9780130813589

Seeing Ourselves : Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This best-selling collection is the only reader that systematically weaves together three types of articles-classic, contemporary,""" "and cross-cultural-for each general topic typically covered in a sociology course. "Seeing Ourselves "conveys sociology' s diversity of viewpoints and methodologies and includes important issues and debates that capture the fascinating complexity of the social world.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
The Sociological Perspective
Classic
``The Promise of Sociology''
1(5)
C. Wright Mills
Classic
``Invitation to Sociology''
6(4)
Peter L. Berger
Contemporary
``How Would a Sociologist Look at Sport?''
10(4)
Jay J. Coakley
Cross-Cultural
``Body Ritual among the Nacirema''
14(4)
Horace Miner
Sociological Research
Classic
``The Case for Value-Free Sociology''
18(2)
Max Weber
Contemporary
``The Importance of Social Research''
20(3)
Earl Babbie
Cross-Cultural
``Sensitivity in Field Research: A Study of Policing in Northern Ireland''
23(8)
John D. Brewer
Culture
Classic
``Symbol: The Basic Element of Culture''
31(5)
Leslie A. White
Classic
``Manifest and Latent Functions''
36(2)
Robert K. Merton
Contemporary
``The Rape Culture''
38(9)
Dianne F. Herman
Cross-Cultural
``India's Sacred Cow''
47(4)
Marvin Harris
Society
Classic
``Manifesto of the Communist Party''
51(8)
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Classic
``Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft''
59(3)
Ferdinand Tonnies
Contemporary
``Welcome to Cyber-Society''
62(6)
John J. Macionis
Cross-Cultural
``The Amish: A Small Society''
68(3)
John A. Hostetler
Socialization
Classic
``The Self''
71(8)
George Herbert Mead
Contemporary
``Socialization and Television Violence''
79(9)
George Gerbner
Cross-Cultural
``Parents' Socialization of Children in Global Perspective''
88(5)
D. Terri Heath
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Classic
``The Dyad and the Triad''
93(2)
Georg Simmel
Classic
``The Presentation of Self''
95(6)
Erving Goffman
Contemporary
``You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation''
101(6)
Deborah Tannen
Cross-Cultural
``The DOs and TABOOs of Body Language around the World''
107(6)
Roger E. Axtell
Groups and Organizations
Classic
``Primary Groups''
113(4)
Charles Horton Cooley
Classic
``The Characteristics of Bureaucracy''
117(4)
Max Weber
Contemporary
``McJobs: McDonaldization and the Workplace''
121(5)
George Ritzer
Cross-Cultural
``Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business''
126(12)
Boye De Mente
Deviance
Classic
``The Functions of Crime''
138(3)
Emile Durkheim
Contemporary
``On Being Sane in Insane Places''
141(13)
David L. Rosenhan
Cross-Cultural
``The Code of the Streets''
154(11)
Elijah Anderson
Sexuality
Classic
``Understanding Sexual Orientation''
165(3)
Alfred C. Kinsey
Wardell B. Pomeroy
Clyde E. Martin
Contemporary
``Sex in America: How Many Partners Do We Have''
168(7)
Robert T. Michael
John H. Gagnon
Edward O. Laumann
Gina Kolata
Cross-Cultural
``Homosexual Behavior in Cross-Cultural Perspective''
175(11)
J. M. Carrier
Social Stratification
Classic
``Some Principles of Stratification''
186(8)
Kingsley Davis
Wilbert Moore
Melvin Tumin
Contemporary
``Who Has How Much and Why''
194(7)
Andrew Hacker
Cross-Cultural
``Women's Poverty in Africa''
201(5)
Daphne Topouzis
Gender
Classic
``Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies''
206(6)
Margaret Mead
Contemporary
``How Subtle Sex Discrimination Works''
212(7)
Nijole V. Benokraitis
Cross-Cultural
``Women in Today's World''
219(7)
Naomi Neft
Ann D. Levine
Race and Ethnicity
Classic
``The Souls of Black Folk''
226(5)
W. E. B. Du Bois
Contemporary
``Controlling Images and Black Women's Oppression''
231(8)
Patricia Hill Collins
Contemporary
``The Rise of Hispanic Affluence''
239(4)
William O'Hare
Cross-Cultural
``A Comeback for American Indians''
243(4)
C. Matthew Snipp
Aging and the Elderly
Classic
``The Tragedy of Old Age in America''
247(6)
Robert N. Butler
Contemporary
``How the Grandparent Role Is Changing''
253(9)
Roseann Giarrusso
Merril Silverstein
Vern L. Bengston
Cross-Cultural
``Our Aging World''
262(4)
Frank B. Hobbs
Bonnie L. Damon
The Economy and Work
Classic
``Alienated Labor''
266(4)
Karl Marx
Contemporary
``When Work Disappears''
270(10)
William Julius Wilson
Cross-Cultural
``Maid in the U.S.A.''
280(7)
Mary Romero
Politics, Government, and the Military
Classic
``The Power Elite''
287(7)
C. Wright Mills
Contemporary
``Pornography: Not a Moral Issue''
294(8)
Catharine A. MacKinnon
Cross-Cultural
``Freedom in the World: A Global Survey''
302(13)
Adrian Karatnycky
Family
Classic
``His' and 'Her' Marriage''
315(6)
Jessie Bernard
Contemporary
``The Decline of Marriage and Fatherhood''
321(8)
David Popenoe
Cross-Cultural
``Mate Selection and Marriage around the World''
329(7)
Bron B. Ingoldsby
Religion
Classic
``The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism''
336(6)
Max Weber
Contemporary
``Culture Wars''
342(7)
James Davison Hunter
Cross-Cultural
``Women and Islam''
349(7)
Jane I. Smith
Education
Classic
``Education and Inequality''
356(7)
Samuel Bowles
Herbert Gintis
Contemporary
``Savage Inequalities: Children in U.S. Schools''
363(6)
Jonathan Kozol
Cross-Cultural
``Academic Achievement in Southeast Asian Refugee Families''
369(7)
Nathan Caplan
Marcella H. Choy
John K. Whitmore
Health and Medicine
Classic
``The Social Structure of Medicine''
376(4)
Talcott Parsons
Contemporary
``The Health of Latino Families''
380(8)
Ruth E. Zambrana
Claudia Dorrington
David Hayes-Bautista
Cross-Cultural
``Female Genital Mutilation''
388(8)
Efua Dorkenoo
Scilla Elworthy
Population and Urbanization
Classic
``The Metropolis and Mental Life''
396(7)
Georg Simmel
Classic
``Urbanism as a Way of Life''
403(6)
Louis Wirth
Contemporary
``The Urban Real Estate Game: Traditional and Critical Perspectives''
409(14)
Joe R. Feagin
Robert Parker
Cross-Cultural
``Let's Reduce Global Population!''
423(5)
J. Kenneth Smail
Environment and Society
Classic
``Why Humanity Faces Ultimate Catastrophe''
428(4)
Thomas Robert Malthus
Contemporary
``The State of the World's Natural Environment''
432(6)
Lester R. Brown
Cross-Cultural
``Supporting Indigenous Peoples''
438(8)
Alan Thein Durning
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Classic
``On the Origins of Social Movements''
446(13)
Jo Freeman
Contemporary
``The Animal Rights Movement as a Moral Crusade''
459(7)
James M. Jasper
Dorothy Nelkin
Cross-Cultural
``Abortion Movements in Poland, Great Britain, and the United States''
466(10)
Janet Hadley
Social Change and Modernity
Classic
``Anomy and Modern Life''
476(5)
Emile Durkheim
Classic
``The Disenchantment of Modern Life''
481(2)
Max Weber
Contemporary
``The Search for Meaning in Modern America''
483(13)
Robert N. Bellah
Richard Madsen
William M. Sullivan
Ann Swidler
Steven M. Tipton
Cross-Cultural
``The Price of Modernization: The Case of Brazil's Kaiapo Indians''
496
Marlise Simons

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