Mapping the Social Landscape : Readings in Sociology

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2007-02-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 60 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. In addition to classic works by authors such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, C. Wright Mills, David Rosenhan, Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore, this anthology presents a wide range of contemporary scholarship, some of which provides new treatments of traditional concepts. By integrating issues of diversity throughout the book, Ferguson helps students see the inter-relationships of race, social class, and gender, and the ways in which they have shaped the experiences of all people in society.

Table of Contents

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C. Wright Mills, The Promise--classic piece on the sociological imagination
Kathyrn Edin and Maria Kefalas, Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage-applying the sociological imagination to single motherhood
Mary Romero, An Intersection of Biography and History: My Intellectual Journey--applying the sociological imagination to domestic service Social Research
Michael Schwalbe, Finding Out How the Social World Works--a summary of what it means to be sociologically mindful
Craig Haney, W. Curtis Banks, and Philip G. Zimbardo, Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison--classic piece on the research design of Zimbardo's famous experiment
Mitchell Duneier, Sidewalk--an ethnographic study of street vendors in New York City II. CULTURE
Barry Glassner, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things--one perspective of American culture
Anne M. Velliquette and Jeff B. Murray, The New Tattoo Subculture --the tattoo subculture and meanings of body adornment
Yen Le Espiritu, The Racial Construction of Asian American Women and Men--an examination of racist and sexist stereotypes in U.S. culture
Haunani-Kay Trask, Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture--an examination of cultural commodification and exploitation III. SOCIALIZATION
Judith Lorber, "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender--the socialization of gender identity
Robert Granfield, Making It By Faking It: Working-Class Students in an Elite Academic Environment--working class identity and law school socialization
Jacqueline Lewis, Learning to Strip: The Socialization Experiences of Exotic Dancers--how exotic dancers are socialized to their work
Gwynne Dyer, Anybody's Son Will Do--resocialization into the total institution of the military IV. GROUPS AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, Peer Power: Clique Dynamics among School Children--a study of the structure and interactional dynamics among groups of school children
Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Gang Business--a functional analysis of a primary group
Christine L. Williams, Shopping as Symbolic Interaction: Race, Class, and Gender in the Toy Store--a study of secondary group relationships and social interaction
Mark Colvin, Descent Into Madness: The New Mexico State Prison Riot--an example of social structure breaking down V. DEVIANCE, CRIME, AND SOCIAL CONTROL
David L. Rosenhan, On Being Sane in Insane Places--classic piece on labeling and social deviance
Penelope E. McLorg and Diane E. Taub, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: The Development of Deviant Identities--the social construction of deviant identities
Philippe Bourgois, In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio--an ethnographic study of drug dealing in the inner-city
A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade, Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why Are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?--the social organization of crime VI. SOCIAL INEQUALITY Social Class
Kingsley Davis, Wilbert E. Moore, and Melvin Tumin, Some Principles of Stratification --classic piece on the functions of social stratification
G. William Domhoff, Who Rules America?: The Corporate Community and the Upper Class--the lifestyles and social institutions of the upper class
Thomas M. Shapiro, The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality--an examination of social class and racial differences in wealth
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel-and-Dimed on (Not) Getting by in America--an exploration of the lives of the working poor Gender
Barbara Risman, Gender as Struc
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