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Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life / Edition 9
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Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life / Edition 9

by David M. Newman
 

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ISBN-10: 1412987296

ISBN-13: 9781412987295

Pub. Date: 11/23/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place—the everyday world—and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students' daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid

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Continuing his tradition of highly engaging, trade-like writing, best-selling author David Newman once again starts in a familiar place—the everyday world—and then introduces sociological concepts and institutions as they influence students' daily existence. Full of vivid, real-world examples and touching personal vignettes, this text offers a solid introduction to basic sociological concepts and helps students realize their role in constructing, planning, maintaining, and fixing society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412987295
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/23/2011
Edition description:
Ninth Edition
Pages:
601
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I. The Individual and Society
1. Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
2. Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
Part II. The Construction of Self and Society
3. Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
4. Building Order: Culture and History
5. Building Identity: Socialization
6. Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
7. Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
8. Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Part III. Social Structure, Institutions, and Everyday Life
9. The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
10. The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
11. The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
12. The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
13. Demographic Dynamics: Population Trends
14. Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
References
Photo Credits
Glossary/Index

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