The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-28
  • Publisher: Temple Univ Pr

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If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Treesis one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.This revised and updated edition features:- A new chapter that brings together the various aspects of the sociological model described in previous chapters with a detailed application to the origins of racism- A discussion of how individuals can participate in social change by stepping off paths of least resistance- The addition of graphics to illustrate the sociological model of systems and individuals

Author Biography

Allan G. Johnson is a sociologist, writer, and public speaker

Table of Contents

Introduction: Life, Practice, and Promisep. 1
The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thingp. 7
Culture: Symbols, Ideas, and the Stuff of Lifep. 37
The Structures of Social Lifep. 76
Population and Human Ecology: People, Space, and Placep. 111
Us, It, and Social Interactionp. 130
Living the Practice and the Promisep. 152
A Simple Framework for a Complicated Worldp. 171
Notesp. 187
Indexp. 197
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