9781412987295

Sociology : Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412987295

  • ISBN10:

    1412987296

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/23/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place-the everyday world-and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students'" daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid introduction to basic sociological concepts and helps students realize their role in constructing, planning, maintaining, and fixing society.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Individual and Society
Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
The Construction of Self and Society
Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
Building Order: Culture and History
Building Identity: Socialization
Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Social Structure, Institutions, and Everyday Life
The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
References
Photo Credits
Glossary/Index
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