Now in its sixth edition, Spencer E. Cahill's best-selling anthology provides an introduction to the sociological study of social psychology, interpersonal interaction, social construction, and the social shaping of human experience in our everyday lives. Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology presents forty-one selections that include both classic and contemporary theoretical work as well as empirical studies. Detailed introductions to each part and article identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics. Incorporating the insights of Kent Sandstrom, the new coeditor, the sixth edition features twenty-three new readings on such fascinating topics as: * Symbols and the creation of reality * Speed culture and TV commercials * Smell, odor, and somatic work * The organizational management of shame * The embodiment of gender differences in preschool practices * Sex education and the reproduction of inequality * Gang-related gun violence and the self * Emotion work among employees at an abortion clinic * Police oppression of Mexican Americans * Women, hair, and power * Being Middle Eastern in the context of the war on terror * Nazi doctors in Auschwitz . . . and much more. The sixth edition also features section introductions that link the selections together and an Instructor's Resource CD and Test Bank.
Spencer E. Cahill (1949-2006) was Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida.
Kent Sandstrom is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology Department at the University of Northern Iowa.
Table of Contents
*=New to this edition Each Part opens with an Introduction. Introduction Uses of the Selections About the Contributors PART I: HUMAN BEING AND SOCIAL REALITY * 1. Sociological Mindfulness, Michael Schwalbe 2. The Social Foundations of Human Experience, Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann * 3. Symbols and the Creation of Reality, Kent Sandstrom 4. Islands of Meaning, Eviatar Zerubavel * 5. Speed Culture, Simon Gottschalk PART II: THE SOCIAL SHAPING OF SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE * 6. Smell, Odor, and Somatic Work, Dennis D. Waskul and Phillip Vannini * 7. Working on Feeling, Arlie Hochschild 8. Managing Emotions in Medical School, Allen C. Smith III and Sherryl Kleinman 9. Mental Illness, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Elusive Self, David A. Karp * 10. The Organizational Management of Shame, Daniel D. Martin PART III: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE BODY AND EMBODIMENT * 11. Women and Their Clitoris, Dennis D. Waskul, Phillip Vannini, and Desiree Wiesen * 12. Becoming a Gendered Body, Karin A. Martin * 13. Risky Lessons, Jessica Fields * 14. Corporate Logo Tattoos and the Commodification of the Body, Angela Orend and Patricia Gagné PART IV: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE SELF 15. The Self as Sentiment and Reflection, Charles Horton Cooley 16. The Self as Social Structure, George Herbert Mead 17. Young Children's Racial and Ethnic Definitions of Self, Debra Van Ausdale and Joe Feagin * 18. Gang-Related Gun Violence and the Self, Paul Stretesky and Mark Pogrebrin 19. The Dissolution of the Self, Kenneth J. Gergen PART V: THE SELF AND SOCIAL INTERACTION 20. The Presentation of Self, Erving Goffman 21. Cyberspace and Cyberselves, Dennis D. Waskul 22. The Gloried Self, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler * 23. Helping Women and Protecting the Self in an Abortion Clinic, Michelle Wolkomir and Jennifer Powers PART VI: THE ORGANIZATION OF SOCIAL INTERACTION 24. Face-Work and Interaction Rituals, Erving Goffman 25. The Interaction Order of Public Bathrooms, Spencer E. Cahill 26. Wheelchair Users' Interpersonal Management of Emotions, Spencer E. Cahill and Robin Eggleston * 27. Between Deference and Distinction, Tim Hallett PART VII: THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND BOUNDARIES 28. Society in Action, Hubert Blumer * 29. Protecting the Routine from Chaos, Daniel Chambliss * 30. Legitimated Oppression, Robert J. Durán * 31. Collective Emotions and Boundary Work among Evangelical Christians, Amy Wilkins 32. Managing Emotions in an Animal Shelter, Arnold Arluke PART VIII: REPRODUCING AND RESISTING INEQUALITIES 33. Borderwork among Boys and Girls, Barrie Thorne * 34. Women, Hair, and Power, Rose Weitz * 35. Straddling Racial Boundaries at School, Prudence Carter * 36. Doing Gender as Resistance, Chauntelle Anne Tibbals PART IX: THE POLITICS OF REALITY 37. The Moral Career of the Mental Patient, Erving Goffman * 38. Being Middle Eastern American in the Context of the War on Terror, Amir Marvasti * 39. Consuming Terrorism, David Altheide * 40. Nazi Doctors in Auschwitz, Robert Jay Lifton * 41. Rosa Parks, Collective Forgetting, and the Power of Oneness, Barry Schwartz