Sociology, Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings / Edition 1

Sociology, Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings / Edition 1

by David M. Newman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803990545

ISBN-13: 9780803990548

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The articles in this carefully edited anthology for introductory sociology demonstrate the significance of sociology in everyday life, and show that what seems “obvious” is often not-so-obvious when subjected to sociological analysis.

As with prevision editions, Sociology (reader): Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Tenth

Overview

The articles in this carefully edited anthology for introductory sociology demonstrate the significance of sociology in everyday life, and show that what seems “obvious” is often not-so-obvious when subjected to sociological analysis.

As with prevision editions, Sociology (reader): Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Tenth Edition by David M. Newman, Jodi O’Brien, and Michelle L. Robertson includes a range of styles and examples that reflect common experiences and phenomena; important social issues and problems; the relationship between the individual and society; and a sociological perspective on specific historic events. One overarching theme, represented by the metaphor of “architecture” in the title, is that as social beings, we are constantly building and rebuilding our social environments. Many readings are based on research done in the past five years, and others are sociological classics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803990548
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
339

Table of Contents

Part I: The Individual and Society
Chapter 1: Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
“The Sociological Imagination” by C. Wright Mills
“Invitation to Sociology” by Peter Berger
“The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience” by Herbert Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton
Chapter 2: Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
“The Metropolis and Mental Life” by Georg Simmel
“Culture of Fear” by Barry Glassner
“The (Mis)Education of Monica and Karen” by Laura Hamilton and Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Part II: The Construction of Self and Society
Chapter 3: Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
“Concepts, Indicators, and Reality” by Earl Babbie
“Measuring Same-Sex Relationships” by Nancy Bates and Theresa J. De Maio
Chapter 4: Building Order: Culture and History
“Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” by Horace Miner
“The Melting Pot” by Anne Fadiman
“Mc Donald’s in Hong Kong” by James L. Watson
Chapter 5: Building Identity: Socialization
“Life as the Maid’s Daughter” by Mary Romero
“Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field” by Hilary Levey Friedman
“Working the 'Code'” by Nikki Jones
Chapter 6: Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
“The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life: Selections” by Erving Goffman
”Blue Chip Blacks: Managing Race in Public Spaces” by Karyn R. Lacy
“The Girl Hunt: Urban Nightlife and the Performance of Masculinity as Collective Activity" by David Grazian
Chapter 7: Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Family
“The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” by Stephanie Coontz
“Gay Parenthood and the End of Paternity as We Knew It" by Judith Stacey
“Covenant Marriage: Reflexivity and Retrenchment in the Politics of Intimacy” by Dwight Fee
Chapter 8: Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
“Watching the Canary” by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres
“Healing (Disorderly) Desire: Medical-Therapeutic Regulation of Sexuality” by P.J. Mc Gann
“Patients, ‘Potheads,’ and Dying to Get High” by Wendy Chapkis
Part III: Social Structure, Institutions, and Everyday Life
Chapter 9: The Structure of Society: Organizations and Social Institutions
“These Dark Satanic Mills” by William Greider
“The Smile Factory: Work at Disneyland” by John Van Maanen
“Cool Stores, Bad Jobs” by Yasemin Besen-Cassino
Chapter 10: The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class Inequality
“Making Class Invisible” by Gregory Mantsios
“Branded With Infamy: Inscriptions of Poverty and Class in America” by Vivyan Adair
“The People of Wal-Mart” by Nicholas Copeland and Christine Labuski
Chapter 11: The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
“Racial and Ethnic Formation” by Michael Omi and Howard Winant
“Optional Ethnicities” by Mary C. Waters
“Jeremy Lin’s Model Minority Problem” by Maxwell Leung
Chapter 12: The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
“Black Women and a New Definition of Womanhood” by Bart Landry
“Still a Man’s World: Men Who Do 'Women's Work'” by Christine L. Williams
”New Biomedical Technologies, New Scripts, New Gender”” by Eve Shapiro
Chapter 13: Global Dynamics and Population Demographic Trends
“India’s Reproductive Assembly Line” by Sharmila Rudrappa
“Love and Gold” by Arlie Russell Hochschild
“Age-Segregation in Later Life: An Examination of Personal Networks” by Peter Uhlenberg and Jenny de Jong Gierveld
Chapter 14: The Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
“'Aqui Estamos y No Vamos!' Global Capital and Immigrant Rights” by William I. Robinson
”The Seattle Solidarity Network: A New Approach to Working Class Social Movements” by Walter Winslow
“Challenging Power: Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White, Working-Class Women” by Celene Krauss

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