Life in Society : Readings to Accompany Sociology: A down-to-Earth Approach, Ninth Edition

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
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This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion toSociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach,9th edition. There is one reading per text chapter, including a selection to accompany the online chapter,The Sociology of Human Sexuality. ReadingsNew to This Edition The Great American Football Ritual / Douglas E. Foley Job on the Line / William M. Adler Learning Silence: Girls and Boys in School / Peggy Orenstein The American Family / Stephanie Coontz Between Two Ages / William Van Dusen Wishard

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Sociological Perspectivep. 1
The Sociological Perspective: Invitation to Sociologyp. 3
Culture: The Fierce Peoplep. 12
Socialization: Anybody's Son Will Dop. 27
Social Structure and Social Interaction: The Great American Football Ritualp. 38
How Sociologists Do Research: Inside Organized Racismp. 51
Social Groups and Social Controlp. 63
Societies to Social Networks: Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Linep. 65
Bureaucracies and Formal Organizations: Handling the Stigma of Handling the Deadp. 75
Deviance and Social Control: Fraternities and Rape Culturep. 89
Social Inequalityp. 99
Global Stratification: Job on the Linep. 101
Social Class in the United States: The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay Allp. 113
Inequalities of Gender: Learning Silence: Girls and Boys in Schoolp. 120
Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity: How the Jews Became White Folksp. 128
Inequalities of Age: "But This Is My Mother!" The Plight of Elders in Nursing Homesp. 140
Social Institutionsp. 149
The Economy: The McDonaldization of Societyp. 151
Politics: The Power Elitep. 164
Marriage and Family: The American Familyp. 172
Education: College Athletes and Role Conflictp. 179
Religion: India's Sacred Cowp. 190
Medicine: Just Another Routine Emergencyp. 198
Social Changep. 209
Population and Urbanization: Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigrationp. 211
Collective Behavior and Social Movements: The Animal Rights Crusadep. 226
Social Change and the Environment: Caught between Two Agesp. 234
Human Sexuality: How Many Sexual Partners Do Americans Have?p. 245
Name Indexp. 255
Subject Indexp. 257
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