Life in Society: Readings to Accompany Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Eighth Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion to Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Eighth Edition. There is one reading per text chapter, including a selection to accompany the online chapter, The Sociology of Human Sexuality.

Readings New To This Edition

The Hmong Meet the Melting Pot / Anne Fadiman
Diary of a Homeless Man / John R. Coleman
Fraternities and Rape Culture / A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade
The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All / Herbert J. Gans
How the Jews Became White Folks / Karen Brodkin
College Athletes and Role Conflict / Peter Adler and Patricia A. Adler
Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigration / Farai Chideya


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205494156
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

New articles are starred

 

I. The Sociological Perspective

 

1. The Sociological Perspective

Invitation to Sociology / Peter L. Berger

 

2. Culture

The Fierce People / Napoleon Chagnon

 

3. Socialization

Anybody's Son Will Do / Gwynne Dyer

 

4. Social Structure and Social Interaction

*Diary of a Homeless Man / John R. Coleman

 

5. How Sociologists Do Research

Inside Organized Racism / Kathleen M. Blee

 

II. Social Groups and Social Control

 

6. Societies to Social Networks

Hanging  Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line / William E. Thompson

 

7. Bureaucracies and Formal Organizations

Handling the Stigma of Handling the Dead / William E. Thompson

 

*8. Deviance and Social Control

Fraternities and Rape Culture / A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade

 

III. Social Inequality

 

9. Global Stratification

Life on the Global Assembly Line / Barbara Ehrenreich and Anne Machung

 

10. Social Class in the United States

*The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All / Herbert J. Gans

 

11. Inequalities of Gender

Girls and Boys Together…But Mostly Apart / Barrie Thorne

 

12. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity

*How the Jews Became White Folks / Karen Brodkin

                                                             

13. Inequalities of Age

“But This Is My Mother!” The Plight of Elders in Nursing Homes / Cynthia Loucks

 

IV. Social Institutions

 

14. The Economy

The McDonaldization of Society / George Ritzer

 

15. Politics

The Power Elite / C. Wright Mills

 

16. Marriage and Family

When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work / Arlie Russell Hochschild

 

17. Education

*College Athletes and Role Conflict / Peter Adler and Patricia A. Adler

 

18. Religion

India's Sacred Cow / Marvin Harris

 

19. Medicine

Where Emergencies Are Routine / Daniel F. Chambliss

 

V. Social Change

 

20. Population and Urbanization

*Border Blues: The Dilemma of Illegal Immigration / Farai Chideya

 

21. Collective Behavior and Social Movements

The Animal Rights Crusade / James M. Jasper and Dorothy Nelkin

 

22. Social Change and the Environment

Jihad vs. McWorld / Benjamin R. Barber

 

23. Human Sexuality

How Many Sexual Partners do Americans Have? / Robert T. Michael, John H. Gagnon, Edward O. Laumann, and Gina Kolata

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