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9781882289431

Private Sociology Unsparing Reflections, Uncommon Gains

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    9781882289431

  • ISBN10:

    1882289439

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-01-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

Each contributor to this book has used personal experience as the basis from which to frame his individual sociological perspectives. Because they have personalized their work, their accounts are real, and recognizable as having come from 'real' persons, about 'real' experiences. There are no objectively-distanced disembodied third person entities in these accounts. These writers are actual people whose stories will make you laugh, cry, think, and want to know more.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements, Disclaimer, and Invitation xi
Preface: On Getting Personal 1(6)
Introduction: Private Sociology --- Through a Prism of Private Perspectives 7(7)
Part I Sharing Self Through Sociology --- and Vice Versa
Childhood Revisited 14(30)
``Socialization for Change: The Cultural Heritage of the White Southern Woman.''
15(9)
Sarah Brabant
``Multiple Reflections of Child Sex Abuse.''
24(20)
Carol Rambo Ronai
Parenting as Challenge 44(26)
``Infant Industry: Marketing to New Parents.''
45(8)
Ross Koppel
``Men and the Art of Mothering: A Case Study in the Relationship Between Theory and Practice.''
53(17)
Issac D. Balbus
Class and Race Legacy 70(51)
``Life as Masquerade.''
72(10)
Don Eckard
``Questions of Assertion, Diversity, and Spirituality: Simultaneously Becoming a Minority and a Sociaologist.''
82(10)
Z. G. Standing Bear
``Reflections of a White Racist.''
92(8)
Don. H. Shamblin
``The Other Side of the Fence: Seeing Black and White in a Small Southern Town.''
100(21)
Carolyn Ellis
Sociology as Challenge 121(32)
``Private Sociological Labour: Using Sociology in an Academic and Union Career.''
122(15)
Kristine Anderson Dougherty
``Reflections: On Hard Work.''
137(6)
Barbara Katz Rothman
``Dirty Details Your Methods Text Forgot to Mention: Some Strategies for the Defensive Sociologist.''
143(10)
Barbara A. Haley
Taking an Uncommon Stand 153(20)
``I Always Was a Religious Kid.''
154(11)
Douglas V. Porpora
``Choosing Stigma.''
165(8)
Joseph W. Ruane
Ancient Quest, Modern Tools 173(16)
``Ecofeminism Found: One Woman's Journey to Liberation.''
174(6)
Ann Goetting
``Law as a Story in Our Lives: A Personal Account.''
180(9)
David O. Friedrichs
On Reconsideration 189(16)
``On Second Thought: Exercises in an Endangered Art Form.''
190(6)
Arthur B. Shostak
``On Having Been a Scientologist, or the Value of Not Hanging Around the Edges of Things, Looking In.''
196(9)
Roger A. Straus
Reconciliation 205(32)
``Reconciliation in a Back-Alley Cafe of Saigon.''
206(10)
William B. Brown
``Life Mirrors Work Mirrors Text Mirrors Life.''
216(16)
Marianne A. Paget
``When Time Doesn't Heal the Wound.''
232(5)
Jan Yager
Life Affirmation 237(14)
``The Way of Autobiographical Reflection.''
238(13)
Richard Quinney
Part II Sharing Private Sociology: Advice and Perspective 251(14)
``Advice on Teaching and Writing Private Sociology.''
252(6)
Arthur B. Shostak
``The Biologizing of the Individual and The Naturalization of the Social.''
258(7)
Robert L. Stewart
Larry T. Reynolds
Epilogue 265(2)
Notes on Contributors 267(5)
Annotated Bibliography 272

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