Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$10.47
(Save 72%)
Est. Return Date: 11/20/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$31.92
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$27.07
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (31) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $8.11   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   

Overview

Providing vivid examples of how sociologists are using sociological tools to make a positive impact on our society, this one-of-a-kind book helps students better understand how their study of sociology can be put to good use in today’s world. Each chapter is filled with stories from practicing sociologists that illustrate the two core commitments of sociology: using the sociological eye to notice social patterns and using social activism to address social issues. The exciting examples of sociologists in action bring the content of sociology to life for students and show them how they can make a positive impact on the world.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412982832
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Pages: 295
  • Sales rank: 1,429,685
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Odell Korgen, Ph D, is Chair and Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Her primary areas of specialization are race relations, racial identity, and public sociology. Professor Korgen’s publications include The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community (with Jonathan White) (4th Edition, Sage 2013), Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (with Jonathan White and Shelley White), (2nd Edition, Sage 2013), Multiracial Americans and Social Class (Routledge 2010), Contemporary Readings in Sociology (Sage, 2008), Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans (Praeger 2002), and From Black to Biracial (Praeger 1999).

Jonathan M. White, Ph D, is Associate Professor of Sociology at Bentley University and Director of the Bentley Service-Learning Center, which engages over 1,000 students each semester in Service-Learning, connecting them with 80 community partners. He specializes in inequality, globalization, human rights, and public sociology. He has received numerous teaching and humanitarian awards, is founder of Sports for Hunger, and has served on the board of directors of Free the Children, the Graduation Pledge Alliance, Me to We, Youth for Peace, and other civic engagement organizations. He is co-author of The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community (with Kathleen Odell Korgen) (4th Edition, Sage 2013), co-editor of Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (with Kathleen Odell Korgen and Shelley White) (2nd Edition, Sage 2013), and served as associate editor to The New York Times bestseller Me To We by children’s rights advocates Marc and Craig Kielburger.

Shelley K. White, Ph D, MPH, is a sociologist and Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Public Health at Worcester State University. She recently taught in the Sociology Department at Simmons College, where she also coordinated the Simmons World Challenge - an interdisciplinary, student-led learning program which creates actionable solutions to global social justice problems. Shelley’s teaching and research focus on health and illness, globalization and development, inequalities, social movements and social justice. She previously worked in HIV/AIDS policy globally and domestically, and serves on the board of directors of Free the Children and Soc Med. She is co-editor of Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (with Kathleen Odell Korgen and Jonathan White), (2nd Edition, Sage 2013) and her recent publications appear in the Journal of Human Rights Practice; Education, Citizenship and Social Justice; Public Health Reports; and Critical Public Health.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Sociological Perspective
Sociology: Promise and Potential Through Praxis - Cheryl Joseph
Stand Up and Speak Out - Judith Wittner
Organizational Consulting: A Passion for Meaningful Sociological Work - Kathryn Goldman Schuyler
From Damaged Goods to Empowered Patients - Adina Nack
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Two: Theory
Critical Mixed-Race Studies: The Intersections of Identity and Social Justice - Andrew Jolivette
An Ideal Approach to Change? - John E. Glass
Using Sociology for College Success - Laura Nichols
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Three: Research Methods
The Michigan Alcohol and Other Drugs School Survey - Thomas L. Van Valey
Assessing European Environmental Health Action Plans - Harry Perlstadt
Positive Deviance Research as a Way to Help People - Samuel Friedman
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Four: Culture
Academic as Social Entrepreneur: Creating Organizations for Social Change - Juliet Schor
Excerpt From 'The Diary of a Mad Social Scientist' - Corey Dolgon
Youth Culture, Identity, and Resistance: Participatory Action Research in a Puerto Rican Barrio - Nilda Flores-González and Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Five: Socialization
Socialization, Stereotypes, and Homelessness - Michele Wakin
Reengaging Activism in the Socialization of Undergraduate Students - Shelley White
Dangerous Behaviors? Police Encounters With Juvenile Gang Offenders - Susan Guarino-Ghezzi
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Six: Deviant Behavior
Reducing Hate and Prejudice on Campus: A Sociologist’s Contributions - Jack Levin
Thinking Like a Researcher - David J. Hanson
The Politics of Protest Policing - Alex S. Vitale
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Seven: Social Movements
Change the World—Start at School - Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur
Policy Service-Learning: Fulfilling the Promise of Sociology - Scott Myers-Lipton
Using Sociological Skills for Movements to Confront Power: The Genesis of the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) - Bruce Nissen
A Campus Gun-Free Zone Movement - Rob Benford
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Eight: Stratification and Social Class
Housing and Homelessness in Maine: A Case of Public Sociology in Practice - Joe Bandy and Craig Mc Ewen
Relocating the Homeless—or Not! - James Wright
Sociology Is Action: Using Sociology for Children’s Rights - Jonathan White
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Nine: Race and Ethnic Relations
Adding Vitality to Sociology: Bringing the Community Into Research - Philip Nyden
Bridging the Campus and the Community: Blogging About the Asian American Experience - C. N. Le
Putting Sociology to Work in Winnersville, USA - Mark Patrick George
Methods of Truth and Reconciliation - David Cunningham
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Ten: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Sex in Some Cities: Explorations of AIDS/HIV Education and Hooking Up - Rebecca Plante
A Public Sociology of Gender and Masculinity - Michael Kimmel
The Southern West Virginia Photovoice Project: Community Action Through Sociological Research - Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Getting the Message Out - Susan Stall
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Eleven: Globalization and Immigration
Interracial Conflict and Attempts at Reconciliation in Auburn, Maine - Joe Bandy with Elspeth Benard (Dennison)
How Culture Matters in Poverty Alleviation Efforts: Microcredit and Confucian Ideas in Rural China - Becky Hsu
Informed Debate in a Political Minefield - Irene Bloemraad
Community-Based Research and Immigrant Rights - Leah Schmalzbauer
Jeffersonian Science, Public Sociology, and Academic Careers: Some Insights and Suggestions for Potential Future Social Scientists - Robert Courtney Smith
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Twelve: Environmental Justice
Using a Sociological Tool Kit to Make Energy Efficiency Happen - Lou Jacobson
The Sociology of Environmental Justice: Merging Research and Action - Daniel Faber
Activist Scholarship for Environmental Justice - David Naguib Pellow
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Thirteen: Social Institutions (Family, Economy)
Making an Interest in Adoption Matter - Kathy S. Stolley
From Hollowing Out the Middle to Reimagining Small Towns - Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas
Why Don’t We Do Something About It?’ A Response to Job Loss in Rural Communities - Leslie Hossfeld
Discussion Questions & Resources
Chapter Fourteen: Social Institutions, Continued (Education, Government, Religion
A Sociologist as a Social Seismographer: Understanding the Earthquake in Class Inequality in US Higher Education - Sigal Alon
Putting Theory Into Action! - John Asimakapolous
Taking Sociology to Real World Religious Communities - Christian Smith
Democracy Matters: Giving Students a Political Voice - Joan D. Mandle
A Sociologist as a Social Seismographer: Understanding the Earthquake in Class Inequality in US Higher Education - Sigal Alon
Putting Theory Into Action! - John Asimakapolous
Taking Sociology to Real World Religious Communities - Christian Smith
Democracy Matters: Giving Students a Political Voice - Joan D. Mandle
A Sociologist as a Social Seismographer: Understanding the Earthquake in Class Inequality in US Higher Education - Sigal Alon
Putting Theory Into Action! - John Asimakapolous
Taking Sociology to Real World Religious Communities - Christian Smith
Democracy Matters: Giving Students a Political Voice - Joan D. Mandle

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)