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The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. It is the ideal companion to McIntyre's text, The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology, or other sociology texts.
Readings in this edition challenge students to re-evaluate familiar social arenas: the college classroom, televised sports shows, restaurants, doctors' offices and even public restrooms. The readings focus around the essential message that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
Table of Contents
|The Social Imagination|
|How History and Sociology Can Help Today's Families|
|The Research Craft|
|Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects: A Study of Personal Advertisements|
|Miscounting Race: Explaining Whites' Misperceptions of Racial Group Size|
|Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in Social Research|
|If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably|
|Body Ritual Among the Nacirema|
|Act Your Age|
|The Power and Meaning of "Girl Watching"|
|The Code of the Streets|
|Danger in Contemporary Legends|
|The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life|
|The Not-So-Lonely Crowd: Friendship Groups in Collective Behavior|
|The Pathology of Imprisonment|
|"Getting" and "Making" a Tip|
|Commanding the Room in Short Skirts: Cheering as the Embodiment of Ideal Girlhood|
|The Rest Room and Equal Opportunity|
|Social Institutions and Socialization|
|"Tuck in That Shirt!" Race, Class, Gender, and Discipline in an Urban School|
|Emotional Capital and Professional Socialization: The Case of Mortuary Science Students (and Me)|
|Anybody's Son Will Do|
|Suspended Identity: Identity Transformation in a Maximum Security Prison|
|How Women Reshape the Prison Guard Role|
|Not Just Bodies: Strategies for Desexualizing the Physical Examination of Patients|
|Deviance and Social Control|
|The Normality of Crime|
|The Saints and the Roughnecks|
|On Being Sane in Insane Places|
|Sexual Assault on Campus: A Multilevel, Integrative Approach to Party Rape|
|Situational Ethics and College Student Cheating|
|Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in White-Collar Crime|
|The Land of Opportunity|
|Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America|
|The Job Ghetto|
|"Race Doesn't Matter, but..." The Effect of Race on College Professors' Experiences and Emotion Management in the Undergraduate College Classroom|
|Confessions of a Nice Negro or Why I Shaved My Head|
|The Model Minority Myth: Asian Americans Confront Growing Backlash|
|Tales Out of Medical School|
|The Sociological Eye and Its Blinders|
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