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Now in its seventh edition, this best-selling reader provides an introduction to the sociological study of social psychology, interpersonal interaction, embodiment, emotion, selfhood, inequality, and the politics of everyday realities. Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychologyand Microsociology presents forty-two selections that include both classic and contemporary theoretical work and empirical studies. Detailed introductions to each part and article identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics.
The seventh edition features extended introductions to each of the book's nine parts as well as reflective questions for critical thinking and application at the end of each reading. It also includes ten new readings on such engaging topics as:
* Self-presentation in on-line worlds * The management of emotion by Mixed Martial Arts fighters * The bodily labor and discipline expected of fashion models * The dramaturgical rituals and masculine displays that characterize "girl hunts" * The reproduction of racial hierarchies in an organization that serves black youth * Stigma management among mobile home residents * The justification of divorce by conservative Christian women * The social construction of family troubles
An Instructor's Resource CD including chapter summaries, key points, and reflective questions and answer guidelines is available for qualified instructors.
Spencer E. Cahill (1949-2006) was Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. The author or editor of four books and numerous articles, he was also editor of Social Psychology Quarterly; associate editor of Symbolic Interaction; and president of the Society for the Study of SymbolicInteraction.
Kent Sandstrom is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at North Dakota State University. The recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, he is the co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and author of several books, including Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality, Fourth Edition (OUP, 2013).
Carissa Froyum is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa. She is deputy editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and recipient of the 2011 University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award.
Table of Contents
* = New to the Seventh Edition
Part I: Human Being and Social Reality
*Introduction 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
*Introduction 6. Smell, Odor, and Somatic Work, Dennis D. Waskul and Phillip Vannini 7. Working on Feeling, Arlie Hochschild *8. Feeling Norms and Romantic Love, Robin Simon, Donna Eder, and Cathy Evans *9. Managing Emotional Manhood, Christian Vaccaro, Douglas Schrock, and Janice McCabe 10. The Organizational Management of Shame, Daniel D. Martin
Part III: The Social Construction of the Body and Embodiment
*Introduction 11. Becoming a Gendered Body, Karin A. Martin 12. Women and Their Clitoris, Dennis D. Waskul, Phillip Vannini, and Desiree Wiesen 13. Risky Lessons, Jessica Fields *14. Disciplining Corpulence, Amanda Czerniawski 15. Corporate Logo Tattoos and the Commodification of the Body, Angela Orend and Patricia Gagne
Part IV: The Social Construction of the Self
*Introduction 16. The Self as Sentiment and Reflection, Charles Horton Cooley 17. The Self as Social Structure, George Herbert Mead 18. Young Children's Racial and Ethnic Definitions of Self, Debra Van Ausdale and Joe Feagin 19. Gang-Related Gun Violence and the Self, Paul Stretesky and Mark Pogrebin 20. The Dissolution of the Self, Kenneth J. Gergen
Part V: The Self and Social Interaction
*Introduction 21. The Presentation of Self, Erving Goffman *22. The Girl Hunt, David Grazian 23. The Gloried Self, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler *24. The Presentation of Self in Virtual Spaces, Simon Gottschalk
Part VI: The Organization of Social Interaction
*Introduction 25. Face-Work and Interaction Rituals, Erving Goffman 26. The Interaction Order of Public Bathrooms, Spencer Cahill 27. Wheelchair Users' Interpersonal Management of Emotions, Spencer Cahill and Robin Eggleston *28. Working 'the Code' in the Inner City, Nikki Jones
Part VII: The Construction of Social Structures and Boundaries
*Introduction 29. Society in Action, Hubert Blumer 30. Collective Emotions and Boundary Work among Evangelical Christians, Amy Wilkins 31. Managing Emotions in an Animal Shelter, Arnold Arluke 32. Protecting the Routine from Chaos, Daniel Chambliss
Part VIII: Reproducing and Resisting Inequalities
*Introduction 33. Borderwork Among Boys and Girls, Barrie Thorne *34. Salvaging Decency, Margarethe Kusenbach *35. For the Betterment of Kids Who Look Like Me, Carissa Froyum *36. Escaping Symbolic Entrapment, Maintaining Social Identities, Shane Sharp 37. Doing Gender As Resistance, Chauntelle Anne Tibbals
Part IX: The Politics of Reality
Introduction 38. The Moral Career of the Mental Patient, Erving Goffman *39. The Dynamics of Family Trouble, Ara Francis 40. Being Middle Eastern American in the Context of the War on Terror, Amir Marvasti 41. Nazi Doctors in Auschwitz, Robert Jay Lifton 42. Rosa Parks, Collective Forgetting, and the Power of Oneness, Barry Schwartz