Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life / Edition 5

Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life / Edition 5

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by Charles Lemert
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442211628

ISBN-13: 9781442211629

Pub. Date: 08/05/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In fifteen years, Charles Lemert's Social Things has become a much-loved modern classic among teachers, students, and many other readers for introducing the sociological imagination through lively, memorable stories and interpretations. This fifth edition is fresh: the history of sociology section is updated to incorporate new discussions of the way

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In fifteen years, Charles Lemert's Social Things has become a much-loved modern classic among teachers, students, and many other readers for introducing the sociological imagination through lively, memorable stories and interpretations. This fifth edition is fresh: the history of sociology section is updated to incorporate new discussions of the way sociological ideas have spread into numerous other fields to inform the new post-disciplinary social theory; the book now includes original yet practically vivid presentations of globalization, queer theory, critical race theory, and much else; and an entirely new chapter, "Global Things on a Fragile Planet," addresses the environmental crises that challenge our global world. Lemert focuses on man-made disasters like the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in 2010 and natural tragedies like the 2011 earthquakes and tsunami in Japan in which the fragility of organized human life and the sociological incompetence of many social structures are dramatically illustrated.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442211629
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2011
Edition description:
5th Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
446,139
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Introduction

The Sociological Life
Chapter 1: Imagining Social Things, Competently
Chapter 2: Personal Courage and Practical Sociologies
Chapter 3: Practicing the Discipline of Social Things

Sociology
Chapter 4: Sociology and Lost Worlds of A New World Order: 1848 - 1920
Chapter 5: Sociology Becomes a Science of Structures: 1920 - 1960
Chapter 6: Sociology Reaches Out Into the World: 1968 - 2000s

Social Things
Chapter 7: The Mysterious Power of Social Structures
Chapter 8: The Lively Subjects of Dead Structures
Chapter 9: Well-Measured Lives in a World of Differences

Global Things
Chapter 10: Global Methods
Chapter 11: Global Things on a Fragile Planet
Chapter 12: Living against the Conclusion

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
About the Author

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Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the perfect introduction to the field of sociology. Lemert uses real life examples which help to make seemly abstract concepts much more palatable. Lemert is a genius
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is very hard to read and very dry.