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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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