Mapping the Social Landscape : Readings in Sociology

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill College Div
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Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, this best-selling reader includes 56 readings that represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology.

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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