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Engaging and innovative, Seeing Politics Differently: A Brief Introduction to Political Sociology provides students with a concise introduction to political sociology - the study of how power is distributed within society - with a particular focus on the Canadian context. Using a uniqueapproach designed to help students to understand theory as it applies to familiar topics such as wealth, cultural status, and institutions, Seeing Politics Differently examines the way that power is created, maintained, and challenged not just within government but in schools, homes, workplaces, thecommunity - even how we see others as well as ourselves. Offering an accessible discussion of key works and perspectives within the discipline, with reference to contemporary examples throughout, the authors make a persuasive case for the importance of cultivating the ability to critically assesswho is permitted to hold power in our world, and on what basis.
Karen Stanbridge is associate professor and head of the Department of Sociology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. HOWARD RAMOS is associate professor of sociology and social anthropology at Dalhousie University.
Table of Contents
|Figures, Tables, and Boxes||p. vi|
|Power: Exercising It, Resisting It||p. 2|
|Power as a Process||p. 5|
|Outline of Book||p. 8|
|Questions for Critical Thought||p. 14|
|Suggestions for Further Readings||p. 14|
|Materialism and Class||p. 16|
|The Original Materialist: Karl Marx (1818-1883)||p. 18|
|Materialism after Marx||p. 25|
|Materialism and Development||p. 29|
|Materialism and the State||p. 35|
|Materialism and Resistance||p. 37|
|Materialism and Contemporary Inequalities||p. 39|
|Questions for Critical Thought||p. 43|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 44|
|Cultural and Social Status||p. 45|
|Weber: The Original Critic of Marx||p. 47|
|Hegemony and the Culture Industry||p. 50|
|Manufacturing Consent||p. 52|
|Cultural and Social Capital||p. 59|
|Cultural and Social Capital in Action||p. 63|
|Social Capital and Social Networks||p. 67|
|Presentation of Self||p. 69|
|How the Cultural and Social Become 'Capital'||p. 70|
|Collective Identity and Challenges to Power||p. 74|
|Post-colonialism and Nationalism||p. 77|
|Questions for Critical Thought||p. 81|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 81|
|The State||p. 88|
|Bureaucracy and Institutional Inertia||p. 91|
|The New Institutionalism||p. 95|
|State Institutions and Nationalism||p. 100|
|Organizations and State Institutions||p. 102|
|The State and Violence||p. 104|
|Party Power and Institutions||p. 108|
|State Institutions and Claims to Citizenship||p. 110|
|Political Opportunities and Political Process Theory (PPT)||p. 113|
|Questions for Critical Thought||p. 118|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 118|
|Emerging Trends in Political Sociology||p. 120|
|Social Forces and the Assumptions of Sociologists||p. 121|
|Who-or What-Is a Social Actor?||p. 124|
|Challenges to Citizenship||p. 136|
|Is a New World Possible?||p. 142|
|Questions for Critical Thought||p. 147|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 147|
|Political Sociology Is…||p. 150|
|Remind Me Again Where the State Fits In||p. 155|
|Political Sociology Can Enhance Your Social Literacy||p. 158|
|But Where Do I Start?||p. 164|
|Questions for Critical Thought||p. 167|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 167|
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