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This anthology of sociological studies provides a link between theoretical sociology and everyday life. SOCIOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS: INTRODUCTORY READINGS IN SOCIOLOGY, 11E, offers classical, contemporary, popular and multicultural articles in each chapter to show readers a wide range of perspectives. Articles address today's most important and relevant issues, such as violence, welfare reform, technology globalization, and terrorism. Each article is preceded by a short introductory essay, a series of guideline questions, and a list of glossary terms.
Table of Contents
|To The Student||p. xiv|
|Introduction: Why Study Sociology?||p. xvii|
|How Will You Spend the 21st Century?||p. xxiii|
|The Discipline of Sociology||p. 1|
|The Sociological Perspective: Is It Just Common Sense?||p. 3|
|An Idea Whose Time Has Come||p. 6|
|The Practice of Social Research||p. 11|
|What Should Students Understand After Taking Introduction to Sociology?||p. 18|
|The Promise||p. 25|
|Becoming a Member of Society||p. 31|
|Socialization: A Lifelong Learning Process||p. 33|
|Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation||p. 36|
|Key Facts on TV Violence, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation||p. 43|
|Becoming "Boys," "Men," "Guys," and "Dudes"||p. 48|
|"Doing It": The Social Construction of S-E-X||p. 56|
|Gender: The Social Meaning of the Sexual Division||p. 65|
|The Prism of Gender||p. 67|
|Influences of Gender Socialization and Athletic Involvement on the Occurrence of Eating Disorders||p. 73|
|Unraveling the Gender Knot||p. 83|
|A Degendered Society?||p. 91|
|Culture: Our Way of Life||p. 96|
|Culture Matters: Diversity in the United States and Its Implications||p. 98|
|Body Ritual among the Nacirema||p. 106|
|India's Sacred Cow||p. 110|
|Development as Poison: Rethinking the Western Model of Modernity||p. 117|
|Social Interaction, Groups, and Bureaucracy: Life is with People||p. 123|
|The Sounds of Silence||p. 126|
|Backboards & Blackboards: College Athletes and Role Engulfment||p. 133|
|You Can't Be a Sweet Cucumber in a Vinegar Barrel||p. 142|
|Characteristics of Bureaucracy||p. 146|
|Major Institutions in Society||p. 149|
|Marriage and Family: Change and Diversity||p. 151|
|Family in Transition||p. 154|
|Being Single on Noah's Ark||p. 163|
|An Overview of the Nature, Causes, and Consequences of Abusive Family Relationships||p. 168|
|Historical Trends in Divorce in the United States||p. 173|
|Education/Religion: Institutions in the Crossfire||p. 184|
|Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp||p. 187|
|Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools||p. 197|
|Deepening Segregation in American Public Schools||p. 202|
|The Elementary Forms of Religious Life||p. 212|
|Popular Christianity and Political Extremism in the United States||p. 217|
|Motivation and Ideology: What Drives the Anti-Abortion Movement||p. 228|
|Economics and Politics: Implications for Survival||p. 235|
|The End of Work||p. 239|
|Welfare Reform in America: A Clash of Politics and Research||p. 246|
|The Credit Card: Private Troubles and Public Issues||p. 253|
|Inequalities of Political Voice, Kay Lehman Schlozman||p. 262|
|If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably||p. 269|
|The Social Requisities of Democracy Revisited||p. 277|
|Inequalities Between Groups||p. 289|
|Stratification: Some Are More Equal Than Others||p. 293|
|Money and the World We Want||p. 295|
|Keeping Up with the Trumps||p. 302|
|A Note on the "Trickle Effect"||p. 306|
|No, Poverty Has Not Disappeared||p. 312|
|Race and Ethnicity: The Problem of Inequality||p. 317|
|Racial Formations||p. 320|
|Because She Looks like a Child||p. 326|
|In the Barrios: Lations and the Underclass Debate||p. 341|
|The Problem of Racial/Ethnic Inequality||p. 351|
|Some Processes of Social Life||p. 359|
|Deviance: Violating the Norms of Society||p. 361|
|The Normally of Crime||p. 364|
|On Being Sane in Insance Places||p. 374|
|The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things||p. 387|
|How Can We Solve the Problem of Crime?||p. 395|
|Health and Aging: The Problems of Growing Old||p. 400|
|The Crisis in American Health Care||p. 403|
|Some Sociological Aspects of HIV Disease||p. 411|
|A World Growing Old||p. 420|
|Fourteen Forecasts for an Aging Society||p. 426|
|The Human Environment: Population and Urbanization||p. 433|
|Boom, Busts, and Echoes||p. 436|
|The Third Technological Revolution and Its Possible Socioeconomic Consequences||p. 444|
|Urbanism as a Way of Life||p. 454|
|A Planet Under Stress: Rising to the Challenge||p. 459|
|Social Issues and Global Change: Society in Flux||p. 466|
|The 17 Great Challenges of the Twenty-First Century||p. 469|
|Dislocations and the Global Economy: Time for a Global Welfare System?||p. 475|
|Educating Girls, Unlocking Development||p. 481|
|Scanning the Global situation and Prospects for the Future||p. 488|
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