Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology / Edition 6by Susan J Ferguson
Pub. Date: 11/04/2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 58 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. In addition to classic works by authors such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, C. Wright Mills, David Rosenhan, Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore, this anthology presents a wide range of contemporary
Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 58 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. In addition to classic works by authors such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, C. Wright Mills, David Rosenhan, Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore, this anthology presents a wide range of contemporary scholarship, some of which provides new treatments of traditional concepts. By integrating issues of diversity throughout the book, Ferguson helps students see the inter-relationships of race, social class, and gender, and the ways in which they have shaped the experiences of all people in society.
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Table of Contents
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I. THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE1. C. Wright Mills, The Promise--classic piece on the sociological imagination *2. Kathyrn Edin and Maria Kefalas, Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage—applying the sociological imagination to single motherhood 3. Mary Romero, An Intersection of Biography and History: My Intellectual Journey--applying the sociological imagination to domestic serviceSocial Research 4. Michael Schwalbe, Finding Out How the Social World Works--a summary of what it means to be sociologically mindful 5. Craig Haney, W. Curtis Banks, and Philip G. Zimbardo, Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison--classic piece on the research design of Zimbardo's famous experiment *6. Mitchell Duneier, Sidewalk--an ethnographic study of street vendors in New York City
II. CULTURE*7. Barry Glassner, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things--one perspective of American culture 8. Anne M. Velliquette and Jeff B. Murray, The New Tattoo Subculture --the tattoo subculture and meanings of body adornment 9. Yen Le Espiritu, The Racial Construction of Asian American Women and Men--an examination of racist and sexist stereotypes in U.S. culture 10. Haunani-Kay Trask, Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture--an examination of cultural commodification and exploitation
III. SOCIALIZATION 11. Judith Lorber, "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender--the socialization of gender identity 12. Robert Granfield, Making It By Faking It: Working-Class Students in an Elite Academic Environment--working class identity and law school socialization *13. Jacqueline Lewis, Learning to Strip: The Socialization Experiences of Exotic Dancers--how exotic dancers are socialized to their work 14. Gwynne Dyer, Anybody's Son Will Do--resocialization into the total institution of the military
IV. GROUPS AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE 15. Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, Peer Power: Clique Dynamics among School Children--a study of the structure and interactional dynamics among groups of school children 16. Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Gang Business--a functional analysis of a primary group *17. Christine L. Williams, Shopping as Symbolic Interaction: Race, Class, and Gender in the Toy Store--a study of secondary group relationships and social interaction 18. Mark Colvin, Descent Into Madness: The New Mexico State Prison Riot--an example of social structure breaking down
V. DEVIANCE, CRIME, AND SOCIAL CONTROL 19. David L. Rosenhan, On Being Sane in Insane Places--classic piece on labeling and social deviance 20. Penelope E. McLorg and Diane E. Taub, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: The Development of Deviant Identities--the social construction of deviant identities 21. Philippe Bourgois, In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio--an ethnographic study of drug dealing in the inner-city 22. A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade, Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why Are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?--the social organization of crime
VI. SOCIAL INEQUALITY Social Class 23. Kingsley Davis, Wilbert E. Moore, and Melvin Tumin, Some Principles of Stratification --classic piece on the functions of social stratification 24. G. William Domhoff, Who Rules America?: The Corporate Community and the Upper Class--the lifestyles and social institutions of the upper class *25. Thomas M. Shapiro, The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality--an examination of social class and racial differences in wealth 26. Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel-and-Dimed on (Not) Getting by in America--an exploration of the lives of the working poorGender 27. Barbara Risman, Gender as Structure--a review of four theories that explain sex and gender *28. Betsy Lucal, What It Means to Be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender System--one woman's experiences with gender identity and interaction *29. Nancy Lesko, Our Guys/Good Guys: Playing with High School Privilege and Power--an examination of male-dominated athletics and school culture *30. Meika Loe, Working at Bazooms: The Intersection of Power, Gender, and Sexuality--an investigation of gender and sexuality in the workplaceRace and Ethnicity *31. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, “New Racism,” Color-Blind Racism, and the Future of Whiteness in America--the persistence of whiteness and racial inequality in America 32. Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean, Beyond Black and White: Remaking Race in America--how race is measured by the U.S. government 33. Charlie LeDuff, At a Slaughterhouse, Some Things Never Die--an examination of the racial dynamics at one workplace site *34. Katherin M. Flower Kim, Out of Sorts: Adoption and (Un)Desirable Children--how race and racism influence adoption decisions
VII. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS Power and Politics 35. C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite--classic piece on the power elite 36. Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl,and Mark Weller, Dollars and Votes: How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy--an application of Mills' power elite *37. Charles Derber, One World Under Business--the financial dynamics and politics of globalization Mass Media 38. Todd Gitlin, Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives--the globalization of American media 39. Gregory Mantsios, Media Magic: Making Class Invisible--how the mass media distorts social class *40. Karen Sternheimer, It's Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture's Influence on Children--an examination of media violence and its effects on childrenThe Economy and Work 41. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Manifesto of the Communist Party--classic piece on the relationship between the capitalists and the workers 42. Robin Leidner, Over the Counter: McDonald's--an ethnographic study of the routinization of work 43. Arlie Russell Hochschild, The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work--how individuals combine their work and home livesReligion 44. Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism--classic piece on the influence of religion on the economy 45. Mark Chaves, Abiding Faith--the current status of religion among Americans *46. Russell Shorto, Faith at Work--how some Christians are bringing faith into the workplaceHealth and Medicine *47. Jonathan Oberlander, The U.S. Health Care System: On a Road to Nowhere?--a critical review of the U.S. institution of medicine *48. Eric Klinenberg, Dying Alone: The Social Production of Urban Isolation--the health consequences of the 1995 Chicago heat wave 49. David A. Karp, Illness and Identity--an interview study of people with depressionEducation 50. Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, Civilize Them With A Stick--education as an institution of social control *51. Jonathan Kozol, Still Separate, Still Unequal: America's Educational Apartheid--racial segregation in American schools 52. Ann Arnett Ferguson, Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity--racial and gender stereotyping in American schoolsThe Family *53. Andrew J. Cherlin, The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage--an examination of the weakening of social norms in the institution of marriage 54. Ann Crittendon, The Mommy Tax--the income discrimination faced by working mothers *55. Annette Lareau, Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life--a study of social class differences in parenting and child rearing in African American and white families
VIII. SOCIAL CHANGE *56. Joel Best, Social Progress and Social Problems: Toward A Sociology of Gloom--the paradoxical relationship between social progress and social problems *57. George Ritzer, The McDonaldization of Society--a contemporary theory of social change *58. D. Stanley Eitzen, The Atrophy of Social Life--how social isolation is affecting society *59. Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith, Globalization and Social Movements --an overview of social movements and globalization 60. Allan G. Johnson, What Can We Do? Becoming a Part of the Solution--social change strategies to deal with privilege and oppression
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