Sociology Lab Manual / Edition 1

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This hands-on, introductory sociology lab manual contains readings, in-class assignments and homework assignments that encourage critical and creative thinking about sociology. It features readings that are timely and authoritative and that focus on issues that are personally relevant to today's society.

sociology, social institutions, social inequalities, social deviance, and social movement and change.

For anyone interested in the field of sociology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131946613
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1-The Sociological Perspective

The Promise, by C. Wright Mills

Sociology on the Internet

Marginal Voices in Sociology

The Sociological Imagination

Chapter 2-Research Methods

Say What You Mean by G. Evans Witt

Survey Design

Participant and Non-Participant Observation

Choosing a Research Approach

Chapter 3-Culture

Body Ritual Among the Nacirema by Horace Miner

Cultural Diversity

Cultural Universals and Rites of Passage


Chapter 4-Socialization

Identity Transformation in a Maximum Security Prison by Thomas J. Schmid

and Richard S. Jones

Social-Psychology Theories

Television as a Socializing Agent

Life Course Socialization and Crisis

Chapter 5-Social Interaction

Pathology of Imprisonment by Philip G. Zimbardo

The Social Construction of Reality

Social Interaction

Status and Role

Chapter 6-Groups and Organizations

“Banana Time” by Donald F. Roy

Social Groups

McDonaldization of Society


Chapter 7-Social Stratification

No Degree, and No Way Back to the Middle by Timothy Egan

Global Stratification

Poverty in the United States

Social Class in the United States

Chapter 8-Deviance

A Career Perspective on Heroin Use and Criminal Behavior by Charles E. Faupel

Crime Statistics

Criminal Court System


Chapter 9-Sex and Gender

A Woman Can Learn Anything a Man Can by Carolyn Turk

Gendered Institutions

Gender Socialization

Women’s and Men’s Movements

Chapter 10-Race and Ethnicity

Anatomy of Environmental Racism by Robert D. Bullard

Race in the United States

Racial Group Relations

Prejudice, Stereotypes and Discrimination

Chapter 11-Political and Economic Sociology

The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills

Economy Types

Types of Governmental and Political Systems

Politics in the United States

Chapter 12-The Family

Love, American Style by Lisa E. Phillips

Trends in Families and Households

Family: Concepts and Functions

Union Formation and Dissolution

Chapter 13-Religion

A Peculiar People by William W. Zellner

Religiosity in the United States

Religion: Concepts and Functions

Types of Religious Organizations

Chapter 14-Education

The Negotiated Order of the Classroom by Tim O’Keefe and Charles E. Faupel

Schools and Academic Standards

Access to Higher Education

School Choices

Chapter 15-Medicine

Millions for Viagra, Pennies for Diseases of the Poor by Ken Silverstein

HIV/AIDS: Locally and Globally

Mass Media and Eating Disorders

Social Construction of Sickness and Disease

Chapter 16-Population, Community and Urbanization

Cornerville and its People by William Foote Whyte


Community Identity


Chapter 17-Environmental Sociology

The Historical Transformation of a Grassroots Environmental Group

by Kelly D. Alley, Charles E. Faupel and Conner Bailey

Distribution of Environmental Hazards

Environmental Toxins

Sustainable Development and Environment

Chapter 18-Social Change and Collective Behavior

How Will the Internet Change Society? By Conrad L. Kanagy

and Donald B. Kraybill

Social Movements

Collective Behavior

Social Change

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