9780073404431

The Practical Skeptic: Readings in Sociology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073404431

  • ISBN10:

    0073404438

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/8/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

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
The Promise
How History and Sociology Can Help Today's Families
Hernando Washington
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
Culture
Queer Customs
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Act Your Age
The Power and Meaning of "Girl Watching"
The Code of the Streets
Danger in Contemporary Legends
Social Structure
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
Inequality
The Land of Opportunity
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
The Job Ghetto
Racism
"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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GREAT!!! May 20, 2011
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This textbook includes classic sociological research writings as well as recent pieces on fascinating topics of interest to students. The readings focus around the essential message that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye. It is very interesting to read of so many different studies which reveal what's going on in our society or about our human behavior. This is a good anthology for those interested in sociology. Recommended.
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