance. He has won teaching awards at both the University of Washington and DePauw University. His other written work includes "Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality" (McGraw-Hill).
Release date NZ
March 9th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
6th Revised edition
Illustrations, map
Pine Forge
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