• Social Science

Readings for Sociology


Author: Garth Massey
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393938845
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
View: 1680
The perfect mix of classic and contemporary readings.

    • Social Science

Mapping the Social Landscape

Readings in Sociology
Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781506368283
Category: Social Science
Page: 688
View: 1363
Mapping The Social Landscape is one of the most established and popular readers for Introductory Sociology. Over the course of seven editions, MH sold over 143,000 new copies. The book's 58 reading selections are arranged into eight sections that correspond to the organization of a typical Intro Sociology survey text. Susan Ferguson edits the readings and writes introductions and discussion questions for each reading. There are a small number of classic selections (Marx, Mills, Weber, Davis, etc.), modern favorites (Annette Lareau, Arlie Hochschild, Elijah Anderson), and a range of readings from younger, contemporary scholars.

    • Canada

Seeing Ourselves

Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology, Fourth Canadian Edition
Author: Nijole Vaicaitis Benokraitis,John J. Macionis,Peter Urmetzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780132819008
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
View: 4920
Seeing all sides of sociology issues: classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural. Seeing Ourselves is the only reader that systematically weaves together three types of articles-classic, contemporary, and cross-cultural-to showcase the many different perspectives sociology offers across a diverse variety of topics. Classic articles provide students with sociological statements of recognized importance and lasting significance. Contemporary readings focus on current sociological issues, controversies, and applications. And, cross-cultural selections offer sociological insights about the striking cultural diversity of Canada and the larger world. Together, these readings summarize significant sociological issues in a way that is both informative and easy to understand for introductory students.

    • Social Science

Inside Social Life

Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology
Author: Spencer Cahill,Kent Sandstrom,Carissa Froyum
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190647889
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
View: 6632
Revised edition of Inside social life, [2014]

    • Social Science

Essentials of Sociology


Author: Richard P. Appelbaum,Deborah Carr,Anthony Giddens,Mitchell Duneier
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393674088
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 6118
Drawing on up-to-the-minute examples, cutting-edge research, and the most current data, Essentials of Sociology powerfully illustrates how a sociological imagination can make us more thoughtful members of our social world, better citizens, and more effective future workers. (NEW) "Employing Your Sociological Imagination" features highlight the practical value of sociology to a wide range of careers. Extensive pedagogy and innovative media help students not only succeed in the course, but also develop the skills necessary for life beyond college.

    • Popular culture

The Real World

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Kerry Ferris,Jill Stein
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393639308
Category: Popular culture
Page: N.A
View: 2776

    • Education

Life in Society

Readings to Accompany Sociology, a Down-to-earth Approach, Eighth Edition
Author: James M. Henslin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205494156
Category: Education
Page: 262
View: 3555
This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion to "Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach," Eighth Edition. There is one reading per text chapter, including a selection to accompany the online chapter, "The Sociology of Human Sexuality." Readings New To This Edition The Hmong Meet the Melting Pot / Anne Fadiman Diary of a Homeless Man / John R. Coleman Fraternities and Rape Culture / A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All / Herbert J. Gans How the Jews Became White Folks / Karen Brodkin College Athletes and Role Conflict / Peter Adler and Patricia A. Adler Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigration / Farai Chideya

    • Social Science

Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey,Mica L. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255986
Category: Social Science
Page: 656
View: 4397
Examining the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society, Society In Focus, Eighth Edition, emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere. It is designed to help students think clearly and critically about sociological issues, concepts, and methods. Questioning is at the heart of this approach, and as students read this book they are encouraged to become part of the sociological enterprise—rather than remain passive observers. Every element of the text is designed to challenge students to evaluate social issues and, guided by the sociological imagination, to clearly formulate their own positions. By asking questions that demand sociological and creative thought, students are reminded that their conclusions and decisions, as well as their non-decisions and inaction, may have important social consequences. New to this edition: • New coauthor Mica Thompson, an experienced teacher of introduction to sociology, brings a fresh new perspective as well as a wide array of different life experiences to this edition of Society in Focus. • An expanded critical analysis in Chapter 1 introduces all forms of media and technology, and every chapter examines an aspect of their powerful social influence. • Chapters 9, 16, and 17 have been updated to include the most recent worldwide financial and economic developments, to help explain globalization and cultural diversity. • Expanded application of feminist theory in every chapter to help students recognize the importance of gender diversity and the contributions of that theoretical perspective in sociology. • Updated and brand new boxes throughout encourage students to take a closer look at society and selected social issues. This book is accompanied by a learning package designed to enhance the experience of both instructors and students: Instructor’s Manual.* For each chapter in the text, this valuable resource provides a lecture outline, student learning objectives, key terms with definitions, discussion questions, and web resources. Test Bank.* The Test Bank includes multiple choice questions marked with difficulty and skill levels and referenced by section. The true-false, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and essay questions are all referenced by section. PowerPoint® Presentation.* The PowerPoint® slides provide lecture outlines as well as the tables, maps, and figures from the text. Learning Management System (LMS) Cartridge. Available for most learning management systems, this cartridge contains the test questions and Companion Website material that accompany Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Eighth Edition. This cartridge allows for better integration of the materials with your course and makes it easy for student test results and graded assignments to flow into instructor gradebooks. *The Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint® Presentation, and the Learning Management System Cartridge are available to adopters for download. Please contact [email protected] to gain access. Enhanced eText. The Enhanced eText allows students to access their textbook anytime and anywhere they want. The eText for Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Eighth Edition, features direct links to flash cards, self-quizzes, and additional activities designed to enhance the concepts in each chapter. The Enhanced eText can be purchased at www.rowman.com or any other retailer of online texts. Companion Website. Accompanying the text is an open-access Companion Website designed to reinforce the main topics. For each chapter, flash cards, self-quizzes, and additional activities help students master the information they learn in the classroom. Students can access the Companion Website from their computer or mobile device at textbooks.rowman.com/thompson8e. Respondus 4.0©. Respondus 4.0© is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to the most popular learning management systems. Exams can be created offline or moved from one LMS to another. Respondus LE is available for free and can be used to automate the process of creating print tests. Respondus 3.5, available for purchase or via a school site license, prepares tests to be uploaded to an LMS. Click here: http://www.respondus.com/products/testbank/search.php to submit your request. Respondus StudyMate©. Respondus StudyMate© helps students master the basics of course material through learning activities, self-assessments, and games. A dozen activities – such as flash cards, crosswords and quizzes – engage students with course content in an individualized way. Students can access StudyMate activities using computers, smartphones and tablets. StudyMate also integrates seamlessly with the most popular learning management systems.

    • Social Science

You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist
Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393674187
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 9751
The bestselling "untextbook" gets students thinking like sociologists

    • Social Science

Essentials of Sociology


Author: David B. Brinkerhoff,Suzanne T. Ortega,Rose Weitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133630391
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 5002
Extremely reader friendly and packed with vivid examples, ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY, 9e takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. It combines comprehensive coverage, socially relevant analysis, and cutting-edge research into a concise 15 chapters. Hands-on exercises help sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills as readers put sociological theory into practice. More visually engaging than ever, the Ninth Edition also maintains the book’s signature emphasis on global issues. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Social Science

Introduction to Sociology


Author: Deborah Carr,Anthony Giddens,Mitchell Duneier,Richard P. Appelbaum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780393639452
Category: Social Science
Page: 856
View: 3904
Authored by four leading scholars and teachers, Introduction to Sociology provides an authoritative introduction to basic concepts, major theories, and current research in a streamlined, easy-to-navigate format. A consistent four-part chapter structure makes the reading manageable without sacrificing coverage, while InQuizitive, Norton's award-winning adaptive learning platform, helps ensure students are mastering the content. At the end of every chapter, a discussion of unanswered questions highlights the power of the sociological imagination to help us better understand our complex society.

    • Social Science

Ways of Social Change

Making Sense of Modern Times
Author: Garth Massey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506306632
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 7603
The world is at our fingertips, but understanding what is going on has never been more daunting. Garth Massey’s Ways of Social Change is a primer for making sense of both rapidly moving events and the cultural and structural forces on which social life is built, while teaching critical thinking skills needed to understand social change. With an approach that is fresh, timely, challenging, and engaging, Ways of Social Change shows students how social change is both a lived experience and the result of our actions in the world. It invites the reader into the realm of social science, where clarification, understanding, and inquiry provide for both informed opinions and a path to effective involvement. The core of the book focuses on five forces that powerfully influence the direction, scope and speed of social change: science and technology, social movements, war and revolution, large corporations, and the state. A concluding chapter encourages students to examine their own perspectives and offers ways to engage in social change, now and in their lifetime.

    • Social Science

The Meaning of Sociology

A Reader
Author: Joel M. Charon,Lee Garth Vigilant
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135157862
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 8206
This classic reader captures the excitement inherent in the field of sociology with 56 classic and contemporary selections from a wide variety of authors and sources. The reader is organized around basic sociological concepts and connects these concepts to the study of Sociology or our world.

    • Political Science

The Contexts Reader


Author: Syed Ali,Philip N. Cohen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393639650
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
View: 5887
An updated collection of the best articles from the award-winning magazine

    • Social Science

Ten Questions: A Sociological Perspective


Author: Joel M. Charon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133713440
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 421
A perfect alternative to the traditional introductory sociology text, TEN QUESTIONS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Eighth Edition, employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles. The text poses and answers questions that pique student interest, such as: What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger, and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes such new real-world examples as the political revolution in Egypt and the Tea Party movement as illustrations of social conflict; and intriguing new discussions of how individuals can affect society, inequality and social stratification, and many other topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Social Science

Exploring Social Life

Readings to Accompany Essentials of Sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach
Author: James M. Henslin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205633067
Category: Social Science
Page: 210
View: 1764
This brief and economical reader, edited by James M. Henslin, is especially designed to be used as a companion to "Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach." There is one reading per text chapter, including a selection to accompany the online chapter, "The Sociology of Human Sexuality." Readings New to This Edition "Hooking Up on the Internet" by Helen M. Lawson and Kira Leck"Becoming a Hit Man" by Ken Levi"Job on the Line" by William M. Adler"Invisible Man" by Lawrence Otis Graham"Social Class and Childrearing" by Annette Lareau"Still Separate, Still Unequal" by Jonathan Kozol"Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigration" by Farai Chideya Order separately or valuepack with "Essentials of ""Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach," Eighth Edition for $5 net. Valuepack ISBN: 0-205-

    • Social Science

Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change
Author: Joseph F. Healey,Andi Stepnick,Eileen O'Brien
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506399754
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
View: 6175
Known for its clear and engaging writing, the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey, Andi Stepnick, and Eileen O’Brien has been thoroughly updated to make it fresher, more relevant, and more accessible to undergraduates. The Eighth Edition retains the same use of sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the U.S. and for examining the variety of experiences within each minority group, particularly differences between those of men and women. This edition also puts greater emphasis on intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation that will offer students a deeper understanding of diversity. New to this Edition New co-author Andi Stepnick adds fresh perspectives to the book from her teaching and research on race, gender, social movements, and popular culture. New coverage of intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation offer students a deeper understanding of diversity in the U.S. The text has been thoroughly updated from hundreds of new sources to reflect the latest research, current events, and changes in U.S. society. 80 new and updated graphs, tables, maps, and graphics draw on a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census, Gallup, and Pew. 35 new internet activities provide opportunities for students to apply concepts by exploring oral history archives, art exhibits, video clips, and other online sites.

    • Social Science

Sociology

The Essentials
Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781111833787
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 8886
Your students can test their knowledge with this collection of practice tests, including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions with answers, page references, and answer explanations.

    • Political Science

Religion and Politics in the United States


Author: Kenneth D. Wald,Allison Calhoun-Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538105144
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 9868
Religion and Politics in the United States has been fully updated with material from current scholarship to cover recent American politics and elections. Using an evidenced-based, social-scientific approach to religion, this text shows how religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large.

    • Social Science

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City


Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070385
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 2882
Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.