Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412987296

Category: Social Science

Page: 601

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Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place—the everyday world—and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students’ daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid introduction to basic sociological concepts and helps students realize their role in constructing, planning, maintaining, and fixing society.

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412980089

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 7983

Takes students inside today's pressing sociological issues and shows them how the compelling events on their minds--such as the current economic recession and the Obama presidency--relate to enduring sociological concepts -- from cover.

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412966698

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 5399

This brief edition of David NewmanÆs Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life provides introductory sociology students an inviting, accessible introduction to the fascinating world of sociology and the sociological imagination. Compelling personal and current examples will engage students and help them to understand how sociology affects them in a personal and day-to-day way.Key FeaturesIllustrates the social construction of society using vivid prose, current examples, and fresh data Focuses on David NewmanÆs signature compelling writing style as well as his personal chapter-opening anecdotesùattributes that have already helped thousands of students learn to think sociologically while being intellectually challengedBalances theory and current, relevant research with engaging, up-to-date examples from a diverse variety of subgroups in U.S. societyIncludes visually striking chapter opening photographs to illustrate chapter concepts Provides a value-priced, briefer text alternative, thus providing flexibility so instructors can assign other readings, such as the Newman/ OÆBrien Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Seventh Edition (©2008, ISBN: 978-1-4129-6150-9)Ancillaries Instructor Resources on CD include a test bank, chapter summaries and outlines, Powerpoint slides, and more. Contact SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), 6 am - 5 pm, PT, to request a copy (qualified instructors only).A student study site at www.pineforge.com/newmanbriefstudy provides students with a rich array of study resources, including exercises, e-flash cards, and links to video and audio archives, along with carefully selected SAGE journal articles.

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506345840

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 6197

Adapted from David M. Newman’s best-selling Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, this briefer, streamlined version continues to show students how to see the “unfamiliar in the familiar,” inspiring them to think critically about their own lives and social contexts. As in the full text, the author’s approachable writing style and lively personal anecdotes make the Brief Edition a text that “reads like a real book.” It uses the metaphors of “architecture” and “construction” to help students understand that society is not something that exists “out there,” independently of themselves; it is a human creation that is planned, formed, maintained, or altered by individuals. Rather than surveying every subfield in sociology, the Brief Edition focuses on the individual and society, the construction of self and society, and social inequality in the context of social structures.

Sociology of Families

Author: David M Newman,Elizabeth Grauerholz

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987499

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 7556

The Second Edition of this comprehensive text on the sociology of the family features: - improved implementation of the 'inductive' teaching style, upon which the book is based - reorganization and restructuring for more flexible teaching - revised demographic essays - 2000 United States Census data incorporated throughout

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology

Author: Kimberly McGann

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378713

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 4519

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology is a concise, affordable anthology that contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. Kimberly McGann puts together readings that 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.

The Meritocracy Myth

Author: Stephen J. McNamee,Robert K. Miller Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442219831

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 4733

The Meritocracy Myth challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy—that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. The third edition has been revised and streamlined, with fresh examples and updated statistical information throughout. Chapters eight and nine have been combined into a comprehensive chapter about discrimination as a non-merit barrier to upward mobility. The book also features a new section on “The Great Recession.” The Meritocracy Myth examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, and evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy. A compelling book on an often-overlooked topic, The Meritocracy Myth has become a classroom classic to introduce students to this provocative topic.

Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality

Author: David Newman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078027031

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 4314

We don’t experience our everyday lives through just one lens; rather, we experience all elements of our identity—race, class, gender, sexuality—simultaneously. Identities and Inequalities acknowledges this complex reality and brings to light the importance of studying the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. It also examines these intersections as both elements of personal identity and sources of social inequality. This new edition brings into conversation a multitude of current events, from police violence and global public health crises, to the legalization of same-sex marriage. With both updated statistics and a fresh look at today’s social climate, Newman’s Identities and Inequalities will prepare students to study these all-important issues in a whole new way. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Freedom Summer

Author: Doug McAdam

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195064728

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 9936

Chronicles the experiences of the volunteers who took part in the voter registration and education campaign in Mississippi in 1964, detailing the events of the fateful time, and how this later affected these young workers.

Getting Wasted

Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard

Author: Thomas Vander Ven

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744419

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 5272

Vander Ven argues that college students rely on "drunk support." Contrary to most accounts of alcohol abuse as being a solitary problem of one person drinking to excess, the college drinking scene is very much a social one where students support one another through nights of drinking games, rituals and rites of passage.

Black Men Can't Shoot (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Scott N. Brooks

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459605608

Category:

Page: 368

View: 6652

The myth of the natural black athlete is widespread, though it's usually only talked about when a sports commentator or celebrity embarrasses himself by bringing it up in public. Those gaffes are swiftly decried as racist, but apart from their link to the long history of ugly racial stereotypes about black people - especially men - they are also harmful because they obscure very real, hard-fought accomplishments. As Black Men Can't Shoot demonstrates, such successes on the basketball court don't just happen because of natural gifts - instead, they grow out of the long, tough, and unpredictable process of becoming a known player. Scott N. Brooks spent four years coaching summer league basketball in Philadelphia. And what he saw, heard, and felt working with the young black men on his team tells us much about how some kids are able to make the extraordinary journey from the ghetto to the NCAA. To show how good players make the transition to greatness, Brooks tells the story of two young men, Jermaine and Ray, following them through their high school years and chronicling their breakthroughs and frustrations on the court as well as their troubles at home. We witness them negotiating the pitfalls of forging a career and a path out of poverty, we see their triumphs and setbacks, and we hear from the network of people - their families, the neighborhood elders, and Coach Brooks himself - invested in their fates. Black Men Can't Shoot has all the hallmarks of a classic sports book, with a climactic championship game and a suspenseful ending as we wait to find out if Jermaine and Ray will be recruited. Brooks's moving coming-of-age story counters the belief that basketball only exploits kids and lures them into following empty dreams - and shows us that by playing ball, some of these young black men have already begun their education even before they get to college.

This Book Is Not Required

Author: Inge Bell,Bernard McGrane,John Gunderson,Terri L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452217181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 5823

This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology

Author: Kenneth Alan Gould,Tammy L. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190663865

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 6027

Designed to introduce students to key concepts and methods in sociology and to engage them in critical thinking, Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology provides a brief and valuable overview to four major questions that guide the discipline: * Why sociology? * What unites us? * What divides us? * How do societies change? Deftly balancing breadth and depth, the book makes the study of sociology accessible, relevant, and meaningful. Contextualizing the most important issues, Ten Lessons helps students discover "the sociological imagination" and what it means to be part of an engaged public discourse.

Reading the Everyday

Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134372167

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 6296

In an ever-growing field of study, this is a major contribution to one of the key areas in cultural studies and cultural theory – the spaces, practices and mythologies of our everyday culture. Drawing on the work of such continental theorists as Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Marc Augé and Siegfried Kracauer, Joe Moran explores the concrete sites and routines of everyday life and how they are represented through political discourse, news media, material culture, photography, reality TV shows, CCTV and much more. Unique in his focus of the under-explored, banal aspects of everyday culture, including office life, commuting, traffic and mass housing, Moran re-evaluates conventional notions of everyday life in cultural studies, and shows that analysing such ‘boring’ phenomena can help make sense of cultural and social change. This book is interdisciplinary in its approach and covers many different areas including visual culture, cultural geography, material culture, and cultural history as well as the key areas of cultural studies and sociology. Students from all these subjects will find this clearly written and lively work an invaluable study resource.

The Risk of Reading

How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World

Author: Robert P. Waxler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623568153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 2334

The Risk of Reading is a defense of the idea that deep and close readings of literature can help us to understand ourselves and the world around us. It explores some of the meaning and implications of modern life through the deep reading of significant books. Waxler argues that we need "fiction" to give our so-called "real life" meaning and that reading narrative fiction remains crucial to the making of a humane and democratic society. Beginning by exploring the implications of thinking about the importance of story in terms of "real life", The Risk of Reading focuses on the importance of human language, especially language shaped into narrative, and how that language is central to the human quest for identity. Waxler argues that we are "linguistic beings," and that reading literary narrative is a significant way to enrich and preserve the traditional sense of human identity and knowledge. This is especially true in the midst of a culture which too often celebrates visual images, spectacle, electronic devices, and celebrity. Reading narrative, in other words, should be considered a counter-cultural activity crucial on the quest to "know thyself." Reading literature is one of the best opportunities we have today to maintain a coherent human identity and remain self-reflective individuals in a world that seems particularly chaotic and confusing. Each chapter takes up a well-known work of nineteenth- or twentieth-century literature in order to discuss more fully these issues, exploring, in particular, the notion of life as a journey or quest and the crucial relationship between language and our contingent everyday existence. Of particular interest along the way is the question of what literary narrative can teach us about our mortality and how stories offer opportunities to reflect on the ambivalent and profound meaning of mortal knowledge.

Wadsworth Classic Readings in Sociology

Author: Wadsworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111783713

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 5234

This series of classic articles written by key sociologists will complement any introductory sociology textbook serving as a touchstone, where students can read original works that teach the fundamental ideas of sociology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Our Social World

Introduction to Sociology

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Keith A. Roberts,Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506362087

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

View: 2854

Inspire your students to develop their sociological imaginations in Our Social World. Focused on deep learning rather than memorization, this book encourages readers to analyze, evaluate, and apply information about the social world; to see the connection between the world and personal events from a new perspective; and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. Organized around the "Social World Model”, a conceptual framework used across chapters to see the complex links between various micro- to macro-levels of the social system, students will develop the practice of using three levels of analysis, and to view sociology as an integrated whole, rather than a set of discrete subjects.

Radical Technologies

The Design of Everyday Life

Author: Adam Greenfield

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784780472

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 9833

A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We already depend on the smartphone to navigate every aspect of our existence. We’re told that innovations—from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars—will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human. Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield’s timely guide clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront —and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.

The Practice of Everyday Life

Author: Michel de Certeau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271459

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7359

Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture. In exploring the public meaning of ingeniously defended private meanings, de Certeau draws on an immense theoretical literature in analytic philosophy, linguistics, sociology, semiology, and anthropology--to speak of an apposite use of imaginative literature.