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title:   Spirit of Sociology, The
series:   Prentice Hall
author:   Ron Matson
publisher:   Pearson
cover:   Softcover
edition:   2
language:   English
total pages:   544
pub.-date:   November 2007
ISBN13:   9780205524648
ISBN10:   0-20552-464-8
status   title no longer available
 

Spirit of Sociology, The

Description

This eclectic reader introduces students to sociology's diversity as a science and profession.

 

The book includes 3 readings for each of the 15 major topic areas

- A quantitative or theoretical reading

- A qualitative or interpretative reading

- A reading that shows how sociology is applied and practical in the real world

 

The author, an award-winning teacher, introduces each reading and provides thought-provoking questions for each topic.

 

 

13 readings are new to this edition.

 

New topics include:

 

  • Ethical issues faced by applied social researchers.
  • A study of alcohol use, risky sexual behavior, and religious beliefs among college students.
  • A Moroccan woman learns about American standards of beauty in a New York department store.
  • Do Wal-Mart stores increase the local poverty rates?
  • Latina immigrant women who do domestic work in California.
  • How birth order in a family can influence life chances.
  • The social background and context of men and women who chose to become suicide bombers.
  • The impact of pollution on specific organisms and ecosystems.
  • How hate groups target specific youth populations for recruitment.
  • The social origins and dynamics of terrorism.

 


Features

  • Includes three readings for each of the 15 major topic areas: one that is quantitative or theoretical, one that is qualitative or interpretative, and one that shows how sociology is applied and practiced in the real world.
  • Includes many readings and discussions that show what people do with sociology degrees.
  • The organization of the book fits easily into the structure of a 15-week semester.
  • The author, a veteran and award-winning teacher, introduces each reading and provides thought-provoking questions for each topic area.
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New to this Edition

13 readings are new to this edition.

 

New topics include:

 

  • Ethical issues faced by applied social researchers.
  • A study of alcohol use, risky sexual behavior, and religious beliefs among college students.
  • A Moroccan woman learns about American standards of beauty in a New York department store.
  • Do Wal-Mart stores increase the local poverty rates?
  • Latina immigrant women who do domestic work in California.
  • How birth order in a family can influence life chances.
  • The social background and context of men and women who chose to become suicide bombers.
  • The impact of pollution on specific organisms and ecosystems.
  • How hate groups target specific youth populations for recruitment.
  • The social origins and dynamics of terrorism.

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

*New to this edition

 

I. THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.

1. Introduction to the Discipline.

 

1. The Promise of Sociology, by Peter Berger.

2. The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright Mills.

3. Careers in Sociology, by W. Richard Stephens.

 

2. Sociology as a Science.

 

4. Three Sociological Perspectives, by Paul Colomy.

5. Tell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women, by Elliot Liebow.*

6. Ethics and Values in Applied Research, by Alan Kimmel.

 

II. THE ORGANIZATION OF SOCIETY.

3. Culture.

 

7. The Culture of Fear, by William Glassner.

8. Body Ritual among the Nacerima, by Horace Miner.

9. We Talk About Culture, by Mitch Albom.

 

4. Socialization.

 

10. Black Adolescents Racial Socialization Experiences, by Madonna Constantine and Shakema Blackmon.

11. A Note on Extreme Isolation, by Kingsley Davis.

12. Childhood Socialization of Working Class Sociologists, by Joan Morris and Michael Grimes.

 

5. Social Structure and Social Interaction.

 

13. Imagining Social Things, Competently, by Emile Durkheim.*

14. The Saints and the Roughnecks, by William J. Chambliss.

15. The Approach Avoidance Dance: Men, Women, and Intimacy, by Lillian Rubin.

 

6. Social Groups.

 

16. Alcohol Consumption, Strength of Religious Beliefs, and Risky Sexual Behavior in College Students, by Ronald Poulson, Marion A. Eppler, Tammy N. Satterwhite, Karl L. Wuensch, and Lessie A. Bass.*

17. The Amish, by Donald B. Kraybill.

18. Size 6: The Western Women's Harem, by Fatima Mernissi.*

 

7. Deviant Behavior and Social Control.

 

19. Buckle Bunnies: Groupies of the Rodeo Circuit, by DeAnn K. Gauthier and Craig J. Forsyth.

20. Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture, by A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade.

21. Being Sane in Insane Places, by D. L. Rosenhan.

 

III. SOCIAL INEQUALITIES.

8. Social Class.

 

22. Wal-Mart and County-Wide Poverty, by Stephan Goetz and Hema Swaminathan.*

23. The Super-Rich, by Stephen Haseler.

24. Blue Collar Journal: A College President's Sabbatical, by John R. Coleman.

 

9. Race and Ethnicity.

 

25. Race Matters, by Cornell West.

26. Maid in L.A., by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo.*

27. Undoing Racism in America: Help From a BlackChurch, by Erika Vora and Jay Vora.

 

10. Gender.

 

28. “Night to His Day” The Social Construction of Gender, by Judith Lorber.

29. Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects, by Simon Davis.

30. Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: The Power and Meaning of “Girl Watching”, by Beth Quinn.

 

IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

11. Family.

 

31. Relationship Quality Dynamics of Cohabiting Unions, by Susan L. Brown.

32. Peer Marriage: How Love between Equals Really Works, by Pepper Schwartz.

33. Inequality Starts at Home: An Introduction to the Pecking Order, by Dalton Conley.*

 

12. Education and Religion.

 

34. The Meaning of Meanness: Popularity, Competition, and Conflict Among Junior High School Girls, by Don E. Merten.

35. Civilize Them with a Stick, by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes.

36. Palestinian Suicide Bombers, by Anat Berko and Edna Erez.*

 

13. Politics and the Economy.

 

37. The Power Elite, by C. Wright Mills.

38. Corporate Restructuring, Downsizing, and the Middle Class: Worker Displacement in the New Economy, by Charles Koeber.

39. Somebodies and Nobodies: The Abuse of Rank, by Robert Fuller.*

 

V. SOCIAL CHANGE IN A MODERN WORLD.

 

40. Katrina: The Perfect Wilding Storm, by Charles Derber.*

41. The Social Ecology of Skid Row, by John Bardo, Jeff Riemer, Ron Matson, and Bob Knapp.

42. Pollution, by Milton Saier.*

 

15. Technology and Globalization.

 

43. The McDonaldization of Society, by George Ritzer.

44. White Boys to Terrorist Men, by Randy Blazak.*

45. Sociology of Terrorism, by Austin Turk.*

 

 

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