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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.
Peter L. Callero is professor of sociology at Western Oregon University.
Table of Contents
|Individualism: The Power of a Myth||p. 13|
|Becoming a Person: The Power of Symbols||p. 39|
|Conformity and Disobedience: The Power of the Group||p. 65|
|Family Matters: The Power of Social Class||p. 91|
|Globalization: The Power of Capitalism||p. 113|
|From "Me" to "We": The Power of Collective Action||p. 139|
|About the Author||p. 175|
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