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Inside Social Life Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-06-26
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Now in its eighth edition, this best-selling reader provides an introduction to the sociological study of social psychology, interpersonal interaction, embodiment, emotion, selfhood, inequality, and the politics of everyday realities. Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology presents thirty-nine selections that include both classic and contemporary theoretical work and empirical studies. Detailed introductions to each part and article identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics.

Author Biography

Spencer Cahill (1949-2006) was Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida.

Kent Sandstrom is Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at North Dakota State University.

Carissa Froyum is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa.

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Part I: Human Being and Social Reality
Reading 1: Kenneth Gergen, Together We Construct Our Worlds
Reading 2: Gerald Handel, Spencer Cahill, and Frederick Elkin, Human Neural Plasticity and Socialization
Reading 3: Kent Sandstrom, Symbols and the Creation of Reality
Reading 4: Eviatar Zerubavel, The Rules of Denial
Reading 5: Susan Blackmore, The Meme Machine

Part II: The Social Shaping of Subjective Experience
Reading 6: Dennis D. Waskul and Phillip Vannini, Smell, Odor, and Somatic Work
Reading 7: Arlie Hochschild, Working on Feeling
Reading 8: Nancy Berns, Closure Talk
Reading 9: Christian Vaccaro, Douglas Schrock, and Janice McCabe, Managing Emotional Manhood
Reading 10: Brandon Jackson and Ada Harvey Wingfield, Getting Angry to Get Ahead

Part III: The Social Construction of the Body and Embodiment
Reading 11: Karin A. Martin, Becoming a Gendered Body
Reading 12: Dennis D. Waskul, Phillip Vannini, and Desiree Wiesen, Women and Their Clitoris
Reading 13: Angela Orend and Patricia Gagné, Corporate Logo Tattoos and the Commodification of the Body
Reading 14: Meika Loe and Leigh Cuttino, Grappling with the Medicated Self

Part IV: The Social Construction of the Self
Reading 15: Charles Horton Cooley, The Self as Sentiment and Reflection
Reading 16: George Herbert Mead, The Self as Social Structure
Reading 17: Vichet Chhuon and Cynthia Hudley, The Ethnic Options and Identity Negotiations of Cambodian American Students
Reading 18: Jaber Gubrium and James Holstein, The Self in a World of Going Concerns

Part V: The Self and Social Interaction
Reading 19: Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self
Reading 20: David Grazian, The Girl Hunt
Reading 21: Patricia Adler and Peter Adler, The Glorified Self
Reading 22: David Snow and Leon Anderson, Salvaging the Self from Homelessness
Reading 23: Simon Gottschalk, The Presentation of Self in Virtual Spaces

Part VI: The Organization of Social Interaction
Reading 24: Erving Goffman, Face-Work and Interactional Rituals
Reading 25: Spencer Cahill, The Interaction Order of Public Restrooms
Reading 26: Nikki Jones, Working 'the Code' in the Inner City
Reading 27: Matthew Desmond, Making Firefighters Deployable

Part VII: The Construction of Social Structures and Boundaries
Reading 28: Herbert Blumer, Society in Action
Reading 29: Kristin Barker and Tasha R. Galardi, Autism Spectrum Disorder and the DSM-5
Reading 30: Jessica Vasquez-Tokos, Disciplined Preferences: Explaining the (Re)Production of Latino Endogamy
Reading 31: Daniel Chambliss, Protecting the Routine from Chaos

Part VIII: Reproducing and Resisting Inequalities
Reading 32: Margarethe Kusenbach, Salvaging Decency
Reading 33: Carissa Froyum, For the Betterment of Kids Who Look Like Me
Reading 34: Shane Sharp, Escaping Symbolic Entrapment, Maintaining Social Identities
Reading 35: Alex I. Thompson, Wrangling Tips: Entrepreneurial Manipulation in Fast-Food Delivery

Part IX: The Politics of Reality
Reading 36: Erving Goffman, The Moral Career of the Mental Patient
Reading 37: Amir Marvasti, Being Middle Eastern American in the Context of the War on Terror
Reading 38: Sharmila Rudrappa and Caitlyn Collins, Altruistic Agencies and Compassionate Consumers: Moral Framing of Transnational Surrogacy
Reading 39: Daniel D. Martin, The Politics of Sorrow and Identity in the Aftermath of Murder

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