The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise [NOOK Book]

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If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical?the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.

This revised and updated edition features:

? A new chapter that brings together the various aspects of the sociological model described in previous chapters with a detailed application to the origins of racism in the United ...

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The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise

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Overview

If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical—the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.

This revised and updated edition features:

• A new chapter that brings together the various aspects of the sociological model described in previous chapters with a detailed application to the origins of racism in the United States

• A discussion of how individuals can participate in social change by stepping off paths of least resistance

• The addition of graphics to illustrate the sociological model of systems and individuals

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Editorial Reviews

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"There is no better book to help college students understand the sociological mindset."-Terence J. McGinn, The University of Michigan

"I love The Forest and the Trees. And, honestly, if there was not a new edition, I am not sure how I would teach my introduction to sociology course. My students often comment that it was the best book in a class they have ever read. I cannot sing the praises of The Forest and the Trees enough!"-Marisol Clark-Ibáñez, Associate Professor of Sociology, California State University, San Marcos

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592138777
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 390,005
  • File size: 303 KB

Meet the Author

Allan G. Johnson is a sociologist, writer, and public speaker. After more than thirty years of college teaching, he now devotes himself entirely to writing and to public speaking on issues of privilege and oppression. He is author of numerous books including The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology: A User's Guide to Sociological Language, The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (Temple), and Privilege, Power, and Difference.
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Table of Contents

Introduction   
1.    The Forest, the Trees, and the One Thing   
2.    Culture: Symbols, Ideas, and the Stuff of Life   
3.    The Structures of Social Life   
4.    Population and Human Ecology: People, Space, and Place   
5.    Us, It, and Social Interaction   
6.    Living the Practice and the Promise   
7.    A Simple Model for a Complicated World
Notes   
Index
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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Good reading!

    Sure to be a beginning to a new sociological perspective, also very readable.

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