Sociological Odyssey Contemporary Readings in Introductory Sociology

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2012-01-30
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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SOCIOLOGICAL ODYSSEY: CONTEMPORARY READINGS IN INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY, Fourth Edition, helps bring sociology to life through a wide range of engaging, current articles, covering issues such as Internet dating, the black middle class, homosexuality, the straight edge movement, welfare recipients, and children's clique behavior.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Sociological Visionp. 1
Perspectives: What Is Sociology?p. 7
"The Sociological Eye"p. 7
Perspectives: The Sociological Imaginationp. 10
"The Promise of Sociology"p. 10
Categories: How Do Sociologists Think?p. 16
"Should We Generalize about People?"p. 16
Categories: Definitions and Changep. 24
"What's in a Name?"p. 24
Theoriesp. 30
"Three Sociological Perspectives"p. 30
Methods: Experimental Designp. 39
"From Summer Camps to Glass Ceilings: The Power of Experiments"p. 39
Methods: Survey Researchp. 47
"Sense and Nonsense about Surveys"p. 47
Methods: Ethnographyp. 53
"The Promise and Pitfalls of Going into the Field"p. 53
Culture and Socializationp. 63
Culture: Mainstream Culturep. 71
"White Universal Identity as a 'Sense of Group Position'"p. 71
Culture: Subculturep. 82
"Core Values of the Straight Edge Movement"p. 82
Culture: Commercialized Culturep. 93
"Constructing Authenticity and Ethnicity in the Mexican Restaurant Industry"p. 93
Social Interaction: Peer Socializationp. 107
"Inclusion and Exclusion in Preadolescent Cliques"p. 107
Socialization: Media Socializationp. 120
"The Impact of Pervasive Beauty Images on Black and White Girls' Self-Concepts"p. 120
Socialization: Ethnic Socializationp. 129
"Asian American Ethnic Options: How Cambodian High School Students Negotiate Ethnic Identities"p. 129
Dramaturgy: Public Presentationsp. 144
"Meanwhile Backstage: Behavior in Public Bathrooms"p. 144
Dramaturgy: Private Performancesp. 155
"The Engagement Proposal as Performance"p. 155
Crime And Deviance: Cultural Contextsp. 169
"The Mark of a Criminal Record"p. 169
Culture: Cultural Contextsp. 181
"Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture"p. 181
Crime And Deviance: Stigma Managementp. 189
"Identity and Stigma of Women with STDs"p. 189
Social Inequalityp. 199
Social Class: Upper Classp. 205
"The U.S. Class Structure"p. 205
Social Class: Middle Classp. 213
"Black Middle-Class Suburbia"p. 213
Social Class: Underclassp. 223
"Single Welfare Mothers' Resistance'"p. 223
Race And Ethnicity: Asiansp. 236
"Korean Banking and Korean Immigrant Entrepreneurship"p. 236
Race And Ethnicity: Blacks and Whitesp. 247
"Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches Toward Women"p. 247
Race And Ethnicity: Latinosp. 261
"Racialization, 'Flexible Ethnicity,' Gender, and Third-Generation Mexican American Identity"p. 261
Gender: Femininityp. 275
"How Models Manage Bodily Capital"p. 275
Gender: Masculinityp. 283
"Varieties of Masculinity in Male Cheerleading"p. 283
Gender: Gendered Scriptsp. 292
"Grinding on the Dance Floor: Gendered Scripts and Sexualized Dancing at College Parties"p. 292
Social Institutionsp. 303
Family: Nuclear Family Adaptationsp. 309
"A New Generation Negotiates Gender, Work, and Family Change"p. 309
Family: Alternative Family Dynamicsp. 321
"Constructing Gay and Lesbian Parent Families 'Beyond the Closet'"p. 321
Religion: Embracing Religionp. 332
"Muslim Self-Identities after 9/11"p. 332
Religion: Rejecting Religionp. 341
"Rejecting God, Adopting Atheism"p. 341
Education: Structural Differencesp. 352
"Savage Inequalities"p. 352
Education: Mobility Differencesp. 359
"Lower Income College Students at Elite vs. State Schools"p. 359
Work And Leisure: Creating Entrepreneurial Jobsp. 369
"Mexican Immigrant Gardeners: Entrepreneurs or Exploited Workers?"p. 369
Work And Leisure: Coping with Job Lossp. 383
"Working-Class Job Loss, Gender, and the Negotiation of Household Labor"p. 383
Health And Medicine: Adult Healthp. 392
"Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids"p. 392
Health And Medicine: Childhood Healthp. 400
"American Preschoolers on Ritalin"p. 400
Social Changep. 411
Technology: Mobile Relationshipsp. 417
"Online Communication and Adolescent Relationships"p. 417
Tecnology: Virtual Relationshipsp. 430
"The Redness of Cybercheating"p. 430
Globalization: Outsourcing Servicep. 439
"Indian Call Centers"p. 439
Globalization: The Global Slave Tradep. 449
"The International Sexual Trafficking of Women and Children"p. 449
Visions Of Society: Bureaucratizationp. 455
"The McDonaldization of Society"p. 455
Visions Of Community: The Erosion of Traditional Formsp. 464
"Bowling Alone"p. 464
Visions Of Community: The Creation of New Formsp. 469
"Cyber Communities of Self-Injury"p. 469
Sociology And Social Change: Visions of a Better Futurep. 479
"Creating a More Just and Sustainable World"p. 479
Glossaryp. 495
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