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Life in Society: Readings to Accompany Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Eighth Edition

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780205494156

ISBN10:
0205494153
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

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

Table of Contents

Preface vii
PART I THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE 1(62)
1 The Sociological Perspective
Invitation to Sociology
Peter L. Berger
3(8)
2 Culture
The Fierce People
Napolon Chagnon
11(15)
3 Socialization
Anybody's Son Will Do
Gwynne Dyer
26(11)
4 Social Structure and Social Interaction
Diary of a Homeless Man
John R. Coleman
37(13)
5 How Sociologists Do Research
Inside Organized Racism
Kathleen M. Blee
50(13)
PART II SOCIAL GROUPS AND SOCIAL CONTROL 63(34)
6 Societies to Social Networks
Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line
William E. Thompson
65(10)
7 Bureaucracies and Formal Organizations
Handling the Stigma of Handling the Dead
William E. Thompson
75(13)
8 Deviance and Social Control
Fraternities and Rape Culture
A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade
88(9)
PART III SOCIAL INEQUALITY 97(50)
9 Global Stratification
Life on the Global Assembly Line
Barbara Ehrenreich and Annette Fuentes
99(9)
10 Social Class in the United States
The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All
Herbert J. Gans
108(7)
11 Inequalities of Gender
Girls and Boys Together...But Mostly Apart
Barrie Thorne
115(13)
12 Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity
How the Jews Became White Folks
Karen Brodkin
128(11)
13 Inequalities of Age
"But This Is My Mother!" The Plight of Elders in Nursing Homes
Cynthia Loucks
139(8)
PART IV SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS 147(62)
14 The Economy
The McDonaldization of Society
George Ritzer
149(12)
15 Politics
The Power Elite
C. Wright Mills
161(8)
16 Marriage and Family
When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
Arlie Russell Hochschild
169(10)
17 Education
College Athletes and Role Conflict
Peter Adler and Patricia A. Adler
179(11)
18 Religion
India's Sacred Cow
Marvin Harris
190(8)
19 Medicine
Just Another Routine Emergency
Daniel F. Chambliss
198(11)
PART V SOCIAL. CHANGE 209(44)
20 Population and Urbanization
Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigration
Farai Chideya
211(14)
21 Collective Behavior and Social Movements
The Animal Rights Crusade
James M. Jasper and Dorothy Nelkin
225(8)
22 Social Change and the Environment
Jihad vs. McWorld
Benjamin R. Barber
233(11)
23 Human Sexuality
How Many Sexual Partners Do Americans Have?
Robert T. Michael, John H. Gagnon, Edward O. Laumann, and Gina Kolata
244(9)
Name Index 253(2)
Subject Index 255


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