Qualitative Sociology as Everyday Life

Qualitative Sociology as Everyday Life

by Barry Glassner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761913688

ISBN-13: 9780761913689

Pub. Date: 03/30/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This insightful volume collects essays from some of the most renowned sociologists working today. They examine the ways that sociological understanding helps them with their daily experiences. These essays reflect the desire to understand experiences in a broader context rather than as random and isolated events - and how the qualitative approach can achieve that

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This insightful volume collects essays from some of the most renowned sociologists working today. They examine the ways that sociological understanding helps them with their daily experiences. These essays reflect the desire to understand experiences in a broader context rather than as random and isolated events - and how the qualitative approach can achieve that end.

Organized around the notion of place - public places, family spaces, interior spaces, and workplaces, the essays touch on the major sub-disciplines within sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761913689
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/30/1999
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IPublic Places
1Not Even a Day in the Life3
2The Nursing Home13
3Essaying the Personal: Making Sociological Stories Stick19
4Enough Already! The Pervasiveness of Warnings in Everyday Life31
5Earn as You Learn: Connections Between Doing Qualitative Work and Living Daily Life41
6Real-Life Sexual Harassment49
Pt. IIFamily Spaces
7A Conversation About Parenting61
8On the (Re)Production of Social Class: Living In, With, and Beyond Elementary School69
9The Personal, the Sociological, and the Intersection of the Two79
10"Are We Alone?"89
11Five Minutes97
Pt. IIIInterior Spaces
12The Pleasures of Slowness111
13It's Boring: Notes on the Meanings of Boredom in Everyday Life123
14Memory and the Practices of Commitment135
15"Performing Montana"147
16A Personal Passage: Identity Acquisition and Affinity Groups159
17Standing on the Threshold and Tripping: Awkwardness in Becoming a Field-Worker169
18My Life With Xena and Billy181
Pt. IVWorkplaces
19Affirmative Action and Me191
20Making Sense and Making a Difference: Murder and College Administration201
21Feeling at Home at Work: Life in Academic Departments211
22On the Nonnegotiable in Sociological Life215
23Is There a Philosopher in the House?227
24The Two Faces of Professional Discretion: A Vision From the Client's Bed235
25Qualitative Sociology and Good Journalism as Demystifiers251
26Talks Between Teachers259
About the Contributors273

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