Sociological Odyssey: Contemporary Readings in Introductory Sociology / Edition 3

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Overview

The highly engaging and relevant articles in Sociological Odyssey, Third Edition, have been selected for their ability to enhance Intro Sociology courses by bringing to life hot topics in the field. For this edition, Adler and Adler have written introductory essays that provide context for each Part. In addition, revised article introductions explain sociological theory and guide students' reading with thought-provoking questions. The Third Edition features 21 new articles. Here are just a few of the high-interest topics: Treatment of the poor in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Exploitation of immigrant laborers in southern factories, Black middle-class suburia, Teenage girls and cell phone usage, Virtual relationships and cybercheating, Rap culture, The symbolism of dorm room decorations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495598145
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/7/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia A. Adler (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego) is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 1999, she was named Outstanding Teacher in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and in 2005 she received the Outstanding Researcher Award for the Boulder campus. In 2004, Adler was awarded the Mentor Excellence Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. She has written and taught in the areas of deviance, social psychology, sociology of gender, and the sociology of children. A second edition of her book, WHEELING AND DEALING (Columbia University Press), a study of upper-level drug traffickers, was published in 1993.

Peter Adler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver, where he served as chair from 1987 to 1993. His research interests include social psychology, qualitative methods, and the sociology of sport and leisure. Dr. Adler was honored with the University Lecturer Award (1997) and as the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher (2005) at the University of Denver, and in 2005 the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) named him Feminist Mentor of the Year. Dr. Adler is past co-president of the Midwest Sociological Society, and he received his doctorate from the University of California, San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I The Sociological Vision 1

Perspectives: What is Sociology? 7

1 "The Sociological Eye" Randall Collins 7

Perspectives: The Sociological Imagination 10

2 "The Promise of Sociology" C. Wright Mills 10

Categories: How Do Sociologists Think? 16

3 "Should We Generalize about People?" Joel Charon 16

Categories: Definitions and Change 24

4 "What's in a Name?" Keith M. Kilty Maria Vidal de Haymes 24

Theories 30

5 "Three Sociological Perspectives" Paul Colomy 30

Methods: Experimental Design 39

6 "From Summer Camps to Glass Ceilings: The Power of Experiments" Michael J. Lovaglia 39

Methods: Survey Research 47

7 "Sense and Nonsense about Surveys" Howard Schuman 47

Methods: Field Research 53

8 "The Promise and Pitfalls of Going into the Field" Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler 53

Part II Culture and Socialization 63

Culture: Mainstream Culture 71

9 "Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture" A. Ayres Boswell Joan Z. Spade 71

Culture: Subculture 79

10 "Gangstas, Thugs, and Hustlas: The Code of the Street in Rap Music" Charis E. Kubrin 79

Culture: Counterculture 90

11 "Core Values of the Straight Edge Movement" Ross Haenfler 90

Socialization: Identity Formation 101

12 "The Impact of Pervasive Beauty Images on Black and White Girls' Self-Concepts" Melissa Milkie 101

Socialization: Identity Transformation 110

13 "Packing the College Identity Suitcase" Ira Silver 110

Social Interaction: Interactional Dynamics 118

14 "Inclusion and Exclusion in Preadolescent Cliques" Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler 118

Dramaturgy: Public Presentations 131

15 "Meanwhile Backstage:Behavior in Public Bathrooms" Spencer E. Cahill 131

Dramaturgy: Private Presentations 142

16 "The Engagement Proposal as Performance" David Schweingruber Sine Anahita Nancy Berns 142

Deviance and Social Boundaries: Structural Discrimination 156

17 "The Mark of a Criminal Record" Devah Pager 156

Deviance and Social Boundaries: Managing Deviance 168

18 "Identity and Stigma of Women with STDs" Adina Nack 168

Part III Social Inequality 177

Social Class: Upper Class 183

19 "The U.S. Class Structure" Earl Wysong Robert Perrucci 183

Social Class: Middle Class 191

20 "Black Middle-Class Suburbia" Karyn R. Lacy 191

Social Class: Underclass 201

21 "African American Urban Poor in the Aftermath of Katrina" Hillary Potter 201

Race and Ethnicity: White Privilege 213

22 "Constructing Visions of Ethnicity: Internet Dating Advertisements" Erica Owens Yeager 213

Race and Ethnicity: Blocked Mobility 226

23 "Working in a Chicken Factory" Steve Striffler 226

Race and Ethnicity: Upward Mobility 234

24 "Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons" Miliann Kang 234

Gender: Femininity 245

25 "How Models Manage Bodily Capital" Ashley Mears William Finlay 245

Gender: Masculinity 253

26 "Varieties of Masculinity in Male Cheerleading" Eric Anderson 253

Part IV Social Institutions 263

Family: Forging Families 271

27 "Living Together in Australia" Gordon A. Carmichael Andrea Whittaker 271

Families: Reforging Families 280

28 "Repartnering after Divorce" Edward R. Anderson Shannon M. Greene 280

Family: Extended Families 287

29 "The Good Daughters: Acculturation and Caregiving among Mexican-American Women" Pamela M. Jolicoeur Teresa Madden 287

Religion: Contemporary Trends 297

30 "Abiding Faith" Mark Chaves 297

Religion: Religious Identities 303

31 "Muslim Self-Identities after 9/11" Lori Peek 303

Education: Structural Differences 312

32 "Savage Inequalities" Jonathan Kozol 312

Education: Mobility Differences 319

33 "Lower Income College Students at Elite vs. State Schools" Elizabeth Aries Maynard Seider 319

Work and Leisure: New Work Locations 329

34 "Contradictory Images of Home-Based Work" Kiran Mirchandani 329

Work and Leisure: New Working Hours 340

35 "The Incessant Worker: Laboring Around the Clock in Resorts" Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler 340

Health and Medicine: Health Care Availability 349

36 "Targeting HMOs: Stalemate in the U.S. Health Care Debate" David Mechanic 349

Health and Medicine: Medical Trends 357

37 "American Preschoolers on Ritalin" Jonathan Leo 357

Part V Social Change 367

Technology: Mobile Communication 373

38 "Teenage Girls and Cellular Phones" Rachel Campbell 373

Technology: Virtual Relationships 381

39 "The Realness of Cybercheating" Monica T. Whitty 381

Globalization: Outsourcing Service 390

40 "Indian Call Centers" Phil Taylor Peter Bain 390

Globalization: The Global Slave Trade 400

41 "The International Sexual Trafficking of Women and Children" David R. Hodge Cynthia A. Lietz 400

Visions of Society: Bureaucratization 406

42 "The McDonaldization of Society" George Ritzer 406

Visions of Community: The Erosion of Traditional Forms 415

43 "Bowling Alone" Robert D. Putnam 415

Visions of Community: The Erosion of Traditional Forms 420

44 "Cyber Communities of Self-Injury" Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler 420

Sociology and Social Change: Visions of a Better Future 430

45 "Creating a More Just and Sustainable World" Brett Johnson Ross Haenfler Ellis Jones 430

Glossary 447

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