Essentials of Sociology + 10 Readings: A Norton Mix

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The textbook and readings that teach students how issues in our global society connect to their own lives.
Want to include just a few essential readings with your textbook? Get the readings listed below bound into Giddens et al’s Essentials of Sociology, 4e for a special ...

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Overview

The textbook and readings that teach students how issues in our global society connect to their own lives.
Want to include just a few essential readings with your textbook? Get the readings listed below bound into Giddens et al’s Essentials of Sociology, 4e for a special price.
10 ESSENTIAL READINGS
“The Evolution of American Families,” by Stephanie Coontz
“On the Normality of Crime,” by Emile Durkheim
“Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,” by Barbara Ehrenreich
“Performances,” by Erving Goffman
“Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families,” by Annette Lareau
“Bourgeois and Proletarians,” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
“From The Sociological Imagination,” C. Wright Mills
“Thinking about Social Change in America,” by Robert D. Putnam
“The Myth of Common Sense,” by Duncan Watts
“The Spirit of Capitalism,” by Max Weber

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393137453
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2013
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 525
  • Sales rank: 668,093
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Giddens, former director of the London School of Economics and a current member of the House of Lords, is a world-renowned social theorist who has written over forty books. He has written on just about every major topic in sociology but is best known for his work on modernization theory and globalization.

Mitchell Duneier is an award-winning urban ethnographer at Princeton University and the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is most famous for his book Sidewalk, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Duneier's research focuses on the urban poor and other groups in the margins of society.

Richard P. Appelbaum, the MacArthur chair of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won several awards for his teaching and works mainly on globalization and labor issues. Appelbaum is the coauthor of Behind the Label.

Deborah Carr is a demographer and professor at Rutgers University, where she regularly teaches the intro course. Her work focuses on sociology of the life course, aging, social psychology, and gender. Carr's latest book, Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back, looks at how stress gets under our skin, makes us sick, and how and why people cope with stress differently.

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