Society: Readings to Accompany Sociology / Edition 2

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This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion to Sociology, A Down-to-Earth Approach: Core Concepts, Third Edition. There are two readings per text chapter to support the kind of in-depth study of high-priority topics for which Core Concepts is designed.

Readings New to This Edition

Diary of a Homeless Man, by John R. Coleman

Learning Silence: Boys and Girls in School, by Peggy Orenstein

Inside Organized Racism, by Kathleen M. Blee

The American Family, by Stephanie Coontz

Society, 2e, can be ordered separately or value-packed with anyHenslin introductory sociology textfor an additional $5 net.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205578719
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,345,615
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

James M. Henslin, who was born in Minnesota, graduated from high school and junior college in California and from college in Indiana. Awarded scholarships, he earned his Master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After this, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health, and spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations. Among his numerous books is Down-to-Earth Sociology : Introductory Readings (Free Press), now in its twelfth edition. This book of readings reflects some of these sociological interests. He has also published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology.

While a graduate student, Jim Henslin taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. He says, “I’ve always found the introductory course enjoyable to teach. I love to see students’ faces light up when they first glimpse the sociological perspective and begin to see how society has become an essential part of how they view the world.”

Henslin enjoys reading and fishing. His two favorite activities are writing and traveling. He especially enjoys visiting and living in other cultures, for this brings him face to face with behaviors and ways of thinking that he cannot take for granted, experiences that “make sociological principles come alive.”

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Table of Contents

Comprehensive Table of Contents:

*New articles are starred and in bold

I. The Sociological Perspective

1. Invitation to Sociology, by Peter L. Berger

2. The Lives of Homeless Women, by Elliot Liebow

II. Culture

3. The Fierce People by Napoleon Chagnon

4. Diary of a Homeless Man by John R. Coleman *

III. Socialization

5. Extreme Isolation by Kingsley Davis

6. Anybody’s Son Will Do by Gwynne Dyer

IV. Social Structure and Social Interaction

7. Street wise by Elijah Anderson *

8. The Great American Football Ritual by Douglas E. Foley

V. Social Groups

9. Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line by William E. Thompson

10. Just Another Routine Emergency by Daniel F. Chambliss

VI. Deviance and Social Control

11. Becoming a Prostitute by Nanette J. Davis

12. Outlaw Motorcyclists by J. Mark Watson

VII. Social Stratification

13. The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All by Herbert Gans

14. The U.S. Upper Class by Stephen Higley

VIII. Sex and Gender

15. Learning Silence: Boys and Girls in School by Peggy Orenstein *

16. “But What Do You Mean?” Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

IX. Race and Ethnicity

17. Inside Organized Racism by Kathleen M. Blee *

18. Invisible Man by Lawrence Otis Graham

X. Marriage and Family

19. The American Family by Stephanie Coontz*

20. The Transformation of Family Life by Lillian B. Rubin

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