Sociology; Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-31
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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The book that keeps students reading!In this Second Brief Edition of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, David M. Newman takes students inside today's pressing sociological issues and shows them how the compelling events on their minds today-such as the current economic recession and the Obama presidency-relate to enduring sociological concepts. Throughout the new edition, Newman introduces students to the fascinating world of sociology, using current real-world examples and personal observations that help them understand how sociology affects them in a personal way.New to This Edition: The most up-to-date information on unemployment, layoffs, home foreclosures, spending patterns, and other economic information' The interconnections between private life and massive historical occurrences, such as the global economic recession and the election of Barack Obama' The most current statistical information possible' Charts and graphs have been updated and revisedNote: Details on instructor resources are from the Preface; details on student resources are from the previous edition.Visit www.pineforge.com/newmanbrief2e to access these valuable Instructor and Student resources: ' The password-protected Instructor Teaching Site includes a test bank of multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions; chapter summaries; literary and visual resources; selected Internet resources; summaries of classic sociological studies; and teaching resource materials. ' The free, open-access Student Study Site includes tools to help students prepare for exams and succeed in the course: interactive quizzes, vocabulary flashcards, learning from SAGE Journal Articles, multimedia video and audio clips, and more.Also available is Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings by David M. Newman and Jodi O'BrienProviding provocative examples that illuminate the relationship between the individual and society, this acclaimed anthology includes a mix of short articles, chapters, and excerpts. The book's 17 new readings touch on such important sociological issues as diversity among same-sex couples, inner-city violence among teenage girls, the plight of Muslim Americans after 9/11, gentrification in African American neighborhoods, and the immigrant rights movement. To package this reader with the Brief Second Edition at a discount, please use ISBN: 978-1-4129-8090-6 when placing your order.

Table of Contents

About the Author
The Individual and Society
Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
The Construction of Self and Society
Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
Building Order: Culture and History
Building Identity: Socialization
Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Social Structure, Institutions, and Everyday Life
The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
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