Talking Sociology / Edition 4

Talking Sociology / Edition 4

by Gary Alan Fine
     
 

Describing the conservative, libertarian, and social democratic perspectives on contemporary controversies, this book encourages students to apply sociological thinking to current social issues. Chapters focus on specific issues and the sociological research relevant to them. Topics include: murder and martyrdom, violent entertainment, corporal punishment, drugs,… See more details below

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Describing the conservative, libertarian, and social democratic perspectives on contemporary controversies, this book encourages students to apply sociological thinking to current social issues. Chapters focus on specific issues and the sociological research relevant to them. Topics include: murder and martyrdom, violent entertainment, corporal punishment, drugs, adultery, economic globalization, gender roles, affirmative action, adoption, immigration, privacy, obesity, and civil disobedience. Fine teaches at Northwestern University; Shulman, at Lafayette College. There is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205261680
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/18/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Murder and Martyrdom1
Ch. 1Culture: Should the Federal Government Fund the Arts?20
Ch. 2Socialization: Should Parents Be Allowed to Hit Their Children However They Wish?35
Ch. 3Deviance and Social Control: Should Drug Use Be Legalized?51
Ch. 4Human Sexuality: Should Adolescents Engage in Premarital Sexual Intercourse? Should Contraceptives Be Distributed in High Schools?68
Ch. 5Economy and Stratification: Should the Government Regulate Businesses to Protect Endangered Species?85
Ch. 6Gender Roles and Sexual Stratification: Should Women Be Permitted to Serve in Military Combat?103
Ch. 7Race and Ethnicity: Should Minorities Be Given Preferential Treatment in Hiring?119
Ch. 8Family: Who Should Be Allowed to Adopt?138
Ch. 9Nation and State: What Should Be the United States Immigration Policy?156
Ch. 10Work and Organizations: Should Corporations Be Allowed to Give Employees Lie Detector Tests?173
Ch. 11Aging and Medicine: Should Euthanasia Be Permitted?190
Ch. 12Social Movements/Collective Behavior: Can Civil Disobedience Be Justified?207

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