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January 2015 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This concise, affordable anthology contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. The readings cover core topics in sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, deviance, gender, class, and race. An alternate, topical table of contents suggests ways to match readings to other subfields in sociology (like family, education, work, and religion), and identifies readings that reflect four theoretical traditions: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism.
 
Part I: Thinking Sociologically
 
The Sociological Imagination - C. Wright Mills
 
Invitation to Sociology - Peter L. Berger
 
The Restroom and Equal Opportunity - Harvey Molotch
 
An Introduction to McDonaldization - George Ritzer
 
Dammed Lies and Statistics - Joel Best
 
Part II: Culture, Socialization, and Interaction
 
Body Rituals Among the Nacirema - Horace Miner
 
Islands of Meaning - Eviatar Zerubavel
 
The Presentation of Self in Everday Life - Erving Goffman
 
Anybody’s Son Will Do - Gwynne Dyer
 
Part III: Constructing Deviance and Normality
 
On Being Sane in Insane Places - David L. Rosenhan
 
The Rise of Viagra - Meika Loe
 
Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating - Emily E. LaBeff, Robert E. Clark, Valerie J. Haines, and George M. Diekhoff
 
The Way We Weren’t: The Myth and Reality of the “Traditional” Family - Stephanie Coontz
 
Part IV: Gender
 
Doing Gender - Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman
 
Marked: Women in the Workplace - Deborah Tannen
 
The Boy Code - William Pollack
 
Part V: Race
 
Racial Formations - Michael Omi and Howard Winant
 
How to Talk Nasty about Blacks without Sounding "Racist" - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
 
The Code of the Streets - Elijah Anderson
 
Part VI: Social Class
 
The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All - Herbert J. Gans
 
Unequal Childhoods - Annette Lareau
 
Preparing for Power: Curriculum and Cultural Power - Peter W. Cookson, Jr. and Caroline Persell

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Too much for my students to handle

Professor Carlos Enrique Zeisel
Behavioral Sciences, Southwestern Ill Clg-Bell
June 1, 2016

Love it!

Dr Henry Bartlett
History, Philosophy & Social Sciences, SUNY Broome
April 8, 2015

Not really a fan of the variety of readings.

Dr LaToya Tavernier
Sociology Dept, Framingham State University
February 4, 2015

Good collection of classic articles

Dr Beverly Bennett
Social Science Dept, Wilbur Wright College
February 4, 2015

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Kimberly Jean McGann

Kimberly J. McGann (Ph.D., SUNY-Buffalo) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., where she regularly teaches introduction to sociology, marriage and families, race and ethnicity, and mass media and popular culture. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781483378695
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