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Written collaboratively by members of the NYU Sociology Department:
Caroline H. Persell
Lawrence L. Wu
Table of Contents
I. Brief Table of Contents
1. The Sociological Imagination 2. Social Theory 3. Studying the Social World 4. Social Interaction 5. Social Structure 6. Culture, Media, and Communication 7. Power and Politics 8. Markets, Organizations, and Work 9. Cities and Communities 10. Social Stratification, Inequality, and Poverty 11. Race and Ethnicity 12. Gender and Sexuality 13. Families and Family Life 14. Sociology of Religion 15. Education 16. Health and Medicine 17. Crime, Deviance, and Social Control 18. Social Movements and Revolutions 19. Environmental Sociology 20. Population 21. Immigration 22. Globalization
II. Comprehensive Table of Contents
1. The Sociological Imagination by Jeff Manza, Lynne Haney, and Richard Arum 1.1: What Is the Sociological Imagination, and Why Is It Worth Acquiring? 1.2: What Are Social Contexts, and Why Do They Matter? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 1.3: Where Did Sociology Come From, and How Is It Different from the Other Social Sciences? Conclusion: Looking Ahead Chapter 1 Quiz: The Sociological Imagination
2. Social Theory by Jeff Manza, Thomas Ertman, Lynne Haney, and Steven Lukes 2.1: What is Social Theory? 2.2: How Did the Early Social Theorists Make Sense of the World? 2.3: What Innovations in Social Theory Emerged in the Mid-Twentieth Century? 2.4: How Has a New Generation of Social Theory Evolved? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination Conclusion: Social Theory and the Sociological Imagination Chapter 2 Quiz: Social Theory
3. Studying the Social World by Lynne Haney 3.1: Where Do Sociological Questions Come From? 3.2: What Is the Best Method to Research a Sociological Question? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 3.3: What Challenges Do Sociologists Face When Collecting Data? 3.4: How Do Sociologists Make Sense of Their Findings? Conclusion: Thinking Critically about Research Chapter 3 Quiz: Studying the Social World
4. Social Interaction by Harvey Molotch 4.1: How Do We Develop a Sense of Self? 4.2: How Do We Make Sense of Our Worlds? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 4.3: What Challenges Do We Face as We Move from One Social Context to Another? Conclusion: What We Know and What We Don't Know Chapter 4 Quiz: Social Interaction
5. Social Structure by Jeff Manza 5.1: What Is Social Structure? 5.2: How Do Roles and Social Hierarchies Shape Our Life Chances? 5.3: How Do Norms and Institutions Influence Social Life? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 5.4: How Do Social Structures Influence Our Daily Lives and Social Interactions? 5.5: Why Are Social Structures Slow to Change? Conclusion Chapter 5 Quiz: Social Structure
6. Culture, Media, and Communication by Eric Klinenberg 6.1: What Is Culture? 6.2: How Does Culture Shape Our Collective Identity? 6.3: How Do Our Cultural Practices Relate to Class and Status? 6.4 Who Produces Culture, and Why? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 6.5: What Is the Relationship between Media and Democracy? Conclusion Chapter 6 Quiz: Culture, Media, and Communication
7. Power and Politics by Steven Lukes and Jeff Manza 7.1: What Are the Distinct Forms of Power? 7.2: What Is the State, and How Does It Distribute Power in a Society? 7.3: Who Has Power in the United States Today? Conclusion Chapter 7 Quiz: Power and Politics
8. Markets, Organizations, and Work by Richard Arum and Jeff Manza 8.1: How Do Social Factors Impact Markets? 8.2: Why Are Organizations Important for Social and Economic Life? 8.3: What Is the Relationship between Organizations and Their External Environment? 8.4: How Is Work Inside Organizations Structured? 8.5: How Do We Measure Work Satisfaction? Conclusion: Markets, Organizations, and Work in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 8 Quiz: Markets, Organizations, and Work
9. Cities and Communities by Patrick Sharkey 9.1: What Draws People to Cities? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 9.2: How Do Neighborhoods Form and Change? 9.3: How Do Cities Influence Who We Are, Who Our Friends Are, and How We Live? 9.4: Why Are So Many Social Problems Found in Cities? 9.5: How Will Cities Change in an Increasingly Connected World? Conclusion: Our Urban Future Chapter 9 Quiz: Cities and Communities
10. Social Stratification, Inequality, and Poverty by Florencia Torche, Richard Arum, and Jeff Manza 10.1: What Is Inequality? 10.2: Why Is America So Unequal? 10.3: Do We All Have an Equal Opportunity to Succeed in Life? 10.4: How Much Poverty Exists in the United States and around the World? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination Conclusion: Should We Be Concerned about Excessive Inequality? Chapter 10 Quiz: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Poverty
11. Race and Ethnicity by Ann Morning 11.1: What Is the Difference between Race and Ethnicity? 11.2: Is Race Real? 11.3: What Is Racism? 11.4: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter Anymore? 11.5: How Are Race and Ethnicity Changing in the Twenty-First Century? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination Conclusion: Developing a Sociological Imagination on Race and Ethnicity Chapter 11 Quiz: Race and Ethnicity
12. Gender and Sexuality by Paula England 12.1: Where Do Gender Differences Come From? 12.2: How Have the Lives of Women and Men Changed in the Last 50 Years? 12.3: How Are Our Sex Lives Shaped by Biology and Society? 12.4: How Has Sexual Behavior Changed in the Last 50 Years? Conclusion: The Puzzle of Gender Inequality Chapter 12 Quiz: Gender and Sexuality
13. Families and Family Life by Kathleen Gerson 13.1: What Is a Family? 13.2: Why Are Families Changing? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 13.3: What Challenges Do We Face as We Develop Relationships and Balance Family and Work? 13.4: What Is It Like to Grow Up in a Twenty-First-Century Family? 13.5: What Social Policies around the World Best Support Changing Families? Conclusion: The Future of Families Chapter 13 Quiz: Families and Family Life
14. Sociology of Religion by Gerald Marwell 14.1: What Is Religion, and What Are Its Functions? 14.2: How Does Social Structure Impact Religious Choice? 14.3: Why Are Some People More Religious than Others? 14.4: Why Do People Kill Each Other in the Name of Religion? 14.5: What Is the Future of Religion? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination Conclusion Chapter 14 Quiz: Sociology of Religion
15. Education by Caroline H. Persell with Dirk Witteveen 15.1: Why Is Formal Education Universal? 15.2: How Is Education Related to Important Life Outcomes? 15.3: Is Education Equally Available to All? 15.4: How Do Educational Systems Differ? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination Conclusion: The Future of Education in a Global Economy Chapter 15 Quiz: Education
16. Health and Medicine by Ruth Horowitz and Jennifer Jennings, with Owen Whooley 16.1: How Do Social Contexts Affect Health? 16.2: Who Gets Sick, and Why? 16.3: How Did Modern Medicine Emerge? 16.4: How Does Physician/Patient Interaction Affect Health and Illness? 16.5: Why Is Healthcare in America More Expensive Than in Other Countries? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination Conclusion Chapter 16 Quiz: Health and Medicine
17. Crime, Deviance, and Social Control by Troy Duster and Jeff Manza 17.1: What Is Deviance? 17.2: How Is Morality Defined and Regulated? 17.3: Who Defines Deviance? 17.4: How Is Social Control Maintained? Conclusion: Deviance and the Sociological Imagination Chapter 17 Quiz: Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
18. Social Movements and Revolutions by Jeff Goodwin 18.1: What Are Social Movements? 18.2: Why Do Movements Emerge, and Who Joins Them? 18.3: What Do Movements Accomplish? 18.4: What Are Revolutions, and Why Do They Occur? Conclusion: The Future of Movements and Revolutions Chapter 18 Quiz: Social Movements and Revolutions
19. Environmental Sociology by Colin Jerolmack 19.1: How Does Social Life Relate to the Natural Environment? 19.2: How Has Human Activity Harmed the Environment? Shared Writing: Your Sociological Imagination 19.3: How Do Environmental Factors Impact Inequality? 19.4: How Can We Create More Sustainable Societies? Conclusion: Linking Environmental and Social Facts Chapter 19 Quiz: Environmental Sociology
20. Population by Lawrence L. Wu 20.1: Why Study Population? 20.2: How Do Populations Change over Time? 20.3: What Factors Influence Fertility? 20.4: How Are Trends in Aging and Mortality Emerging As Critical Issues in Many Societies? Conclusion Chapter 20 Quiz: Population
21. Immigration by Guillermina Jasso 21.1: What Is Immigration, and How Do Governments Regulate It? 21.2: What Is the History of Immigration in the United States? 21.3: Why Do People Move? 21.4: How Do Immigrants Fare in Their New Environments? 21.5: What Are the Consequences of Immigration? Conclusion: Immigration and the Future Chapter 21 Quiz: Immigration
22. Globalization by Vivek Chibber 22.1: What Is Globalization? 22.2: How Far-Reaching Is Globalization? 22.3: What Drives Globalization? 22.4: What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Globalization? Conclusion: Globalization in Retrospect and Prospect Chapter 22 Quiz: Globalization