Sociological Footprints Introductory Readings in Sociology

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-06
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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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

Prefacep. ix
To The Studentp. xiv
Introduction: Why Study Sociology?p. xvii
How Will You Spend the 21st Century?p. xxiii
The Discipline of Sociologyp. 1
The Sociological Perspective: Is It Just Common Sense?p. 3
An Idea Whose Time Has Comep. 6
The Practice of Social Researchp. 11
What Should Students Understand After Taking Introduction to Sociology?p. 18
The Promisep. 25
Becoming a Member of Societyp. 31
Socialization: A Lifelong Learning Processp. 33
Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolationp. 36
Key Facts on TV Violence, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundationp. 43
Becoming "Boys," "Men," "Guys," and "Dudes"p. 48
"Doing It": The Social Construction of S-E-Xp. 56
Gender: The Social Meaning of the Sexual Divisionp. 65
The Prism of Genderp. 67
Influences of Gender Socialization and Athletic Involvement on the Occurrence of Eating Disordersp. 73
Unraveling the Gender Knotp. 83
A Degendered Society?p. 91
Culture: Our Way of Lifep. 96
Culture Matters: Diversity in the United States and Its Implicationsp. 98
Body Ritual among the Naciremap. 106
India's Sacred Cowp. 110
Development as Poison: Rethinking the Western Model of Modernityp. 117
Social Interaction, Groups, and Bureaucracy: Life is with Peoplep. 123
The Sounds of Silencep. 126
Backboards & Blackboards: College Athletes and Role Engulfmentp. 133
You Can't Be a Sweet Cucumber in a Vinegar Barrelp. 142
Characteristics of Bureaucracyp. 146
Major Institutions in Societyp. 149
Marriage and Family: Change and Diversityp. 151
Family in Transitionp. 154
Being Single on Noah's Arkp. 163
An Overview of the Nature, Causes, and Consequences of Abusive Family Relationshipsp. 168
Historical Trends in Divorce in the United Statesp. 173
Education/Religion: Institutions in the Crossfirep. 184
Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Campp. 187
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schoolsp. 197
Deepening Segregation in American Public Schoolsp. 202
The Elementary Forms of Religious Lifep. 212
Popular Christianity and Political Extremism in the United Statesp. 217
Motivation and Ideology: What Drives the Anti-Abortion Movementp. 228
Economics and Politics: Implications for Survivalp. 235
The End of Workp. 239
Welfare Reform in America: A Clash of Politics and Researchp. 246
The Credit Card: Private Troubles and Public Issuesp. 253
Inequalities of Political Voice, Kay Lehman Schlozmanp. 262
If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probablyp. 269
The Social Requisities of Democracy Revisitedp. 277
Inequalities Between Groupsp. 289
Stratification: Some Are More Equal Than Othersp. 293
Money and the World We Wantp. 295
Keeping Up with the Trumpsp. 302
A Note on the "Trickle Effect"p. 306
No, Poverty Has Not Disappearedp. 312
Race and Ethnicity: The Problem of Inequalityp. 317
Racial Formationsp. 320
Because She Looks like a Childp. 326
In the Barrios: Lations and the Underclass Debatep. 341
The Problem of Racial/Ethnic Inequalityp. 351
Some Processes of Social Lifep. 359
Deviance: Violating the Norms of Societyp. 361
The Normally of Crimep. 364
On Being Sane in Insance Placesp. 374
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Thingsp. 387
How Can We Solve the Problem of Crime?p. 395
Health and Aging: The Problems of Growing Oldp. 400
The Crisis in American Health Carep. 403
Some Sociological Aspects of HIV Diseasep. 411
A World Growing Oldp. 420
Fourteen Forecasts for an Aging Societyp. 426
The Human Environment: Population and Urbanizationp. 433
Boom, Busts, and Echoesp. 436
The Third Technological Revolution and Its Possible Socioeconomic Consequencesp. 444
Urbanism as a Way of Lifep. 454
A Planet Under Stress: Rising to the Challengep. 459
Social Issues and Global Change: Society in Fluxp. 466
The 17 Great Challenges of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 469
Dislocations and the Global Economy: Time for a Global Welfare System?p. 475
Educating Girls, Unlocking Developmentp. 481
Scanning the Global situation and Prospects for the Futurep. 488
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