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In the new fourth edition of Social Things, Charles Lemert continues to build on the remarkable narrative that first appeared in 1997. The author brings new material into almost every chapter-a stunning account of Hurricane Katrina to illustrate sociological incompetence, new material on maquiladora workers and low-wage immigrant farm workers, an expanded presentation of Pierre Bourdieu's thinking, discussions of America's exploitation of the natural resources of less-developed nations, as well as updated information and facts throughout the book.
About the Author:
Charles Lemert is the Andrus Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and is the author of many widely read books, including, most recently, Thinking the Unthinkable; Deadly Worlds: The Emotional Costs of Globalization; Dark Thoughts: Race and the Eclipse of Society; and Postmodernism Is Not What You Think: How Globalization Threatens Modernity
Part 1 The Sociological Life Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Imagining Social Things, Competently Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Personal Courage and Practical Sociologies Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Practicing the Discipline of Social Things Part 5 Sociology Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Sociology and the Lost Worlds of the New World Order: 1848-1920 Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Sociology Becomes the Science of Worldly Structures: 1920-1960 Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Sociology Discovers Its Complicated Vocation: After 1960 Part 9 Social Things Chapter 10 Chapter 7: The Mysterious Power of Social Structures Chapter 11 Chapter 8: The Lively Subjects of Dead Structures Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Well-Measured Lives in a World of Differences Part 13 Global Things Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Global Methods Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Global Things Queer the Social Chapter 16 Chapter 12: Living against the Conclusion