Sociological Snapshots 4: Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life / Edition 4

Sociological Snapshots 4: Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life / Edition 4

by Jack Levin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761988181

ISBN-13: 9780761988182

Pub. Date: 01/29/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

When it comes to Sociology, "seeing" is indeed believing. In Sociological Snapshots 4: Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life, Jack Levin bridges the gap between sociological theorizing and everyday experiences by developing students' ability to "see" sociology via "snapshots" of culture and social structure. Unlike other basic readers, this book

Overview

When it comes to Sociology, "seeing" is indeed believing. In Sociological Snapshots 4: Seeing Social Structure and Change in Everyday Life, Jack Levin bridges the gap between sociological theorizing and everyday experiences by developing students' ability to "see" sociology via "snapshots" of culture and social structure. Unlike other basic readers, this book contains a set of informal essays with topics ranging from elevator culture to domestic terrorism, from fads to the Washington, D.C., snipers. In a simple and entertaining style, this book continues to link everyday experiences to foundational concepts and concerns and analyze data about social reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761988182
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/29/2004
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PREFACE
THE SOCIOLOGICAL EYE
Just How Powerful is a Role?
Better Late Than Never
Heartburn and Modern Times
Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social Structure
PART ONE Culture
INTRODUCTION
The Immaculate Americans
Baby Boomers
The Demise of Bystander Apathy
Elevator Culture
Making Monsters into Celebrities
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Culture
PART TWO Socialization
INTRODUCTION
Confessions of a Soap Opera Addict
Sticks and Stones May Break...
Violence in City Schools
Adult Socialization Can Be Murder
Teaching Students They are Not at the Center of the Universe
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Socialization
PART THREE The Group Experience
INTRODUCTION
College Fraternities: A Counteracting Force on Campus
The Appeal of Cults
Reunion, American Style
The Consequences of Coalitions
Children of the Organization Men
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About the Group Experience
PART FOUR Institutions
INTRODUCTION
Who's Minding the Kids?
Let the System Do It
Americans are Moving to the Margins
Dirty Work
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Institutions
PART FIVE Deviance
INTRODUCTION
Fat Chance in a Slim World
You Must Get Ill First; Then You Recover
Is the Death Penalty Only a Vehicle for Revenge?
Animal Cruelty and Human Violence
Terror American Style
America's Youngsters are Responsible for Church Burnings
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Deviance
PART SIX Social Inequality
INTRODUCTION
The Economic Escalator
An Apple Pie and an Open Mind
Profiling Terrorists
Gender Inequality Across Cultures
The Functions of Immigrant Bashing
The Stigma of Aging
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social Inequality
PART SEVEN Social Change
INTRODUCTION
The Boomerang Effect in Planning Social Change
Fads
Riding the Rumor Mill
Highway to Hell?
Enquiring Times
FOCUS: Suggestions for Further Reading
DEVELOPING IDEAS: About Social Change
INTO THE FUTURE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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