Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye / Edition 3

Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye / Edition 3

by Janet M. Ruane, Karen A. Cerulo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761988246

ISBN-13: 9780761988243

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Third Edition of Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye addresses the disparities that exist between conventional wisdom and social life. Through twenty-two essays, authors Janet M. Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo examine popular conceptions of important social subjects that we may accept as commonly held beliefs. This book

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The Third Edition of Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye addresses the disparities that exist between conventional wisdom and social life. Through twenty-two essays, authors Janet M. Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo examine popular conceptions of important social subjects that we may accept as commonly held beliefs. This book illuminates how reviewing conventional wisdom with a sociological eye can lead to a more insightful understanding of social life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761988243
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface INTRODUCTION Part I METHODS Essay 1 Numbers Don't Lie CULTURE Essay 2 Winning Is Everything Essay 3 Children Are Our Most Precious Commodity SOCIAL STRUCTURE Essay 4 Love Knows No Reason Essay 5 Stress Is Bad for Your Well-being Essay 6 The "Golden Years" Are Tarnished Years CULTURE MEETS SOCIAL STRUCTURE Essay 7 Americans Are Becoming More and More Individualistic SOCIALIZATION AND IDENTITY Essay 8 What's in a Name? That Which We Call a Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet Essay 9 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep STRATIFICATION Essay 10 The More We Pay, the More It's Worth Essay 11 Money Is the Root of All Evil Essay 12 You've Come a Long Way, Baby Essay 13 America Is the Land of Equal Opportunity DEVIANCE, CRIME, AND SOCIAL CONTROL Essay 14 Violence Is on the Rise in the United States-No One Is Safe Essay 15 There Ought to Be a Law Essay 16 Honesty Is the Best Policy SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Essay 17 The Nuclear Family Is the Backbone of American Society Essay 18 Marriage Is a Failing Institution SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: THE ECONOMY Essay 19 Welfare Is Ruining This Country Essay 20 Immigrants Are Ruining This Nation SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY Essay 21 Technology Is Taking Over Our Lives SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS : EDUCATION Essay 22 Education Is the Great Equalizer Why Do Conventional Wisdoms Persist?
References Glossary/Index

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