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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.
Joel M. Charon, Professor Emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead Lee Garth Vigilant, Associate Professor, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Table of Contents
|The Discipline of Sociology||p. 1|
|Sociology as a Passion to Understand||p. 2|
|The Sociological Imagination||p. 8|
|Critical Thinking About Statistics||p. 13|
|Generalizing, Stereotyping, and Social Science||p. 17|
|Religious Fundamentalism: A Sociological Study||p. 24|
|The Perspective of Sociology: Humans as Social Beings||p. 29|
|Social Identity||p. 30|
|The Importance of Primary Groups||p. 33|
|Presentation of Self in Everyday Life||p. 38|
|Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple||p. 43|
|Collective Trauma at Buffalo Creek||p. 49|
|The Meaning and the Importance of the City||p. 56|
|Society, Social Control, and the Individual||p. 61|
|Social Structure||p. 67|
|Pathology of Imprisonment||p. 68|
|If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably||p. 71|
|The Mai Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience||p. 76|
|Gender as Structure||p. 88|
|Four Modes of Inequality||p. 94|
|Social Structure: Class||p. 107|
|The New American Class Structure||p. 108|
|The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All||p. 117|
|Class in Everyday Life||p. 121|
|Inequality in Europe and the United States||p. 126|
|The Polarization of Class in the World||p. 134|
|Social Structure: Race and Ethnicity||p. 139|
|Race, Wealth, and Equality||p. 140|
|Occupational Opportunities and Race||p. 148|
|Punishment and Inequality in America||p. 156|
|Yellow Face: Asian Americans in Popular Culture||p. 160|
|Children of Immigrants: Adaptation and Identity||p. 168|
|Social Structure: Gender||p. 179|
|The Meaning of Gender||p. 180|
|The Working Wife as an Urbanized Peasant||p. 190|
|What Marriage Means||p. 200|
|The Betrayal of the American Man||p. 210|
|Culture: A Sociological View||p. 220|
|The Code of the Street||p. 225|
|American Culture: Individualism and Community||p. 227|
|The American Dream||p. 236|
|Social Institutions: Economic and Political||p. 247|
|The Meaning and Origin of Social Institutions||p. 248|
|The Institution of Capitalism||p. 251|
|The Rise of Big Business in the United States||p. 258|
|The Dominance of the Corporation||p. 262|
|Government Programs and Social Cohesion||p. 269|
|Liberal Democracy and Democratic Culture||p. 277|
|Social Institutions: Familial, Religious, Educational||p. 285|
|Family in Transition, 2007||p. 286|
|Family Life and Economic Success||p. 294|
|Unequal Childhoods||p. 301|
|The Meaning of Religion||p. 311|
|Religious Diversity in America||p. 313|
|The Shame of the Nation||p. 321|
|The Culture of the School||p. 329|
|Social Change||p. 339|
|Class, Social Conflict, and Social Change||p. 340|
|Society and Change||p. 345|
|Social Movements and Social Change||p. 347|
|American Social Trends||p. 353|
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