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The Myth of Individualism

ISBN13:

9780742599901

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ISBN10:
0742599906
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/28/2009
Publisher(s):
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Summary

The Myth of Individualism offers a concise introduction to sociology and sociological thinking. This engaging supplemental text challenges the dominant belief that human behavior is the result of free choices made by autonomous actors. Drawing upon personal stories, historical events and sociological research, Callero shows how powerful social forces shape individual lives in subtle but compelling ways.

Author Biography

Peter L. Callero is professor of sociology at Western Oregon University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Individualism: The Power of a Mythp. 13
Becoming a Person: The Power of Symbolsp. 39
Conformity and Disobedience: The Power of the Groupp. 65
Family Matters: The Power of Social Classp. 91
Globalization: The Power of Capitalismp. 113
From "Me" to "We": The Power of Collective Actionp. 139
Conclusionp. 163
Indexp. 167
About the Authorp. 175
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