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Everyday Sociology Reader seeks to meet students where they are, offering observations on popular culture, family life, news events, and other aspects of everyday life.
Karen Sternheimer teaches in the sociology department at the University of Southern California, where she is also a faculty fellow at the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching. Her books include Connecting Popular Culture and Social Problems and Kids These Days.
Table of Contents
|About The Everyday Sociology Reader||p. xi|
|Thinking Sociologically and Doing Sociology||p. 1|
|The Sociological Perspective|
|The Promise||p. 3|
|Fractals, Theories, and Patterns||p. 7|
|Matching Research Methods to Research Questions||p. 10|
|Where to Sit: Doing Qualitative Research||p. 13|
|Scary Numbers||p. 15|
|Culture, Consumption, and Media||p. 25|
|Conspicuous Consumption||p. 27|
|The Visible Lifestyle: American Symbols of Status||p. 31|
|Reality Life||p. 38|
|Beauty Myths and Magazines||p. 40|
|Marketing Ideas and Fears through Email: Pass Along Hoaxes and Urban Legends||p. 43|
|Self and Interaction||p. 47|
|The Public Self|
|[Impression Management]||p. 49|
|Grocery Shopping, Ordering Whoppers, and Borat||p. 57|
|Stand By Our Man||p. 59|
|Grappling with the Medicated Self: The Case of ADHD College Students||p. 62|
|Identity and Value|
|Romantic Exchanges||p. 77|
|Community, Organizations, and Social Groups||p. 82|
|Bureaucracy: Resistance to Change and Adaptation||p. 87|
|Declining Civic Engagement|
|Civic Participation||p. 89|
|Increasing Civic Engagement|
|Beyond Bowling Alone||p. 99|
|Barriers to Involvement|
|Social Movements and Your Attention Span||p. 101|
|Crime and Deviance||p. 105|
|Understanding Crime Statistics|
|Murder and Statistics||p. 107|
|A Theory of Crime|
|Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety||p. 110|
|Challenging a Theory of Crime|
|Beyond Broken Windows||p. 116|
|[The Relationship Between Celebrity and Deviant Behavior]||p. 119|
|Navigating the Deviant Label|
|Rehab, Labeling, and Deviance||p. 128|
|American Class Structure|
|Class in America||p. 135|
|The Intersection of Race and Class|
|Class and Race||p. 149|
|Class in Everyday Life|
|Class Consciousness||p. 154|
|Media Representations of Class|
|Class Action in the Media||p. 157|
|Shifting Perceptions of Homelessness|
|The Disaster of Homelessness||p. 168|
|Gender and Sexuality||p. 173|
|Gender as a Performance|
|Doing Gender||p. 175|
|The Well-coiffed Man: Class, Race, and Heterosexual Masculinity in the Hair Salon||p. 183|
|Gender and Power|
|Language, Gender, and Power||p. 197|
|Gender and Sex|
|Back Stage Out in Front: Impressions of Teen Pregnancy||p. 199|
|Does Finger Size Reveal Sexual Orientation?||p. 202|
|Race and Ethnicity||p. 209|
|Racial Formation||p. 211|
|Black and White or Rainbow Colors: Tiger Woods and the "One-Drop Rule"||p. 225|
|Racial Tensions and Living in a Color-blind Society||p. 227|
|The Costs of a Costless Community||p. 229|
|Celebrating St. Patrick's Day: Symbolic Ethnicity||p. 239|
|Social Institutions||p. 243|
|Families and Work|
|The Overextended Family||p. 246|
|Who Cares for America's Babies?||p. 254|
|Work and the Economy|
|White-collar Downward Mobility||p. 257|
|Work and Social Networks|
|Getting a Job: Weak Social Ties and Online Connections||p. 260|
|Education and Inequality|
|Hitting Them Hardest When They're Small||p. 262|
|Education and Globalization|
|Globalization and Higher Education||p. 274|
|Religion and Spirituality|
|Bridging the Gap: The Split between Society and Spirituality||p. 276|
|Religion and Deviance|
|What Is a Cult?||p. 92|
|Government and Power|
|The Sociology of Conspiracy||p. 294|
|Social Change||p. 299|
|Generations X, Y, and Z: Are They Changing America?||p. 301|
|Black Ethnicity: The Foreign-born in America||p. 310|
|Immigration and Social Change|
|Rethinking Crime and Immigration||p. 313|
|Fear of Immigration and Change|
|Statistics and Myths about Immigrants||p. 323|
|Social Movements and Social Change|
|Social Movements and the Environment||p. 325|
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