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Overview

The new Sixth Edition of Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life once again invites students into the world of sociological thought.David M. Newmanencourages students to think less about the next test and more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Ron Aminzade
"This is the best introductory sociology textbook on the market today."
Kathryn Johnson
"This text was refreshing for me as an instructor; it ignited my students and made for stimulating discussions….I only hope that it is so successful that it stays in print for years to come, in which case it may be my last new text adoption. I thank David Newman for writing the introductory textbook for which I have been looking for a long time."
Bernice Pescosolido
"If, as many of us believe, the teaching agenda of the millennium is to connect for our students the lived experiences of real people to the structured world of social institutions and spaces, then the Newman book is THE text to use to achieve this teaching goal."
Savannah Jones
"Because it is value-priced and briefer, the text makes it easy for instructors to assign other readings."
Karen Dalke
“The students read the book and that is the biggest hurdle I often have to overcome. I love teaching from this book.”
Harvest Moon
“I have used it since 2002 and have not seen anything better on the market.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412928144
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David M. Newman earned his B.A. from San Diego State University in 1981 and his graduate degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle (M.A. 1984, Ph D 1988). After a year at the University of Connecticut, David went to De Pauw University in 1989 and has been there ever since. David teaches courses in Contemporary Society, Deviance, Mental Illness, Family, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. He has published numerous articles on teaching and has presented research papers on the intersection of gender and power in intimate relationships. Recently most of his scholarly activity has been devoted to writing and revising several books, including Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life (SAGE, 2014); Identities and Inequalities: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Mc Graw-Hill, 2012); and Families: A Sociological Perspective (Mc Graw-Hill, 2009). He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that examines the cultural meaning, institutional importance, and social limitations of “second chance” narratives in everyday life.

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Table of Contents

PART I THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
Chapter 1 Taking a New Look at a Familiar World
Sociology and the Individual
The Insights of Sociology
The Sociological Imagination
Emile Durkheim: A Sociological View of Suicide
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 2 Seeing and Thinking Sociologically
How Individuals Structure Society
Social Influence: The Impact of Other People in Our Everyday Lives
Stanley Milgram: Ordinary People and Cruel Acts
Societal Influence: The Effect of Social Structure on Our Everyday Lives
Statuses and Roles
Groups
Organizations
Social Institutions
Marion Nestle: The Economics and Politics of Food
Culture
Micro-Macro Connection: Family Privacy Versus Children’s Welfare
Visual Essay: The Old Ball Game
Social Structure in Global Context
Three Perspectives on Social Order
The Structural-Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
Symbolic Interactionism
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Part II THE CONSTRUCTION OF SELF AND SOCIETY
Chapter 3 Building Reality: The Social Construction of Knowledge
Understanding the Social Construction of Reality
Laying the Foundation: The Bases of Reality
Culture and Language
Micro-Macro Connection: The Language of War
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Faith and Incorrigible Propositions
Building the Walls: Conflict, Power, and Social Institutions
The Economics of Reality
The Politics of Reality
The Medium Is the Message
Micro-Macro Connection: Missing From the News
Moral Entrepreneurs
Visual Essay: Personal Billboards
Appreciating the Contributions of Sociological Research
The Empirical Nature of Sociological Research
Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Theories, Variables, and Hypotheses
Modes of Research
The Trustworthiness of Social Research
Laud Humphreys: The Tearoom Trade
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 4 Building Order: Culture and History
Dimensions of Culture
Material and Nonmaterial Culture
Micro-Macro Connection: The Chair
Global Culture
Subcultures
History: The “Archives” for Everyday Living
Cultural Expectations and Social Order
Micro-Macro Connection: Can You Hear Me Now?
Social Institutions and Cultural Norms
Micro-Macro Connection: The “Right” Emotions
Norms and Sanctions
In-Groups and Ethnocentrism
Cultural Variation and Everyday Experience
Health and Illness
Sex
Visual Essay: Funeral Rituals in the Netherlands
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 5 Building Identity: Socialization
Social Structure and the Construction of Human Beings
Socialization: Becoming Who We Are
The Acquisition of Self
Resocialization
Spencer Cahill: The Professional Socialization of Funeral Directors
The Self in Cultural Context
Socialization and Stratification: Growing Up With Inequality
Social Class
Annette Lareau: Unequal Childhoods
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Micro-Macro Connection: Girls’ Toys and Boys’ Toys
Institutions and Socialization
Education
Visual Essay: Becoming a Mariner
Religion
Mass Media
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 6 Supporting Identity: The Presentation of Self
Forming Impressions of Others
Social Group Membership
Physical Appearance
Micro-Macro Connection: Obesity
Verbal and Nonverbal Expression
Managing Impressions
Visual Essay: Looking Cool
Image Making
Dramaturgy: Actors on a Social Stage
Peter Ubel: Elevator Talk Among Doctors and Nurses
Social Influences on Impression Management
Elijah Anderson: Streetwise
Collective Impression Management
Mismanaging Impressions: Spoiled Identities
Embarrassment
Remedies for Spoiled Identities
Stigma
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 7 Building Social Relationships: Intimacy and Families
Life With Others
Social Diversity and Intimate Choices
Religious Background in Intimate Choices
Race and Ethnicity in Intimate Choices
Social Class in Intimate Choices
Family Life
Historical Trends in Family Life
The Culture of Intimacy and Family
Visual Essay: “Family Friendly”
Family and Social Structure
How Other Institutions Influence Family
Micro-Macro Connection: Dual-Earner Parents
How Social Diversity Influences Family
Mary Pattillo-Mc Coy: Privilege and Peril in Middle-Class Black Families
Family Dilemmas
Divorce
Family Violence
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 8 Constructing Difference: Social Deviance
Defining Deviance
Absolutist Definitions of Deviance
Relativist Definitions of Deviance
Visual Essay: A Culture of Tramps
The Elements of Deviance
Micro-Macro Connection: Sexual Abuse and the Clergy
Explaining Deviant Behavior
Deterring Deviance
Labeling Deviants
Nancy Herman: Becoming an Ex-Crazy
Linking Power, Deviance, and Social Control
The Criminalization of Deviance
The Medicalization of Deviance
Micro-Macro Connection: The Pharmaceutical Personality
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Part III SOCIAL STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Chapter 9 The Structure of Society: Organizations, Social Institutions, and Globalization
Social Structure and Everyday Life
Social Dilemmas: Individual Interests and Structural Needs
The Tragedy of the Commons
The Free-Rider Problem
Solutions to Social Dilemmas
The Structure of Organizations
Bureaucracies: Playing by the Rules
George Ritzer: The Mc Donaldization of Society
The Hierarchical Makeup of Organizations
The Construction of Organizational Reality
Organizations and Institutions
Organizational Networks Within Institutions
Micro-Macro Connection: The U.S. Health Care System
Institutional Pressures Toward Similarity
Globalization and Social Institutions
Communication Media
Economics
Visual Essay: The Trail of the Tomato
Education
Religion
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 10 The Architecture of Stratification: Social Class and Inequality
Stratification Systems
Slavery
Micro-Macro Connection: Buying and Selling Humans
Caste Systems
Estate Systems
Social Class Systems
Visual Essay: Images of Social Class
Sociological Perspectives on Stratification
The Structural-Functionalist View of Stratification
The Conflict View of Stratification
Class Inequality in the United States
How U.S. Society Is Stratified
Mike Rose: The Mind at Work
What Poverty Means in the United States
Why Poverty Persists
Global Development and Inequality
The Global Economic Gap
Micro-Macro Connection: The Global Health Divide
Explanations for Global Stratification
Global Financial Organizations
Multinational Corporations
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 11 The Architecture of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity
Race and Ethnicity: More Than Just Biology
Micro-Macro Connection: Politics and Multiracial Identity
Histories of Oppression and Inequality
Native Americans
Visual Essay: "Civilizing" the Indians
Latino/as
African Americans
Asian Americans
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Personal Racism
Joe Feagin and Eileen O’Brien: White Men on Race
The Cultural Ideology of Racism
Micro-Macro Connection: Racial Superiority and the Dominant Black Athlete
Institutional Racism: Injustice Built Into the System
Global Perspective on Racism
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 12 The Architecture of Inequality: Sex and Gender
Sexism at the Personal Level
Sexism and Social Interaction
Laura Miller: Gender, Power, and Harassment in the Military
Violence Against Women
The Ideology of Sexism: Biology as Destiny
Institutions and Sexual Inequality
Micro-Macro Connection: Women, Men, and Medicine
Gender Inequality in the Media
Gender Inequality in the Law
Gender Inequality in Families
Gender Inequality in Education
Gender Inequality in the Economy
The Global Devaluation of Women
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 13 The Global Dynamics of Population: Demographic Trends
The Influence of Birth Cohorts
Baby Boomers
Generation X
The Millennium Generation
Demographic Dynamics
Population Growth
Age Structure
Geographic Distribution
The Impact of Population Trends in the United States
Immigration and the Changing Face of the United States
Visual Essay: Immigrant Nation
Micro-Macro Connection: The Peculiar Politics of Immigration
The ”Graying“ of the United States
CONCLUSION
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB
Chapter 14 Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society
Social Change
Micro-Macro Connection: Parental Pressure in Childhood Sports
The Speed of Social Change
Causes of Social Change
Social Movements
Types of Social Movements
Elements of Social Movements
Robert Bullard and Beverly Wright: The Environmental Justice Movement
The Sociological Imagination Revisited
Visual Essay: Coal Miner's Struggle
CONCLUSION AND FAREWELL
YOUR TURN
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
KEY TERMS
STUDY SITE ON THE WEB

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