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Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings
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This carefully edited companion anthology provides provocative, eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology in a well-edited, well-designed and affordable format. It includes short articles, chapters and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues or distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society. New to the Sixth Edition: - more detail regarding the theory and//or history related to each issue presented; - readings that show how race, social class, gender and sexual orientation intersect to influence everyday experiences; - more focus on global issues and world religions; - even more balanced than in previous versions of the collection. Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Readings is the companion book to Sociology, Sixth Edition also by David M Newman (1-4129-2814-1).

Table of Contents

Part I -- The Individual and Society 1. Taking a New Look at a Familiar World The Sociological Imagination - C. Wright Mills Body Ritual among the Nacirema - Horace Minor 2. Seeing and Thinking Sociologically The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obediance - Herbert Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton Part II -- The Construction of Self and Society The Mundanity of Excellence: An Ethnographic Report on Stratification and Olympic Swimmers - Daniel F. Chambliss 3. Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge The Crack Attack: Politics and Media in the Crack Scare - Craig Reinarman and Harry G. Levine Concepts, Indicators and Reality - Earl Babbie 4. Building Order: Culture and History The Geography of Time - Robert Levine The Melting Pot - Anne Fadiman 5. Building Identity: Socialization Life as the Maid's Daughter - Mary Romero Boyhood, Organized Sports and the Construction of Masculinities - Michael A. Messner The Gospel Hour: Liminality, Identity and Religion in a Gay Bar - Edward R. Gray and Scott Thumma 6. Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self Becoming a Certain Body - Sharlene Hesse-Biber Frederick the Great or Frederick's of Hollywood: The Accomplishment of Gender Among Women in the Military - Melissa Sheridan Embser-Herbert Sisyphus in a Wheelchair: Physical Disabilities and Masculinity - Thomas J. Gershick 7. Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Family No Place Like Home - Christopher Carrington Coping With Commitment: Dilemmas and Conflicts of Family Life - Kathleen Gerson Love and Gold - Arlie Russell Hochschild 8. Constructing Difference: Social Deviance Watching the Canary - Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres Blowing Smoke - Justin Tuggle and Malcom D. Holmes Becoming a Marijuana User - Howard Becker Part III -- Social Structure, Institutions and Everyday Life 9. The Structure of Society: Organizations and Social Institutions The Smile Factory: Work at Disneyland - John Van Maanen The Routinization of Disaster - Daniel Chambliss 10. The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class Inequality Making Class Invisible - Gregory Mantsios Branded With Infamy :Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in America - Vivyan Adair Savage Inequalities in American Schools: Life on the Mississippi -- East St. Louis - Jonathan Kozol 11. The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity Are Asians Becoming White? - Min Zhou Blinded by Whiteness: The Development of White College Students' Racial Awareness - Mark Chesler, Melissa Peet and Todd Sevig The Blacker the Berry: Gender, Skin Tone, Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy - Maxine S. Thompson and Verna M. Keith 12. The Architecture of Inequality: Gender and Sexuality Dilemmas of Desire - Deborah Tolman Black Women and a New Definition of Womanhood - Bart Landry Still a Man's World: Men Who Do "Women's World" - Christine L. Williams 13. The Global Dynamics of Population: Demographic Trends The "Xers" versus the "Boomers" -- A Contrived War - Margaret Morganroth Gullette To Die a Little: Migration and Coffee in Mexico and Central America - Luiz Hernandez Navarro These Dark Satanic Mills - William Greider 14. Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society Popular Christianity and Political Extremism in the United States - James Aho Challenging Power: Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White, Working-Class Women - Celene Krauss

Author Biography

Jodi O'Brien (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Professor of Sociology at Seattle University. She teaches courses in social psychology, sexuality, inequality, and classical and contemporary theory. She writes and lectures on the cultural politics of transgressive identities and communities. Her other books include "Everyday Inequalities" (Basil Blackwell), "Social Prisms: Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes" (Pine Forge Press), and "The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, Fourth Edition" (Pine Forge Press). 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
Edited by David M. Newman Edited by Jodi A. O'Brien
Country of Publication
United States
6th Revised edition
Illustrations, map
Pine Forge
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